Jason Adam
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 3" 229LBS | Age: 32
Draft: 2010 | Rd: 5, #149, Kansas City Royals | Blue Valley Northwest HS
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 1 0 5.91 12 0 0 10.2 19 1.50
2022 2 3 1.56 67 0 8 63.1 75 0.76
2023 4 2 2.98 56 0 12 54.1 69 1.01
6 Seasons 12 9 3.21 202 0 20 196 239 1.05
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 12 1-0 5.91 10.2 19 1.50
2022 67 2-3 1.56 63.1 75 0.76
2023 56 4-2 2.98 54.1 69 1.01
6 Seasons 202 12-9 3.21 196 239 1.05
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2018 26 571 87 12 13.8 8.5 87.9 109.1 25.8 35.6 .230 .486 .365 .350 .432 35.6 26.1 10.6 6.12 5.33
2019 27 397 60 3 5.0 3.3 85.6 113.9 24.1 31.7 .188 .307 .265 .270 .266 21.7 19.8 11.0 2.91 3.16
2020 28 260 29 1 3.4 1.7 84.9 109.0 16.8 24.1 .164 .273 .295 .258 .324 24.1 36.2 13.8 3.29 2.77
2021 29 218 22 2 9.1 4.0 87.0 105.9 18.4 31.8 .169 .303 .354 .290 .371 36.4 38.0 12.0 5.91 3.52
2022 30 942 138 7 5.1 3.0 85.2 113.0 14.4 29.0 .162 .258 .213 .226 .277 27.5 31.6 7.2 1.56 2.09
2023 31 906 124 15 12.1 6.8 87.2 111.9 14.4 30.6 .215 .403 .283 .320 .408 39.5 31.1 9.0 2.98 4.31
Player 3294 460 40 8.7 5.0 86.4 113.9 18.2 30.9 .192 .348 .280 .286 .348 31.7 29.9 9.5
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .405 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Adam relies on 4 pitches.
Changeup
(35.2%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(33.4%) ,
Sweeper
(30%) ,
Slider
(1.3%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2018 28.7 29.9 21.8 19.5 34.5 35.6 29.9 4.6 16.1 40.2 18.4 6.9 13.8 8.5
2019 26.7 30.0 25.0 18.3 23.3 36.7 40.0 3.3 23.3 45.0 16.7 6.7 5.0 3.3
2020 41.4 37.9 17.2 3.4 34.5 48.3 17.2 6.9 31.0 31.0 20.7 6.9 3.4 1.7
2021 36.4 18.2 27.3 18.2 40.9 36.4 22.7 9.1 22.7 31.8 22.7 4.5 9.1 4.0
2022 44.2 24.6 18.1 13.0 36.2 41.3 22.5 2.2 38.4 32.6 16.7 5.1 5.1 3.0
2023 41.9 29.8 17.7 10.5 39.5 42.7 17.7 4.8 31.5 23.4 21.0 7.3 12.1 6.8
Player 37.8 28.3 20.0 13.9 35.2 40.2 24.6 4.1 29.1 33.0 18.7 6.3 8.7 5.0
MLB 44.6 23.4 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2023 Changeup TB R 319 89.6 30.7 2.2 8 16.1 1.5 10
2023 Slider TB R 12 83.8 40.7 2.9 8 4.1 -1.7 -29
2023 Sweeper TB R 271 79.0 46.8 3.6 8 20.4 4.6 29
2023 4-Seamer TB R 303 94.6 12.6 2.0 14 7.4 0.2 3
2022 4-Seamer TB R 302 94.8 13.0 1.4 9 6.9 -0.6 -8
2022 Changeup TB R 303 90.0 31.8 4.2 15 16.4 1.9 13
