Photo by: Cristina Byrne-Sternberg/Rocket City Trash Pandas
By Chuck Richter, AngelsWin.com
When it comes to knowing Jordyn Adams, there are a lot of numbers to know. The most important number to know, though, is the number 22.
Why that number? It's not the number of times Jordyn has stolen a base for the Trash Pandas without getting caught. That number is 15.
It's also not the total number of bases that Jordyn has stolen on the season. That number is 33, and he's only been caught 3 times this whole year.
The number 22 is not the rating for his ability to run. That number is a pure 80 on the 20-80 grade scale--more than elite.
So why the number 22? That's because that's how old Jordyn is. And, if you slide the decimal point over one to the right, you have 2.2. or the difference between Jordyn's age and the average age of the players in the league. At 22, Jordyn is on average 2.2 years younger than everyone else in his AA league.
It may seem like an eternity since the Angels selected Jordyn as a toolsy and raw outfielder in the 1st round of the 2018 draft (17th overall) with the insane vertical leap.
When the Angels drafted him, though, they knew he would require a lot of time and effort to get the most out of him. And the results of that work are starting to payoff. Adams has game altering speed on the basepaths and in the outfield where he can play all three positions. And, he has plenty of raw power to tap into as he develops.
Chuck Richter, our Founder and Executive Director, recently caught up with Jordyn Adams to find out more about his time with the Angels and as a person. Please click below to watch our interview with Angels Outfield prospect Jordyn Adams.