BOSTON -- Taken by the Red Sox with the 203rd pick overall, Mike Adams had pitched just 16 innings during his first three years at Tampa before finding a role as the Spartans' bullpen ace this season.
He excelled coming out of the 'pen and was named a Division II All-American. He struck out 77 batters in 64 1/3 innings and recorded a 2.10 ERA. He's listed a 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds.
Adams, a left-hander, throws his fastball in the upper 80s with good movement. His best pitch is his curveball, which grades as a plus offering, and he also throws a serviceable changeup. He has a loose, easy delivery, which helps him throw all three of his pitches for strikes.
Adams was a red-shirt his freshman year, and still has one year of eligibility remaining.
Michael Periatt is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.