Jo Adell Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 4/8/1999 (22)
Jo Adell Season Stats
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Los Angeles Angels outfield prospect Jo Adell went deep twice on Friday and had his second straight three-hit game at Triple-A. The 22-year-old entered June hitting .235 but now has his batting average up to .270. He leads the minor leagues in home runs with 14 but had been striking out at an alarming rate and well over 35% of the time. Adell struck out 42% of the time and hit just .161 during his first taste of MLB action in 2020. Although he hasn't walked since May 20, his whiffs have been down since the beginning of June and he has just two strikeouts over his past three games. If Adell can meld his prodigious power with a more well-round approach as a hitter, he could still develop into a beast for the Angels and his fantasy managers.
Los Angeles Angels outfield prospect Jo Adell went 3-for-5 with two singles and a double on Thursday night. He also drove in two runs. Adell has shown massive power in the minors with 12 homers in just 24 games but the significant swing-and-miss to his game has threatened to negate the value of his pop. However, he's on a mini four-game hit streak and has struck out just once over his past two games. Overall, Adell is now hitting .255 with a BB-K ratio of 6-37 in 106 at-bats. If he can find a good balance between power and contact, he has the raw skills to be an impact bat for the Angels and in fantasy baseball leagues.
Los Angeles Angels outfield prospect Jo Adell continued to flex his muscles at the Triple-A level with a 2-for-4 day on Sunday that saw him slug two home runs. The 22-year-old now has nine home runs in just 16 games at the level. He leads Triple-A hitters with nine home runs. There are four other batters Orlando Arcia, Vidal Brujan, Jarren Duran, and Jesus Sanchez that have seven dingers. Although Adell has been hitting home runs at an elite rate, his lack of consistent contact continues to haunt him. After striking out at a 42% clip in his first taste of MLB action, he was sent back to the minors to further develop his contact skills. So far in 2021, he has a 34% strikeout rate.
Los Angeles Angels outfielder Jo Adell had a rough MLB debut in 2020. Adell played in 38 games, slashing .161/.212/.266 with three home runs and a 41.7% strikeout rate across 132 plate appearances. The good news for Adell is that these struggles follow a trend that has consistently resulted in improvement throughout his minor-league career. Unlike some prospects who seem to effortlessly ascend through the minors, Adell has endured growing pains with each promotion. In 2018, Adell slashed .290/.345/.546 with 12 homers, a 135 wRC+, and a 12.7% swinging strike rate in 262 plate appearances in High-A. His 71 plate appearances at Double-A that year yielded a .238/.324/.429 slash line, 115 wRC+, and 18.4% swinging strike rate. He drastically improved upon those numbers in 2019, logging a 173 wRC+, a career-best 10.4% walk rate, and his lowest strikeout clip since rookie ball in 182 plate appearances. Then, he got promoted and struggled again: His swinging strike rate jumped from 12.6% in Double-A to 19% in Triple-A, and his production dropped off accordingly. The lack of a minor-league season in 2020 prevented Adell from making the improvements we've grown accustomed to in his development, instead thrusting him into the fire of MLB competition when he clearly would have benefited from another couple months or so in Triple-A. The Angels signed Dexter Fowler back in February to serve as their third outfielder withMike Trout and Justin Upton, so Adell will begin the season in the minors, which was always the plan. Manager Joe Maddon said the 21-year-old needed more time in the lower levels back in December so this isn't a surprise. He'll continue his growth and development in Triple-A before another full-time call-up to the majors. For fantasy purposes, he can be targeted as a bench stash in the later rounds of redraft leagues. He remains among the most valuable prospects to roster in dynasty formats.