Selected in the first round (No. 10 overall) of the 2017 MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Angels out of Ballard High School in Louisville, Kentucky... Jordon ‘Jo’ Scott Adell (Uh-DEL)...On Instagram: @adell7...Originally signed by Angels scout John Burden...Founded Jo Adell Foundation, which focuses on Education and Workforce, Sports and Leadership, and Health and Wellness. Has hosted annual ‘Jo Adell Turkey Drive’ providing Thanksgiving dinners to those in need and ‘Jo Adell Baseball Camp’ for youth at his former high school (Ballard HS) in Louisville, Ky....In January 2019, partnered with Reds’ top prospect Hunter Greene for Inaugural Baseball and Leadership Camp in Inglewood, Calif.. Over 400 current/former professional baseball players, campers and coaches gathered for a free day of baseball, leadership and development for local youths...In first off-season as a professional in 2017, took ‘Intro to Communications’ at the University of Louisville...As high school senior in 2017, batted .562 with 25 home runs, 61 RBI, 22 stolen bases and 53 runs...25 HR led nation and fell four shy of the all-time Kentucky High School record (was highest single-season total in state since introduction of BBCOR bats in 2012)...Ranked fourth in nation in slugging percentage (1.437) and seventh in RBI...Named Gatorade Kentucky Baseball Player of the Year...Ranked #14 prospect in nation for 2017 Amateur Draft by MLB.com, which also listed him under best tools of any outfielder/RHP in country...Became first player drafted directly out of a Louisville high school in first round since 2001...Had verbally committed to University of Louisville... Named a two-time Under Armour All-American...Fastball clocked in mid-90s range as a prep...Father, Scott, was an offensive lineman drafted in 12th round by New Orleans Saints in 1992...Mother, Nicole, is principal at Newburg Junior High School (Louisville, KY) where Jo has spoken to students on multiple occasions...Sister, Jessica, played softball at the University of Louisville and University of Tennessee (freshman year).
Began the season hot with Triple-A Salt Lake, homering in six straight games over the course of the first week of the PCL campaign
Made first career Opening Day roster during third season with the Angels...Set new career highs in games, at-bats, runs, hits, doubles, home runs, RBI and stolen bases across three stints with the Halos...Logged five outfield assists, good for second on the Club (Taylor Ward, six)...His four outfield assists as a left fielder were the most by an Angel since 2018 (Justin Upton, seven)...Was the first Halo left fielder to log at least four assists in less than 70 games since 2016 (Rafael Ortega)...Connected for second career grand slam on April 24 vs. Baltimore...In 40 games with the Bees, connected for 15 doubles, 13 home runs and 33 RBI.
In sophomore season with the Angels, improved in nearly every offensive category including hits, runs, average, doubles, triples, home runs, RBI, walks and runs scored...Cut strikeout rate from 41.7% in 2020 to 22.9% in 2021...Did not commit an error in 84 chances...Improved UZR in right field from -3.5 to 1.3...Recalled by the Angels Aug. 2...Placed on the IL with a left abdominal strain Sept. 15 and missed the remainder of the season...Began the season at the Alternate Training Site before being assigned to Triple-A in May...In 73 games with Salt Lake, slashed .289/.342/.592 with 23 home runs and 69 RBI...At the time of his promotion to the Majors, led all of minor league baseball in RBI and ranked second in extra-base hits (44) and total bases (184)...The 23 home runs ranked second in Triple-A.
After starting the season at the Angels alternate site in Long Beach, CA, made Major League debut Aug. 4 at Seattle...Tallied an infield single during first career at-bat...Hit first two home runs of career on Aug 29 and became third youngest Angels player ever with a multi-HR game...Fifth Angels player to hit first two career home runs in the same game...Entered the season ranked by Baseball America as the top prospect in the Angels organization and the #3 prospect in all of baseball...Invited to big league camp as a non-roster invitee for the second time.
Split 2019 between three levels, playing 27 games for Triple-A Salt Lake in Pacific Coast League...Rated as Angels top prospect (and No. 6 prospect in baseball) by Baseball America entering 2019...MiLB.com Organization All-Star after slashing a combined .289/.359/.475 with 54 R and seven SB in 76 games...Named as a 2019 Futures Game Selection.
Entered 2018 as No. 2 prospect in LAA system per Baseball America and No. 15 in baseball by MLB.com...Finished 2018 batting .290 (115/396) with 20 HR, 32 2B, 77 RBI and 15 SB between Double-A Mobile, Adv.-A Inland Empire and Single-A Burlington...77 RBI were second-most among all Angels farmhands while 20 HR ranked third in system...Began 2018 with Burlington in Midwest League...Hit .326 (31/95) with six home runs and 29 RBI in 25 games... Named Midwest League Batter of Week (May 14-20)...Went 4-for-6 (4 R, 2B, 8 RBI) April 20 vs. Quad Cities and 4-5 (2 R, 2B, 2 HR, 5 RBI) May 15 vs. Kane County...Promoted to Inland Empire May 22 and hit .290 (69/238) with 19 doubles, three triples, 46 runs, 12 home runs, 42 RBI and nine stolen bases with 66ers... Earned Cal League Batter of Week honors June 11-17 (.536; 15-for-28, 9 R, 4 HR, 8 RBI in 7G) and Cal League Player of Month honors for June (.372/.398/.664; 23 R, 17 XBH, 7 HR & 18 RBI in 26 G)...Selected to represent Angels in 2018 All-Star Futures Game in Washington D.C...Batted leadoff for Team USA, scoring go-ahead run with a sac fly to lead squad to 10-6 victory over World Team...Promoted to Mobile in Southern League on July 30, 2018...In 17 games, hit .238 (16/63) with 14 runs, six doubles, two home runs, six RBI and two stolen bases in 17 games...At age 19, was second-youngest player to reach Double-A level in 2018, behind Padres top prospect Fernando Tatis Jr., who is three months younger.
Began professional career in June 2017 with Arizona League’s AZL Angels, batting .288 (34/118) with six doubles, six triples, four home runs, 21 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 31 games... Promoted to Rookie-Level Orem of Pioneer League in mid-August and spent rest of season there, batting .376 (25/85) with 25 runs, five doubles, two triples, one home run and nine RBI in 18 games...Hit safely in 16 of 18 contests.