White Sox- Down On The Farm: Micker Adolfo

Player: Micker Adolfo

Position: Outfielder

Height: 6ā€™4 Weight: 255 Age: 23 Bats/Throws: R/R Current Level: AA Birmingham

MLB.com Rank: 8th in White Sox System

Signed: 2013, by White Sox

Hometown: San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic

The White Sox signed Adolfo for $1.6 million out of the Dominican Republic back in July 2013. He was regarded as a player with big-time potential, but he’s had trouble staying healthy during his time in the White Sox system. He had ankle and hamate injuries that shortened in his first two seasons. Then he underwent Tommy John surgery; causing him to miss the last two months of 2018 and most of 2019.

Scouting Grades

Scouting grades are based on a 20-80 scale where 50 is league average. Every 10 points away from there represents 1 standard deviation away. First number is current grade, second number after the slash is a potential future grade. FV means Future Value overall

Micker Adolfo is a big dude; at 6’4 255; he’s been in the system for a while, but the constant missed time for injuries has hampered his growth. He still has big time power, but the concern is his high swing and miss numbers. In just 36 games last season, he struck out 39% of the time. If he can limit the strikeouts and tap into his power, the best case scenario could similarly to a Jorge Soler type.

Defensively, Adolfo is below-average. His best asset in the field is his arm (assuming all is healthy after Tommy John surgery). He could end up in more of a DH role, but as for now, outfield is still the plan going forward.

A lack of consistent at-bats has definitely hurt Adolfo’s development, but there is still promise. If he breaks into the White Sox lineup it will be for his bat and his power. The question remains if he will make enough contact to be a sustainable major leaguer.

Micker Adolfo Stats

Published by Will McClaughry

Sports fan, data enthusiast and former division 3 college basketball player

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