2022 Sweeper TB R 337 81.3 43.4 2.3 6 13.1 -2.1 -14
2021 Slider CHC R 33 82.5 45.2 5.6 14 6.2 0.1 2
2021 4-Seamer CHC R 125 93.8 14.4 0.5 3 7.0 -0.3 -5
2021 Sweeper CHC R 1 80.6 46.7 4.8 12 12.7 -2.5 -16
2021 Changeup CHC R 23 87.3 33.2 4.5 16 16.0 2.2 16
2021 Curveball CHC R 36 79.0 56.9 2.1 4 10.5 2.3 27
2020 4-Seamer CHC R 139 94.8 15.0 -0.1 -1 7.3 -0.5 -7
2020 Slider CHC R 53 82.6 48.1 8.2 20 7.7 1.6 27
2020 Curveball CHC R 28 79.3 57.5 3.8 7 11.8 3.1 35
2020 Changeup CHC R 40 89.6 31.4 3.5 13 15.5 1.7 13
2019 Curveball TOR R 107 77.7 57.5 1.0 2 13.9 5.3 61
2019 Changeup TOR R 46 89.4 29.2 1.5 5 16.6 2.5 17
2019 4-Seamer TOR R 243 94.4 15.0 0.3 2 7.9 0.1 2
2018 Changeup KC R 45 89.1 30.3 2.7 10 14.8 0.8 6
2018 4-Seamer KC R 349 94.1 15.1 0.2 1 7.2 -0.2 -2
2018 Curveball KC R 177 77.4 55.8 -1.4 -3 14.6 6.0 69
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2023 Changeup 0.0 0 319 35.2 85 .187 .293 .275 33.3 27.1 24.2 .218 .341 .295 36.5
2023 4-Seamer 0.2 1 303 33.4 73 .246 .541 .389 33.5 30.1 22.7 .243 .556 .393 61.5
2023 Sweeper 1.7 5 272 30.0 63 .089 .179 .189 38.2 38.1 23.5 .169 .307 .270 15.6
2023 Slider -1.7 0 12 1.3 1 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 0.0 .931 1.088 .885 100.0
2022 Sweeper 3.8 13 337 35.8 78 .096 .178 .145 45.8 39.7 32.0 .157 .304 .221 18.6
2022 Changeup 2.0 6 303 32.2 92 .148 .259 .229 34.4 27.2 23.8 .184 .263 .247 33.3
2022 4-Seamer 1.7 5 302 32.1 65 .211 .298 .280 36.3 29.2 20.7 .138 .190 .211 28.9
2021 4-Seamer -2.3 -3 125 57.3 32 .296 .556 .413 21.0 28.1 25.7 .200 .391 .319 33.3
2021 Curveball -0.5 0 36 16.5 5 .000 .000 .140 85.7 80.0 44.4 -- -- .140 --
2021 Slider 1.7 1 33 15.1 7 .167 .167 .229 56.3 71.4 31.3 .149 .185 .224 100.0
2021 Changeup -2.5 -1 23 10.6 5 .333 .333 .460 37.5 0.0 0.0 .214 .243 .403 33.3
2021 Sweeper 26.8 0 1 0.5 1 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
2020 4-Seamer -2.3 -3 139 53.5 31 .250 .625 .437 35.3 25.8 17.4 .203 .404 .356 31.3
2020 Slider 3.2 2 53 20.4 11 .100 .200 .177 70.0 63.6 31.8 .079 .088 .131 0.0
2020 Changeup -1.1 0 40 15.4 13 .077 .077 .138 28.6 30.8 25.0 .125 .155 .128 22.2
2020 Curveball 0.0 0 28 10.8 3 .333 .333 .300 66.7 66.7 40.0 .302 .354 .288 0.0
2019 4-Seamer 3.1 7 243 61.2 65 .164 .273 .244 29.4 24.6 25.4 .183 .313 .266 24.4
2019 Curveball -2.7 -3 107 27.0 18 .308 .385 .375 18.2 5.6 3.6 .154 .207 .272 0.0
2019 Changeup 0.2 0 46 11.6 7 .286 .286 .257 25.0 14.3 6.3 .290 .438 .311 50.0
