MLB Future Watch: Jahmai Jones Baseball Cards, Baltimore OriolesMLB Future Watch: Jahmai Jones Baseball Cards, Baltimore OriolesJahmai Jones was drafted by the Angels with the 70th overall pick in the 2015 MLB Amateur Draft. His late father, Andre played for the Detroit Lions in the NFL, and his brother T.J. is a wide receiver who was drafted by the Lions. He played parts of seven seasons in the NFL, most recently with the New York Giants. His other brother, Malachi Jones, plays in the CFL for the Montreal Alouettes. Carrying on the pro-sports family tradition, Jahmai Jones is looking for a big-league spot in 2022.

After spending 2015 in rookie ball, he played for two teams in 2016 ending his season with the Burlington Bass. He hit four home runs and drove in 30 adding 13 doubles, three triples, and 20 steals. Jones doesn’t have a lot of power, but he can get a lot of hits and has speed when he’s on the base path.

In 2017, he played for two more teams and finished out in A+ ball with the Inland Empire 66ers. There, he hit 14 home runs and 47 RBI with 27 steals.

In 2019, he spent most of his time with the Mobile BayBears in AA. He hit 22 doubles, three triples, five home runs with 50 RBI, and nine steals. Then the pandemic hit in 2020.

Jones was at the Angels alternate training site where he got his feet wet with seven at-bats for the big club.

In February of 2021, he was traded to the Baltimore Orioles and sent to AAA to play for the Norfolk Tides. There he hit nine doubles, three triples, 12 home runs, and 39 RBI with 11 steals. His on-base percentage was .343. Jones played most of his time at second base with some time in center and left field. His versatility, speed, and compact swing are all the makings of a future big leaguer.

MLB Future Watch: Jahmai Jones Baseball Cards, Baltimore OriolesMLB Future Watch: Jahmai Jones Baseball Cards, Baltimore Orioles – Cards Worth Chasing

An easy card for collectors to get would be his 2021 Topps Series 2 Rookie Card. He is shown in his Orioles gear in the batter’s box.

Jones has a great rookie in the 2021 Topps Heritage set. It’s the 1972 style, and I love that dating back to when I was a kid. The fact that it’s a posed shot, probably from spring training, seems right on this card.

Jones has a 2021 Topps Chrome Autographed Rookie Card that has him in his Angels gear. It’s an on-card autograph, and it shows him waiting on a pitch with a very intense look. His cards are reasonable now. He could be a sleeper.

 

MLB Future Watch: Jahmai Jones Baseball Cards, Baltimore Orioles – Stats

Standard Batting
Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2020 22 LAA AL 3 7 7 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .429 .429 .429 .857 137 3 0 0 0 0 0 /4H
2021 23 BAL AL 26 72 67 5 10 3 0 0 3 1 0 4 26 .149 .208 .194 .402 11 13 1 1 0 0 0 4/H
2 Yrs 29 79 74 7 13 3 0 0 4 1 0 4 28 .176 .228 .216 .444 23 16 1 1 0 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 441 413 39 73 17 0 0 22 6 0 22 156 .176 .228 .216 .444 23 89 6 6 0 0 0
LAA (1 yr) 3 7 7 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .429 .429 .429 .857 137 3 0 0 0 0 0
BAL (1 yr) 26 72 67 5 10 3 0 0 3 1 0 4 26 .149 .208 .194 .402 11 13 1 1 0 0 0
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table Generated 12/23/2021.

 

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