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Adell Ranked #3 overall prospect by BP midseason rankings

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https://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/article/41327/2018-prospects-the-midseason-top-50/

 

"He has one of the loudest collections of well-rounded tools in the minor leagues, with elite athleticism and an impressive ability to make rapid adjustments. The bat speed is top-shelf, and while he’s decidedly aggressive in the box he shows an advanced ability to stay in the zone and generate loud contact in all four quadrants of the zone. He’s got the speed and acumen to develop into an asset in center field."

Canning also gets a shoutout, coming in at #44.

Validation!

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18 minutes ago, zenmaster said:

Great news. 

 

But for Canning, I don't want to read this as an Angels fan lol

 

 

He only missed the last 1/3 of his freshman season.   Otherwise, he pretty much made all of his college starts.    The Halos only took precaution a year ago due to the 119 innings and 140 Ks, leading to a lot of pitches thrown. 

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That's aggressive but I like it. Generally speaking, I put Adell in the same prospect class as Bo Bichette and Brendan Rodgers. Guys that are probably going to be stars, but have just one little thing that let's doubt creep in.

Adell obviously has the makings of a superstar between the ears, in his power, in his legs, in his glove....basically everything about him says superstar, except his aggressiveness.

With Bichette, it's because we haven't seen a swing or approach like that work yet. The closest thing to it is Javy Baez. 

With Rodgers, it's agressuvess and pull-happy approach.

Those exceptions can turn them into simply good role players, butall three are young enough that there's a good chance they successfully address those concerns.

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17 minutes ago, Scotty@AW said:

That's aggressive but I like it. Generally speaking, I put Adell in the same prospect class as Bo Bichette and Brendan Rodgers. Guys that are probably going to be stars, but have just one little thing that let's doubt creep in.

Adell obviously has the makings of a superstar between the ears, in his power, in his legs, in his glove....basically everything about him says superstar, except his aggressiveness.

With Bichette, it's because we haven't seen a swing or approach like that work yet. The closest thing to it is Javy Baez. 

With Rodgers, it's agressuvess and pull-happy approach.

Those exceptions can turn them into simply good role players, butall three are young enough that there's a good chance they successfully address those concerns.

This is exactly the difference between an A- and true A prospect. Both have star potential, but the former has an edge of doubt. 

Either way, Adell’s our best prospect since Trout (who obviously was a true A).

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Just now, Taylor said:

No Mariners in the top 50.

No Red Sox, either.

LOL at Dip*ssy doing it to the M's.   Let them enjoy their 2014 Halos-like season, because come 1-2 years from now, chaos.

All of the Red Sux key prospects are already contributing to their huge success so far in 2018.   A drop back on the farm is to be expected. 

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lots of Dodgers way up on the Baseball Prospectus list...

Glad to see Adell at #3 and Canning at #44

Validation feels great!  

Scotty@AW was right about Adell.

 

 

 

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on the CBS list at the bottom it says also considered for Top 25, Taylor Ward, C, LAA

It's cool he got noticed, but they didn't get his position right.

 

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