• Full name Jonathan Edward French
  • Born 10/16/2000 in Atlanta, GA
  • Profile Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 235 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School South Carolina
  • Drafted in the 30th round (910th overall) by the Cleveland Guardians in 2019.
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    The latest in a recent line of Georgia prep catchers that includes Tyler Stephenson, Joey Bart, Luis Campusano, Anthony Seigler and Will Banfield, French is among the best prep backstops in the 2019 class. French has solid tools across the board, with above-average raw power, plus arm strength and solid receiving skills. Teams are mixed on his hit tool, with some expecting him to become a solid-average hitter who uses all fields with above-average power. Other teams are more skeptical about his ability to hit for impact in games, seeing it show up more in batting practice with swing-and-miss questions against higher-level pitching. Defensively, French has all the tools to be above-average behind the plate—he was voted as the best defensive catcher in the prep class by scouting directors prior to the season—but he will need to improve the efficiency of his exchange and his footwork on throws to second base. As a receiver, he has strong, soft hands and frames and blocks well. French is committed to Clemson.

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  • C Jonathan French assigned to South Carolina Gamecocks.

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