60-man player pool top prospects – Jordyn Adams, Outfielder
Alright, I swear that we don’t have an affinity toward outfielders. Rather, the Angels have made a habit of selecting high potential high school outfielders in the draft over the last several seasons.
Unlike Jo Adell and Brandon Marsh, Jordyn Adams is still considered a long way away from being a viable option in the Angels outfield. Drafted with the 17th overall pick in 2018, Adams has only advanced to High-A Inland Empire. However, he’s done enough in those two seasons to justify an invite to summer camp so the big league club can get their first look at him.
What tantalizes the Angels about Adams is his plus-plus-speed. And yes, there was a second “plus” in that statement, as scouts grade him out at the max 80-grade speed. His other tools still have a ways to go to catch up, with his hit (50), field (55), power (50), and arm (45) all showing room for improvement.
That isn’t to say that Adams hasn’t shown anything with the bat. In the low minors, he’s produced at a clip of .259/.353/.371 with eight home runs and 49 RBI over 525 career at-bats. He’s also added 21 stolen bases in 30 attempts.
While he won’t be seeing time with the Angels in 2020, the team felt it prudent to not totally stunt his growth. Adding him to the 60-man player pool is all about development time and keeping Jordyn Adams on his path to the big leagues.