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Spencer Jones

#35 | OF | YankeesNYY
Tampa Tarpons Tampa Tarpons
Spencer Jones
Name: Spencer George Jones
Born: May 14, 2001 in Encinitas, CA United States
High School: La Costa Canyon HS, Carlsbad, Calif.
College: Vanderbilt
Ht.: 6'7" / Wt.: 225 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
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Career93.344.425.5384
Drafted in the 1st round (25th overall) by the New York Yankees in 2022 (signed for $2,880,800)
Jones was a standout two-way player in high school in the 2019 class, with significant upside as a lefthanded pitcher on the mound, but sneaky bat-to-ball skills and athleticism as a hitter with such a tall frame. A fractured elbow cut his senior season short, and he made it to campus at Vanderbilt, where he has exclusively been a hitter—mostly playing outfield but getting a few games at first base. After hitting under .300 in his first two seasons, Jones turned in a strong summer in the Cape Cod League, where he hit .312/.424/.481 in 21 games (though with a 30% strikeout rate) and has had a career-best season this spring. Jones hit .370/.460/.644 with 12 home runs, 21 doubles and 64 strikeouts (23.5 K%) to 32 walks (11.7 BB%) in 61 games. Jones has plenty of power in his 6-foot-7, 225-pound frame, with the average and top-end exit velocities to back that up. He has clear plus raw power but hasn’t tapped into that quite as much as scouts have expected thanks in part to a heavy backside approach. He’s still a plus runner despite his size and will turn in 4.15-second home-to-first times, with the speed to be a threat on the bases and play an above-average corner outfield position. He has shown average arm strength, but that could improve as he gets further away from his elbow injury. Model-driven teams could be lower on Jones given his strikeout rate, but old-school scouts are excited about his unique athleticism, size and power potential.
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