You should be familiar with Jason Adam’s story by now. Adam was drafted by the Royals out of Blue Valley Northwest HS in the 5th round of the 2010 draft and traded for Josh Willingham before missing three years with arm injuries. The Royals have him a chance last season by bringing him back. Adam was dominate for the Naturals in AA at the beginning of this year and was promoted to Omaha. Saturday, as his wife shed years of joy, he made his MLB debut at Kauffman Stadium.
Jason’s first pitch was a 96 mph up and away fastball to Leonys Martin. Adam looked a little nervous as he battled his control with the at bat ending in a walk. The next batter was Jeimer Candelario who worked the count full before striking out. On the pitch, Martin attempted to steal and was caught by Salvador Perez. With the bases empty and two outs, Nicholas Castellanos came to the plate. Castellanos was able to hook a 1-2 curve and doubled into the left field corner. Victor Martinez followed by rolling over a change up and grounding out to first unassisted.
Adam exhibited a fastball ranging from 94 to 96. He threw a nasty 90 mph changeup that had heavy armside sink. He also threw a big breaking curve that goes 1 to 7 on a clock.
Adam has had a long journey, is a local guy, and very easy to root for. We here at Royals Farm congratulate Jason and his family on a successful MLB Debut and look forward to his time as a Royal.
Photo from milb.com.