Jo Adell Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 4/8/1999 (23)
Jo Adell Season Stats
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Jo Adell News
Los Angeles Angels outfielder Jo Adell (thumb) remains out of the starting lineup on Wednesday against the Seattle Mariners. Adell injured his thumb in Monday's game and was held out of the lineup on Tuesday, although he did hit two home runs while facing right-hander Michael Lorenzen in a simulated game. With an off day on Thursday, there's a good chance that the 23-year-old will return to action on Friday for the series opener against the Detroit Tigers. Steven Duggar is getting the start in left for the Halos on Wednesday and is hitting seventh against Mariners right-hander George Kirby. Duggar has played in only 28 games with the Angels, Texas Rangers and San Francisco Giants this year, and he's hitting only .159 (11-for-69) with no home runs, four RBI and five stolen bases.
Los Angeles Angels outfielder Jo Adell (thumb) injured his right thumb on Monday night and felt discomfort gripping a baseball on Tuesday, which is why he was held out of the lineup against the Seattle Mariners. However, Adell faced right-hander Michael Lorenzen in a simulated game and hit two home runs. He said he can swing without issues and expects to return soon, but he's waiting for the swelling in his thumb to go down. Adell hasn't done much in his third MLB season in 2022, as he's hitting .227/.276/.356 with four home runs, 15 RBI, 13 runs scored and three stolen bases in 52 games played. In the month of August, he's gone 9-for-40 (.225) with a homer, two RBI and seven runs scored in 14 games.
Los Angeles Angels outfielder Jo Adell went yard on Thursday when his club lost 8-7 to the Oakland Athletics. The home run was a solo shot, and he was 1-for-4 overall with a strikeout. Adell, a former top prospect, has yet to put it all together in the big leagues, owning a .609 career OPS and is slashing .227/.277/.364 with four home runs, eight runs, and 14 RBI over 41 games this year. Given the 23-year-old's lack of success, fantasy managers should leave him on the waiver wire for the time being.
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.