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Nolan Allen Jones (born May 7, 1998) is an American professional baseball infielder for the Cleveland Indians organization.

Nolan Jones
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Jones during the 2019 All-Star Futures Game
Cleveland Indians
Third baseman
Born: (1998-05-07) May 7, 1998 (age 21)
Langhorne, Pennsylvania
Bats: Left Throws: Right

CareerEdit

Jones attended Holy Ghost Preparatory School in Cornwells Heights, Bensalem, Pennsylvania. He played shortstop in high school. Jones hit a home run in his final high school at-bat. [1] He committed to the University of Virginia to play college baseball.[2]

Jones was considered a top prospect for the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft.[3][4][5][6] The Cleveland Indians selected Jones in the second round of the draft.[7] On July 1, Jones signed with the Indians for a $2.25 million signing bonus.[8]

Jones struck out swinging on his first career at-bat for the AZL Indians. He finished his first professional season with a .257 batting average in 109 at bats. Jones spent 2017 with the Mahoning Valley Scrappers where he batted .317 with four home runs, 33 RBIs, and a .912 OPS.[9]

MLB.com ranked Jones as Cleveland's fourth-best prospect going into the 2018 season.[10] He began the year with the Lake County Captains before being promoted to the Lynchburg Hillcats, slashing a combined .283/.405/.466 with 19 home runs and 66 RBIs in 120 games.[11]

He returned to Lynchburg to begin 2019. Halfway through the season he was promoted to Double-A Akron Rubberducks where he hit .253 with a .370 On Base Percentage and .466 Slugging Percentage in 49 games. Jones was named to the 2019 All-Star Futures Game.[12] He led the minor leagues in walks in 2019, with 96.[13] He's currently the Indians top prospect in their system. He was also selected to play in the Arizona Fall League for the Mesa Solar Sox following the season.[14]

PersonalEdit

His brother, Peyton Jones, was considered a prospect for the 2016 NHL Draft.[15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Grotz, Bob. "BASEBALL:Holy Ghost Prep's Jones leaves lasting mark on area fans - Bucks Sports - BucksLocalNews.com".
  2. ^ "Nolan Jones - Player Profile". Perfect Game USA. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
  3. ^ "Holy Ghost Prep's Nolan Jones a potential first-round pick in MLB Draft".
  4. ^ "For Nolan Jones, strength has led to a surge on MLB draft boards".
  5. ^ "Holy Ghost Prep SS Nolan Jones A Possible First-Round Selection".
  6. ^ "Holy Ghost Prep's Jones could have big decision to make".
  7. ^ Twitter, Steve Shermanssherman@buckslocalnews.com, @BucksLocalSport on. "MLB DRAFT: Langhorne's Nolan Jones selected by Cleveland Indians in MLB Draft (VIDEO)".
  8. ^ Twitter, Steve Shermanssherman@buckslocalnews.com, @BucksLocalSport on. "MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Langhorne's Nolan Jones signs with Cleveland".
  9. ^ "Nolan Jones Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". Retrieved December 10, 2017.
  10. ^ "Tribe's 2018 Top 30 Prospects list is 100% homegrown". MLB.com. Retrieved February 22, 2018.
  11. ^ "Nolan Jones Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  12. ^ Jim Callis (June 28, 2019). "Here are the 2019 Futures Game rosters". MLB.com. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  13. ^ "2019 Register Batting Leaders". Baseball-Reference.com. January 1, 1970. Retrieved November 9, 2019.
  14. ^ Norris, Josh (August 28, 2019). "2019 Arizona Fall League Rosters Announced". Baseballamerica.com. Retrieved November 9, 2019.
  15. ^ Apody, Jamie (May 12, 2016). "Holy Ghost Prep brothers eyeing MLB, NHL drafts".

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