Jordyn Adams
Los Angeles Angels
Outfielder
Born: (1999-10-18) October 18, 1999 (age 22)
Gulfport, Mississippi
Bats: Right
Throws: Right

Jordyn Adams (born October 18, 1999)[1] is an American professional baseball outfielder in the Los Angeles Angels organization.

Amateur career

Adams attended Blythewood High School in Blythewood, South Carolina and transferred to Green Hope High School in Cary, North Carolina for his senior year.[2] He played both baseball and American football.[3] In July 2017, he played in the Under Armour All-America Baseball Game and hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the 11th inning to give his team the victory.[4] As a senior in football, he had 54 receptions for 1,060 yards and 16 touchdowns.[5] He played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.[6] He was also invited to play at the Under Armour All-America Game.[7] Adams committed to the University of North Carolina to play both college football and college baseball.[8] He was rated by Rivals.com as a four-star football recruit and ranked among the top players in his class.[9] He was also considered a top prospect for the 2018 Major League Baseball draft.[10]

Professional career

Adams was selected 17th overall by the Los Angeles Angels in the draft.[11] He decided against playing college football and signed with the Angels for $3,472,900.[12][13] He made his professional debut with the Arizona League Angels and was promoted to the Orem Owlz in August. His season was ended in late August after suffering a broken jaw that occurred during an outfield collision.[14] In 29 games between the Angels and Owls, Adams batted .267 with 13 RBIs.[15]

Adams spent a majority of the 2019 season with the Burlington Bees, and also played in three games in the Arizona League and nine games with the Inland Empire 66ers.[16] Over 109 games between the three clubs, Adams slashed .257/.351/.369 with eight home runs, 36 RBIs, and 16 stolen bases.[17] After not playing a game in 2020 due to the cancellation of the minor season caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Adams began 2021 with the Tri-City Dust Devils. Over 71 games, he batted .217 with five home runs, 27 RBIs, and 18 stolen bases.[18] He returned to Tri-City to open the 2022 season.[19]

Personal

His father, Deke Adams, was most recently the defensive line coach for the University of Mississippi football team.[20][21]

References

  1. ^ "2018 MLB Draft: Jordyn Adams, OF, Cary, North Carolina". 4 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Blythewood standout Jordyn Adams to transfer".
  3. ^ "Jordyn Adams Stars In Baseball And Football".
  4. ^ "Matthew Liberatore Jordyn Adams UA All-America". MLB.com.
  5. ^ "Decision might be looming for two-sport standout Jordyn Adams".
  6. ^ "UNC commit Jordyn Adams excited to receive U.S. Army All-American jersey". 16 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Jordyn Adams pulls off rare All-American double in football and baseball". 11 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Four-star wide receiver Jordyn Adams commits to UNC over Clemson".
  9. ^ "Jordyn Adams, 2018 Wide Receiver - Rivals.com". n.rivals.com.
  10. ^ "Green Hope's Jordyn Adams has a decision to make. UNC football or Major League Baseball?".
  11. ^ "MLB Draft: Angels select dual sport star Jordyn Adams 17th overall | FOX Sports". 4 June 2018.
  12. ^ "Reference at www.newsobserver.com".
  13. ^ "Angels' top Draft pick Adams agrees to deal".
  14. ^ "Angels' Jordyn Adams out with jaw injury". MLB.com.
  15. ^ "Jordyn Adams Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved September 11, 2018.
  16. ^ "2019 Midwest League Preview -". 3 April 2019.
  17. ^ "Joe Maddon excited for future of Jordyn Adams - Halos Heaven". 8 March 2021.
  18. ^ "Toolsy Adams tries to maximize potential with 'simplified' swing". MLB.com.
  19. ^ "Where top prospects from the Cactus League are starting their seasons".
  20. ^ "Deke Adams named Ole Miss defensive line coach". 247 Sports. January 24, 2020. Retrieved May 10, 2020.
  21. ^ "Lane Kiffin dismisses defensive line coach Deke Adams". 247 Sports. December 22, 2020. Retrieved February 5, 2021.