He possesses a low-90s fastball with late glove-side bite. Furthermore, he boasts an effective changeup.
Laskey was a highly touted prep pitcher before being selected in the 31st round of the 2016 draft by the Giants. Unfortunately, he suffered injuries his final year at Duke and was shut down following his draft selection.
Early Life and Education
Adam Laskey was raised in Voorhees, New Jersey as one of the star students and most sought after athletes of his high school class. An avid tennis player, Adam earned a place on New Jersey State Championship winning volleyball team as well as leading to create first ever baseball team at his school and served as starting pitcher during both his junior and senior years before deciding to go pro.
Laskey made his mark at Duke as an All American three times over and eventually won more games than anyone in school history, becoming both Atlantic Coast Conference and College World Series pitching staff champions during his illustrious career. Along the way he gained insight from some of the greatest coaches while making long-lasting friendships and teammates along the way.
Laskey spent two seasons pitching at Duke and has shown potential as a starting pitcher with low ERAs during those times.
His fastball and change-up are highly developed, and when healthy he displays exceptional control.
His low-90s fastball has late glove-side bite, and he combines this with an effective slider and change-up. While he possesses enough arm strength to develop into a mid-rotation arm, there remains some injury risk.
He was selected in the 19th round by the Chicago Cubs and currently plays in their minor-league system, making six appearances this season, including three starts. In this time he went 1-0 allowing one run off three hits over 4.0 innings of work.
Achievement and Honors
Laskey made his professional debut after one injury-plagued college season and was selected in the 19th round of last summer’s draft by the Chicago Cubs. A reliable lefty with fastball velocity reaching 93 MPH and an above-average changeup, Laskey showed strong promise as he worked his way into their rotation.
His undergraduate thesis earned the best undergraduate thesis award at the College of Education and Human Development, Center for Undergraduate Research Summer Fellowship and Thomas E. Lynch Honors Thesis Scholarship. A true jack-of-all-trades, he serves on numerous student groups as president of All Maine Women and co-chair of Feminist Collective as well as being a founding member of Fogler Library’s student ambassador program; Hip Hop Club Black Bear Mentors Advocacy/Activity are just a few others!
Adam Laskey met Matt Mervis while playing travel ball for Tri State Arsenal in New Jersey and they quickly formed an instant friendship before beginning tournaments together.
Duke quickly won both players over as soon as they knew about Christ Pollard’s strong commitment to baseball principles. Both committed quickly after high school graduation.
Adam was tragically taken away from Heather and their 6-month old son Joshua by an unexpected accident, leaving them without their husband and father for some time. With investigations, autopsies, and retrieving his remains to return home taking longer than anticipated, Heather needs your support in raising funds to cover funeral and transportation costs for Adam. Please join us as we raise money on her behalf!
Adam Laskey is best known for portraying various combat characters in movies. His estimated net worth stands at $4 Million. Most of it has come from his MMA career – through pay-per-view fees and sponsorship – although pay-per-view services and pay-per-view video streaming also contribute significantly. Besides working, Laskey also enjoys making YouTube videos featuring himself and has gained popularity due to their numerous views online. Furthermore, he’s married Nicole who is both an athlete and fellow fighter; together they share two children with them both fighting.
Laskey specializes in Muay Thai and kickboxing as a professional fighter, winning numerous championships in both disciplines. His opponents have included Nephi Wood and Blake Foster; additionally he has appeared in popular action movies such as Mighty Morphine Power Rangers and 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Station to add further exposure.