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Tim Adleman spent most of the 2014 season working out of the bullpen, but he joined the rotation for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos in 2015. His first start of the year saw him allow a run in 6.0 innings with a walk and three strikeouts. The next time out he tossed 5.0 shutout frames with five strikeouts. The right hander would struggle in his third start, allowing four runs in 5.2 innings. In the final start of the month he rebounded well by allowing one earned in 6.0 innings. For the month the then 27-year-old posted a 2.38 ERA in 22.2 innings with six walks and 14 strikeouts.
On May 1st Tim Adleman would make his lone relief appearance of the year, pitching 3.1 innings of 1-run baseball. The next time out he tossed 5.0 shutout innings with seven strikeouts. That was followed up by 6.0 shutout innings as a strong May continued. On the 17th Adleman allowed a run in 7.0 innings. On the 22nd he tossed 7.0 shutout innings, but had five walks in the game. In the right handed pitchers final start of the month he allowed two earned in 6.0 innings, but walked five batters for the second straight game. He would post a 1.05 ERA in May over 34.1 innings with 15 walks and 23 strikeouts.
For as strong as May was, June got out to a rough start for the former Georgetown Hoya as he allowed three earned in 2.1 innings to start the month. He allowed four runs in 6.1 innings the next time out. On the 13th he got things moving in the right direction, giving up just two runs in 5.0 innings against Montgomery. A rain delay cut his next start short, but Adleman tossed 3.0 shutout innings before the delay. In his final start of the month he tossed 8.0 shutout innings with five strikeouts. After the rough start, a strong rebound led to a 3.28 ERA in 24.2 innings on the month with seven walks and 22 strikeouts.
July picked up where June had left off and saw Tim Adleman give up three runs over his first three starts, one in each game, as he tossed 20.0 combined innings with three walks and 19 strikeouts. He ran into some troubles on the 19th, allowing six runs in 5.1 innings against Birmingham. On the 24thhe allowed just two runs over 5.0 innings, but walked three batters for the second straight game. On the 29th he would make his final appearance of the month, but lasted just 1.2 innings before exiting with an injury. In 32.0 innings he would post a 3.09 ERA with 10 walks and 28 strikeouts.
After sitting out for 10 days, the right handed pitcher returned to the mound on August 9th and allowed just two runs in 6.0 innings with eight strikeouts. He followed that up with two consecutive 7.1 innings outings, allowing just one total run between the two of them. On the 25th he would take the mound and continue his dominant run by tossing 6.0 shutout innings with five strikeouts. His final two starts of the season were a real struggle though, as he allowed 11 earned runs between the two of them in just 9.2 innings pitched. Over his final six games he would post a 3.47 ERA in 36.1 innings with 11 walks and 26 strikeouts.
Tim Adleman Scouting Report
Fastball | He sits in the 89-92 MPH range with his fastball that has good action to it on both planes. He can reach back and touch 94 every so often.
Curveball | The pitch will show itself as a slightly above-average offering with good 12-6 breaking action with good bite. At times it’s a slightly below-average offering that lacks that hard biting action, but usually it’s an average offering.
Tim Adleman has done nothing but perform since signing with the Reds out of independent league baseball after the 2013 season. While he spent his 2015 season in the rotation, he profiles better as a reliever where he may be able to get his velocity a little higher, where he was once sitting in the 92-94 MPH range in shorter relief appearances. Nothing jumps off the page with Adleman, but he throws strikes and has good movement with his fastball to go along with a solid curveball. His profile may be that of a long reliever, or a 6th inning guy.