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Jo Adell

Born: 04/08/1999 (Age: 19)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3" Weight: 215
Primary Position: CF
Secondary Position: RF
Elite athleticism and physicality, advanced body control, explosive quick-twitch athlete with wiry strength throughout, high waist with square shoulders, highly projectable frame, should age very well.
Evaluator Wilson Karaman
Report Date 06/25/2018
Dates Seen 5x May-June 2018
Affiliate Inland Empire 66ers (High A, Angels)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2019 Low 70 Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 55 Good rhythm pre-pitch, wide base, some rigidity to present load and trigger, will get long and loose with weight transfer, gets himself out on his front foot, will get steep into the zone; lightning-quick hands, generates outstanding bat speed, has made quick adjustments to take more balls up the middle/oppo; precocious feel for hittable strikes, attacks hittable pitches, makes adjustments in at-bats, smart hitter; physicality and good kind of aggressive instinct to project above-average utility.
Power 60 Physical projection to push plus-plus raw, elite bat speed, hand and wrist strength for days; compact stroke with thump, ability to create loud contact with carry without much length to the ball; power plays to pull side at present.
Baserunning/Speed 60 Present plus or better, 4.1-4.2 run times, explosive start-up; good reads with clean breaks, powerful cross-over, potential to steal bags with solid efficiency; likely to lose a step as his frame fills out.
Glove 60 Solid route efficiency in center, confident reads and breaks, reads trajectory well coming in and going out; gets up to speed quickly, above-average track and close, athleticism and speed to cover for mistakes; should be able to stick with solid-average utility in center, potential plus defender in a corner.
Arm 55 Shows above-average arm strength, solid velo, throws hold their lines, not a ton of carry, some inconsistency in mechanics, doesn't always get full throttle behind his throws; potential for above-average utility in center or left, average in right.

The 10th overall pick in 2017 is a physical specimen, with a tailor-made frame to hang good weight on and continue developing strength through maturity. At just 19 he's shown an impressive ability to make quick adjustments and hone his elite tools into game skills. There's a scenario in which he maxes out physically, bumps to a corner, and develops into a 55-run, plus-glove, plus-plus power guy. Alternatively, there's another scenario where he stays trimmer, sticks in center, and trades some power for the privilege of holding on to plus speed. Either way, the ceiling is that of a monster and there's a straight path to a first-division future.

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