CLEVELAND -- One month after being drafted with the 10th overall pick, outfielder Jo Adell has vaulted to the top of the Angels' Top 30 prospect list, as ranked by MLBPipeline.com.Adell, 18, made his professional debut with the Arizona League Angels earlier this month and is batting .350 (14-for-40) with
CLEVELAND -- One month after being drafted with the 10th overall pick, outfielder Jo Adell has vaulted to the top of the Angels' Top 30 prospect list, as ranked by MLBPipeline.com.
Adell, 18, made his professional debut with the Arizona League Angels earlier this month and is batting .350 (14-for-40) with three home runs and seven RBIs in 11 Rookie-level games. Adell supplanted fellow outfielder Jahmai Jones for the top spot, though Jones remains one of the most promising talents in the Halos' farm system and shifted to No. 2 in the Midseason prospect rankings.
Two other 2017 draftees, right-hander Griffin Canning and outfielder Jacob Pearson, also entered the Angels' Top 30 list at No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.
Here's an updated look at the Halos' Top 10 prospects:
1. Jo Adell, OF
- Jahmai Jones, OF
- Matt Thaiss, 1B
- Griffin Canning, RHP
- Jacob Pearson, OF
- Brandon Marsh, OF
- Chris Rodriguez, RHP
- Jaime Barria, RHP
- Grayson Long, RHP
- Nate Smith, LHP
The Midseason Top 30 includes five other prospects who were not on the preseason list: Right-hander Parker Bridwell (No. 13), right-hander Jesus Castillo (No. 16), shortstop Leonardo Rivas (No. 19), outfielder Brennon Lund (No. 20) and left-hander Jose Suarez (No. 26).
Two members of the Angels' preseason rankings, right-handers Alex Meyer and Keynan Middleton, have lost their prospect status after graduating to the Majors. Six others -- Abel De Los Santos, Brooks Pounders, Kevin Grendell, Caleb Adams, Manny Banuelos and Chad Hinshaw -- have also dropped out of the Angels' Top 30.
No Angels prospect was included in MLBPipeline.com's list of the Top 100 prospects.
The ranking of baseball's top prospects is done by MLBPipeline.com Draft and prospect experts Jonathan Mayo, Jim Callis and Mike Rosenbaum, who compile input from industry sources, including scouts and scouting directors. It is based on analysis of players' skill sets, upsides, proximity to the Majors and potential immediate impact to their teams. Only players with rookie status are eligible for the list. Players who were at least 23 years old when they signed and played in leagues deemed to be professional (Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Cuba) are not eligible.
Maria Guardado covers the Angels for MLB.com.