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LA Angels: 3 prospects who could make an impact in 2021

TEMPE, ARIZONA - FEBRUARY 18: Brandon Marsh #89 of the Los Angeles Angels poses for a photo during Photo Day at Tempe Diablo Stadium on February 18, 2020 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)
TEMPE, ARIZONA - FEBRUARY 18: Brandon Marsh #89 of the Los Angeles Angels poses for a photo during Photo Day at Tempe Diablo Stadium on February 18, 2020 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)
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ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – JULY 15: Jordyn Adams #95 of the Los Angeles Angels warms up prior to an intraleague game at their summer workouts at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 15, 2020 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – JULY 15: Jordyn Adams #95 of the Los Angeles Angels warms up prior to an intraleague game at their summer workouts at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 15, 2020 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Jordyn Adams

The Angels do not just have Brandon Marsh in the top-100 prospects according to FanGraphs. They also have another center fielder who could make a real major league impact in Jordyn Adams.

Jordyn Adams was the first-round selection of the Angels back in the 2018 MLB First-Year Player Draft, taken at 17th overall. Adams is just 21 years old, but is very far along his development path for such a young age. Adams has yet to play above High-A, but we could see him climb all the way up to Triple-A as early as next season.

Adams has played just 138 games at the minor league level, but that can largely be attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic effectively ending the minor leagues for all of 2020. Across his 138 games of action, Adams crushed eight home runs and stole 21 bases. His wRC+ rose above the average of 100 at every stop. Adams has shown the ability to take walks, routinely posting walk rates above 10 percent. However, his strikeouts need to be cut down a bit with a minor league lifetime mark of 25.2 percent.

Adams may not be penciled in as a starter for the Angels anytime soon, but it is very important to watch his development. He could develop into a star if all breaks right for him and the Angels could have a very good problem to have in future outfield depth charts.

Expect Adams to begin making waves as early as September of 2022 with a shot to start in 2023.

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