Thomas Jones

Position: CF
Level: Class A
Affiliate: Greensboro Grasshoppers
League: South Atlantic League
Born: 12/09/1997 (Age: 26)
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 195
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: 3rd Rd., 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft (MIA)

Prospect Spotlight

Jones is the epitome of a risk/reward prospect, one with tremendous physical gifts that is lacking in baseball polish. He can stay in CF despite a muscular 6-foot-4 frame if his routes improve, though an above-average arm is more than enough for RF if he does move down the defensive spectrum. Jones has the tools to be an everyday big league outfielder, though he’ll have to make lots of gains in the hit tool department and is running out of time to convince scouts he’s capable of making contact. There’s tons of present swing/miss issues and he’s vulnerable against breaking pitches out of the zone. Jones enters 2019 with something to prove, needing to demonstrate he’s turning a corner offensively in order to remain on the prospect radar. He’ll be a toolsy high-org player if he can’t improve his approach and cut down on the whiffs.