|Baltimore Orioles – No. 52|
February 25, 1988 |
|March 31, 2011, for the Kansas City Royals|
(through 2015 season)
|Earned run average||4.17|
Nathan Masler Adcock (born February 25, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Baltimore Orioles organization. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Kansas City Royals, Texas Rangers and Cincinnati Reds.
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.
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.
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. 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.
Kansas City Royals
He was taken by the Kansas City Royals in the 2010 Rule 5 Draft. 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.
Adcock signed a minor league deal with the Texas Rangers organization on December 5, 2013.
On December 23, 2014 Adcock signed a minor league deal with the Cincinnati Reds. On July 31, 2015, it was discovered by doctors that Adcock sustained a tear in his ulnar collateral and would need Tommy John surgery, ending his season.
On February 29, 2016 Adcock signed a minor league deal with the Baltimore Orioles.
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.
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