White Sox Pitching Prospects A Cause For Excitement

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Spencer Adams RHP

Age: 18

Spencer Adams was the the 44th player selected in the 2014 draft. His second round status has coincided with his second fiddle status to highly touted prospect Carlos Rodon, taken in the first round of the same draft. However, just because he will not likely make his major league debut as quickly as Rodon, doesn’t mean he won’t be just as important to the organization a few years down the road.

Within weeks of being drafted, Adams was pitching for the Rookie-level White Sox. He owns a 3.89 ERA in 34.2 innings with 49 strikeouts, according to MiLB.com. You might need to reread that last part, because it wasn’t a typo. 49 K’s in 34.2 innings. The mere three walks he has issued and 1.29 ground out/air out ratio he has posted in his first eight games as a professional is also comforting. Another ground ball pitcher that can make guys miss consistently is exactly what the rotation needs. I can’t wait to see what he looks like three years from now.