CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (June 2, 2019) - The Los Angeles Angels announced Sunday that outfielder Jo Adell is returning to the Mobile BayBears from Class A Advanced Inland Empire. Adell is the No. 1 Angels prospect, the No. 14 Major League prospect, and the No. 4 outfield prospect, according to MLB Pipeline.
Adell, 20, made his Double-A debut last year on July 31 and played in 17 games with the BayBears. He slashed .238/.324/.429 with two home runs, six RBIs, six doubles, and 14 runs scored. Adell was a non-roster invitee at Major League Spring Training this year, but he suffered a right ankle sprain and left hamstring strain while running the bases in a split-squad game against the Cubs on March 9.
After missing the first 45 games of the season on Mobile's 7-day injured list, Adell returned to action on May 24 with Inland Empire. In six games with the 66ers, he slugged a pair of home runs and went 7-for-25 at the plate.
The Angels selected Adell with the 10th overall pick in the 2017 MLB Draft out of Ballard High School in Louisville, Kentucky. He was named an MiLB.com Organization All-Star in his first professional season and represented the Angels in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game last year. Adell is the highest-rated Angels prospect since Mike Trout in 2011 and the highest-rated prospect to play for Mobile since Archie Bradley in 2014.
In a corresponding move, outfielder Brandon Marsh has been placed on the 7-day injured list. Marsh was removed from Saturday's game against Jacksonville in the seventh inning following an RBI triple.
The BayBears begin a five-game road series against the Chattanooga Lookouts Sunday at 4:15 p.m. CDT. Live coverage can be heard on MobileBayBears.com, the TuneIn app, and the MiLB First Pitch app, with the Countdown to First Pitch starting at 4 p.m. CDT.
The BayBears return home Friday and host a total of 70 home dates through Labor Day, September 2. The new BayBears Pass is available, featuring a general admission ticket to every BayBears game at Hank Aaron Stadium for only $19.97 per month. Season ticket packages and partial plans are also available, featuring a 7-game plan and a 12-game option to guarantee bobbleheads and receive tickets to select fireworks nights. Individual game tickets can be purchased online at MobileBayBears.com or by calling 251-572-BEAR (2327).
About the Mobile BayBears
The Mobile BayBears are the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels and play their games at Hank Aaron Stadium in Mobile, Alabama. The BayBears were founded in 1997 and have won four Southern League titles in 1998, 2004, 2011, and 2012. Additionally, the 1998 and 2011 championship squads were named Minor League Team of the Year by Baseball America. More than 175 former BayBears have reached the Major League level, including All-Stars Max Scherzer, Paul Goldschmidt, Jake Peavy, Carlos Gonzalez, and Justin Upton. For more information on the Mobile BayBears and Hank Aaron Stadium, please visit MobileBayBears.com, call (251) 572-BEAR (2327), or contact Steve Goldberg via email at Steve@MobileBayBears.com.