Jo Adell OF
While Adell got his first cup of coffee in the big leagues last summer, he struggled mightily both offensively and defensively.
At the plate, Adell finished with a .161 batting average, .212 on-base percentage, and .478 on-base plus slugging percentage, which are all not good for someone of his caliber in talent. Angels manager Joe Maddon has already alluded to having Adell go back to the minor leagues to get more development time which isn’t a bad idea.
Brandon Marsh OF
Brandon Marsh is the other outfield prospect to watch as he didn’t get called up last season but is definitely knocking on the door to the big leagues.
We’ll have to look at 2019 season stats for him due to there being no minor league season for him to get development. In that season, Marsh hit for a .287 batting average, .368 on-base percentage, and a .776 on-base plus slugging.
According to a prospect video from mlb.com, he’s still unlocking his power stroke which makes sense considering he only hit seven home runs in 2019. Still, his ability to make consistent contact is what the Angels like.
Jo Adell and Brandon Marsh are the young stars Angels fans will want to keep their eye on this spring.
These players have a strong bond in friendship based on their videos hanging out together and working out together. While it’s great to see the chemistry between them, the Angels need both to produce at the big league level.
There was some speculation on whether the Angels would be willing to part ways with one of them to get pitching, but it seems the Angels are planning to keep both for now.