Jason Kendall Adam (born August 4, 1991) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut with the Kansas City Royals, who selected him in the 5th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball draft.
Adam with the Omaha Storm Chasers in 2014
|Toronto Blue Jays – No. 48|
|Born: August 4, 1991|
Overland Park, Kansas
|May 5, 2018, for the Kansas City Royals|
|MLB statistics |
(through 2019 season)
|Earned run average||4.83|
In his senior season at Blue Valley Northwest High School, Adam pitched 41 2⁄3 innings with a 2.16 earned run average. His 79 strikeouts to just 7 walks impressed scouts. The Kansas City Royals drafted Adam in the fifth round of the 2010 MLB draft and he signed with the Royals, forgoing his college commitment to the University of Missouri.
On July 20, 2017, Adam signed a minor league deal with the San Diego Padres. He was released on August 14, 2017.
Kansas City RoyalsEdit
On August 18, 2017, Adam signed a minor league contract with the Kansas City Royals. The Royals called up Adam on May 4, 2018, and he made his major league debut the next day. In 2018, Adam appeared in 31 games, registering an ERA of 6.12 in 32 1⁄3 innings. On November 30, he was non-tendered by the Royals, making him a free agent. On December 17, the Royals re-signed Adam to a minor league contract.
Toronto Blue JaysEdit
On March 17, 2019, Adam was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for cash considerations. He was assigned to AAA Buffalo Bisons and put on the injured list to start the 2019 season. On August 1, the Blue Jays selected Adam's contract. Adam earned his first major league win on August 10, pitching an inning of relief in Toronto's 5–4 victory over the New York Yankees. He finished the season with a 2.91 ERA in 23 games with the Blue Jays. He gave up the lowest percentage of hard-hit balls of all major league pitchers (20.0%).
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