Adams is 9-4 with a 2.56 ERA with 90:36 K:BB through 98.1 innings in 18 starts at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Adams absolutely dominated the Double-A level earlier this season, going 4-0 with a 1.03 ERA in six starts, and he's been just as impressive since getting promoted. The Yankees were reportedly considering calling him up to the big league squad earlier in the season, and even though that never materialized, Adams could get a shot at his major league debut once rosters expand in September.
General manager Brian Cashman didn't rule out Adams to replace Michael Pineda (elbow) in the rotation, though he won't in the immediate future, Meredith Marakovits of YES Network reports.
The right-hander will have to wait for now. Luis Cessa will take a turn against the Twins in the coming week and may hold onto the rotation spot Bryan Mitchell will take as part of a Sunday doubleheader. Adams, meanwhile, will bide his time for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, where he's churned out a 2.50 ERA with 64 strikeouts and only 22 walks in 57.2 innings. The 22-year-old may not have much more to prove there.
Adams, 22, has a 2.39 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 58:19 K:BB in 52.2 innings (10 starts) for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
The Yankees' rotation is at full strength, after Luis Cessa briefly filled in for the injured CC Sabathia. However, the next time a spot opens up, look for Adams to be given a shot, as he is facing little resistance at Triple-A.
Adams struck out 12 batters over six innings of one-hit ball against Triple-A Columbus on Wednesday.
After utterly dominating Double-A hitters to open the year (1.03 ERA in six starts), he's moved up to Triple-A and produced similarly impressive results. Through four starts for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Adams holds a 1.57 ERA and a 27:7 K:BB over 23 innings. He's allowed a mere eight runs through 58 total innings in the minors this season, and he's allowed just 34 hits (including only two homers) in that time. While his fantasy owners are surely itching to see Adams take on major-league hitters, there's no obvious candidate for the 22-year-old to displace from the Yankees' rotation right now, so he'll have to bide his time until injury or ineffectiveness on someone else's part opens the door for him.
Adams will be promoted to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre for his next start Monday, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.
The young right-hander has been nearly unhittable with Double-A Trenton this season, posting a 1.03 ERA and a .183 BAA over his first six starts. Adams, ranked as one of the top Yankees' prospects heading into the 2017 season, continues to struggle with control at times (15 walks thus far), but has a major opportunity to impress at a higher stage going forward. If he can continue his hot start, a late season call-up may not be unrealistic.
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