Is married to Kristen…the couple has a son, Kendall James (born November 2016). Graduated from North Carolina with a degree in business administration…went 32-4 with a 3.42 ERA (276.0IP, 105ER) and 240K in 65 games (49 starts) in his collegiate career…left school with the second-most wins by a Tar Heel and tied with Scott Bankhead for the school's highest winning percentage (.889)…won his first 19 decisions at UNC, marking the longest UNC winning streak since Bankhead won 20 straight from 1983-84. Helped the North Carolina Tar Heels to the College World Series in three straight years (2006-08), leading them to the championship series in 2006 and '07. Graduated fifth in his class from New Bern High School (N.C.), where he earned all-state honors as a junior in 2004 and was selected as the New Bern Sun Journal "Baseball Player of the Year."
Went 3-2 with one save and a 2.35 ERA (57.1IP, 15ER) with 54K in 46 relief appearances with the Yankees…opponents batted .173 (35-for-202, 4HR); LH .208 (16-for-77, 1HR), RH .152 (19-for-125, 3HR)…retired 36-of-46 ﬁrst batters faced in relief (78.3%)…allowed 5-of-29 inherited runners to score (17.2%)... Had 16 scoreless relief appearances of at least 1.1IP, tied for eighth-most in the Majors... Retired his ﬁrst 22 batters faced to begin the season…had the streak snapped with a seventh-inning walk to the White Sox's Tyler Saladino in 4/17 win vs. Chicago-AL (2.1IP, 3H, 1ER, 1BB, 1K)…allowed his ﬁrst hit of the season to Melky Cabrera in the same game (single to left to lead oﬀ the eighth inning)…became the ﬁrst pitcher in Major League history to not allow a baserunner through his ﬁrst four appearances of a season while tossing at least 6.0 innings over the stretch... From 5/27-10/1, posted a 1.91 ERA (33.0IP, 7ER) with 32K in 30 relief appearances... Held opponents scoreless over a career-best 11 consecutive appearances from 6/3-7/21 (13.0IP, 6H, 2BB, 14K)... Was placed on the 10-day disabled list from 6/16-7/4 with right shoulder inﬂammation, missing 17 team games... Allowed a run in four straight appearances from 8/19-28, the second-longest such streak of his career as a reliever (5G out of the bullpen from 7/8-8/2/13)…allowed an earned run in just two of his previous 24 games (5/27-8/16)... Was placed on the 10-day D.L. from 9/6 (retro. to 9/3) - 9/29 with lower back spasms, missing 24 team games...Made his postseason debut in ALDS Game 1 loss at Cleveland…in three postseason relief appearances, posted a 2.08 ERA (4.1IP, 1ER).
Combined to go 7-4 with a 4.68 ERA (65.1IP, 34ER) in 58 games (one start) with the Cubs and Yankees, matching his single-season career high in wins…opponents batted .244 (59-for-242, 11HR); LH .179 (15-for-84, 5HR), RH .278 (44-for-158, 6HR)…retired 41-of-57 first batters faced in relief (71.9%)…allowed 15-of-42 inherited runners to score (35.7%). Went 4-2 with a 3.26 ERA (30.1IP, 11ER) in 29 relief appearances after rejoining the Yankees…retired 19-of-29 first batters faced (65.5%) and allowed 7-of-20 inherited runners to score (35.0%) with the Yankees. Was acquired by the Yankees with SS Gleyber Torres, OF Billy McKinney and OF Rashad Crawford from the Cubs in exchange for LHP Aroldis Chapman on 7/25…was added to the active roster on 7/26. Did not allow a run in his first nine appearances with the Yankees (7/27-8/15), matching his career high in consecutive scoreless relief appearances (also 8/5-22/15)…retired 32-of-39 batters over 11.0 scoreless innings during the stretch (4H, 3BB, 10K). Allowed a game-tying two-run HR to Edwin Encarnación and a go-ahead two-run HR to Russell Martin in the eighth inning on 8/16 vs. Toronto to record his first loss after rejoining the Yankees (0.1IP, 3H, 4ER, 1BB, 2HR)…matched his career high in home runs allowed (sixth time, second in 2016). Was 3-2 with a 5.91 ERA (35.0IP, 23ER) in 29 games (one start) over two stints with the Cubs (4/4-6/21 and 7/6-23). Made his only start on 7/6 vs. Cincinnati, allowing 1ER in 5.0IP (3H, 0BB, 6K, 1HR)…his only run allowed came on a leadoff HR by Zack Cozart. Allowed a career-high 7ER and recorded the loss on 7/9 at Pittsburgh (2.0IP, 5H, 3BB/1IBB, 2K, 2HR)…also tied a career high in home runs allowed. Made two starts for Triple-A Iowa, posting a 4.15 ERA (8.2IP, 4ER) without recording a decision.
