Adam Foster

Project Prospect Founder

A Northern California native, Adam launched Project Prospect in September of 2006.

Adam moved to Durham, North Carolina in January of 2007 to intern for Baseball America, after contributing to The California Aggie (UC Davis' daily student newspaper) as a staff writer from 2005 to 2006. He spent six months writing for Baseball America before making the decision to move back to California, where he could continue working on Project Prospect and find work as a City Planner.

He baseball in high school, but realized that 5-foot-7 lefties who only: hit to the opposite field, run a tick above average, and attack hitters with a two-seam changeup/four-seam changeup combo don't tend to draw much interest from college programs.

Adam has had his work featured in a number of publications, including:, ESPN, Baseball America,, and CSTV. He's been a credentialed media member at two All-Star Futures games, the Arizona Fall League and numerous minor league venues. Project Prospect's work has been recognized by publications such as USA Today, Yahoo Sports and the Sacramento Bee.

Articles by Adam Foster

U25 Exit Velocity Leaders Update - 05/24/2016

Miguel Sano is in Giancarlo Stanton territory when it comes to exit velocity.

Early 2016 U25 Exit Velocity Leaders - 04/16/2016

Exit velocity can tell us a lot about young hitters.

Battle of the 2010 Top 100s - 02/26/2016

We take a look back at the major 2010 Top 100 prospect lists to see which list contains the most value.

2014 Top 10 Teenagers by Production - 01/04/2015

Scouting aside, which teenagers had the best production last season?

Battle of the 2010 Top 100s - 12/07/2014

Which publication's 2010 Top 100 is looking the best?

Battle of the 2010 Top 100s - 04/14/2013

Project Prospect and Frankie Piliere's 2010 Top 100s continue ahead of the pack.

MiLB's Top 10 Teenagers - 05/24/2012

@AdamWFoster ranks the top 10 teenagers in the minors (full-season only)

MiLB Teenager Data/Analysis - 05/22/2012

See how your organization compares to the rest of baseball as far as teenage talents.

What I've Learned from Lawrie - 05/04/2012

Adam reflects on what he's learned from doubting Brett Lawrie.

Scouting Training Sessions Available - 04/03/2012

I'm happy to share everything I know about scouting in person.

My Scouting Story - 04/02/2012

I don't know it all but I can teach you something.

Kyle Zimmer Video (Subscriber) - 03/31/2012

Who wants to see video of USF starting pitcher Kyle Zimmer?

Adam's 2012 Spring Training Notes - 03/28/2012

Adam took 10 pages of scouting notes on High/Low-A prospects at spring training. 

Farm System Rankings - 01/29/2012

Adam ranks teams by farm system talent.

Our prospect rankings objective, principles and criteria - 01/27/2012

See what we're trying to accomplish with our rankings, how we make decisions and who we consider to be prospects.

The Reality of Today's Rule 5 Draft - 12/07/2011

There are dozens of sugar-coated articles out there telling you why you should care about the Rule 5 Draft.

Top 10 Triple-A Pitching Prospects by Production - 12/05/2011

Adam ranks 2011's top 10 Triple-A pitching prospects by production.

AFL Scouting: Day 4 - 11/19/2011

Adam's scouting notes from his fourth day at the AFL.

AFL Scouting: Day 3 - 11/19/2011

Adam's scouting notes from his third day at the AFL.

Jaff Decker Scouting Report - 11/19/2011

Based on seeing him at the AFL and Minor League Spring Training, Adam writes up Jaff Decker