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Named by Baseball America as the Cubs top pitching prospect, Adbert was added to the 40-man roster November 20, 2017 ... enters his sixth season in the Cubs organization since signing with the club as a non-drafted free agent in December of 2012... Ranked as the second-best prospect in the Cubs organization entering 2018 by Baseball America... Has been named a minor league mid-season All-Star in each of the last two seasons ... was an All-Star with South Bend in the Midwest League in 2016 and with Myrtle Beach in the Carolina League last year ... was the starting pitcher in the 2017 Carolina League All-Star game... Has gone 29-18 with a 3.30 ERA (140 ER/382.0 IP) in 81 minor league contests, including 60 starts ... reached the Double-A level for the first time in 2017, making seven starts and posting a 3.03 ERA (11 ER/32.2 IP)... A native of Venezuela, he made his pro debut in 2013 with the Venezuelan Cubs rookie league team.

Adbert went a combined 7-4 with a 2.99 ERA (38 ER/114.1 IP) in 22 starts between Single-A Myrtle Beach and Double-A Tennessee ... his promotion to Tennessee on July 6 marked his first time at the Double-A level... Began the season with Myrtle Beach and went 7-1 with a 2.98 ERA (27 ER/81.2 IP) in 15 starts, including a 7.0-inning complete game shutout, May 10 at Winston-Salem ... he struck out 78 batters while walking 22 on the season... Named to the Carolina League All-Star team, and was the starting pitcher for the South team (1.0 IP, 2 ER)... Promoted to Tennessee, July 6, and made seven starts with the Smokies ... went 0-3 with a 3.03 ERA (11 ER/32.2 IP) ... allowed three or fewer earned runs in all seven starts... Was on the seven-day D.L. and missed the last three weeks of the season with a right forearm strain.

Spent the entire season with Single-A South Bend, pitching a career-high 120.1 innings and earning Midwest League mid-season All-Star honors... Went 9-4 with a 4.34 ERA (58 ER/120.1 IP) in 22 games, including 20 starts ... tied for the team lead with the nine wins... Struck out 81 batters while walking 28... fanned a season-high seven batters in 6.0-scoreless innings, July 31 at Great Lakes.

Went 6-2 with a 2.04 ERA (12 ER/53.0 IP) in 12 games, including three starts, with Single-A Eugene ... tied for the team lead with six wins and his ERA was the best among pitchers with at least 10 appearances... Was named Northwest League Pitcher of the Week, July 27-August 2, after pitching 6.0-scoreless innings without allowing a hit... Made eight relief appearances of at least 4.0 innings... Posted a 0.83 WHIP, the lowest mark on the team among pitchers with at least 25.0 innings pitched.

In his first season in the United States, he went a combined 2-5 with a 7.90 ERA (24 ER/27.1 IP) between Single-A Boise and Rookie League Mesa... Made nine of his 10 appearances with Mesa, going 2-5 with a 8.51 ERA (23 ER/24.1 IP) in nine games, including three starts ... allowed one run in 3.0 innings in one relief outing with Boise.

Adbert made his pro debut with the Venezuelan rookie league team ... went 5-3 with a 1.07 ERA (8 ER/67.0 IP) in 15 games, including 12 starts ... he struck out 61 batters and walked just 10 ... allowed just one home run.




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