Saturday, November 26, 2016

Scouting the 2017 Draft: Jordan Adell

Jordan Adell, OF, HS(Louisville, KY).  B-R, T-R.  6'3" 205 lbs.

"Who is Jordan Adell?" might someday be a Jeopardy question.  The Answer is, "what could Bo Jackson have been had he played only baseball?"  Jordan Adell is an athlete with 5 big tools!  The PG numbers tell the story:

Running:  6.2 60.
Throwing:  96 MPH off the mound, 97 MPH from the OF.
Catching:  Yeah, he can catch.
Hit:  Key number is time to impact= .106 sec.  Range- .100-.121.
Power:  Exit Velocity= 99 MPH.  Has hit a ball 450 ft with a wood bat.

The only criticism I can see is there might not be much projection left in the body, but my goodness!  How much body do you need?  It does not look like a body that is going to age badly.  I'm going to put him in front of Hunter Greene on my draft board because I think Greene is going to be drafted as a pitcher while Adell will be on OF, and a CF at that.


DrB's Draft Board Updated:

1.  Jordan Adell, OF, HS.
2.  Hunter Greene, RHP, HS.
3.  Tanner Houck, RHP, College(Missouri).
4.  Alex Scherff, RHP, HS.
5.  JB Bakauskas, RHP, College(North Carolina).
6.  Jeren Kendall, OF, College(Vanderbilt).
7.  JJ Schwarz, C, College(Florida).
8.  Alex Faedo, RHP, College(Florida).
9.  Conner Uselton, OF, HS.
10.  Royce Lewis, SS/OF, HS.
11.  Tristan Beck, RHP, College(Stanford).
12.  Brandon McKay, LHP, College(Louisville).
13.  Hagen Danner, RHP, HS.
14.  Alejandro Toral, 1B, HS.

I moved Uselton ahead of Lewis because of the Time to Impact metric which I have a feeling is strongly correlated with the hit tool.  Uselton's was a fantastic .101 sec. or 99+ percentile while Lewis was a relatively slow .120 sec.

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