Adbert made his major league debut with the Cubs last season...is in his eighth season in the Cubsorganization since signing with the club as a non-drafted free agent in December of 2012....Was added to the 40-man roster, November 20, 2017....Ranked as the second-best prospect in the Cubs organization entering 2018 by Baseball America...the publication ranked him the sixth-best prospect in the organization heading into 2019....Was an MLB All-Star Futures Game selection in 2019....Was an All-Star with South Bend in the Midwest League in 2016 and with Myrtle Beach in the Carolina League in 2017...was the starting pitcher in the 2017 Carolina League All-Star game....Has gone 33-27 with a 3.63 ERA (198 ER/491.0 IP) in 105 minor league contests, including 84 starts....A native of Venezuela, he made his pro debut in 2013 with the Venezuelan Cubs rookie league team.
Adbert made his major league debut, but spent the majority of the season with Triple-A Iowa...had a 7.30 ERA (10 ER/12.1 IP) in four games with the Cubs, though seven of those runs came in 2.2 innings in his second start, July 1 at Pittsburgh...allowed just three runs in 9.2 IP (2.79 ERA) in his other three outings....Was recalled from Triple-A Iowa, June 20, and made his major league debut that night...entered in relief vs. the Mets and earned the win, allowing one run in 4.0 innings in the 7-4 victory...retired 12 of his first 13 batters faced....Made his first-career start, June 25 vs. Atlanta...allowed a leadoff homer to Ronald Acuña Jr., but no more hits nor runs in 4.2 innings...fanned four and walked four...took a no-decision in the 3-2 setback...Became the third pitcher in MLB since 1920 to pitch at least 4.0 innings and allow one or fewer hits in each of his first two-career appearances joining Detroit's Eric King (1986) and St. Louis' Von McDaniel (1957)....Was selected to the MLB All-Star Futures Game in Cleveland, Ohio...did not pitch in the game....Was with the Cubs from June 20-July 1 and again from September 2-8....Went 2-4 with a 4.41 ERA (32 ER/65.1 IP) in 15 starts with Iowa, making his first appearance with the I-Cubs, May 17...made one start with Myrtle Beach, May 12, to begin his season...started the season on Iowa's injured list while recovering from a back strain....Named PCL Pitcher of the Week, May 27-June 2...made two starts in that span, going a season-high tying 6.0 innings in each start...allowed a combined three hits and one run, while fanning 17 batters.
Adbert reached the Triple-A level for the first time in his career, but had his season cut short due to a right lat strain ... went 2-4 with a 4.76 ERA (21 ER/39.2 IP) in eight starts ... walked 13 and struck out 27 ... Posted a 2.12 ERA (4 ER/17.0 IP) in his first three starts, April 20-30, walking six, striking out 14 and holding opponents to a .140 batting average ... Made his final start of the season, May 29 vs. New Orleans, tossing 4.0 shutout innings ... landed on the disabled list with a right lat strain, May 30.
Adbert went a combined 7-4 with a 2.99 ERA (38 ER/114.1 IP) in 22 starts between Single-A Myrtle Beach and Double-A Tennessee ... his promotion to Tennessee on July 6 marked his first time at the Double-A level... Began the season with Myrtle Beach and went 7-1 with a 2.98 ERA (27 ER/81.2 IP) in 15 starts, including a 7.0-inning complete game shutout, May 10 at Winston-Salem ... he struck out 78 batters while walking 22 on the season... Named to the Carolina League All-Star team, and was the starting pitcher for the South team (1.0 IP, 2 ER)... Promoted to Tennessee, July 6, and made seven starts with the Smokies ... went 0-3 with a 3.03 ERA (11 ER/32.2 IP) ... allowed three or fewer earned runs in all seven starts... Was on the seven-day D.L. and missed the last three weeks of the season with a right forearm strain.
Spent the entire season with Single-A South Bend, pitching a career-high 120.1 innings and earning Midwest League mid-season All-Star honors... Went 9-4 with a 4.34 ERA (58 ER/120.1 IP) in 22 games, including 20 starts ... tied for the team lead with the nine wins... Struck out 81 batters while walking 28... fanned a season-high seven batters in 6.0-scoreless innings, July 31 at Great Lakes.
Went 6-2 with a 2.04 ERA (12 ER/53.0 IP) in 12 games, including three starts, with Single-A Eugene ... tied for the team lead with six wins and his ERA was the best among pitchers with at least 10 appearances... Was named Northwest League Pitcher of the Week, July 27-August 2, after pitching 6.0-scoreless innings without allowing a hit... Made eight relief appearances of at least 4.0 innings... Posted a 0.83 WHIP, the lowest mark on the team among pitchers with at least 25.0 innings pitched.
In his first season in the United States, he went a combined 2-5 with a 7.90 ERA (24 ER/27.1 IP) between Single-A Boise and Rookie League Mesa... Made nine of his 10 appearances with Mesa, going 2-5 with a 8.51 ERA (23 ER/24.1 IP) in nine games, including three starts ... allowed one run in 3.0 innings in one relief outing with Boise.
Adbert made his pro debut with the Venezuelan rookie league team ... went 5-3 with a 1.07 ERA (8 ER/67.0 IP) in 15 games, including 12 starts ... he struck out 61 batters and walked just 10 ... allowed just one home run.