Future Watch: Nolan Jones Rookie Baseball Cards, Indians

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

Register Batting
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2016 18 -1.8 Indians ARIZ Rk CLE 32 134 109 10 28 5 2 0 9 3 1 23 49 .257 .388 .339 .728 37 0 1 0 1 0
2017 19 -2.1 Mahoning Valley NYPL A- CLE 62 265 218 41 69 18 3 4 33 1 0 43 60 .317 .430 .482 .912 105 5 2 0 2 4
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
2018 20 -2.5 Lynchburg CARL A+ CLE 30 130 104 23 31 9 0 3 17 0 0 26 34 .298 .438 .471 .910 49 0 0 0 0 1
2018 20 -1.4 Lake County MIDW A CLE 90 389 323 46 90 12 0 16 49 2 1 63 97 .279 .393 .464 .858 150 7 0 0 3 0
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
2019 21 -3.0 Akron EL AA CLE 49 211 178 33 45 10 2 8 22 2 0 31 63 .253 .370 .466 .836 83 4 2 0 0 1
2019 21 -1.6 Lynchburg CARL A+ CLE 77 324 252 48 72 12 1 7 41 5 3 65 85 .286 .435 .425 .860 107 5 4 0 3 0
2019 21 -1.1 Mesa AZFL Fal 15 68 60 8 12 2 0 4 8 1 0 8 31 .200 .294 .433 .727 26 0 0 0 0 0
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
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/18/2019.

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