Jon Michael Adams…Married Shelly Ayers (1/14/05); has one daughter, Keira Solei (12/10/06) and one son, Kaiden Rain (11/23/10)…1996 graduate of Sinton High School (TX), where he played baseball and basketball, earning All-State honors in both sports…Attended Texas A&M-Kingsville, where he continued playing both sports… Had his jersey retired by Texas A&M-Kingsville on 1/20/12… **Signed by:** Fred Beene.
Tied his career high with 4 losses (2011)...Threw just 25.0 innings, his lowest since 2006 (2.1 IP)...Was on the 15-day DL with a right back strain, 5/11-25...Held LHH to a .071 AVG (1-14) over his final 11 appearances...Placed on the 15-day DL with right bicep tendinitis on 6/20...Transferred to the 60-day DL on 7/9 and missed the reminder of the season following right shoulder surgery on 7/31 (Dr. Neal ElAttrache)
Had surgery to repair a hernia, 1/3 (Dr. Ronald Aronoff)...Finished 2nd on the TEX staff in games pitched (61)...Had a 1.00 ERA (1 ER, 9.0 IP) over his first 9 appearances
of the season...Did not issue a walk over his first 13 appearances to
extend his streak to 20 games, dating to 9/17/11, tying
his career-high walkless streak...Earned his lone save of the season, 4/12 vs SEA...Posted a 1.38 ERA (4 ER, 26.0 IP) over a 30-game span,
6/3-8/28...Did not pitch over a 7-day span, 9/12-18, due to right
shoulder soreness...Allowed 1 HR through his first 60 games before giving
up 3 solo HR in 1.0 inning in his final appearance, 9/27
vs OAK...Missed the final 5 games with what was originally called
a mild cervical (neck) strain before later being diagnosed
as thoracic outlet syndrome on 9/30...Held opposing hitters to a .224 AVG (17-76) with RISP.
Combined to go 5-4 with a 1.47 ERA (12 ER/73.2 IP) and
2 saves over 75 relief appearances for San Diego and Texas...
established career highs in games and innings, and tied career
high for strikeouts (74)...ranked among major league relief leaders
in opponents on-base pct. (3rd, .211), WHIP (3rd, 0.787), ERA
(4th, 1.47), holds (T6th, 32), strikeout-to-walk ratio (7th, 5.29), and
opponents average (7th, .169)...7 of his 13 runs allowed for the
year came on 5 home runs...allowed 4 of 6 inherited runners to
score...finished 10 games and was 2-for-5 in save opportunities...
first batters faced went 12-for-73 (.164) with 2 walks and 16 strikeouts...issued runs in 12 of 75 outings...issued multiple runs once
(Aug. 18 at LAA) and multiple walks once all season (2 on July 17
vs. San Francisco.
Worked a career-high 70 games and 66.2 innings
pitched for the Padres in 2010, striking out 73 against a
career-high 23 walks...Recorded a career-high 38 holds which ranked second in the Majors
behind Luke Gregerson's 40 (MLB record)...passed both Scott
Linebrink (36 in 2006) and Tom Gordon (36 in 2004) for the second
most holds in a season in MLB history...Worked scoreless ball in 60 of his 70 outings...1.76 ERA (13 ER/66.2 IP) on the season ranked sixth lowest among
all Major League relievers and third lowest among all NL relievers...0-1 with a 3.93 ERA (8 ER/18.1 IP) in his first 19 outings before going
4-0 with a 0.93 ERA (5 ER/48.1 IP) over his last 51 (5/22-10/2/10)...Had a career-best 14.0-inning scoreless streak from 5/22-6/20/10...Sat down 18 straight batters from 4/25-5/8/10, one shy of his careerbest
set last season (19, 8/17-9/23/09)...Allowed a .196 (48-for-245) opponents batting average, working hitless ball in 39 outings
and allowing multiple hits 14 times...held left-handers to a .185 (22-for-119) average
while righties hit at a .206 (26-for-126) clip, including .130 (6-for-46) over his first 25
games (4/6-6/2/10)...Placed on the 15-day DL on 7/16 (retroactive to 7/12) with a strained left oblique and
reinstated on 8/7, missing a total of 20 games...made one rehab appearance on 8/5
for Double-A San Antonio (1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO).
Posted a 0.73 ERA (3 ER/37.0 IP) in 37 relief appearances for the Padres, missing much of the
season while recovering from surgery on his right shoulder.
After allowing two earned runs in his first three outings, surrendered just one earned run over his last 34 appearances,
posting a 0.26 ERA (1 ER/34.2 IP) with six walks and 44 strikeouts...Six of his nine runs allowed during the season were unearned...scored upon in just five of his 37 games...Did not allow an earned run over a stretch of 24 games (24.0 IP), surrendering just eight hits and four walks while
striking out 29 from 6/19-8/16...Averaged 1.22 strikeouts per inning pitched...struck out at least one batter in 30 outings, at least two batters in 12
outings and three batters in three outings...each of his three-strikeout performances came in 1.0 inning of work...Over his last nine appearances of the season struck out 15 batters in 9.2 IP for an average of 1.56 per inning pitched...
did not allow a hit over that stretch and surrendered just two walks, retiring 29 of 31 batters faced over that span...Sat down a career-best 19 straight batters from 8/17-9/23...also did not allow a hit or walk to 20-straight batters faced
from 6/27-7/8 (one batter reached on a fielding error)...Allowed a .111 (14-for-126) opponent batting average, working hitless ball in 27 appearances and allowing multiple hits
just four times...left-handers hit .130 (9-for-69) off him, while righties hit at a .088 clip (5-for-57)...allowed just two
extra-base hits in 126 at-bats.