In his final season with the Yankees, Adam Warren established career highs with seven wins, 17 starts, 131.1 innings and 104 strikeouts ... all told, was 7-7 with a 3.29 ERA (48 ER/131.1 IP) in 43 games (17 starts) for New York, holding the opponent to a .236 average. Was one of two pitchers in the majors to make at least 15 starts and 25 relief appearances (also the Twins Trevor May) ... according to Elias, over the last 85 seasons, the only other Yankees to do so were Allie Reynolds (1953) and Shane Rawley (1982). Was 6-6 with a 3.66 ERA (39 ER/96.0 IP) in 17 starts ... allowed three or fewer earned runs in his final 12 starts and in 14 of 17 overall. Allowed three or fewer runs in each of his final 12 starts dating to May 8, tied for the third-longest streak in the majors behind Jake Arrieta (20) and Pittsburgh's Gerrit Cole (14). In 26 relief appearances, went 1-1 with one save and a 2.29 ERA (9 ER/35.1 IP) ... allowed four of 17 inherited runners to score. Began the year as the team's fifth starter, and went 5-5 with a 3.59 ERA (33 ER/82.2 IP) in 14 starts before moving to the bullpen, June 25, to make room for Ivan Nova ... made his next 25 appearances in relief and produced a 2.51 ERA (9 ER/32.1 IP) ... made three September starts before ultimately finishing the season in the bullpen. Pitched a career-high 8.0 innings, June 19 vs. Detroit, throwing a career-high 110 pitches ... also tied his career high with seven strikeouts, previously done May 13 at Tampa Bay
Went 3-6 with a 2.97 ERA (78.2IP, 26ER) in 69 relief appearances with the Yankees…opponents batted .219 (63-for-288, 4HR); LH .178 (23-for-129, 1HR); RH .252 (40-for-159, 3HR)…allowed 13-of-38 (34.2%) inherited runners to score…retired 49 of his 69 ﬁrst batters faced (71.0%)…made his second career Opening Day roster... Of his 26ER allowed, 18 came in just six appearances (3ER on 4/18 at Tampa Bay, 3ER on 6/3 vs. Oakland, 4ERon 6/22 vs. Baltimore, 3ER on 7/29 at Texas, 3ER on 8/11 at Baltimore and 2ER on 9/12 at Baltimore)…did not allow more than 1ER in any of his other 63 relief appearances in 2014... Earned his ﬁrst save of the season-and second of his career (also 5/13/13-G2 at Cleveland)-in 4/16 Game2 win vs. Chicago-NL, recording the ﬁnal three outs of the game (1.0IP, 1BB, 1WP)... Over his ﬁnal 15 appearances of the season from 8/19-9/28, went 1-1 with one save and a 1.35 ERA (20.0IP,3ER) while striking out 21 batters
Made his first career Opening Day roster and combined to go 3-2 with a 3.39 ERA (77.0IP, 29ER) in
Made just one appearance over two stints with the Yankees (6/28-30 and 9/1-10/3) in his first Major League action...Was signed to a Major League contract and selected to the Yankees' 25-man roster from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on 6/29 and made the start that night vs. Chicago-AL...did not record a decision, allowing 6 ER in 2.1 IP (8 H, 2 BB, 1 K, 2 HR)...was the shortest outing by a Yankees starter in his Major League debut since LHP Sean Henn on 5/4/05 at Tampa Bay (also 2.1 IP)...was the first Yankee to make his debut as a starter since Ian Kennedy on 9/1/07 vs. Tampa Bay (W, 7.0 IP, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 1 HR)...Became the first Yankee from the organization's 2009 draft class to appear in the Majors...was optioned back to Scranton/WB the next day...Was recalled for a second stint from Scranton/WB on 9/1, but did not appear in a game...Spent the majority of the season with Scranton/WB, going 7-8 with a 3.71 ERA (152.2 IP, 63 ER) in 26 starts...led the team in strikeouts (107) and ranked second in innings pitched and games started...Held his opponent scoreless in six of his outings...was credited with his second career shutout in 6/3 win at Norfolk, tossing 7.0 shutout innings in Game 1 of a doubleheader (5 H, 0 BB, 6 K)...Following the season, earned the Rawlings Minor League Gold Glove Award as the top fielding pitcher in the Minor Leagues.