2018 4-Seamer -1.0 -4 349 61.1 89 .267 .653 .415 20.1 16.9 17.9 .264 .598 .408 38.7
2018 Curveball -0.5 -1 177 31.0 40 .171 .257 .271 46.6 52.5 34.4 .131 .230 .221 28.6
2018 Changeup -3.2 -1 45 7.9 12 .333 .583 .392 30.4 8.3 5.6 .307 .537 .366 27.3
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2023 Changeup 305 89.6 76 17.1 1:45 2:45 -60
2023 4-Seam Fastball 299 94.6 82 19.2 1:00 12:45 15
2023 Slider 12 83.8 25 5.9 9:00 7:45 75
2023 Sweeper 266 79.0 64 22.1 7:45 8:30 -45
2022 Changeup 281 90.0 82 17.4 1:45 3:00 -75
2022 4-Seam Fastball 302 94.8 77 18.6 1:00 12:45 15
2022 Sweeper 336 81.3 51 14.5 7:45 8:30 -45
2021 Changeup 15 87.5 90 16.5 1:45 2:45 -60
2021 4-Seam Fastball 124 93.8 81 17.8 1:00 12:45 15
2021 Knuckle Curve 36 79.0 74 18.9 7:30 7:15 15
2021 Slider 30 82.4 45 9.5 8:00 7:30 30
2020 Changeup 32 89.6 87 16.3 1:45 2:45 -60
2020 4-Seam Fastball 121 94.7 81 16.6 1:15 1:00 15
2020 Knuckle Curve 25 79.3 82 20.6 7:15 7:15 0
2020 Slider 37 82.6 52 12.8 8:00 7:15 45
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 141 571 -7 7 -2 -3 -6
2019 90 397 6 7 -3 -6 5
2020 58 260 0 3 -3 -2 -2
2021 50 218 0 1 0 -3 -3
2022 241 963 15 16 -3 -2 25
2023 222 906 7 10 -6 -6 5
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2018 571 45.4 74.9 82.5 27.6 53.5 39.8 56.0 49.0 26.4 6.5 78.4
2019 397 43.6 68.8 77.3 26.3 59.3 39.5 46.7 44.8 27.5 7.1 78.6
2020 260 45.0 65.0 69.7 27.3 35.9 36.2 56.9 44.2 41.7 5.4 71.4
2021 218 42.7 65.6 77.0 26.4 45.5 37.6 42.0 43.1 34.0 6.4 100.0
2022 942 47.7 64.6 71.0 36.3 45.3 38.7 64.1 49.8 38.8 8.9 73.8
2023 906 48.2 64.1 70.0 29.0 56.6 38.0 64.9 45.9 34.4 7.7 67.1
Player 3,294 46.4 66.8 73.9 30.1 50.4 38.5 59.0 47.1 34.0 7.5 74.5
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2018 69 99 57 82
2019 70 98 54 71
2020 75 100 76
2021 55 99 84
2022 99 99 99 93 98 92 84 97 99 92 57 98 96 66 100 82
2023 44 81 48 22 46 60 1 83 46 93 39 94 50 60 100 79
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2018 22.4 9 9.6 -1 2 4 6 66.7
2019 22.8 1 0.5 1 0 1 0 0.0
2020 25.1 2 1.8 0 0 2 1 50.0
2021 25.3 1 1.4 0 0 1 1 100.0
2022 23.9 5 4.2 1 4 4 1 20.0
2023 23.8 7 8.1 -1 2 7 3 42.9
Player 23.5 25 25.7 -1 8 19 12 48.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2018 9 11 8 8 10 9 10 10 8 8 9 9 12 9 10 11 9 10 8 10 11 9 11 10 9 10 8 10 11 10 9
2019 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0
