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Kennard Jones

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Kennard Jones
Name: Kennard De'Airis Jones
Born: Sep 8, 1981 in Cleveland, Ohio USA
High School: High Point HS, Beltsville, Md.
College: Indiana
Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 185 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
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Career2,479.264.352.3357
Drafted in the 3rd round (85th overall) by the San Diego Padres in 2002 (signed for $465,000)
Jones went undrafted out of a Baltimore high school and Wallace State (Ala.) JC, then led the Big 10 in hitting with a .425 average this spring. A wiry athlete, Jones shows good first-step quickness and runs the 60 in 6.45 seconds. At the plate, he stays inside the ball and makes solid contact and good adjustments. He hits the ball to all fields and has a disciplined approach. He has the range to play well above-average defense in center field and an average arm. While he doesn't project to hit for power, he worked hard to develop upper-body strength and has been compared to Kenny Lofton.
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