Washington Nationals’ prospect Joan Adon was added to the membership’s 40-man roster after the 2020 marketing campaign, to guard him from choice within the Rule 5 Draft, and Assistant GM, Participant Personnel, Mark Scialabba, stated on the time the now-23-year-old pitcher was on the come.
“He’s an influence arm that assaults the zone together with his fastball, change, and slider,” Scialabba informed FBB’s David Driver late in September 2019.
“[Adon] does a extremely good [job] of pitching up and down together with his fastball and his change has change into a weapon he can use towards proper and left-handed batters.”
Adon posted a 4.97 ERA in 17 begins and 87 innings at Excessive-A ball in 2021, a 6.43 ERA in three begins and 14 IP at Double-A, and he struck out seven batters over 4 scoreless innings in his Triple-A debut, giving up two hits and three walks, earlier than he was known as as much as make his last begin of the yr in Washington, D.C.’s Nationals Park in his MLB debut.
In 5 1⁄3 IP towards the Boston Pink Sox, Adon struck out 9 of the 24 batters he confronted, and gave up six hits, three walks, and two runs, each earned, which, he stated, offered him with extra motivation for him to get again to the massive leagues.
“It clearly provides me loads of motivation to maintain working exhausting,” the right-handed starter who signed out of the Dominican Republic for $50K in July of 2016 stated.
“Hold working exhausting within the offseason, and prepare for subsequent season, and hopefully begin the yr with the crew up right here on the huge league stage.”
In two video games and 5 IP out of the bullpen this spring earlier than tonight, Adon has given up 5 hits (two house runs) and 4 earned runs, strolling two and putting out 5.
Adon will get the ball to start out tonight’s recreation.