There's been a lot of hype around Los Angeles Angels outfielder Jo Adell over the last several years. Unfortunately, the former 10th overall pick in the 2017 MLB Draft has struggled so far in the 2022 season, resulting in a disappointing outcome on Tuesday.
The Angels have announced that Adell — the No. 1-ranked prospect in 2019 — has been optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake. The hope is that the 23-year-old will find his game, potentially leading to a call-up at some later point this season. Still, it's disappointing for fans hoping that he could finally become an everyday player at the MLB level.
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Upon first glance, fans might be confused by Adell's demotion. His .231/.242/.431 slash line is hardly the worst in the MLB and he's also on pace for 26 home runs and 77 RBIs if he played every game in a 162-game season.
Having said that, Adell has struck out on 36.4% of his opportunities — a downgrade from last season's 22.9%. His 1.5% walk percentage is also well below the MLB average of 8.8%, showing that he still has a lot of room to improve.
Adell had a .289 batting average with 23 HRs and 69 RBIs in 311 at-bats with the Salt Lake Bees last Triple-A season, meaning there's a good chance that he could be back in the MLB before long.
A rejuvenated Adell would certainly help the Angels in their championship quest. They currently have +2000 odds (T-No. 10) to go on and win the 2022 World Series, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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