Adell has collected three extra-base hits in his last 12 at-bats for Mesa of the Arizona Fall League.
The Angels' top prospect got off to a rough start in his first stint in the AFL but has perked up offensively over his last three games, going 6-for-12 with a home run and two doubles. Adell hit .289 with 10 homers across three minor-league levels this season.
Adell went 4-for-5 with a solo home run and a walk for Mesa of the Arizona Fall League on Wednesday.
Adell entered the contest having collected only one hit over his first 24 AFL at-bats, so Wednesday's four-hit game was a much needed breakout performance. The Angels' top prospect is honing his skills with Mesa after hitting .289 with 10 homers and 36 RBI between three minor-league levels this season.
Adell has notched three straight three-hit games with Triple-A Salt Lake.
Adell has gone 9-for-16 over his last three games to raise his average at the Triple-A level from .225 to .276. Although the Angels' top prospect won't get a call-up to the majors this year, he'll have a chance to showcase his skills in the Arizona Fall League starting in mid-September.
Adell will play for the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League this season, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
A previous report by Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times suggested that Adell is unlikely to be called up to the big club in September, so a stint in the Arizona Fall League will enable him to make up for the nearly two months he missed as a result of ankle and hamstring injuries suffered during spring training. The Angels' top prospect is hitting .285 with 10 home runs and 33 RBI in 263 at-bats between three minor-league stops this season.
Adell slugged a pair of homers Wednesday in minor-league action but neither will count in his official statistics as the game was called early due to rain.
The Angels' top prospect went deep in the first and third innings for his first two homers since being promoted to Salt Lake on Aug. 1. Unfortunately, the game was called with one out in the fifth inning, wiping the long balls -- and all other details from the game -- from the record book. Despite the bad luck, the big game was a welcome sight for Adell, who has struggled to hit only .216 while striking out 27 times in 74 at-bats at the Triple-A level.
Adell is unlikely to be promoted once the major-league rosters expand in September, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Adell is one of the top prospects in baseball and is slashing .283/.362/.492 in the minors this season, but he was forced to miss several months with ankle and hamstring injuries to begin the season, which slowed his development. The team hopes to get him some winter-league at-bats after the season, and it wouldn't be surprising to see him reach the majors sometime in 2020.
Adell was promoted from Double-A Mobile to Triple-A Salt Lake on Thursday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Adell, one of the top prospects in baseball, will get his first taste of Triple-A after facing little resistance in 46 games with Double-A Mobile (.308/.390/.553 slash line with eight home runs and six stolen bases). If the 20-year-old hits the ground running at Triple-A, he could force his way onto the big-league roster before the end of the season.
The Angels transferred Adell (hamstring/ankle) from High-A Inland Empire to Double-A Mobile on Sunday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
The transaction indicates that the Angels were satisfied with how Adell checked out both at the plate and in the field during his six-game assignment in the California League. After excelling at three different minor-league stops in 2018, Adell's ascent was stunted by the Grade 1 left hamstring strain and Grade 2 right ankle sprain he sustained in March. The 20-year-old was fortunately able to make a full recovery from the injuries after a two-month rehab process and could have an outside chance at reaching the big leagues in the second half of 2019. Any potential promotion this season would likely be contingent on Adell trimming down his strikeout rate and the Angels remaining in the thick of the playoff race.
Adell (hamstring/ankle) has resumed playing at High-A Inland Empire and has homered in two of his first six contests.
Included in the stretch is just a lone walk against 10 strikeouts in 25 at-bats, but a healthy Adell should ascend quickly through the Angels' system this summer. Expect him to see Double-A in short order.
Adell (hamstring/ankle) will head to High-A Inland Empire to play in some rehab games before he is sent to Double-A Mobile, Maria Torres of the Los Angeles Times reports.
The Angels will elect to ease him into action in the hitter-friendly Cal League, where Adell notched a .290/.345/.546 slash line (135 wRC+) in 57 games last season. Torres did not specify exactly when Adell will report to High-A, but it will presumably be pretty soon.
Adell is feeling good in his recovery from hamstring and ankle injuries and will begin a running program next week, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Adell has been battling a pair of injuries since early March. His initial timeline was estimated at 10-to-12 weeks, but the Angels are expected to be cautious with the highly rated prospect.
Adell (ankle/hamstring) has been taking swings and feels great, Maria Torres of the Los Angeles Times reports.
He strained his left hamstring and also sprained his right ankle during spring training. Per Torres, the Angels expected it would take 10-to-12 weeks for Adell to return to action in the minor leagues. While he hasn't taken batting practice against pitchers or played in games, the Angels are encouraged by the pace of his recovery.
Adell (hamstring, ankle) was reassigned to minor-league camp Friday.
Adell got to spend the first part of camp with the big-league club but wasn't under consideration to break camp with the team. For now, his focus is on returning from a strained hamstring and sprained ankle. He could get into game action at the minor-league level at some point in May and could push to make his debut later in the year.
Adell was diagnosed with a Grade 1 left hamstring strain and a Grade 2 right ankle sprain after undergoing an MRI on Sunday, Maria Torres of the Los Angeles Times reports. He's expected to miss 10-to-12 weeks as a result of the injuries.
Though Adell was unlikely to make an impact for the big club in 2019 as anything more than a late-season callup, the significant health setback now makes that possibility even more unlikely. Assuming Adell experiences a normal recovery from both injuries, he should retain his status as the Angels' No. 1 prospect and one of the top outfield prospects in all of baseball. The timeline provided by doctors suggests Adell won't be ready for game action until late May at the earliest.
Adell will undergo an MRI on his hamstring and ankle Sunday, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Adell hurt both his right ankle and left hamstring while running the bases Saturday. He was spotted on crutches following the game. The severity of his injuries should become clearer following the tests.
Adell strained his left hamstring and sprained his right ankle while rounding second base Saturday against the Cubs, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
The severity of both issues remains unclear. An extended absence would cut into his development time, though Adell is already ahead of schedule as a 19-year-old in Double-A.
Adell left Saturday's game against the Cubs with an apparent injury, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
The nature and severity of the injury are not yet clear, though it seemed to occur while the young outfielder was running the bases. Adell was unlikely to be a factor at the major-league level early in the season, as he's just 19 years old and has played just 17 games at the Double-A level, but he has a chance to get called up later in the season should his rapid rise continue. An extended injury layoff would push back that timeline.
Adell will join the Angels' major-league spring training in February.
Adell only played 17 games at the Double-A level last season, so he won't be in camp trying to earn an Opening Day job. Still, his performance across three levels last season, with a combined .290/.355/.543 line and 20 homers in 99 games, were strong enough that a promotion later in the year can't be ruled out, even though he'll be just 19 on Opening Day.
Adell (back) could make his major-league debut as early as this upcoming season, according to manager Brad Ausmus, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Specifically, Ausmus said "it's a possibility" that we could see Adell on the Angels in 2019, though anything more than a September callup seems unlikely considering he's only played 17 games at the Double-A level. Look for Adell to begin the year back at Double-A Mobile with a promotion to Triple-A Salt Lake on the horizon.
Adell has been out of the lineup for Double-A Mobile with a back injury, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Adell hasn't played since Aug. 25 due to the injury, though it isn't thought to be anything overly serious and he's expected to return soon. The highly regarded prospect posted a .238/.324/.429 slash line with two homers and two stolen bases across 17 games with Double-A Mobile prior to suffering the injury.