Austin Adams
28-Year-Old PitcherRP
60-Day IL
Injury Knee
Est. Return 6/1/2020
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Adams was acquired from Washington in early May and provided a much-needed jolt to the Mariners' bullpen. The 28-year-old appeared in 30 games overall and registered a 2.68 xFIP while collecting 10 holds. Adams throws a four-seam fastball and a sinker that both clock in at around 95 mph, but his best pitch is a devastating slider that he tossed nearly two-thirds of the time last season. Per Statcast, Adams generated an average spin rate of 2,829 rpm on the pitch in 2019 and held opponents to a .129 average while racking up an impressive 51.1 K%. Overall, Adams had a 40.8 K% that ranked fourth in the majors among pitchers who threw 30 or more innings. The right-hander suffered an ACL injury in September that will sideline him for much of 2020, but he's worth keeping tabs on as he has the stuff to be a dominant closer down the line. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Nationals in March of 2019. Traded to the Mariners in May of 2019.
Placed on injured list
PSeattle Mariners
Knee
February 12, 2020
Adams (knee) was moved to the 60-day injured list Wednesday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
ANALYSIS
Adams was placed on the injured list in order to make a roster spot available for the Mariners to sign Taijuan Walker. Adams is still recovering from right knee surgery to repair his torn ACL, a procedure originally delayed due to the discovery of a blood clot in his left calf. The 28-year-old accumulated a 3.77 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 51:14 K:BB across 31 innings with Seattle in 2019. If Adams doesn't experience any significant setbacks during the rehab process, it is likely he'll be able to return to the Mariners bullpen around June.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
18
Last 10 Games
15
Last 5 Games
11
How many pitches does Austin Adams generally throw?
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-12%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-26%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-100%
BAA vs RHP
2017
 
 
-10%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .172 69 30 10 10 4 0 1
Since 2017vs Right .195 97 33 17 15 2 0 3
2019vs Left .149 53 24 5 7 3 0 1
2019vs Right .200 77 29 11 13 2 0 3
2018vs Left .500 4 0 2 1 0 0 0
2018vs Right .000 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left .222 12 6 3 2 1 0 0
2017vs Right .200 17 4 5 2 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-58%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-75%
ERA on Road
2018
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-100%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 5.40 1.31 18.1 2 1 0 17.2 5.9 2.0
Since 2017Away 2.29 1.42 19.2 0 1 0 12.8 6.9 0.0
2019Home 6.46 1.17 15.1 2 1 0 16.4 4.1 2.3
2019Away 1.62 1.08 16.2 0 1 0 13.5 4.9 0.0
2018Home 0.00 0.00 .000000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2018Away 0.00 2.00 1.0 0 0 0 0.0 9.0 0.0
2017Home 0.00 1.33 3.0 0 0 0 21.0 9.0 0.0
2017Away 9.00 4.00 2.0 0 0 0 13.5 22.5 0.0
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Stat Review
How does Austin Adams compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
3.31
 
K/9
14.9
 
BB/9
4.5
 
HR/9
1.1
 
Fastball
95.2 mph
 
ERA
3.94
 
WHIP
1.13
 
BABIP
.301
 
GB/FB
1.67
 
Left On Base
72.4%
 
Exit Velocity
89.6 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
6.9%
 
Spin Rate
2737 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
44.8%
 
Swinging Strike
16.8%
 
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
Aside from a brief April cameo, Adams spent the bulk of 2018 with Triple-A Syracuse. He threw 46.1 innings with a 3.50 ERA, though that figure was inflated by a .434 BABIP. Positive regression towards his 1.93 FIP should be expected. He had a stellar 37.0% strikeout rate to go with a palatable 9.5% walk rate. Those strikeouts come on the back of a fastball which averaged 95.7 mph and a slider which came in at 89.5 mph and has been graded as plus-plus. With reasonable control, which Adams seems to possess, that's the profile of a high-leverage reliever, though Adams is already 27 and has thrown just six big-league innings. He should spend more time in the majors this season than he did in 2018.
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Blood clot delaying surgery
PSeattle Mariners
Knee
September 29, 2019
Adams (knee) has been unable to undergo ACL surgery on his left knee due to the discovery of a blood clot in his left calf, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
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Not expected back until June
PSeattle Mariners
Knee
September 23, 2019
Adams, who is scheduled to undergo surgery in the near future to address a torn ACL and meniscus damage in his left knee, isn't expected to be ready to pitch for the Mariners until June at the earliest, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
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Needs ACL surgery
PSeattle Mariners
Knee
September 22, 2019
Adams underwent an MRI on Sunday that revealed damage to the ACL in his left knee, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. He'll require surgery to repair his knee and is expected to need 6-to-8 months to recover.
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Likely done for season
PSeattle Mariners
Knee
September 22, 2019
Manager Scott Servais said Sunday that Adams will "probably" be shut down for the season after hyperextending his knee during a collision in Saturday's 7-6 win over the Orioles in 13 innings, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
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To undergo MRI
PSeattle Mariners
Knee
September 22, 2019
Adams will have an MRI on his hyperextended left knee Sunday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
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