In his first six games, he was hitting .304, had a .360 on-base percentage, and had driven in four runs already. In his next seven games, however, he really struggled. He was hitting .167, was only getting on 23.1% of the time, and hadn’t recorded a single extra base hit and just two RBI.
Adell flipped the script on Tuesday night, though. Adell came up to bat in the ninth inning with the bases loaded, and clobbered a grand slam to put the Angels up 6-2.
Jo Adell proved he belongs in the big leagues with his grand slam.
Jo Adell was struggling, but now there’s no question that he belongs at this level.
He was known for the longball in the Minor Leagues, but was yet to connect on one in the Majors this year. This one was certainly a slump buster, and one that clearly got Adell’s confidence right back up to where it needs to be.
Don’t believe me? Watch him pimp this shot below:
This is the type of shot that energizes a fanbase. It’s the type of shot that energizes a clubhouse. Most importantly, this is the type of shot that really kickstarts a career.
Make that ten RBI in 14 games for Adell this season. With this home run reminding us of why he’s here, it’s also worth remembering that Adell has also been improving very much on defense.
He’s improving whenever he needs to, wherever he needs to, and it’s huge to see him developing like this.
Adell is part of our future, and I couldn’t be any more excited.