White Sox take prep righty Spencer Adams 44th overall

White Sox take prep righty Spencer Adams 44th overall
June 5, 2014, 10:00 pm
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The White Sox stuck with the plan and added another pitcher in the second round of Thursday's MLB Draft.

Aiming to add more pitching to their minor league ranks, the White Sox selected Spencer Adams, a projectable high school right-hander from Georgia, with their second-round pick (44th overall).

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A three-sport athlete in high school, Adams features a low-90's fastball that tops out at 95 with a good slider and developing curveball and changeup, according to MLB.com. At 6-foot-5, 190 pounds, he has an ideal frame for a prep pitcher and, as a three-sport star, possesses elite athleticism for a pitcher.

Adams posted an 0.72 ERA with 90 strikeouts in 58 1/3 innings with White County High School in Cleveland, Ga., in his senior year. He's committed to play college ball at Georgia.

Some video of Adams: