Nate Adcock

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Nate Adcock
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Texas Rangers – No. 57
Pitcher
Born: (1988-02-25) February 25, 1988 (age 26)
Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
March 31, 2011 for the Kansas City Royals
Career statistics
(through 2014 season)
Win–loss record 1–4
Earned run average 3.86
Strikeouts 67
WHIP 1.48
Teams

Nathan Masler Adcock (born February 25, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has pitched in Major League Baseball for the Kansas City Royals.

High School[edit]

Before playing professionally, Adcock attended North Hardin High School. He was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the fifth round of the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft and began his professional career that year.

Professional career[edit]

Seattle Mariners[edit]

With the AZL Mariners in 2006, Adcock went 0-2 with a 3.31 ERA in 10 games (three starts). In 2007, he went 3-11 with a 4.58 ERA in 22 games (21 starts) for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers and High Desert Mavericks. He pitched for Wisconsin again in 2008, going 2-5 with a 3.72 ERA in 15 games (14 starts), striking out 82 batters in 77 1/3 innings. He began the 2009 season with High Desert, however on July 29, 2009, he was traded with Ronny Cedeño, Jeff Clement, Aaron Pribanic and Brett Lorin to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Ian Snell and Jack Wilson.[1]

Pittsburgh Pirates[edit]

On July 29, 2009, he was traded with Ronny Cedeño, Jeff Clement, Aaron Pribanic and Brett Lorin to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Ian Snell and Jack Wilson.[1] He finished the year with the Lynchburg Hillcats and went 8-9 with a 5.29 ERA in 28 games (23 starts) that season. In 2010, he went 11-7 with a 3.38 ERA in 27 games (26 starts) for the Bradenton Marauders. He was taken by the Kansas City Royals in the 2010 Rule 5 Draft.[2]

Kansas City Royals[edit]

He was taken by the Kansas City Royals in the 2010 Rule 5 Draft.[2] Adcock made his major league debut on March 31, 2011, which was Opening Day. He pitched a scoreless eighth inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.[3]

Arizona Diamondbacks[edit]

On June 13, 2013, the Arizona Diamondbacks claimed Adcock off of waivers and assigned him to the Reno Aces of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League.[4]

Texas Rangers[edit]

Adcock signed a minor league deal with the Texas Rangers organization on December 5, 2013.

Pitching Style[edit]

Adcock is a sinkerballer. His sinker is thrown in the low 90s and has superb movement; it averages nearly a foot of tailside break away from left-handers and in toward right-handers. Complementing his sinker are a four-seam fastball, slider, curveball, and changeup.[5]

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