Adam John Kolarek is a Major League Baseball pitcher who currently pitches for the Oakland Athletics.
He formerly played for the Rays of Tampa Bay and the Dodgers of Los Angeles. He was a member of the Maryland Terrapins baseball team in college.
Kolarek was picked in the 11th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball draft by the New York Mets, and he made his MLB debut in 2017.
Kolarek attended Catonsville High School in Baltimore, Maryland, where he was born.
He went on to play for the University of Maryland from 2008 to 2010.
In 21 appearances in 2008, he went 2–1 with a 4.26 ERA. In 26 games in 2009, he went 2–1 with a 4.68 ERA, and in 13 games in 2010, he went 1–4 with a 6.06 ERA (five starts)
The Mets selected Kolarek in the 11th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball draft, ranking him among the top 50 lefthanders in the country.
In 2010, he pitched for the Kingsport Mets and the Brooklyn Cyclones, going 2–1 with a 3.13 ERA in 22 games. He struck out 45 batters in 37 1/3 innings while allowing 19 hits.
He would have led Kingsport in WHIP with a mark of 0.643 if he had qualified. In 2011, he was 7–1 with a 2.85 ERA in 26 games for the Savannah Sand Gnats and St. Lucie Mets.
Is Adam Kolarek Married?
Adam Kolarek is married to his wife Melanie Rae Shapiro in 2017.