Future Watch: Jo Adell Rookie Baseball Cards, Angels – Jo Adell was drafted 10th overall by the Los Angeles Angels in the 2017 MLB Amateur Draft.
In 2017, the outfielder played all three positions. He might be a very good center fielder, but a guy named Mike Trout will be blocking his path for more than a decade. In rookie ball, with the Arizona League Angels, he had six triples, four home runs and 21 RBI with five steals. He hit a solid .325 and his on-base percentage was a good .376. He finished up that season in the Pioneer League, still rookie ball and he had a homer and nine RBI in 18 games. He hit .376 and had an on-base percentage of .411! What a way to end the season.
In 2018, he started the season in Class-A with the Burlington Bees. In 25 games he hit six homers and drove in 29. He hit .326 and had an on-base percentage of .398.
After getting promoted to the Inland Empire 66ers, in A+ ball, he hit 12 homers in 57 games. He had 19 doubles, three triples and 42 runs batted in to boot. That got him another promotion to Triple-A where he played 17 games to close out the season.
Collectors can find his cards in 2019 Bowman Baseball.
According to his MLB.com draft profile.
While the swing-and-miss tendencies that concerned some scouts still remain with Adell, his bat speed and ability to read pitches and make adjustments more than outstrip the worry. He’s shown the ability to drive the ball to all fields and his over-the-fence pop started showing up consistently during his first full season. Yes, Adell can still refine his overall approach to see more pitches and draw more walks, but the strides he has quickly made in pitch recognition bode well for his future at the plate. Adell’s speed works on both sides of the ball, giving him the ability to steal some bases and enough range to play center field, especially as he improves his reads and routes. ETA 2020.
Here’s a look at him in action:
Future Watch: Jo Adell Rookie Baseball Cards, Angels – Stats
|2017||18||2 Teams||2 Lgs||Rk||LAA||49||222||203||43||66||11||8||5||30||8||2||14||49||.325||.376||.532||.908||108||3||3||1||1||1|
|2018||19||3 Teams||3 Lgs||A+-A-AA||LAA||99||440||396||83||115||32||4||20||77||15||3||32||111||.290||.355||.543||.897||215||7||9||0||3||0|
|All Levels (2 Seasons)||148||662||599||126||181||43||12||25||107||23||5||46||160||.302||.362||.539||.901||323||10||12||1||4||1|
|Rk (1 season)||Minors||49||222||203||43||66||11||8||5||30||8||2||14||49||.325||.376||.532||.908||108||3||3||1||1||1|
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