Hawk Item — Selected in the sixth round of the 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Houston Astros with the 181st pick… Iowa’s highest draft pick since 1999 and highest by a position player since 1992… finished his career 11th on the home runs list in just one season… also holds school record for slugging percentage (.747).
2017 Honors — Semifinalist for USA Baseball’s Golden Spikes Award, given to the nation’s top amateur player… second-team All-American by D1Baseball.com, ABCA/Rawlings, Perfect Game, National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, Collegiate Baseball, and College Sports Madness… third-team All-American by Baseball America… unanimous Big Ten Player of the Year — first Hawkeye since 1992 and second honoree all-time… only unanimous first-team All-Big Ten selection… first-team Mideast ABCA/Rawlings all-region honoree… three-time Big Ten Player of the Week (March 6, May 15, May 22)… Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week (May 22)… two-time College Sports Madness Big Ten Player of the Week (May 15, May 22). 2017 — Started all 61 games at first base… hit .335 with 82 hits, 55 runs, and 72 RBIs… had 14 doubles, 29 home runs, and a .747 slugging percentage… led the Big Ten in home runs (29), RBIs (72), slugging percentage (.747), and total bases (183)… also second in hits (82), runs (55), sixth in batting average (.335), 12th in on-base percentage (.417), and tied for 14th in doubles (14)… led the NCAA, broke Iowa’s school record and the Big Ten Conference’s single season record with 29 home runs… broke an Iowa record (22) that stood since 1986 and Indiana’s Mike Smith’s for the Big Ten single-season record of 27 that had stood since 1992… most home runs by a Big Ten player in the BBCOR era and third-most in the NCAA in BBCOR era (since 2011)… also first in the NCAA in home runs per game (0.47), third in total bases (183), fourth in slugging percentage (.747), and seventh in RBIs (72)… also was sixth in school history in single season RBIs and seventh in hits… hit safely in 46-of-61 games and reached safely in 52-of-61 contests… had 27 multi-hit (19 two-hit, eight three-hit) and 16 multi-RBI (seven two-RBI, five three-RBI, one four-RBI, one six-RBI, one seven-RBI) games… broke the Big Ten single season record with a solo blast — No. 28 — in NCAA Regional play against Texas A&M (6/2)… hit a game-tying solo homer — No. 29 — against No. 15 Houston (6/3) in bottom of eighth inning… hit .286 (6-of-21) at Big Ten Tournament with three home runs, five RBIs, and four runs… hit a solo home run in the semifinal win over Minnesota (5/27) — No. 26 — and had a career-high four hits, finishing 4-for-4 with three runs and three RBIs in the title game against Northwestern (5/28)… hit two more home runs, tying him for the NCAA lead… tied the school record May 18 at Illinois with a solo home run — part of a back-to-back-to-back home run trio… broke the school record May 19 in game two of doubleheader, hitting two home runs for his third multi-homer game of the season… finished 3-for-6 with two home runs and four RBIs in the game… has hit eight home runs over Iowa’s last seven games… homered in five consecutive games — blasts No. 17, 18, 19 against Ohio State (5/12-14), homers No. 20 and 21 against Omaha (5/16) and homer No. 22 at Illinois (5/18)… went 3-for-4 with three runs and a solo shot in game one, 1-for-4 with a solo blast in game two, and 2-for-4 with two runs and a three-run home run in the finale against Ohio State in Iowa’s 11-10 come-from-behind victory… hit two solo home runs — his second multi-homer game of the season — against Omaha (5/16)… tied a career-high with three hits, including two doubles, in series finale at Michigan State (5/7)… hit his 16th home run — a two-run shot in the series finale against Penn State… belted his 15th home run — a solo blast — in Iowa’s 4-3 victory over Milwaukee… the home run traveled 400 feet and had a 118 mph exit velocity… had three-straight multi-hit games at Nebraska, including hitting his 14th home run — a solo shot — in game one… had three straight multi-hit and multi-RBI games at Northwestern (4/7-9)… hit home runs No. 12 and No. 13 in games two and three… hit his 11th home run — a two-run shot — and had three RBIs against South Dakota State (4/4)… hit his 10th home run of the season in game two, finishing 1-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored… finished 1-for-3 with two runs, including slugging a game-winning, seventh-inning home run in Iowa’s 6-5 victory over Grand View (3/28)… went 3-for-4 with three home runs, seven RBIs, and four runs in series finale at Kansas State (3/19)… first Hawkeye since 2007 to hit three home runs in a game… hit .368 with six RBIs at the Snowbird Classic (3/10-12)… had multi-hit games in 3-of-4 contests, including a 3-for-5, six-RBI game in win over Lehigh… hit a second inning grand slam — his fifth home run of season… named to the DQ Classic All-Tournament Team after hitting .417 (5-of-12) with two home runs and six RBIs… went 3-for-4 with three RBIs against Hawai’i (3/3)… hit a two-run home run and a double… went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run against Oral Roberts (3/4)… hit his first home run as a Hawkeye at South Florida (2/18) and his second against Alabama State (2/24).
At DMACC (2015 & 2016) — First-team All-American as a sophomore after hitting .360 with 25 home runs, 75 RBIs and 59 runs… had 24 multi-hit games, including four two home run games and 23 multi-RBI contests… ranked second in the nation in home runs, fourth in slugging percentage (.860), seventh in total bases (172), 10th in RBIs, and 15th in doubles (19)… two-time all-conference selection, earning first-team honors as a sophomore and second-team honors as a freshman… also was a NJCAA Region XI Division II Second-Team All-Region player as a freshman… holds the DMACC single-season (25) and career home run records (42)… hit .390 with 17 home runs, 54 RBIs and 62 runs as a freshman… ranked seventh nationally in home runs, 13th in total bases (139), and 15th in slugging percentage (.764).
High School — Hit .398 with five home runs as a junior… also was a linebacker in football and center in basketball… earned all-district honors in basketball.
Personal — Born Dec. 23, 1995… son of Bob and Laurie Adams… has three siblings, Hannah, Gracie, and Jackson… majoring in sports studies with a secondary education interest.