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MiLB's best of the decade: Games

Comebacks, slugfests, milestones made for unforgettable contests
December 16, 2020

There are tens of thousands of games in a Minor League season and the majority of them come with an element of suspense. The very best of them might include a milestone – a no-hitter, a three- or four-homer game, a cycle or a triple play. Scads of them may

Adell goes deep, walks it off for Angels

Top Halos prospect produces biggest game of young career
September 6, 2020

Jo Adell has had the makings of a superstar for a while. On Saturday, he tapped into that potential. The Angels’ top prospect went 2-for-4 with a homer and a walk-off single to power the Halos to a 10-9 triumph over the Astros in the first game of a doubleheader

Adell slugs first two big league homers

Top Angels prospect goes deep twice in blowout victory
August 30, 2020

Jo Adell had struggled a bit in his first taste of big league play, but he broke through on Saturday night -- and in emphatic fashion. The top Angels prospect clubbed the first two homers of his Major League career to help power the Halos to a 16-3 blowout win

Toolshed: Statcast standouts among top prospects

Three position players, three pitchers putting up remarkable numbers
@SamDykstraMiLB
August 21, 2020

There is no Minor League season, and that means there are no Minor League stats. That's a bummer for those of us who love following the growth of the game's brightest youngest talents through their numbers. The adage goes that you should never scout the stat line, but numbers at

Prospects in the Angels’ 2020 player pool

Los Angeles relies upon quality over quantity in shortened season
July 10, 2020

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an

The Road to The Show™: Jo Adell

Angels outfielder soared in 2019 following spring injuries
April 13, 2020

Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken to reach the brink of realizing his Major League dream. Here's a look at Los Angeles Angels outfielder Jo Adell. For more player journies on The Road to The Show, click here.The Angels selected Jo Adell with the 10th

Toolshed dream lineup: The 21-year-olds

Padres' Gore, Angels' Adell highlight heading into season at 21
April 7, 2020

There may be no Minor League Baseball games yet, but that's not going to stop us from dreaming about lineups.In the coming weeks, Toolshed will craft the best possible prospect lineups, sorted by age. The opening edition focused on teenagers, and the second looked at 20-year-olds. This time, we turn

Farm system rankings: Position players, 10-1

White Sox stacked with Robert, Vaughn, Madrigal on the way
February 12, 2020

With the 2020 season rapidly approaching, MiLB.com looks at the state of all 30 farm systems and ranks them in several different ways. This first installment, broken into three parts, focuses on position players and considers the quality and quantity of talent in each system. Here are the top 10

Adell, Marsh heading back to Angels camp

Top 100 outfield prospects lead group of 19 non-roster invitees
January 31, 2020

A preview of the Angels' outfield of the future could be on display when Cactus League games start in three weeks.Los Angeles on Friday extended Spring Training invitations to 19 non-roster players, including top prospects Jo Adell and Brandon Marsh. It will be the second year in a row the

Winter Meetings notes: A's, Rays, Angels

Prospect updates on Luzardo, Puk, Murphy, McKay, Adell
December 10, 2019

SAN DIEGO -- Bob Melvin has led some pretty good A's teams since becoming Oakland manager in 2011, including back-to-back 97-win clubs in the past two seasons. Yet he's particularly excited about the 2020 campaign for two big prospect-related reasons -- top prospectJesus Luzardo and No. 2 A.J. Puk."We've been

Adell, Jackson shine for potent Angels

Precocious prospects help organization total 609 homers
November 4, 2019

Each offseason, MiLB.com goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.If you take a quick glance at the record of each Angels affiliate, it looks as

Dalbec slams Team USA to win in opener

Four prospects homer in first game of Premier12 tournament
November 2, 2019

A power surge carried Team USA to victory on Saturday, with Bobby Dalbec delivering the biggest blow.The second-ranked Red Sox prospect belted a grand slam in the fifth inning to put the game out of reach as the Americans used four home runs to crush the Netherlands, 9-0, at Estadio

Adell focused on taking next step in AFL

Top Angels prospect missed first two months of regular season
October 17, 2019

With two weeks left in the Arizona Fall League season -- one that included an appearance in the Fall Stars Game -- and a spot secured on Team USA for Olympic qualifying, Jo Adell is exactly where he wants to be.Getting to this point, however, did not exactly follow a

Adell, Vaughn, Waters named to U.S. roster

Prospects headed to Premier12 tournament in Olympic qualifier
October 10, 2019

At this year's Premier12 tournament, USA Baseball will take on a distinct prospect flavor.Seven of MLB.com's Top-100 prospects, including No. 5 Jo Adell (Angels) and No. 21 Andrew Vaughn (White Sox), were named to the 28-man U.S. roster on Thursday ahead of the WBSC Premier12 tournament in Guadalajara, Mexico from

