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Jahmai Jones

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Jahmai Jones
Name: Jahmai Fitzgerald Jones
Born: Aug 4, 1997 in Roswell, GA
High School: Wesleyan HS, Norcross, Ga.
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 204 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 2nd round (70th overall) by the Los Angeles Angels in 2015 (signed for $1,100,000)
Jones' late father Andre Jones was a linebacker on Notre Dame's 1988 national championship team, and two of his older brothers followed their father's footsteps to play college football. Jahmai likely could have taken that route as well, and earned honorable mention all-state honors as a sophomore wide receiver at Wesleyan. But he has since given up the sport, dedicating himself to baseball instead. That decision looks to be paying off for the North Carolina commit. Jones' quick hands allow him to whip the bat through the zone and he generates good power, especially when he can turn on the ball. He squares balls up well and makes a lot of hard contact. The question scouts must answer with Jones is where he will play defensively. He occasionally posted plus run times last summer, but more typically looked like an average runner. He's slimmed down some since then and looks less like a football player, which should give him a better chance to stay in center field. Moving to a corner would put more pressure on his bat, and opinions are divided on whether he will have enough power to profile in left field. Jones will put in the work to improve wherever he settles on the diamond, as he earns praise for his makeup and high-energy play.
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