JaCoby Jones

Born: 05/10/1992 (Age: 25)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 205
Acquisition Period: 3rd Rd. 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (PIT); Acquired in trade for J. Soria 7/30/15 (DET)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Primary Position: CF
Seconday Position: LF
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: November 26th, 2016
Dates Seen: 11/10, 11/12
Level: Triple-A
Affiliate: Salt River Rafter (AFL)
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Physical Description
Large, muscular frame; athletic build; square shoulders; strong lower half; minimal room for physical projection.
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
2017 45 60 Role 55: Above average regular center fielder; potential All-Star Moderate
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 45 50 Plus bat speed; aggressive, pull approach; quick hands and wrists; athletic grip; slight uppercut swing path; minimal load; needs to work on timing and plate coverage to cut down on swing-and-miss rate.
Plus bat speed; aggressive, pull approach; quick hands and wrists; athletic grip; slight uppercut swing path; minimal load; needs to work on timing and plate coverage to cut down on swing-and-miss rate.
Power 50 60 Quick twitch; athleticism allows bat speed to play up; barrels up balls he's late on; 20-to-25 home run power as early as 2017.
Quick twitch; athleticism allows bat speed to play up; barrels up balls he's late on; 20-to-25 home run power as early as 2017.
Run 60 60 4.43 on the turn at 1B; quick burst out of the box; fluid, easy stride; 15-to-20 stolen base potential.
4.43 on the turn at 1B; quick burst out of the box; fluid, easy stride; 15-to-20 stolen base potential.
Glove 40 50 Relatively new to center field, but looks pretty comfortable; plus lateral movement; reads and angles will improve with reps.
Relatively new to center field, but looks pretty comfortable; plus lateral movement; reads and angles will improve with reps.
Arm 55 55 Plus arm strength; ball has carry on throws; easy throwing motion with average accuracy.
Plus arm strength; ball has carry on throws; easy throwing motion with average accuracy.
MiLB Stats
Overall Description
Oozing with athleticism (shortstop coming up), Jones has the potential to be a plus offensive contributor while patrolling center field. He'll contribute across the board rather than just one dominant skill. He is still getting use to reading fly balls and taking the most efficient angles, so there's room for improvement. There's bound to be some growing pains, but his plus range to both sides, and arm will translate well in the outfield. His plus bat speed coupled with his foot speed will keep him an intriguing power/speed threat. Ultimately, his tool set profiles better in a corner outfield spot, but he has the speed and athleticism to allow him to stay in center field. There's still strides to be made with his approach at the plate, but suspensions and position changes have been major hindrances. Looks to have turned the page and will hit enough to stay in the top half (1-6) of the lineup with 20 home run / 20 stolen potential.