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Angels Draft pick Jo Adell discussed his dad's athletic genes and if he can beat him one-on-one

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For many young athletes growing up, surpassing their parents in strength and athleticism is a huge moment in their childhood. For a future first-round pick in the MLB Draft, that moment may come a little bit earlier, but that doesn't make it any more monumental. Jordon "Jo" Adell, a high school outfielder from Ballard High School in Louisville, Ky. drafted by the Angels 10th overall, boasts one of the most exciting power-speed profiles in the 2017 Draft class.

It's not hard to spot where Jo's athleticism comes from -- his dad, Scott, played college football at North Carolina State University and was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the 12th round of the 1992 NFL Draft. While it seems unlikely that we'll ever see Jo and his dad on the field at the same time like the Griffeys, never discount the magical bond between father and son. We're not in charge of an MLB organization (and for good reason), but if we were, we'd give 48-year-old Scott Adell a shot at playing in the big leagues with his son.

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