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Morning Mound Visit: Jo Adell impresses in 2021 debut

Angels finally getting Adell; The draft is unnecessary; Luis Gil dazzles

Los Angeles Angels v Texas Rangers

Dave Sessions | Jo Adell’s first season in the majors was one to forget. The highly-touted outfielder slashed .161/.212/.266 in his first 132 plate appearances. Tuesday night, he made his 2021 debut and made a much better impression going 3-for-5 with two doubles, a walk, and a stolen base.

Marc Normandin | Baseball Prospectus $: The Kumar Rocker situation has highlighted the inequity of the MLB draft. Originally instituted as a way to enforce parity and reign in richer teams, the draft’s primary function now is to control labor and limit player earnings.

Joshua Diemert | Pinstripe Alley: Yankees pitching prospect Luis Gil made his major league debut. The 23-year-old threw six scoreless innings with six strikeouts and five baserunners allowed.

Quick Hits

Mookie Betts made an incredible diving catch at *checks notes* second base.

Abraham Toro deflected a ball for a force out at second.

Jonathan India helped his Rookie of the Year case with a two-run homer.