By Jerry Del Priore
The New York Mets selected outfielder Ross Adolph out of University of Toledo in the 12th round of the MLB Draft, and shipped him to the Brooklyn Cyclones — the short-season Single-A (New York-Penn League) affiliate of the Mets – to start his professional baseball career.
Adolph, 20, is hitting .263 with one homer run, 17 RBI, three doubles, five triples and six stolen bases in 99 at-bats in 27 games.
Adolph slugged 15 round trippers in his junior year with the Rockets.
A natural athlete, Adolph was as a multi-sport star at Van Buren High School in Ohio. He was a four-year letter winner in baseball and football and was a two-year letter winner in basketball.
In addition, Adolph garnered First-team All-Ohio, All-Region, and All-Conference player awards in baseball in 2015 after hitting .595 with seven doubles, seven triples and three home runs, and twenty-six stolen bases.
Watch Adolph dunk a gifted double in the outfield in a Cyclones’ 3-1 defeat to the Lowell Spinners (Boston Red Sox) on July 20th at MCU Park.