Ty Adcock never imagined himself as a pitcher. At South Granville he threw a couple of innings for fun but pitching never really interested him. He was a catcher and an outfielder. It wasn’t until his junior year at Elon that a coach noticed his arm strength and felt his talents were better suited on the mound.
In June of last year after a minor league game Adcock got the call to head for Seattle where he would throw his first pitch in the Major Leagues. “It was a bizarre experience,” Adcock said of receiving the call. Adcock was a guest on Wednesday’s SportsTalk. “I knew I had what it takes to play in the big leagues,” Adcock continued. “It doesn’t feel real. It was everything you dream of as a kid,” Adcock explained about his first game in a Mariners uniform.
He doesn’t remember the name of the first batter he faced from the Miami Marlins but does remember the batter grounded out on the first pitch. He threw for two innings in that game as a member of the Mariners’ bull pen.
Now that his first season is under his belt he is busy preparing for spring. He will head to spring training in late January and hopes to be one of the eight pitchers the Mariners keep in their bull pen when the 2024 season starts. “It’s up to management to see if they feel I’m a good fit for the organization,” Adcock concluded.