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Adam Hachman takes business-like approach toward MLB draft
Adam Hachman committed to Arkansas his junior year. (Courtesy: @adamhachman/Instagram)

Adam Hachman takes business-like approach toward MLB draft

WENTZVILLE, Mo. (BVM) – Adam Hachman was a three-sport athlete growing up playing baseball, football and basketball. He never really stood out in any of them, as he had not yet physically matured.

“I was kind of that short, fat, chubby dude that hit later in the lineup,” Hachman joked.

In fact, he was ready to give up on baseball in eighth grade. But his father and head coach were adamant that he stuck with it.

“They always believed in me,” Hachman said. “They were like, ‘You’re staying on the team. You’re gonna get better.’”

And that is exactly what happened during Hachman’s freshman year. He grew taller, lost weight, and started to put on more muscle to his frame. This started the beginning of a meteoric rise for his baseball future.

Now a senior, Hachman stands at 6-foot-5, 215 pounds. 

The southpaw starting pitcher out of Timberland High School is the No. 41 prospect in this year’s MLB draft class according to MLB.com. His repertoire is highlighted by his fastball which has been clocked at 99 mph. He also carries a good curveball and a changeup to round out his three-pitch mix.

He announced his commitment to the University of Arkansas in his junior year.

“I always wanted to play at a high-level baseball school. I always wanted to play in the SEC on a team that’s gonna go to Omaha,” Hachman said. “Ever since I went down there, I kind of just knew.”

But like every high school senior that is a draft prospect, it is not a guarantee he plays college ball. As he navigates through his final season at the prep level, that is something he tries not to focus on.

“I like to take one day at a time and try not to think about it too much,” Hachman said. “I just try to be a high schooler and live out my senior year.”

His physical growth is a big reason why Hachman is in the position he is in today, but it is also his mature mindset that sets him apart from most 18-year-olds.

“When I’m on the baseball field, it’s strictly business,” Hachman said. “I take baseball very seriously now. I consider it my job already. If I didn’t have it every single day, I wouldn’t feel normal. It’s who I am.”

Hachman has a slew of accomplishments on his resume, but the thing that stands out the most for him is having the opportunity to motivate others.

“I have kids ask me to sign an autograph for them or ask for a picture. That makes me feel really good,” Hachman said. “Just having people look up to me.”

As you would expect, Hachman is not satisfied with what he has accomplished just yet. But he will continue to take things one day at a time, and hopefully, that results in a state title.

“I just want to compete and do my thing,” Hachman said. “I just want to put my team in a winning position.”