LOS ANGELES – Jordyn Adams’ call up to the big leagues got off to a not-so-heavenly start.


As the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim look to try and get back on track as they decided to go all-in for a playoff push by making several trade deadline acquisitions, another move the organization made was calling up their 16th ranked prospect in Adams.


The team is 5-12 since the trade deadline, 1-9 in games that Adams has played in, and are eight and a half games back of the final AL Wild Card spot.


Rough Start To MLB Career For Jordyn Adams


The majors had a rough welcoming party for the 23-year-old, as he only went 2-14 with six strikeouts in the 10 games he played, only starting in three of those. He didn’t record a hit until his 10th game, when he went 2-for-4, as well as reaching on an error, on August 19th in the second game of a double header against the Tampa Bay Rays.


With his slow start in the show, as well as superstar Mike Trout inching closer to rejoining the team, Adams ended up getting sent down back to the Angels’ Triple-A affiliate in Salt Lake City.


It’s hard to fault Adams for not really getting his groove, as he got a limited number of opportunities, and the team as a whole has not played competetive baseball. 


LA  Angels Still High On Jordyn Adams


Even though his start was not what he was hoping for, the organization still has a lot to be hopeful about. He’s done well in the 89 games he’s played for Salt Lake, with a respectable .264/.351/.466 slashline, with 13 home runs, 60 RBI, and has stolen 37 bags, which leads all minor leaguers in the Pacific Coast League.


Adams Was Two-Sport Star In High School


Before being selected by the Halos with the 17th pick in the 2018 draft, Adams was not only a star on the diamond in high school, but also in football, where he played wide receiver. He committed to the University of North Carolina for both baseball and football but passed it up when the Angels offered him a contract worth a little less than $3.5 million.


After signing his deal, Adams was sent to the Angels Single-A affiliate in the Burlington Bees, and every year, credited to his hard work, he would make the jump to the next league, until he had reached the final destination in the bigs.


Adams’ bat has always been solid but not sensational, as he’s had a career slashline in his five years in the minors of .247/.332/.370. He is known however to be a great defensive player, as he’s got great speed, as well as a gifted ability to track the ball with the help of his days tracking the football.


Who knows if Adams will get called back up again this season?

If he doesn’t, that’s okay, as he’ll just continue to develop his game, something he’s done very well during the last five years. If he does, then it just shows that the Angels see Adams as a player they believe can help them make a late run at a Wild Card spot. 

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