The moment has finally come for Los Angeles Angels outfielder Jo Adell. Adell was recently called up to the Angels on August 2.
This will be Adell’s first appearance of the 2021 season and it has been highly anticipated.
Back in April MLbbro.com was calling for this Black Knight to be called up so he could show out.
We could have witnessed Adell’s first game of the season against the Texas Rangers on Monday but he arrived too late to start the game.
The 23-year-old has been tearing it up in Triple-A. Last week he homered in four consecutive games and through 73 games he’s hit .289 with 23 home runs, 69 RBI, and eight stolen bases for the Salt Lake Bees.
Make it 2️⃣0️⃣ homers for Jo Adell pic.twitter.com/uFAI0we4c6
— Salt Lake Bees (@SaltLakeBees) July 27, 2021
Those are some impressive numbers right there and well deserving of him to get that call up.
Now he’ll have another opportunity to make his mark in the majors. All eyes will certainly be on Adell to see how he performs during his time with the Angels.
With Angels star Mike Trout sidelined since May 17 due to a calf injury, the Angels have been in search of an outfielder to step into that empty void.
There’s no question that Adell has the ability to have success in the majors. He just needs to go out there and have that success on the field.
The spotlight has been on Adell since he got drafted in 2017. For the most part he has lived up to the hype.
Heading into the 2020, our MLBbro was the 10th-rated prospect by ESPN’s Kiley McDaniel.
Adell knew that it was going to be an experience going into the 2020 shortened season.
“Part of the thing is for me, and I knew this going in, it was going to be tough for me to be able to perform at as high of a level as I wanted to at 2020, with this sport and the skill it requires,” Adell told The Deseret News last month. “The acclimation part of playing actual games was tough in 2020. I got called up to the off site there and we were playing each other, I was playing against my own teammates.”
In his first game of his MLB career, he went 1-for-4. He finished the 2020 season hitting .161 with a .212 on-base percentage through 38 games.
Adell knew there was room for improvement after his first season in the big leagues.
“For me, it was a wake up call in a way, it reminded me of some things that I need to work on my game and continue to grow,” he said. “It was really good to be able to have that experience to be able to say, ‘Okay, I know what happened here. This is how I’m going to adapt to it, this is how I’m going to adjust and get better.’ So with that in mind, that’s the goal and I’m going to continue forward.”
Jo Adell is back 👀
Adell is being promoted to Los Angeles tonight.
The Angels will have two top-40 prospects roaming the outfield.
Top 💯: https://t.co/UfBZeOOnMf
— Baseball America (@BaseballAmerica) August 3, 2021
Now our brother is back on the big stage and after already having that MLB experience in 2020, he’ll look to show the improvements he made. It’s an exciting time for Angels’ fans. Who wouldn’t want to see Trout and Adell roaming the outfield together.
Wishing all the best to our MLBbro Jo Adell!!!