Jo Adell won’t make the Opening Day roster … however, the Angels are giving him every opportunity to impress. The star prospect has appeared in all but two of the Angels’ games, hitting two homers with an attention-gaining 1.250 OPS. You can’t read too much into spring stats, but more walks than strikeouts (6BB:5SO) suggests a more disciplined approach at the plate from the guy who struck out at a rate of 41.7K% last season.
Jo Adell won’t make the Opening Day roster … although, Justin Upton and Dexter Fowler are even older than me (if you combine their ages), and between them, they missed 40% of games last year. You would not be surprised if one of them started the season on the IL.
Jo Adell won’t make the Opening Day roster, while Jared Walsh (and his 0.971 OPS) can move to the outfield on the days when Albert Pujols and Shohei Ohtani occupy first base and designated hitter.
Jo Adell won’t make the Opening Day roster, when non-roster invitee Scott Schebler is putting up similar spring numbers to Adell and is more suited to the fourth-outfielder role.
Jo Adell won’t make the Opening Day roster ahead of defensive veterans Jon Jay and Juan Lagares if the only opening available is as a bench outfielder. Adell will be given time to develop in Triple-A.
Jo Adell won’t make the Opening Day roster, but … we can dream of a lineup that features Shohei Ohtani, Anthony Rendon, Jo Adell and that other guy who’s quite good. Stranger things have happened. I, for one, am keeping my fingers crossed that we see Adell facing the White Sox on Opening Day at Angels Stadium.
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