2020 2 2 2 3 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 1 1 3 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 1
2021 1 1 2 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 2
2022 5 3 4 5 5 4 5 3 3 2 4 7 7 4 4 5 4 2 4 5 5 3 8 6 2 2 5 5 5 3 3
2023 7 8 6 7 7 8 9 8 7 7 8 8 9 8 9 8 10 8 10 8 9 9 11 10 8 7 7 8 9 7 6
Player 25 26 23 25 25 25 29 25 20 19 24 28 32 24 27 28 26 23 27 29 28 23 36 29 22 21 24 28 29 24 21
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2018 2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94.1 94.4 0.3 94.8 0.4 93.8 -1.0 94.8 1.0 94.6 -0.2
Offspeed Velocity 89.1 89.4 0.3 89.6 0.2 87.3 -2.3 90.0 2.7 89.6 -0.4
Breaking Velocity 77.4 77.7 0.3 81.4 3.7 80.6 -0.8 81.3 0.7 79.2 -2.1
Exit Velocity 87.9 85.6 -2.3 84.9 -0.7 87.0 2.1 85.2 -1.8 87.2 2.0
Launch Angle 25.8 24.1 -1.7 16.8 -7.3 18.4 1.6 14.4 -4.0 14.4 0.0
Barrel % 13.8 5.0 -8.8 3.4 -1.6 9.1 5.7 5.1 -4.0 12.1 7.0
Hard Hit % 35.6 21.7 -13.9 24.1 2.4 36.4 12.3 27.5 -8.9 39.5 12.0
Sweet Spot % 35.6 31.7 -3.9 24.1 -7.6 31.8 7.7 29.0 -2.8 30.6 1.6
xBA .230 .188 -0.042 .164 -0.024 .169 0.005 .162 -0.007 .215 0.053
BA .246 .200 -0.046 .180 -0.020 .244 0.064 .147 -0.097 .181 0.034
xwOBA .350 .270 -0.080 .258 -0.012 .290 0.032 .226 -0.064 .320 0.094
wOBA .365 .265 -0.100 .295 0.030 .354 0.059 .213 -0.141 .283 0.070
xSLG .486 .307 -0.179 .273 -0.034 .303 0.030 .258 -0.045 .403 0.145
SLG .533 .293 -0.240 .380 0.087 .415 0.035 .242 -0.173 .342 0.100
K% 26.1 19.8 -6.3 36.2 16.4 38.0 1.8 31.6 -6.4 31.1 -0.5
BB% 10.6 11.0 0.4 13.8 2.8 12.0 -1.8 7.2 -4.8 9.0 1.8
Swing % 49.0 44.8 -4.2 44.2 -0.6 43.1 -1.1 49.8 6.7 45.9 -3.9
Whiff% 26.4 27.5 1.1 41.7 14.2 34.0 -7.7 38.8 4.8 34.4 -4.4
In Zone % 45.4 43.6 -1.8 45.0 1.4 42.7 -2.3 47.7 5.0 48.2 0.5
Out of Zone % 54.6 56.4 1.8 55.0 -1.4 57.3 2.3 52.3 -5.0 51.8 -0.5
Out of Zone Swing % 27.6 26.3 -1.3 27.3 1.0 26.4 -0.9 36.3 9.9 29.0 -7.3
First Pitch Swing % 33.3 22.2 -11.1 24.1 1.9 28.0 3.9 31.2 3.2 29.3 -1.9
First Pitch Strike % 56.0 46.7 -9.3 56.9 10.2 42.0 -14.9 64.1 22.1 64.9 0.8
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2018 Shifts 141 .365 79 14 17.7 62 34 54.8
2019 Shifts 90 .265 52 8 15.4 38 31 81.6
2020 Shifts 58 .295 25 3 12.0 33 18 54.5
2021 Shifts 50 .354 25 5 20.0 25 13 52.0
2022 Shifts 235 .213 151 49 32.5 84 58 69.0
2023 Shades 222 .283 112 24 21.4 110 57 51.8
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo