2017 Prospect Review: #6 Blake Adams


Zac Bottoms
Arkansas Scouting Director

As the calendar turns to December, I want to review the top prospects from the 2017. These players have separated themselves as top prospect, with the potential at some point in their career to become professional prospects, if they are not already.

No.6 Blake Adams RHP Har-Ber High School



Blake Adams

Class of 2019 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: RHP
  • High School: HarBer
    State: AR
  • Summer Team: Sticks Baseball
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 210lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
92
Max FB
(02/03/19)
90 - 92
FB
(02/03/19)
79 - 80
CB
(02/03/19)
82 - 83
CH
(02/03/19)
79 - 81
SL
(02/03/19)
Pitching
Max FB
92
FB
90 - 92
CB
79 - 80
CH
82 - 83
SL
79 - 81
Position
7.01
60-yard
92
OF Velo
96
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

Summer, 2017 
Adams is a 6-foot-2 185-pound RHP/OF with a large frame and a physical build. On the mound, he commands the strike zone with a fastball that works 89-92 mph and flashed as high as 94 mph. He shows a feel for his slider that is thrown 77-79 mph with 10/4 shape and late action. He also throws a curveball 72-74 mph with inconsistent shape and minimum depth. He pitches from a H ¾ arm slot with a clean action and fast arm speed. He is finishing upright toward home plate. Overall Adams is a physical player with advanced arm strength and a feel for two pitches which are advanced.


Adams was a known prospect coming up through youth baseball with the Mighty Ducks and EM Majors, he made the transition to High School baseball in the 7A West look seamless, as he competed right away from the Wildcats as a freshman, both as a hitter and a pitcher. As a sophomore he became more of a polished pitcher locating three pitches for a strike including fastball working into the low 90s. His success as a No.1 starter for Har-Ber allowed them to make a run to the State Championship where they fell to Cabot High School.

Adams committed to Arkansas prior to his sophomore season with Har-ber. This past summer he impressed with Sticks Baseball Academy as a corner outfielder and relieve pitcher. Coming out of the bullpen Adams was able to show consistent arm strength of 89-92 mph with solid secondary pitches. As a hitter he showed the ability to make consistent loud contact.

Moving forward Adams looks like a legitimate draft pick out of high school, sign ability and other factors always come into play, but if the opportunity to play professional baseball right out of high school is a high priority it looks as if Adams will have that ability. 

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