Went 6-8 with a 3.60 ERA (152.1IP, 61ER) in 27 starts with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre...marked his career-high in innings pitched and ranked 10th in the IL in ERA...was named to the IL's midseason All-Star team after going 6-3 with a 3.20 ERA (104.1IP, 37ER) in 17 starts prior to the break... won five of six decisions from 5/12-6/20, including one complete game, going 5-1 with a 2.50 ERA (54.0IP, 15ER) in eight starts over the stretch...pitched 7.0IP or more and allowed 2ER or less in five of those appearances.
Combined to go 11-7 with a 2.59 ERA (135.1IP, 39ER) in 25 starts with Single-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton...allowed 3R or less in 19 of his outings and was the starting pitcher for four shutouts...began the season with Tampa where he went 7-5 with a 2.22 ERA, allowing 20ER in 81.0IP...was named to the FSL midseason All-Star team...went 4-2 with a 3.15 ERA (54.1IP, 19ER), after being promoted to Trenton on 7/16...was named the Eastern League "Pitcher of the Week" for the week ending on 8/22, after recording a franchise-record 15K and allowing only 2H in seven shutout innings in the Thunder's 3-0 victory vs. Bowie on 8/18.
Made his professional debut, going 4-2 with a 1.43 ERA (56.2IP, 9ER) in 12 starts with short-season Single-A Staten Island...allowed 1ER or less in 10 of his 12 starts...earned NYPL "Pitcher of the Week" honors twice and was named to the NYPL midseason All-Star team...made two starts in the playoffs for the NYPL Champions, going 1-0 with a 1.69 ERA...led all postseason pitchers with 15K and tied for the league lead in innings pitched (10.2).
two stints with the Yankees (4/1-6/14 and 6/18-9/29). Made two starts, going 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA (8.0IP,
2ER)… in 32 relief appearances, was 2-2 with a 3.52 ERA (69.0IP, 27ER). In 16 games (one start) at Yankee Stadium, did not record a decision, posting a 4.69 ERA (40.1IP, 21ER)… in 18 road games (one start), went 3-2 with a 1.96 ERA (36.2IP, 8ER). Opponents batted .268 (80-for-299, 10HR); LH .301
(47-for-156, 7HR); RH .231 (33-for-143, 3HR). Earned his first career Major League win on 5/9 at
Colorado, tossing 1.2 scoreless innings in relief (2BB). Recorded his first Major League save in Game 2 of a doubleheader on 5/13 at Cleveland, tossing 4.0 scoreless innings (2H, 4K) in relief of Vidal Nuno, who made the start and earned the win in the Yankees' 7-0 victory… the duo became the second pair of Yankees pitchers to earn their first career win and first career save in the same game… according to Elias, the only other pitchers to do so were Alan Closter (win) and Fritz Peterson (save) on 7/25/71 in Game 2 of a doubleheader at Milwaukee. Tossed 6.0 scoreless innings out of the bullpen on 6/13
at Oakland (4H, 2BB, 4K)… was the longest appearance by a Yankees reliever since Hector Noesi also threw 6.0 innings in relief on 6/7/11 vs. Boston and the longest scoreless appearance since Kei Igawa recorded 6.0 scoreless innings on 4/28/07 vs. Boston. Was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on 6/14, but did not appear in a game prior to being recalled on 6/18 when Mark Teixeira was placed on the disabled list. Allowed an 11th-inning "walk-off" solo HR to Mike Napoli in 7/21 loss at Boston. Made his first start of the season on 8/21 vs. Toronto, allowing 2ER in 3.0IP. Went 2-0 with a 1.74 ERA (10.1IP, 2ER) and 10K over his final six appearances of the season (one start)… five of those outings were scoreless, including his 5.0-inning start on 9/27 at Houston (2H, 1BB, 4K).