Angels select Jo Adell tenth overall in MLB Draft

The Los Angeles Angels selected prep outfielder Jo Adell with the tenth overall pick in the 2017 MLB Draft.

At 6-foot-2 and 195 pounds, Adell is a centerfielder with five-tool potential. He is an outstanding defender with above-average speed and arm strength. He also has enormous raw power offensively.

On opening day 2017, Adell’s biggest question mark was his ability to make consistent contact. Armed with a laser-like focus, Adell enhanced his plate discipline, striking out only nine times during his senior season this spring.

Adell is also an intriguing player on the mound, even though teams view him as an outfielder first. He’s a right-handed hurler with a three-pitch mix, featuring a mid-90s fastball, a slider and a changeup.

The signing bonus slot value for the No. 10 overall pick is $8,212,800.

Read my feature articles on Jo Adell here:
Future is bright for Jo Adell
Jo Adell poised to go in top 10 picks of MLB Draft

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Dan Zielinski III
Dan Zielinski III
Dan Zielinski III is the creator of the Baseball Prospect Journal and has covered the MLB draft since 2015. His draft work originally appeared on, a sports website he started in December 2011. He also covered the Milwaukee Brewers as a member of the credentialed media for four years. Follow him on Twitter @DanZielinski3.

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