The Los Angeles Angels have found their way back to prominence, holding firm as the leaders of the American League West division.
They just managed to take two out of three against the Tampa Bay Rays and improve to 21-12 on the season.
They recently had to demote their former top prospect Jo Adell to Triple-A Salt Lake after hitting just .231.
However, Angels beat reporter Sam Blum has an update on Adell’s progress and tweeted about what has been going on down in Triple-A.
Adell has four doubles and three home runs in 15 at-bats.
Blum states that it’s obvious he can hit at the minor league level, but that the question remains whether or not the Angels think he can hit at the big-league level.
In 15 Triple-A at-bats, Jo Adell has 4 doubles and 3 home runs. He’s also walked four times.
It looks obvious that he can hit very well at that level. The question is what the Angels will need to see in order to make them believe he can play in the Majors.
— Sam Blum (@SamBlum3) May 12, 2022
Swinging A Hot Stick
This is promising for the Angels.
Adell is a former top prospect and has struggled at the plate recently.
But if he can stay hot at Triple-A, perhaps that means he re-discovered his stroke and can come back up to the big leagues and make an impact.
For his career, Adell has a .210 average with 10 home runs and 42 RBI.
Adell was first called up to the majors during the COVID-shortened 2020 season.
He appeared in 38 of the Angels’ 60 games that year.
In 2021, he appeared in just 35 games.
But so far in Triple-A, he appears to be doing well.
But as Blum mentioned, the key is whether or not the Angels think he can hit Major League pitching.
We’ll see if he stays hot and ultimately gets another shot on the big-league roster.
His numbers aren’t bad, but the Angels are going to want to see more out of him.