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LA Angels: 3 reasons why the Angels should bring up Jo Adell

Sep 5, 2020; Anaheim, California, USA; Los Angeles Angels right fielder Jo Adell (59) hits a solo home run against the Houston Astros during the game at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Angels Baseball/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Network
Sep 5, 2020; Anaheim, California, USA; Los Angeles Angels right fielder Jo Adell (59) hits a solo home run against the Houston Astros during the game at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Angels Baseball/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Network
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LA Angels, Jo Adell, Justin Upton
Sep 16, 2020; Anaheim, California, USA; Los Angeles Angels left fielder Justin Upton (10) is congratulated by right fielder Jo Adell (59) for scoring against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the game at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Angels Baseball/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Network

Number 2 reason Jo Adell should be brought up: Adell’s Major League experience

Jo Adell isn’t some young kid who doesn’t understand the pressure of the Major Leagues. He’s played Major League baseball before, in 2020.

Sure, it didn’t go the way he wanted it to, but he understands the task of being a Major League Baseball player.

So, if he’s smoking Minor League pitches out the yard regularly and already knows and has experienced the expectations of Major League production, what’s the hold up?

His swing is significantly more powerful that what it was coming into the Majors last year. This is evident in his numbers jump from his time in Triple-A in 2019 to his numbers in Triple-A now.

He had 12 less home runs and 15 less RBI in his previous stint in Triple-A before heading up to the Major League team. Yes, that means he had zero home runs and eight RBI in 2019 at the Triple-A level.

He’s leaps and bounds more powerful than he was then. The player that played poorly in the MLB last year is not the player that Adell is today. He’s not going to drive in an RBI every game in the Majors like he does in Triple-A, but he’s undoubtedly a more powerful hitter than he was in 2020.

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