Adcock was a long shot to make the Royals 25-man roster, as the jump from High-A to the big leagues is substantial. In addition, he does not have the kind of upside that might encourage teams to hide him on a major league roster all year. He still has to make it through the season without being demoted, but the Royals are in an ideal situation to hang on to him. The team has little chance to compete at the major league level this year, and they are particularly thin on pitching. Even if Adcock struggles, he still could be one of the Royals’ better options as a middle reliever. If I were to make a prediction, I would say we still see Adcock back in the Pirates’ system at some point this year. But I am not nearly as sure about this as I was when pitchers and catchers first reported.