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Eastern League Pitcher of the Week: RHP Chance Adams-Yankees

TAMPA, FL – FEBRUARY 15: New York Yankees starting pitcher Chance Adams (83) during a New York Yankees spring training workout on February 15, 2017, at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, FL. (Photo by /Icon Sportswire)

Right-hander Chance Adams opened eyes during Spring Training, and he wants to make sure that nobody forgets!

It was a rough Opening Week for the Trenton Thunder, they opened on the road against the Erie SeaWolves and the first two games were postponed due to inclement weather, but when it was finally time, Adams and the Thunder were ready. In his 2017 debut, the New York Yankees 8th best prospect, pitched 5.2 innings of hitless baseball, with a pitch count into the seventies, he was removed from the game and replaced by Caleb Frare who finished the inning.

In those five and two-third innings he walked four and struck out five and the Thunder would go on to defeat the SeaWolves 6-2.

The success on the hill is not new for Adams however, in 2016 he held opposing batters to a .169 batting average (best in the Minors), and between both Single-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton, held a 13-1 record with a 2.33 ERA and struck out an impressive 144 batters in 127.1 innings pitched.

After receiving an invitation to the New York Yankees’ Spring Training, Adams now has many thinking that his time in the Bronx could be sooner rather than later and though he has just one start in 2017, he is already on the right track.

Could Chance Adams be in the next phase of the “Baby Bomber Movement”?

Stay Tuned!

Bethany is a Graduate of the University of South Florida and currently resides in Tampa. She is a die-hard Yankees' fan and has been a freelance writer for six years. She has covered the Yankees' Minor League System since 2010 and also does freelance work for and CBS Local Tampa Bay. Follow her on Twitter @TampaBethany

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