Jo Adell

Jo Adell

23-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Los Angeles Angels
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Adell flashed a bit in 2021 with a .703 OPS but was unable to build on that production last season. He finished 2022 with .223/.263/.372 slash line and 37.9 percent strikeout rate in what ended up being an all-around disappointing campaign for the Angels. The former top prospect's luster has worn off since he made his MLB debut in 2020, leading the Halos to acquire Hunter Renfoe to fill right field for 2023, with Mike Trout and Taylor Ward rounding out the outfield. Adell now has no clear path to playing time and could return to the Triple-A level, where he once again excelled last year with a .920 OPS. Adell will turn 24 years old in April and still has plenty of time to turn it around, but another poor showing in the majors is likely to test the organization's patience. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
$Signed a $4.38 million contract with the Angels in June of 2017.
Hits eighth home run
OFLos Angeles Angels
October 1, 2022
Adell went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in a 4-1 victory over the Rangers on Friday.
ANALYSIS
Adell homered off Glenn Otto in the second inning for his eighth long ball of the season. It has been a disappointing year for Adell, who has struggled immensely to get on base and has found himself on the short side of an outfield platoon due to his .263 OBP and weak fielding. The silver lining is that Adell has set career highs in at-bats and homers and is still only 23 years old.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
1
10
10
10
7
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
3
9
10
7
3
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+1%
OPS vs RHP
2022
 
 
+20%
OPS vs RHP
2021
 
 
+15%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
+27%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .615 198 18 7 21 1 .207 .242 .372
Since 2020vs Right .622 355 30 8 39 5 .221 .271 .350
2022vs Left .569 109 7 2 9 0 .204 .239 .330
2022vs Right .680 175 15 6 18 4 .236 .280 .400
2021vs Left .767 45 7 3 9 1 .250 .267 .500
2021vs Right .669 95 10 1 17 1 .244 .309 .360
2020vs Left .569 44 4 2 3 0 .171 .227 .341
2020vs Right .449 85 5 1 4 0 .163 .212 .238
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+8%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+10%
OPS on Road
2021
 
 
+6%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+87%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .642 259 24 10 26 2 .215 .266 .376
Since 2020Away .593 297 24 5 34 4 .214 .253 .339
2022Home .608 144 11 5 13 1 .204 .243 .365
2022Away .667 140 11 3 14 3 .244 .286 .382
2021Home .725 57 7 2 7 1 .255 .333 .392
2021Away .686 83 10 2 19 1 .241 .268 .418
2020Home .648 58 6 3 6 0 .204 .259 .389
2020Away .347 74 3 0 1 0 .129 .176 .171
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Stat Review
How does Jo Adell compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.10
 
BB Rate
3.9%
 
K Rate
37.9%
 
BABIP
.338
 
ISO
.149
 
AVG
.223
 
OBP
.263
 
SLG
.372
 
OPS
.635
 
wOBA
.280
 
Exit Velocity
87.4 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
24.8%
 
Barrels/PA
5.6%
 
Expected BA
.201
 
Expected SLG
.315
 
Sprint Speed
25.3 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
38.8%
 
Line Drive %
20.6%
 
Fly Ball %
40.6%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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It was crystal clear that Adell was overmatched against big-league pitching in 2020. The Angels sent him back to the minors to begin 2021 and Adell earned his ticket back on the strength of a .289/.342/.592 line over four months with Triple-A Salt Lake. His offensive contributions with the big club were still slightly below average in their totality, but Adell showed significant improvement with his strikeout rate at age 22, fanning at only a 22.9% clip compared to 41.7% in 2020. The walk rate did not improve notably and Adell will likely endure more growing pains, but his tools made Adell a top prospect in the game not too long ago. One aspect of his game that may have been oversold at the time: the stolen bases. Adell is an elite runner, but he has only 43 steals in 394 professional games. Swiping bags does not seem like a high priority for him, or at least it hasn't been in the past.
The Angels called Adell up Aug. 3, and at age 21, he was simply overmatched against big-league pitching. He logged 132 PA, technically losing prospect status in the short season, and had a 41.7 K%. Adell managed three barrels on 69 batted balls and ranked dead last in xwOBA. He did have a two-homer game and his max exit velocity of 115.5 mph ranked 14th in the majors, higher than the likes of George Springer, Ronald Acuna and Bryce Harper among many others. Further, Adell's sprint speed ranked in the 98th percentile, so the tools are there for him to develop into the fantasy star many have predicted. He did not appear particularly close to putting it all together, and there is a good chance Adell ends up needing more time in the minors. There is both performance risk and playing-time downside, and a wide range of outcomes with heavy opposing forces balancing the risk/reward fulcrum.
This is not a Vlad Jr. situation where we are confident in Adell debuting in late April, but he will get the call when he looks ready. He missed the first two months due to ankle and hamstring injuries and then dominated (173 wRC+, .245 ISO, 22.5 K%, 10.4 BB%) in a return to the Southern League. Adell struggled in 27 games at Triple-A (67 wRC+, 32.6 K%) and was just OK in the Arizona Fall League (.796 OPS, 29:11 K:BB in 24 games). He has at least 60-grade raw power but has 33 HR in 199 games above rookie ball (including the AFL), so he may not enter MLB ready to hit 30-plus HR. It's the same story with his plus speed -- he has an 89.3% success rate but only attempted 28 steals in those 199 games. The strikeouts are a concern, especially in the short term, but his batted-ball profile really improved last year. Adell's upside is still more abstract than substantive, but players with his raw talent are rare.
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.
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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Fades into platoon role
OFLos Angeles Angels
September 14, 2022
Adell is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Guardians.
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Remains out of lineup
OFLos Angeles Angels
September 10, 2022
Adell isn't starting Saturday against the Astros, Danielle Lerner of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Out of lineup Friday
OFLos Angeles Angels
September 9, 2022
Adell is not in the lineup Friday against the Astros, Edwin Perez of MLB.com reports.
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Slugs seventh homer
OFLos Angeles Angels
September 7, 2022
Adell went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 5-4 extra-inning win over the Tigers.
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Remains on bench
OFLos Angeles Angels
September 3, 2022
Adell will sit Saturday against the Astros, Sarah Valenzuela of the Los Angeles Times reports.
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