Made 54 relief appearances for the Padres, third-most on the
club behind Heath Bell (74) and Cla Meredith (73)...recorded
10 holds...Led the club in relief ERA (2.48) and ranked ninth among NL
relievers (minimum 50.0 IP)...also led San Diego with 74 relief
strikeouts, 12th overall among NL relievers...Held opponents to a .209 average (49-for-235), including a
.190 mark (23-for-121) vs. right-handed batters...Tallied a 0.71 ERA (1 ER/12.2 IP) with 15 strikeouts compared to three walks
in 12 July appearances...held opponents scoreless in 12 consecutive outings
(13.1 IP) from 7/6-8/3...Posted a 1.31 ERA (5 ER/34.1 IP) at PETCO Park...held opponents to a
.176 average (21-for-119) at home...did not allow a run in his last 18 home
appearances (20.2 IP) of the season since 6/27...Underwent right shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum on 10/17.
Did not pitch due to a left knee injury.
Made 17 relief appearances for Triple-A Portland in 2006, going 0-2 with a 4.18 ERA. Overall, he spent time with four organizations this year, Portland, Triple-A Norfolk (Orioles), Triple-A Nashville (Brewers) and Triple-A Buffalo (Indians). He went 1-3 with a 3.94 ERA and two saves over 48 games in 2006.
Began the season with Milwaukee going 0-1 with a 2.70 ERA and one save in 13 games ... earned his first Major League save in his season debut on April 8 at Wrigley Field working a scoreless inning with one strikeout ... was
one-for-two in save opportunities suffering a blown save on April 19 vs. Los Angeles (N) ... worked season-high
2.1 innings on May 20 at Minnesota and equaled his career high with four strikeouts (also struck out four batters
September 6, 2004 at Pittsburgh) ... allowed just one run in his last seven appearances spanning 7.1 innings but
walked seven batters during the stretch ... optioned to Triple A Nashville on May 27 ... went 3-4 with a pair of
saves for Nashville in 26 appearances posting a 5.75 ERA ... notched one save in the postseason with Nashville ... logged a 4.15 ERA (2 er/4.1 ip) in five postseason appearances.
Recipient of the Brewers Newcomer Award ... named the South Texas Pro Pitcher of the Year at the South Texas
Winter Banquet ... began the season with Triple A Indianapolis where he made 10 appearances, two starts, with
the Tribe posting a 2-0 mark with a 2.61 ERA before joining the Brewers ... recalled from Indy on May 15 ...
went 2-3 with the Brewers recording a 3.40 ERA in 46 appearances ... made his Major League debut on May 18
at Montreal with a scoreless inning striking out Zach Day for his first Major League whiff ... earned his first Major
League victory on May 20 at Montreal ... began the season tossing 13 consecutive scoreless frames before allowing
a pair of runs on June 17 vs Seattle ... pitched career-high three innings on June 4 at San Diego ... posted
a 1-0 mark with a 1.85 ERA in 18 appearances in the first half ... went 1-3 with a 4.71 ERA in 28 outings in the
second half ... suffered first Major League loss on August 4 vs New York (N) ... struggled in August posting a
9.90 ERA in nine appearances . . .only recorded an ERA greater than 3.00 in two months (July - 3.27 & August -
9.90) ... struck out career-high four batters on September 6 at Pittsburgh ... allowed eight of 21 inherited runners
to score ... against Adams, lefties hit .241 while righties batted .252 ... was 0 for 3 in save opportunities
suffering blown saves on June 10 at Anaheim, July 11 vs Cincinnati and July 23 at Houston ... ended the season
with a career-high two-game losing streak ... scoreless in 34 of 46 appearances.
Finished 3-7 with a 3.15 ERA and a team-leading 14 saves for the Double A Huntsville Stars of the Southern League,
striking out 83 in 74.1 innings ... named to the Southern League All-Star team ... held opposing batters to a
.208 average, allowing just 58 hits ... threw 5.1 innings of hitless relief while striking out six in a 5-3 loss June 23 vs West Tennessee ... posted a sterling 1.10 ERA in eight June appearances going 1-0 with a pair of saves ... in his first career start July 3 at Birmingham, allowed three earned runs in four innings ... in 20 appearances
from May 30-August 11, had six saves and an ERA of 1.72.
Opened the season with five saves in five outings for the Beloit Snappers of the Class A Midwest League ... during the streak he fanned nine without allowing a walk in five innings ... recorded at least one strikeout in
all 11 appearances with the Snappers, finishing with 21 punchouts in 15.1 innings before his promotion to Class A
High Desert ... was 2-1 with a 2.57 ERA for the High Desert Mavericks of the California League, adding 23 more
strikeouts in just 14 frames ... ended the campaign by picking up a win and a save for Huntsville in his first taste of action at the Double A level ... for the year, he was a combined 3-1 with 11 saves in 34 games, striking out 61 batters in 48 innings ... following the season, pitched for Maryvale of the Arizona Fall League.
Signed by Fred Beene ... pitched his way to a 2-2 record with a 2.81 ERA and 12 saves with the Ogden
Raptors of the Rookie Pioneer League ... with the third-highest save total and 21 games finished, ranked as one
of the top relievers in the circuit, ending fourth in relief pitcher point standings ... struck out 44 in 32 innings pitched, the league's third highest ratio among relievers.