Jo Adell
19-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Los Angeles Angels AA
2019 Fantasy Outlook
The toolsiest hitter in the 2017 MLB draft, Adell's physical gifts were too much for Low-A and High-A pitchers to handle in his first full season. He has immense raw power, plus speed for center field and a big enough arm for right. There is still work to do with his approach, and he has not been asked to make many adjustments yet, given his rapid ascent from Low-A to Double-A. Adell struck out 25.2% of the time across his three stops and over 50% of his hits at High-A and Double-A went to the pull side, so it is unrealistic to expect Adell to hit much better than .260 against big-league pitching in 2019 or 2020. That said, he won't turn 20 until April 8, so he is well ahead of schedule and has plenty of time to make the necessary adjustments against upper-level pitching. He has the talent to be a 30-20 hitter pretty early in his big-league career, and could turn into a 40-20 monster if he reaches his ceiling. Read Past Outlooks
Potential for MLB debut in 2019
OFLos Angeles Angels  AA
Back
December 12, 2018
Adell (back) could make his major-league debut as early as this upcoming season, according to manager Brad Ausmus, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
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Specifically, Ausmus said "it's a possibility" that we could see Adell on the Angels in 2019, though anything more than a September callup seems unlikely considering he's only played 17 games at the Double-A level. Look for Adell to begin the year back at Double-A Mobile with a promotion to Triple-A Salt Lake on the horizon.
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
There were widespread concerns about Adell’s plate discipline and aptitude for the game prior to the 2017 draft, but he quieted the doubters while showing off monster tools, and now looks like an easy top five fantasy prospect from that class. His plus raw power and plus speed were on full display in the AZL and Pioneer League, but most importantly, he made contact at an acceptable clip. He actually improved his strikeout rate from 24.2 percent to 18.9 percent after a promotion to Orem, where his .463 BABIP muddled his overall production, but the main thing we wanted to see in 2017 was a salvageable approach, and he delivered in that respect. He pulls the ball a little too much, but it’s an understandable imperfection for an 18-year-old power hitter with a lightning-quick bat. A shoulder injury limited him to DH duty in his debut, but he has all the ingredients to be a special center fielder. There may be growing pains this year in the Midwest League, but Adell has the superstar upside, so patience is encouraged.
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Dealing with back injury
OFLos Angeles Angels  AA
Back
August 30, 2018
Adell has been out of the lineup for Double-A Mobile with a back injury, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
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Returns to lineup from thumb injury
OFLos Angeles Angels  AA
August 10, 2018
Adell (thumb) is batting second and starting in center field for Double-A Mobile on Friday.
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Dealing with jammed thumb
OFLos Angeles Angels  AA
Thumb
August 8, 2018
Adell has been out of the lineup for Double-A Mobile with a jammed right thumb, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
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Homers in Double-A debut
OFLos Angeles Angels  AA
August 1, 2018
Adell went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and three runs Tuesday in his debut for Double-A Mobile. He also reached base when he was hit by a pitch.
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Heading to Double-A
OFLos Angeles Angels  AA
July 30, 2018
Adell was promoted to Double-A Mobile on Monday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic Los Angeles reports.
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