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Dave Adams worked to keep them off stride over four pro seasons; Topped out at AA

Dave Adams pitched well in this May 1991 contest at single-A Quad City, The Quad-City Times wrote.

Adams struck out three over seven innings and gave up just two hits for the win, The Times wrote.

"Every start he's had he's gotten better and better," Quad City manager Mitch Seoane told The Times. "His curveball was pretty good and he had good location. He did a good job of keeping them off stride."

Adams worked to keep them off stride that year in his third pro season. He went on to see one more campaign. He topped out at AA.

Adams' career began in 1989, taken by the Angels in the 18th round of the draft out of Ohio University.

Adams started with the Angels at short-season Bend. He went 2-6 over 14 outings, 12 starts, with a 4.91 ERA.

He moved to Quad City for 1990. That June, Adams threw a one-hit shutout as he struck out 13, all after rough games earlier, according to The Rock Island Argus.

"The win, and how he pitched, has to be a big confidence booster for him," Quad City manager Don Long told The Argus. "He has struggled and was even dropped from the rotation. But tonight he came on and pitched outstanding ball."

A shoulder injury, however, cut short his season. He ended with a 3-5 record over 12 outings, 10 starts, with a 4.97 ERA.

Adams returned to Quad City for 1991. He went 8-8 that year over 21 starts. He ended with a 3.53 ERA.

Adams then moved up to AA Midland for 1992. He stayed there the season. He went 6-11, with a 4.48 ERA in 26 starts. That season at Midland proved his last as a pro.

1990 Minor League Tally 
Players/Coaches Featured:4,035
Made the Majors:1,340-33.2%
Never Made Majors:2,695-66.8%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors:547
10+ Seasons in the Minors:333

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