• Full name Spencer George Jones
  • Born 05/14/2001 in Encinitas, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'6" / Wt.: 225 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School Vanderbilt
  • Drafted in the 1st round (25th overall) by the New York Yankees in 2022 (signed for $2,880,800).
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    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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  • OF Spencer Jones assigned to Hudson Valley Renegades from Tampa Tarpons.
  • OF Spencer Jones roster status changed by New York Yankees.
  • OF Spencer Jones roster status changed by New York Yankees.
  • OF Spencer Jones roster status changed by New York Yankees.
  • OF Spencer Jones assigned to New York Yankees.

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