Jo Adell is a highly touted prospect in the Los Angeles Angels organization and should be roaming the outfield for them by 2020 (and just as we predicted this is about to come true within the next few days as the Angels just announced they are bringing him up… woot woot!)
Adell was the 10th overall pick in the 2017 MLB draft and was born on 4/8/1999. He is a true five-tool talent, has some speed, and plays centerfield (Adell was also named the Gatorade Player of the year in the state of Kentucky).
Check out his scouting grades below…
Jo Adell Scouting Report: Hit: 50 | Power: 60 | Run: 65 | Arm: 60 | Field: 60 | Overall: 60 (via MLB.com)
Obviously this guy has some talent.
Best Jo Adell Rookie Cards
Let’s check out the top-rated Jo Adell rookie cards from an investment viewpoint.
2017 Jo Adell Bowman Chrome Draft RC #BDC95 (buy on eBay)
If you could only have one Jo Adell rookie card the 2017 Bowman Chrome Autograph Base/Refractor would be it. This card features Adell coming out of the box after a line drive base hit.
Numbered #BDC95 the card has his name printed at the bottom left-hand corner of the card, his position center bottom, and the Angels Halo Logo at the bottom right… beautiful card with a beautiful ROI.
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Don’t get us wrong, the refractors are sick cards, but don’t hesitate to settle for the basic 2017 Jo Adell Bowman Chrome card.
2017 Bowman Chrome Draft Parallels: Refractor, Sky Blue Refractor, Purple Refractor, Bowman 70th Logo Refractor, Blue Refractor, Green Refractor, Gold Refractor, Orange Refractor /25, Red Refractor /5, and SuperFractor 1/1
2019 Jo Adell Bowman 30th Anniversary Auto Refractor /30 RC (buy on eBay)
Talk about mean-mugging!… how could you not want this card if you’re an Adell fanboy!… if that is his game face were buying into this kid.
Numbered simply #JA the card shows Adell “mean-mugging” for the camera after what were guessing getting the rotten end of a call? His name simply comes in the form of his autograph at the bottom center of the card with the Bowman 30th Logo in the top right-hand corner of the card (/30 is in the right).
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At any rate, a very cool Jo Adell rookie card we would love to add to our investment portfolio.
2019 Bowman Chrome 30th Anniversary Parallels: Atomic /150, Green /99, Gold /50, Orange /25, Red /5, SuperFractor 1/1
2018 Jo Adell Topps Heritage Real One Auto RC #JA (buy on eBay)
The only Jo Adell Topps rookie card we could find to date worth a darn is this 2018 Topps Heritage…. but it is a pretty slick looking card and one we wouldn’t mind having in our investment arsenal.
Numbered #JA the card shows Jo walking up to the plate in his minor league Owlz jersey looking to smack a homer or a rope down the 1st baseline… a nice little card that shouldn’t cost all that much at even high grades… for now.
2017 Jo Adell Bowman Chrome Draft Image Variation Auto RC #BD95 (buy on eBay)
The Bowman Chrome Draft Image Variation wasn’t listed on the final 2017 Bowman Draft Baseball checklist and are considered short prints.
Bowman wanted to give collectors a “little something more to chase during their hunt for the top young stars” according to cardboardconnection.com.
The 2017 Jo Adell Bowman Chrome Draft Image Variation shows Adell holding a baseball bat over his right shoulder… very 1989 Ken Griffey Jr. Upper Deck style.
2019 Jo Adell National Treasures /99 RC (buy on eBay)
The card won’t cost you an arm and a leg like many National Treasures and may well be worth the purchase if Adell takes off as scouts predict him too.
Numbered #SS-JA the card shows Adell laser-focused at-bat towards the far left of the card, his signature towards the far right, and his name/team name down towards the bottom right… a great looking card that should have a great ROI if everything goes to plan for Adell.
Jo Adell Rookie Card Checklist
- 2017 Bowman Chrome
- 2017 Bowman Draft Chrome #BDC95
- 2018 Leaf Variant
- 2018 Topps Pro Debut
- 2017 Bowman’s Best Monochrome Atomic Refractor #MAJA
- 2018 Bowman High Tek Auto RC #PHTJA
- 2019 Bowman 30th Anniversary Auto Refractor #JA
- 2019 National Treasures #SS-JA
Jo Adell Rookie Card Value
Adell rookie cards are priced about right based on what we know about him to date… BUT… he will be making his debut soon so now would be the time to buy if you believe he is the next Mike Trout or sell if you think he is going to stink the place up.
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Buyers Guide and Investment Outlook
Investment Rating: Buy (4.3 out of 5)
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Best Jo Adell Rookie Card: 2017 Bowman Chrome Draft
Jo Adell has been a top prospect for what it seems like ages… but… it should… be… ending… shortly. Adell is expected to be called up any day now (today is 8/4/2020) and start playing some ball for the Los Angeles Angels.
If all goes to plan Jo Adell should develop into a future All-Star and help bring some more offensive firepower to an already powerful Angels lineup (one that already includes Mike Trout, Albert Pujols, Ohtani, and Anthony Rendon).
Buying a prospect before he is called is always a gamble that can pay off handsomely (Acuna Jr.) or leave you waiting and hoping for more (Vlad Jr.)… we think Adell is going to be pretty darn good if not great by the time he enters his prime but buy with caution… cheers!