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Adam Warren (baseball)

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Adam Warren
Adam Warren on May 22, 2013.jpg
Warren with the New York Yankees
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Pitcher
Born: (1987-08-25) August 25, 1987 (age 28)
Birmingham, Alabama
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
June 29, 2012, for the New York Yankees
MLB statistics
(through July 16, 2016)
Win–loss record 16–17
Earned run average 3.63
Strikeouts 271
WHIP 1.26
Teams

Adam Parrish Warren (born August 25, 1987) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). Warren made his MLB debut with the Yankees on June 29, 2012, and also played for the Chicago Cubs in 2016. Before beginning his professional career, Warren pitched in college baseball for the North Carolina Tar Heels.

Early life

Warren is a native of New Bern, North Carolina.[1] His father played college football at North Carolina State University.[2]

College career

Warren attended New Bern High School and the University of North Carolina, where he played college baseball for the North Carolina Tar Heels baseball team in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).[1] As a sophomore, in 2007, Warren had a 12-0 win–loss record with a 2.17 earned run average (ERA) in 15 appearances.[3] In the summer of 2007, he played collegiate summer baseball in the Cape Cod Baseball League for the Brewster Whitecaps.[4] As a junior, he pitched to a 9-2 record with a 4.23 ERA in 18 games started.[3]

Warren took classes in the Kenan-Flagler Business School, and was named to the All-ACC Academic Honor Roll in consecutive seasons.[2] He was also named to ESPN's Academic All-America Third Team in 2009.[5] He graduated with a 3.36 grade point average.[5]

Warren was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 36th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball draft, but he did not sign, instead returning to UNC for his senior season.[5]

Professional career

New York Yankees

After Warren's senior season, Warren was drafted in the fourth round of the 2009 Major League Baseball draft by the New York Yankees, with the 136th overall selection.[1][3] Warren signed with the Yankees, and made his professional debut that season with the Staten Island Yankees of the Class A-Short Season New York–Penn League.[3]

Warren started the 2010 season with the Tampa Yankees of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League, where he went 7-5 with a 2.22 ERA in 15 starts, before he was promoted to the Trenton Thunder of the Class AA Eastern League.[6] On August 17, 2010, while pitching for the Thunder, Warren set a franchise record by striking out 15 batters in one game.[7] He was named the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for the performance.[8] In 2011, pitching for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees of the Class AAA International League, Warren was named to the 24th Triple-A All-Star Game.[9]

Warren made his major-league debut for the Yankees on June 29, replacing an injured CC Sabathia in the Yankees' starting rotation.[1] Warren gave up 6 runs in 2 1/3 innings in his first start versus the Chicago White Sox, highlighted by a Gordon Beckham two-run double in the top of the 2nd inning and a solo home run to Paul Konerko to lead off the top of the 3rd inning. He was relieved by David Phelps in the top of the 3rd, and would receive a no-decision as the Yankees lost the game 14–7.[10] Warren was sent back down to Triple-A the very next day.

Warren was called up to the Yankees on September 1, 2012, when the big league rosters expanded.[11]

On May 13, 2013, Warren got his first career save after pitching 4 scoreless innings of relief in a 7-0 win against the Cleveland Indians. He was optioned to Triple-A on June 14, 2013 after throwing 6 scoreless innings in the Yankees' 3–2 18-inning loss against the Oakland Athletics on the previous day. During the 2014 season Warren emerged as a key part of the Yankees bullpen, pitching 78 2/3 innings to a 2.97 ERA over the course of the season. Despite pitching in the bullpen through most of the previous two seasons, Adam Warren began the 2015 season in the Yankees starting rotation. Warren pitched well in the rotation going 5-5 with a 3.59 ERA over 82.2 innings and striking out 54. On June 29, he was moved back to the bullpen when Iván Nova returned from the DL.[citation needed]

Chicago Cubs

On December 8, 2015, the Yankees traded Warren and a player to be named later (Brendan Ryan) to the Chicago Cubs for Starlin Castro.[12] On July 24, 2016 Warren was optioned to Triple A Iowa Cubs after posting a 5.91 ERA during the season.[13]

Return to the Yankees

On July 25, the Cubs traded Warren, Billy McKinney, Gleyber Torres, and Rashad Crawford to the New York Yankees for Aroldis Chapman.[14]

Scouting report

Warren's fastball averages between 92 to 94 miles per hour (148–151 km/h), and he also throws a changeup.[1]

Personal

Warren wife's name is Kristen.[15]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "Warren on the move". Sun Journal. newbernsj.com. Retrieved June 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Q&A With Adam Warren – University of North Carolina Tar Heels Official Athletic Site". Tarheelblue.com. March 28, 2008. Retrieved June 29, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d Danny Wild (July 17, 2009). "Article | MiLB.com News | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". Milb.com. Retrieved June 29, 2012. 
  4. ^ Swartz, John (June 26, 2007). "UNC's Warren to play in Cape Cod League this summer". Sun Journal. newbernsj.com. Retrieved June 29, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c Jess Huffman (June 8, 2009). "On the clock". Sun Journal. newbernsj.com. Retrieved June 29, 2012. 
  6. ^ Wild, Danny. "Warren thunders to strikeout record | MiLB.com News | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". Milb.com. Retrieved June 29, 2012. 
  7. ^ Wild, Danny. "Warren thunders to strikeout record". Web.minorleaguebaseball.com. Retrieved June 29, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Warren Named EL Pitcher of the Week". Oursportscentral.com. Retrieved June 29, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Pitcher Warren helps lift IL stars". The Times Leader. July 17, 2011. Retrieved July 25, 2011. 
  10. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/NYA/NYA201206290.shtml
  11. ^ "Yankees notebook: Club adds 6 Triple-A call-ups". lohud.com. 
  12. ^ Yankees solidify second base with Cubs Castro MLB.com
  13. ^ "Cubs Call Up Joe Nathan, Option Adam Warren To Triple-A". CBS Chicago. July 24, 2016. Retrieved July 25, 2016. 
  14. ^ Gonzales, Mark (July 25, 2016). "Cubs land marquee closer Aroldis Chapman from Yankees". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved July 25, 2016. 
  15. ^ Cacciola, Scott (April 4, 2013). "A Long Relief Stint Helps the Yankees". The New York Times. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 

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