Angels’ top prospect Jo Adell makes his MLB debut on Tuesday, but before he steps on the field for the first time, check out his other skills.
The Los Angeles Angels made headlines yesterday when news broke that Jo Adell was getting his first call-up to the major leagues. A top-rated prospect on nearly every level, Adell is scheduled to make his much-anticipated debut on Tuesday against the Mariners.
With that anticipation, Adell also faces a boatload of expectations in regard to how he’ll perform at the game’s highest level. Some of those are justified by his enormous potential as a player and what he’s managed to do already in the minors. Likewise, those may need to be tempered a bit due to the fact that Adell had minimal exposure at Triple-A (27 games) and he’s also coming up from a limited summer camp full of intrasquad games.
So how do you manage sky-high expectations coupled with limitless potential? You take the kid out of his comfort zone and that’s precisely what MLB.com tried to do.
Adell was recently a guest on the network’s interview Stack’d, where host Lauren Chamberlain grilled the prospect on a number of subjects, all against the backdrop of playing oversized-Jenga.
In addition to hitting him on topics like playing with Mike Trout, who he models his style on, and playing for Team USA, she put him through numerous challenges. That included doing the Floss and giving a smoldering model look at the camera. Oh, and he was also asked to draw the G.O.A.T. walking, well, a goat.
While his artistic abilities may be lacking a bit, Adell was certainly impressive in the other challenges. His smoldering look alone would challenge Derek Zoolander’s Blue Steel. You have to see the whole video for yourself to fully appreciate Jo Adell off the baseball field.
For those who aren’t worried about Jo Adell as a dancer, singer, or artist, there will always be baseball. Adell has been a career .298/.361/.518 hitter in the minors, including 35 home runs over 904 at-bats.
Stay tuned as we await the announcement of where Adell will slot into his first MLB line-up. The Angels take the field at 7:10 pacific time.