06/15/2018 - USA Baseball 17U Championships This athletic MIF shows a tremendous future on the diamond with the makings of a special type player at the next level. He continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. He did show on the mound for the first time, but projects best in the MIF. At the plate, hitting/power potential is now outstanding as he squares the ball up consistently driving it on a line. Hands are quick (90 mph exit velocity) and they work through an aggressive swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields and shows a feel for the barrel with gap-to-gap pop. Once on base he utilizes his quick feet and instincts to take an extra base and is very aggressive reading balls in the dirt. Defensively, he takes a quick first step and has plus lateral range. He creates angles around the GB with fluid actions but does need to attack balls more and play through with his body. DP turns are quick with zip (87 mph velocity) on his throws. Defensive abilities are near pro level as he shows big play potential. On the mound, fastball showed a range of 80-83 mph. Breaking ball shows 10/4 shape with gradual break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup, showing a feel for the pitch. Control is a plus as he throws strikes with all his pitches. Adam is a mentally strong player with plus makeup, and has great upside that will enable him to play at a high level in the MIF.