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Follow the Prospects: Joan Adon, RHP
« Topic Start: March 13, 2021, 10:31:17 AM »
Joan Adon, RHP
P/B/T: R
6'2", 242lbs
Born 8/12/1998, Dominican Republic
Signed as an international free agent in 2016

Alternate site report from 2020:
https://www.federalbaseball.com/2020/9/22/21450798/washington-nationals-prospect-joan-adon-one-of-youngest-pitchers-fredericksburg-alternate-site

2019: Hagerstown: 11-3, 3.86 in 22 games with 21 starts, 90Ks, 1.30 WHIP

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Signed for just $50K in 2016, Adon’s stuff has turned heads through the low parts of Washington’s system. He spent his first year in pro ball in the DSL, coming stateside last summer and splitting time between the GCL and New York-Penn League. The Nationals moved the 20-year-old righty to Hagerstown’s rotation this year, and while he ultimately is more likely to wind up back in the ‘pen, facing lineups numerous times and working late into games is good for his development.

Adon’s fastball works in the 93-to-97 mph range as a starter, hinting there’s even more velocity to come if he’s back in a relief role at any point. The pitch flashes occasional lively armside run, though his command and general pitchability are still fairly raw. His primary off-speed is a hard mid-80s slider, showing tight rotation and bite at times. He doesn’t finish the pitch consistently but the signs of a playable big league breaking ball are there. Adon’s changeup is a nascent third offering that lags behind the rest of his arsenal.

The arm-strength makes him a prospect, though Adon’s lack of size, third pitch, and present mechanical effort makes him a better long-term fit in the ‘pen. He has the stuff to fit a middle relief or 7th inning setup role with more breaking ball consistency and continued refinements to his strikethrowing.


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Re: Follow the Prospects: Joan Adon (RHP)
« Reply #1: May 12, 2021, 02:00:10 PM »
off to a good start at Wilmington - 2 GS, 10.1 IP, 9Ks, 1.74 ERA / 0.97 WHIP

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Joan Adon (RHP)
« Reply #2: May 12, 2021, 03:34:35 PM »
off to a good start at Wilmington - 2 GS, 10.1 IP, 9Ks, 1.74 ERA / 0.97 WHIP
didn't we also used to have a player Joan  Baez?  I'm serious.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Joan Adon (RHP)
« Reply #3: May 12, 2021, 03:39:49 PM »
didn't we also used to have a player Joan  Baez?  I'm serious.
She sings....I mean he pitches for Rochester.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Joan Adon (RHP)
« Reply #4: May 12, 2021, 03:45:55 PM »

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Joan Adon (RHP)
« Reply #6: June 11, 2021, 10:39:05 PM »
6 innings of shutout ball tonight, 8Ks, 2 walks, 3 hits.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Joan Adon (RHP)
« Reply #7: June 12, 2021, 08:34:15 AM »
6 innings of shutout ball tonight, 8Ks, 2 walks, 3 hits.

Call her up.  This year is a write off anyways, let's see what she's got.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Joan Adon (RHP)
« Reply #8: June 14, 2021, 06:45:55 PM »
The original report seems odd: "The arm-strength makes him a prospect, though Adon’s lack of size...." Adon is 6 - 4 and weighs 242 pounds. That's a "lack of size?"

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Joan Adon (RHP)
« Reply #9: June 18, 2021, 07:46:34 AM »
Struck out 11 in 5 2/3 last night.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Joan Adon (RHP)
« Reply #10: June 18, 2021, 07:56:54 AM »
The original report seems odd: "The arm-strength makes him a prospect, though Adon’s lack of size...." Adon is 6 - 4 and weighs 242 pounds. That's a "lack of size?"
So MLB Pipeline has him at 6'2". Not exactly a lack of size kind of guy eithet way

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Joan Adon (RHP)
« Reply #11: June 18, 2021, 09:56:12 AM »
So MLB Pipeline has him at 6'2". Not exactly a lack of size kind of guy eithet way

Probably another prospect reviewer who recycles comments from others without ever having seen the guy pitch, and especially not live.  That's not the kind of thing you could possibly mess up if you had.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Joan Adon (RHP)
« Reply #12: June 18, 2021, 11:34:33 AM »
baseball reference has him at 6'2", I updated the starting post in this thread.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Joan Adon (RHP)
« Reply #13: June 18, 2021, 12:53:56 PM »
Probably another prospect reviewer who recycles comments from others without ever having seen the guy pitch, and especially not live.  That's not the kind of thing you could possibly mess up if you had.
maybe the dude was projecting.  If you go from 6' 4" to 6' 2" that young, probably by the time he pitches in the majors, he's going to be 5' 9" and shrinking. I mean, you pay scouts to project into the future, so maybe the guy is clairvoyent. 

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Joan Adon (RHP)
« Reply #14: July 14, 2021, 02:43:12 PM »
Struggling in Wilmington - 12 GS 59.0 IP 5.34 ERA 1.37 WHIP 64/24 K/BB

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Joan Adon (RHP)
« Reply #15: July 14, 2021, 02:51:14 PM »
Struggling in Wilmington - 12 GS 59.0 IP 5.34 ERA 1.37 WHIP 64/24 K/BB

He's still young for that level, but a lot of things about him suggest a future as a reliever.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Joan Adon (RHP)
« Reply #16: July 14, 2021, 03:10:24 PM »
He's still young for that level, but a lot of things about him suggest a future as a reliever.

Yes, he is only 22 and his fastball is sitting comfortably in the mid-high 90s, a move to the pen seems very logical with his stuff.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Joan Adon (RHP)
« Reply #17: July 14, 2021, 05:08:24 PM »
> than a K an inning and almost a 3:1 K:BB is a good sign.