Adell, Murfee win weekly AFL awards

Angels outfielder, Mariners righty honored for Week 3
October 9, 2019

On Tuesday, Jo Adell was named to the Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Game roster. On Wednesday, he added another item to his AFL resume.The Angels' top prospect was named AFL Player of the Week for Week 3, the league announced. Mariners right-hander Penn Murfee was named AFL Pitcher of

Halos' Adell busts out with four-hit night

No. 5 overall prospect slugs first Arizona Fall League homer
September 26, 2019

After a slow start to the Arizona Fall League season, Jo Adell broke out in a big way Wednesday.MLB.com's No. 5 overall prospect jump-started Mesa with a leadoff homer en route to a 4-for-5 night as the Solar Sox pounded Los Mochis of the Mexican Pacific League, 15-2, at Sloan

Bees' Adell posts another three-hit game

Top Angels prospect scores twice, raises average to .276
August 28, 2019

It looks like Jo Adell has found his groove in the Pacific Coast League.The top Angels prospect doubled, singled twice and scored twice in his third straight three-hit game, but Triple-A Salt Lake was outslugged by El Paso, 12-5, on Wednesday night at Southwest University Park.

Adell, Lewis headline Fall League rosters

Twenty Top-100 prospects headed to Arizona for showcase
August 28, 2019

The Arizona Fall League is going to be a little different in 2019, but the talent level will be as high as ever.Angels outfielder Jo Adell (No. 4) and Twins shortstop Royce Lewis (No. 7) headline the list of 20 Top-100 prospects named to the Arizona Fall League rosters released

Adell's two homers that time will forget

Mother Nature erases top Angels prospect's first Triple-A taters
August 21, 2019

Jo Adell hit his first Triple-A home run Wednesday. In fact, he hit two in the first three innings for the Bees.But those two dingers for the top Angels prospect ultimately won't count in the record book. Mother Nature halted the contest between Salt Lake and Tacoma after 4 1/3

Jo Adell promoted to Triple-A Salt Lake

August 1, 2019

JACKSON, Tenn. (August 1, 2019) - The Los Angeles Angels announced Thursday that outfielder Jo Adell has been promoted from the Double-A Mobile BayBears to Triple-A Salt Lake.Adell, 20, is the No. 1 prospect in the Angels organization and No. 4 overall prospect in baseball, according to MLB Pipeline. He

Adell promoted to Triple-A Salt Lake

Angels send No. 4 overall prospect to Pacific Coast League
August 1, 2019

It's been a dream of many Angels fans to see Jo Adell man the same outfield as Mike Trout one day. That dream is one step closer to reality.The Angels promoted MLB.com's No. 4 overall prospect from Double-A Mobile to Triple-A Salt Lake on Thursday, according to multiple reports and

BayBears stay within striking distance but fall in finale

Adell clubs home run after coming off bench as defensive replacement
July 31, 2019

MOBILE, Ala. (July 31, 2019) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, cut an early deficit to just one run twice but dropped the series finale 6-3 to the Mississippi Braves Wednesday night at Hank Aaron Stadium.Jo Adell came off the bench as a defensive

BayBears explode for season-high 13 runs, 18 hits

Jones drives in four, Adell hits seventh home run
July 27, 2019

MOBILE, Ala. (July 27, 2019) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, snapped a season-long nine-game losing streak with a 13-4 victory over the Mississippi Braves Saturday night at Hank Aaron Stadium.The BayBears (41-62 overall, 14-21 second half) recorded a season-high 13 runs on 18

Five-run seventh helps BayBears pull away from Smokies

Leon hits grand slam to cap scoring, quality start for Kelly
July 16, 2019

KODAK, Tenn. (July 16, 2019) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, grabbed a lead in the sixth inning and used a five-run seventh to defeat Tennessee Smokies 8-3 in the series finale Tuesday at Smokies Stadium.After Erick Salcedo gave the BayBears a 3-2 advantage

BayBears capitalize off Smokies errors to earn another win

Four-run second sets tone early, Urena homers in three-run fifth
July 13, 2019

KODAK, Tenn. (July 13, 2019) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, tallied seven unearned runs and defeated the Tennessee Smokies 9-4 Saturday night at Smokies Stadium.Tennessee (41-51 overall, 8-15 second half) committed errors to start the second and fifth, leading to four-run and three-run