Adam Schumann Ravenelle (born October 5, 1992) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Detroit Tigers organization. He played college baseball for the Vanderbilt Commodores, where he was a member of the 2014 College World Series champions best running water backpack.
Ravenelle attended Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School in Sudbury, Massachusetts, where he played for the school’s baseball team. With Ravenelle, Lincoln-Sudbury won three consecutive league championships, and the Division I state championship in his senior year. As a senior, The Boston Globe named him their Division I Player of the Year. The New York Yankees selected him in the 44th round, with the 1,349th overall selection of the 2011 MLB draft. He opted not to sign with the Yankees, instead enrolling at Vanderbilt University, so that he could play college baseball for the Vanderbilt Commodores.
In 2014, his junior year, Ravenelle pitched to a 1.35 earned run average in 40 innings for the Commodores. Ravenelle recorded the save in the deciding game of the 2014 College World Series.
The Detroit Tigers drafted Ravenelle in the fourth round, 130th overall, in the 2014 MLB draft. He reported to the Gulf Coast League Tigers, before he was transferred to the Class A West Michigan Whitecaps. In 2015, he pitched 21 games in relief between the Gulf Coast Tigers and West Michigan Whitecaps, striking out 41 batters over 38 1⁄3 innings while posting a 3.52 ERA. Following the 2015 season, Ravenelle went on to play for the Scottsdale Scorpions of the Arizona Fall League. Ravenelle was named to the Arizona Fall League’s Fall Stars Game.
Ravenelle spent 2016 with both the Lakeland Flying Tigers and the Erie SeaWolves, posting a combined 3.88 ERA in 58 innings pitched between both teams. After the season, Ravenelle returned to the AZL where he played for the Salt River Rafters.
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