Future Watch: Jo Adell Rookie Baseball Cards, Angels

Future Watch: Jo Adell Rookie Baseball Cards, AngelsFuture Watch: Jo Adell Rookie Baseball Cards, AngelsJo 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:

After hitting .391 in Spring Training he badly sprained an ankle that would keep him out the next 10-12 weeks.

Future Watch: Jo Adell Rookie Baseball Cards, Angels – Stats

Register Batting
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
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
2017 18 -1.8 Angels ARIZ Rk LAA 31 132 118 18 34 6 6 4 21 5 0 10 32 .288 .351 .542 .894 64 0 2 1 1 1
2017 18 -2.8 Orem PION Rk LAA 18 90 85 25 32 5 2 1 9 3 2 4 17 .376 .411 .518 .929 44 3 1 0 0 0
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
2018 19 -5.0 Mobile SOUL AA LAA 17 71 63 14 15 6 0 2 6 2 0 6 22 .238 .324 .429 .753 27 0 2 0 0 0
2018 19 -3.3 Inland Empire CALL A+ LAA 57 261 238 46 69 19 3 12 42 9 2 15 63 .290 .345 .546 .891 130 5 6 0 2 0
2018 19 -2.4 Burlington MIDW A LAA 25 108 95 23 31 7 1 6 29 4 1 11 26 .326 .398 .611 1.009 58 2 1 0 1 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
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 4/26/2019.

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