Austin Adams

Austin Adams

32-Year-Old PitcherRP
Oakland Athletics
2024 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Austin Adams in 2024. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year contract with the Mets in November of 2023. Traded to the Athletics in March of 2024.
Keeps rolling Thursday
POakland Athletics
April 12, 2024
Adams garnered his third hold in a win over the Rangers on Thursday, firing a scoreless two-thirds of an inning.
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Adams wrapped up the seventh for starter JP Sears, who frustrated the potent Rangers lineup for 6.1 innings by limiting Texas to one hit and three walks. Adams has been highly impressive in his own right thus far, with Thursday's appearance marking his sixth without an earned run in as many trips to the mound, as well as his third in the last four with a hold.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
15
Last 10 Games
16
Last 5 Games
20
How many pitches does Austin Adams generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
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81-90
 
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101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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81-90
 
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111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Austin Adams generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2022
 
 
-34%
BAA vs LHP
2024
 
 
-39%
BAA vs LHP
2023
 
 
-35%
BAA vs LHP
2022
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2022vs Left .171 54 18 8 7 1 0 0
Since 2022vs Right .258 73 17 6 16 1 0 1
2024vs Left .188 21 6 2 3 1 0 0
2024vs Right .308 16 5 1 4 0 0 0
2023vs Left .174 29 10 4 4 0 0 0
2023vs Right .267 52 12 4 12 1 0 1
2022vs Left .000 4 2 2 0 0 0 0
2022vs Right .000 5 0 1 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2022
 
 
-86%
ERA at Home
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-100%
ERA at Home
2023
 
 
-87%
ERA at Home
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2022Home 1.15 1.21 15.2 0 0 0 13.2 4.6 0.0
Since 2022Away 8.03 1.46 12.1 1 1 0 8.8 4.4 0.7
2024Home 0.00 1.07 4.2 0 0 0 13.5 3.9 0.0
2024Away 4.91 1.36 3.2 0 0 0 9.8 2.5 0.0
2023Home 1.64 1.27 11.0 0 0 0 13.1 4.9 0.0
2023Away 12.79 1.58 6.1 0 1 0 8.5 2.8 1.4
2022Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022Away 0.00 1.29 2.1 1 0 0 7.7 11.6 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
5.50
 
K/9
13.5
 
BB/9
2.5
 
HR/9
0.0
 
Fastball
94.1 mph
 
ERA
2.45
 
WHIP
1.23
 
BABIP
.420
 
GB/FB
2.00
 
Left On Base
66.7%
 
Exit Velocity
76.1 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
0.0%
 
Spin Rate
2979 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
10.3%
 
Swinging Strike
16.9%
 
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To say Adams had a strange season in 2021 would be an understatement. He was brilliant in certain categories, as his .164 xBA, 0.17 HR/9, 24.5% hard hit percentage and 13.0 K/9 all ranked near the top of the league among qualified relievers. However, his slider (87% pitch%) often didn't find the plate, leading to a 6.0 BB/9 that was sixth-worst among relievers while setting the live-ball era single-season record with 24 HBPs. There was also a stark contrast in Adams' home and road splits. He was outstanding at Petco Park, firing a 0.37 ERA, 0.62 WHIP and 15.9 K/9 at home versus a 7.39 ERA, 1.69 WHIP and 10.5 K/9 on the road. The potential is there for Adams to become an elite closer if learns how to harness his control. Until then, he'll continue to be part of the bridge to whomever closes in San Diego, as he's under team control for three more seasons.
Adams faced a lengthy recovery after suffering a torn ACL in 2019, but he returned in September of 2020. The right-hander's limited sample over the past two years has skewed his numbers, but he's pitched quite well when healthy. He posted a 4.00 ERA and 1.14 WHIP across 33 appearances during the past two seasons, and his 2.68 xFIP in 2019 and 2.64 xFIP in 2020 suggest that he may have been somewhat unlucky. Adams has just two pitches in his arsenal, but he's had a strikeout rate just above 40% and a swinging-strike rate above 16% in each of the past two seasons while relying more on his slider than his fastball. The 29-year-old has presented upside over a limited sample, but the Padres have several elite closing options in the bullpen. As a result, Adams' path to closing opportunities looks somewhat slim. His talent offers solid fantasy value, but his likely lack of save chances limits his potential.
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.
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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Traded to Oakland
POakland Athletics
March 24, 2024
The Athletics acquired Adams from the Mets on Sunday in exchange for cash considerations.
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Reassigned to minors
PNew York Mets
March 23, 2024
The Mets reassigned Adams to minor-league camp Saturday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
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Looks healthy for spring
PNew York Mets
February 12, 2024
Mets president of baseball operations David Stearns implied Monday that Adams (ankle) is fully healthy ahead of spring training, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
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Outrighted to Triple-A
PNew York Mets
Ankle
February 11, 2024
Adams (ankle) cleared waivers and was sent outright to Triple-A Syracuse by the Mets on Sunday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
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Designated for assignment
PNew York Mets
Ankle
February 6, 2024
Adams (ankle) was designated for assignment by the Mets on Tuesday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
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