Jason Adam

Jason Adam

31-Year-Old PitcherRP
Tampa Bay Rays
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Adam played for three different teams in four seasons prior to joining the Rays in 2022. The journeyman was impressive from the outset, parlaying a strong string into a bullpen role out of camp. The 31-year-old delivered a career-high 63.1 innings and established career marks across multiple categories, including a team-leading eight saves and a 0.76 WHIP that was third-best among qualified relievers. His 7.2% walk rate and 45.7% groundball rate were notably better than his career averages and he was one of the best pitchers in the league at limiting hard contact. Adam threw fewer fastballs (32% pitch usage) and ditched his curveball almost entirely last season in favor of more sliders (35%) and changeups (33%). All three pitches generated a 34% or higher whiff rate and his 75.8% in-zone contact percentage was eighth-best among relief pitchers. Expect some ERA regression, but Adam should maintain his high leverage role for the Rays. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $900,000 contract with the Rays in March of 2022.
Coughs up lead
PTampa Bay Rays
September 13, 2022
Adam (2-3) alowed two earmed runs on two hits while striking out one across one inning to take the loss Monday against the Blue Jays.
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Adam entered the game in a setup role with a one-run lead in the eighth inning. However, he allowed a leadoff single and then served up a two-run home run to Bo Bichette to blow the advantage. Adam has an excellent 1.54 ERA with a 0.69 WHIP with a 71:14 K:BB accross 58.1 innings while serving as a part-time closer for the season, though he's now given up four earned runs across his last 7.2 frames.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
14
Last 10 Games
17
Last 5 Games
19
How many pitches does Jason Adam generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
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121+
 
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11-20
 
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41-50
 
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81-90
 
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111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Jason Adam generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-8%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-12%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-5%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-22%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .156 142 42 13 20 5 1 3
Since 2020vs Right .169 201 73 18 29 4 1 4
2022vs Left .136 86 25 5 11 1 1 2
2022vs Right .154 151 50 12 20 2 0 3
2021vs Left .250 25 8 4 5 2 0 1
2021vs Right .238 25 11 2 5 2 0 0
2020vs Left .148 31 9 4 4 2 0 0
2020vs Right .190 25 12 4 4 0 1 1
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-54%
ERA on Road
2022
 
 
-5%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-100%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-100%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 2.81 0.92 51.1 2 2 6 12.4 3.2 1.1
Since 2020Away 1.29 0.86 35.0 3 2 2 11.1 2.6 0.3
2022Home 1.53 0.65 35.1 1 1 6 11.0 2.0 1.0
2022Away 1.61 0.89 28.0 1 2 2 10.3 2.9 0.3
2021Home 9.45 2.10 6.2 0 0 0 14.9 8.1 1.4
2021Away 0.00 0.50 4.0 1 0 0 18.0 0.0 0.0
2020Home 2.89 1.07 9.1 1 1 0 16.4 3.9 1.0
2020Away 0.00 1.00 3.0 1 0 0 9.0 3.0 0.0
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Stat Review
How does Jason Adam 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
4.41
 
K/9
10.7
 
BB/9
2.4
 
HR/9
0.7
 
Fastball
94.9 mph
 
ERA
1.56
 
WHIP
0.76
 
BABIP
.201
 
GB/FB
1.20
 
Left On Base
87.8%
 
Exit Velocity
79.4 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
3.7%
 
Spin Rate
2435 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
18.5%
 
Swinging Strike
18.4%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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The 30-year-old righty was non-tendered by the Cubs after posting a 5.91 ERA in a small sample of 10.2 innings last season, but the Rays evidently saw enough to offer him a major-league deal. His appeal is likely related to his ability to miss bats, as he owns a 37.0 percent strikeout rate in 24.1 innings across the last two seasons, which should theoretically be high enough to offset his 13.0 percent walk rate. He'll contend for a bullpen role this spring.
Despite a fastball that can reach the high-90s and decent strikeout rates, Adam struggled for a second consecutive season as starter with a 5.03 ERA at Double-A. He was then moved to the bullpen at Triple-A and had success with a 2.35 ERA and 11:4 K:BB ratio in 15.1 innings, which likely prompted the Twins to trade for him in August. Adam has had decent strikeout rates and good control in his minor league career, but has given up too many hits. A change of scenery and a move to the bullpen could turn his career around. He'll likely begin the season at Triple-A Rochester.
Though Adam showed only minimal growth in his jump to Double-A in 2013, he still remains relatively high on the Royals' prospect list. He posted a solid 7.9 K/9 over 144 innings and dropped his HR/9 to 0.8, but seemed to struggle more with his command and saw his walk rate nearly double from the year before. Following the season, the team sent him to the Arizona Fall League to face stronger competition and while he fixed some of his command issues, he found himself victimized by the long ball once again. Obviously a work in progress, Adam still projects as an eventual middle-of-the-rotation hurler whose big, strong frame should allow him to eat plenty of innings. The club may start him off at Double-A again, but he should earn himself a promotion to the Triple-A level before the season is through.
Adam was a fifth-round pick in 2010 and has quickly ascended the prospect ranks in Kansas City. He projects as a middle-of-the-rotation starter who should be a true innings-eater given his big, strong frame. He threw 158 innings in High-A last year and posted a 3.53 ERA with 123 strikeouts to just 36 walks. He will likely start the season at Double-A Northwest Arkansas in 2013, but looks like he could still be another year or two away from having a major league impact.
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Picks up save
PTampa Bay Rays
September 4, 2022
Adam picked up the save Saturday against the Yankees, allowing one run on one hit while striking out two and walking none over one inning.
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Picks up seventh save
PTampa Bay Rays
August 16, 2022
Adam earned the save Tuesday, striking out two in 1.1 innings in a 3-1 victory over the Yankees.
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Earns sixth save
PTampa Bay Rays
August 14, 2022
Adam picked up the save Sunday against Baltimore, striking out the only two batters he faced in a 4-1 victory.
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Nails down fifth save
PTampa Bay Rays
August 3, 2022
Adam struck out two in a perfect ninth inning Wednesday to record his fifth save of the season in a 3-2 win over the Blue Jays.
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Picks up save Sunday
PTampa Bay Rays
July 17, 2022
Adam earned the save Sunday, striking out one in the ninth inning of a 7-5 victory over Baltimore.
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