Future Watch: Nolan Jones Rookie Baseball Cards, Indians – Nolan Jones was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the second round of the 2016 MLB Amateur Draft.
Right after the draft, the infielder joined the Arizona League Indians. He had five doubles, two triples, and nine RBI in 32 games.
In 2017, he played for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers in Short-A. In 218 at-bats, the Pennsylvania native had 18 doubles, three triples, four home runs and 33 RBI with a .317 batting average.
In 2018, he started out with the Lake Country Captains playing in A-ball. He got 323 at-bats, with 12 doubles, 16 home runs, 49 RBI with a .279 batting average. He then moved up to the Lynchburg Hillcats. In 104 at-bats, nine doubles and three home runs with 17 RBI and a .298 batting average. He got promoted.
In 2019, Jones got another 252 at-bats in Lynchburg. After 12 doubles, one triple, seven homers, and 41 RBI, a promotion to Double-A was in order.
Collectors can find his rookie card in 2019 Bowman Chrome.
According to his MLB.com Prospect Profile:
Jones has an advanced approach at the plate, patiently working counts and using the entire field. He has a smooth left-handed swing and impressive feel to hit, and he shows the ability to produce high batting averages despite working deep counts that lead to some strikeouts. His bat speed and strength give him promising power potential that could produce 25 or more homers per season, especially if he adds some loft to a stroke that’s currently more geared for line drives. ETA 2020.
Here’s a look at his sweet swing:
He would finish out the season with the Akron RubberDucks. In 178 at-bats, the prospect hit ten doubles, two triples, eight homers, and 22 RBI. Now 21, next year could be his year. Waiting until next year to collect him isn’t advised.
Future Watch: Nolan Jones Rookie Baseball Cards, Indians – Stats
|2018||20||2 Teams||2 Lgs||A-A+||CLE||120||519||427||69||121||21||0||19||66||2||1||89||131||.283||.405||.466||.871||199||7||0||0||3||1|
|2019||21||2 Teams||2 Lgs||A+-AA||CLE||126||535||430||81||117||22||3||15||63||7||3||96||148||.272||.409||.442||.851||190||9||6||0||3||1|
|Minors (4 seasons)||Minors||340||1453||1184||201||335||66||8||38||171||13||5||251||388||.283||.409||.448||.858||531||21||9||0||9||6|
|Other (1 season)||Other||15||68||60||8||12||2||0||4||8||1||0||8||31||.200||.294||.433||.727||26||0||0||0||0||0|
|All Levels (4 Seasons)||355||1521||1244||209||347||68||8||42||179||14||5||259||419||.279||.404||.448||.852||557||21||9||0||9||6|
|AA (1 season)||Minors||49||211||178||33||45||10||2||8||22||2||0||31||63||.253||.370||.466||.836||83||4||2||0||0||1|
|A+ (2 seasons)||Minors||107||454||356||71||103||21||1||10||58||5||3||91||119||.289||.436||.438||.874||156||5||4||0||3||1|
|A (1 season)||Minors||90||389||323||46||90||12||0||16||49||2||1||63||97||.279||.393||.464||.858||150||7||0||0||3||0|
|A- (1 season)||Minors||62||265||218||41||69||18||3||4||33||1||0||43||60||.317||.430||.482||.912||105||5||2||0||2||4|
|Rk (1 season)||Minors||32||134||109||10||28||5||2||0||9||3||1||23||49||.257||.388||.339||.728||37||0||1||0||1||0|
Future Watch: Nolan Jones Rookie Baseball Cards, Indians – More Resources
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