Jo Adell, the former top prospect for the Los Angeles Angels, is on fire at the plate. Adell hit his fifth home run in as many games for the Triple-A Salt Lake Bees on Friday, leading his team to a 6-3 victory over the Albuquerque Isotopes.
Adell, who struggled in his brief stint with the Angels last season, has been red-hot since being sent down to Triple-A. The 22-year-old outfielder has now hit seven home runs in just nine games with the Bees, and he’s batting an impressive .333 with a 1.333 OPS.
Adell’s latest blast came in the bottom of the eighth inning with the game tied at three. He launched a two-run shot to left-center field, giving Salt Lake a 5-3 lead. Adell finished the game 2-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBIs.
Adell was the Angels’ first-round pick in the 2017 MLB Draft, and he quickly became one of the top prospects in all of baseball. However, he struggled in his debut season in 2020, hitting just .161 with three home runs in 38 games.
The Angels sent Adell down to Triple-A to start the 2021 season, hoping he would find his footing and regain his confidence at the plate. So far, it appears to be working. Adell has been one of the hottest hitters in all of minor league baseball, and he could be back with the Angels sooner rather than later if he keeps this up.
With the Angels struggling to start the season, Adell’s hot streak in Triple-A is certainly encouraging for the team and its fans. If he can