Adam Lau Minors  |  Pitcher

     
 

Age: 26
Born: July 5, 1994
Madison, AL
Height: 6-2
Weight: 225
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 37th round, 2015
How Acquired: Draft
College: Alabama - Birmingham
High School: Sparkman (AL)

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Scouting Report Update 6.16.2020

Physical Description: Sturdy build with no physical projection remaining. Looks listed height and weight.

Mechanics: Throws from a low three-quarters arm slot. Starts on the third base side of the rubber. Stiff, compact delivery with short arm action and medium leg kick. Vertical finish. Average arm speed. Minimal deception.

Fastball: 91-93 mph. Pitch shows life up in the zone. Command and control still need improvement. Has struggled to throw strikes at times.

Slider: 85-87 mph. Short, horizontal break. Cutter-like at higher velocities. Has shown some bite.

Changeup: 80-82 mph. Straight, shows late drop. Tends to slow arm.

Career Notes: Was a two-way player at UAB, playing outfield as well as relieving, and was named to the John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Watch List. Tired of finding places to live at stops up the minor league ladder, purchased an RV with his wife after the 2018 season and lives in it during the season. Pitched final inning of a combined no-hitter on April 25, 2019 for Portland, following Kyle Hart and Daniel McGrath.

Summation: Potential organizational relief arm. Lacks an above-average offering, but fastball/slider combination could allow him to stick around for a while as a useful relief arm. Needs to improve command and develop a true out pitch to have a chance of developing into more than an org arm.

 
   
  Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
  2013 UAB NCAA Coll --- 18 0 0 --- 5.60 14 0 1 17.2 19 12 11 1 18 17 2.09 0.94 8.66
  2014 UAB NCAA Coll --- 19 0 2 0.000 3.45 17 0 5 15.2 17 6 6 0 8 12 1.60 1.50 6.89
  2015 UAB NCAA Coll --- 20 1 2 0.333 1.71 22 0 7 31.2 19 10 6 1 18 42 1.17 2.33 11.94
  2015 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 20 0 4 0.000 4.09 11 0 3 11.0 14 5 5 1 6 14 1.82 2.33 11.45
  2016 Greenville SAL A Bos 21 3 2 0.600 3.54 29 1 4 53.1 36 22 21 4 36 58 1.35 1.61 9.79
  2016 Salem Car A+ Bos 21 3 0 1.000 4.35 5 0 0 10.1 4 5 5 1 6 10 0.97 1.67 8.71
  2017 Salem Car A+ Bos 22 4 7 0.364 2.98 37 0 7 63.1 56 23 21 4 31 58 1.37 2.19 9.66
  2018 Portland East AA Bos 23 0 4 0.000 4.13 36 0 3 56.2 57 32 26 9 28 59 1.50 2.11 9.37
  2019 Portland East AA Bos 24 1 4 0.200 3.31 35 0 7 51.2 43 24 19 3 23 62 1.28 2.70 10.80
  2019 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 24 1 0 1.000 5.79 5 1 0 9.1 8 8 6 3 11 8 2.04 0.73 7.71
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: Rhymes with "wow"
First Pro Contract:
June 19, 2015 by Danny Watkins
Signing Bonus: $75,000
MiLB Debut: June 23, 2015 (GCL)
MLFA Eligible: November 2021
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2020
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
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MLB Service Time (through 2019):
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Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2020): MiLB Contract
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