None of the cuts were unexpected, but it should be noted that Adell did a very good performance at home plate, posting an OPS of 1.072 out of 25 Cactus League appearances. It probably would have taken an even bigger spring to convince the Angels to include Adell (who turns 22 in April) on the opening day roster, given he missed an entire year of minor league development. in 2020.
Adell didn’t hit well (.264 / .321 / .355) in 131 Triple-A appearances in 2019, his only taste for action at the top of the minor league. In a normal 2020, Adell would have gained more Triple-A experience under her belt and then received a promotion to the Big League club, although the cancellation of the minor league season meant Adell’s development. has been moved to the Angels’ alternative training site. . Adell ended up making his MLB debut, but with mediocre results – he only hit 0.161 / .212 / .266 with a whopping 55 strikeouts in 132 PA, and also doesn’t look well in the outfield.
While some contractual considerations were undoubtedly at play given that Adell already had 153 days of Major League service, it can certainly be argued that Adell needs a bit more seasoning before his next appearance in a uniform of the Angels. Los Angeles has a pair of veterans (Justin Upton and Dexter Fowler) looking for years of bounce in the corner outfield, with Taylor Ward, Jared Walshand minor league signings Jon Jay, Scott Schebler, and Juan Lagares all offering more depth and peloton possibilities on the grass. Adell and his colleague, best hope Brandon Marsh both are expected to be called up at some point in 2021.