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Christian Jones

| 1b
High School: Federal Way (Wash.) HS
State: Wash.

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Scouting Report

Jones started focusing on baseball and basketball in high school and has been a solid prep hoops player, helping Federal Way win back-to-back state 4A championships, including an 18-point, 12-rebound effort in the championship game this year. While his easy, power-packed lefthanded swing brings some Ryan Howard comparisons, he's got strong baseball athleticism. The ball jumps off Jones' bat when he's synced up; at times he doesn't incorporate his lower half enough into his swing, but he uses the opposite field well and can backspin the ball. Scouts who have questions do so over his swing being more strength-oriented than quick with bat speed, and that he may be limited to first base. Jones may run well enough to play left field, but speed isn't a part of his game, and his arm is fringy at best. Jones plays with energy and some swagger, and is committed to Washington, where he likely would be an impact bat from Day One.

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