• Full name Thomas Russell Jones
  • Born 12/09/1997 in Laurens, SC
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 220 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Laurens
  • Drafted in the 3rd round (84th overall) by the Miami Marlins in 2016 (signed for $1,000,000).
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    A dual-sport star at Laurens (S.C.) High, Jones garnered football interest from the likes of Notre Dame, Clemson, South Carolina, North Carolina and other schools as a safety. Jones settled on Vanderbilt, where he's expected to focus primarily on baseball. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Jones boasts obvious athleticism on both the gridiron and the baseball field, which he' shown more in recent weeks after healing from a hamstring injury. An above-average runner with an average to above-average arm, Jones is still very raw offensively. He has potential plus power, enough for an outfield corner, but has yet to consistently tap into it. With his loud tools and lack of polish, Jones is a high-risk, high-reward pick, as teams would likely need to draft him early to pry him from Vanderbilt. But scouts love his makeup and engaging personality, and it seems probable a team will bet on his natural talent.

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  • Rated Best Athlete in the Miami Marlins in 2018

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