In this Unhinged Yankees prospect profile, we take a look at minor league pitcher Chance Adams who could be making an impact in the big leagues soon.
After having an amazing 2017 season Chance Adams is one of the Yankees most coveted prospects. Adams is ranked as the sixth-best prospect in the New York Yankees farm system and 76 in the Top 100 Prospect list throughout the league.
The New York Yankees drafted Chance Adams in the fifth round of the 2015 draft (pick #153). Chance Adams spent only spent two years before reaching the New York Yankees Triple-A team, the Wilkes-Barre Scranton RailRiders.
Chance started the 2017 season with the Trenton Thunder (AA) and absolutely killed it pitching in six games and tallying an ERA of 1.03 in only 35.0 innings pitched. Adams literally gave up six runs in 35.0 innings pitched that’s crazy even if it’s in the Double-AA. Chance had a good feel for the league back in 2016 posting a stellar 2.07 ERA and 71 strikeouts in 69.2 innings.
Adams was an all-star that season and he most certainly would’ve been an all-star again in the Double-A but he did something even better by being selected to the 2017 All Star Game for the Triple-A.
This showed how dominant he was for the RailRiders for the 2017 season. He got called up from Double-A on May 13 and hasn’t looked back since. Chance Adams continued his success up to the Triple-A by having a record of 11-5 and an ERA of 2.89 in 21 games pitched. Chance proved that he could fulfill the Yankees needs, at least for their farm system.
Chance Adams ceiling is a solid three starter for the Yanks and he could easily be the replacement for CC Sabathia if he retires after the 2018 season. Nothing is ever set in stone of course and the Yankees could quite possibly trade him in a package for an elite starting pitcher like Patrick Corbin or Marcus Stroman.
With the recent injury to Jordan Montgomery, the New York Yankees could potentially look to fill that hole with Adams. Hopefully Chance will get his shot to prove what he’s worth and what he can bring to this star-filled Yankees organization. But if he’s still not given a shot with the Bronx Bombers by mid-June expect him to potentially be traded for a star caliber starter if the Yankees feel it’s needed to win in the postseason.