• Full name Jonathan Long
  • Born
  • Profile Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Orange
  • Drafted in the 9th round (266th overall) by the Chicago Cubs in 2023 (signed for $179,400).
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    School: Long Beach State Source: 4YR

    Commit/Drafted: Never Drafted
    Age At Draft: 21.5
    A three-year starter and consistent offensive performer for Long Beach State, Long had a career-year in 2023 when he slashed .310/.402/.597 and hit 15 home runs and 17 doubles with a 17.2% strikeout rate and 11.4% walk rate. Long earned second team All-Big West honors for his season, which was significantly more powerful than his 2021 and 2022 campaigns. A 6-foot, 210-pound first baseman, Long has a slightly closed off setup with quick hands and a fairly direct path to the ball. He hits the ball hard and managed a 92 mph average exit velocity this spring, with home run power to both gaps. Long’s uptick in game power this spring is important for his profile at the next level, as he’s a below-average runner and likely limited to first base. He’s always hit for average and gotten on base at a strong clip, though Long did struggle in 40 games in the Cape Cod League in 2022, when he slashed .210/.320/.381 with 41 strikeouts and 14 walks. His performance this spring could make him a late day two draft target.

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  • 1B Jonathon Long assigned to Chicago Cubs.
  • 1B Jonathon Long assigned to ACL Cubs.
  • Chicago Cubs signed 1B Jonathon Long.

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