Jahmai Jones

Born: 08/04/1997 (Age: 22)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 215
Primary Position: 2B
Seconday Position: OF
Acquisition Period: 2nd Rd., 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft (LAA)
Entry Point: High School
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: November 16th, 2018
Dates Seen: 5x--April/November 2018
Level: AFL
Affiliate: Mesa Solar Sox
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Strong and stocky, built like a running back with plus strength for size.
Swing Mechanics
Open set up, hands at letters, elbow level. High leg kick, hand hitch, long load creates length and barrel drag, line drive bat path; swing timing difficult to sync
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2021 30 45 Bench Moderate
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 30 40 Has above average bat speed and strength to impact baseball; hand noise, swing length, and fringy barrel feel put him behind fastballs, especially up and to outer third. Ability to track and barrel spin is limited. Batter's eye and plate discipline are assets to put him in hitter's counts and take walks, will result in Ks. Has athleticism to make some adjustments but swing will limit him.
Has above average bat speed and strength to impact baseball; hand noise, swing length, and fringy barrel feel put him behind fastballs, especially up and to outer third. Ability to track and barrel spin is limited. Batter's eye and plate discipline are assets to put him in hitter's counts and take walks, will result in Ks. Has athleticism to make some adjustments but swing will limit him.
Game Power 30 45 Line drive bat path gives ability to elevate pitches up in zone; swing length limits game power potential. 45 game power in a vacuum, but will not see full-time at bats and projects for 8-10 HR with his share of gap doubles in part-time role.
Line drive bat path gives ability to elevate pitches up in zone; swing length limits game power potential. 45 game power in a vacuum, but will not see full-time at bats and projects for 8-10 HR with his share of gap doubles in part-time role.
Raw Power 55 55 Power to the alleys due to bat speed and physical strength. Engages lower half to find power.
Power to the alleys due to bat speed and physical strength. Engages lower half to find power.
Run 60 60 Consistent 4.2 run times up the line; hard runner with instincts on bases to contribute steals and take extra bases.
Consistent 4.2 run times up the line; hard runner with instincts on bases to contribute steals and take extra bases.
Field 45 50 Solid footwork both laterally and charging. Fringe-average hands, not always clean on transfers and game gets quick. Projects to improve to average given athleticism and relative rawness at position. Has played OF prior, projects to playable in LF for added utility.
Solid footwork both laterally and charging. Fringe-average hands, not always clean on transfers and game gets quick. Projects to improve to average given athleticism and relative rawness at position. Has played OF prior, projects to playable in LF for added utility.
Throw 45 45 2B/LF only type arm; has to hurry at times which affects accuracy.
2B/LF only type arm; has to hurry at times which affects accuracy.
Attribute Present Future
Athleticism Plus Plus
Approach Average Average
Instincts Average Average
Baserunning Plus Plus
Overall Summary
Lacks arm for shortstop and hitting ability for 2B to profile as everyday player. Athletic and hard-working, player has enough in toolset to be solid bench contributor: will take a walk, steal a base, run into some HRs and provide solid 2B/LF glove off bench. Will be given dev time to try to work into regular.