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Nolan Jones

Born: 05/07/1998 (Age: 21)
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4" Weight: 195
Primary Position: 3B
Secondary Position: RF
Large frame with a lean, athletic body, has worked hard to trim weight but will still need to be monitored going forward.
Evaluator Steve Givarz
Report Date 10/07/2019
Dates Seen 10/1-10/2, 10/4, 10/6/19
Affiliate Cleveland Indians (, Indians)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2021 High 50 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 40 Hits from a tall stance with hands above head, similar to Cody Bellinger, stays tall throughout swing. Hands drop down, plus bat speed, can turn on quality velocity, struggled against spin and offspeed, doesn't recognize pitches out of hand and position of hands can make it tough to get to lower parts of the zone, can be too patient and fall behind in count, lacks ideal bat control, see as a below-avg hitter.
Power 60 Plus-plus raw power, plus bat speed with strength in hands/wrists as well as throughout body, can take a ball out to any part of the park, often sells out for power, plays down to plus in-game power.
Baserunning/Speed 40 4.29-4.31 home-to-first, moves surprisingly well given size, gets up to speed quick, have not seen attempt a stolen base or tested on the basepaths.
Glove 45 Fringe defender at 3B, instincts are questionable as he doesn't always make the right reads. Lacks range as he struggled with balls to his left, might be a better fit in the outfield, but can see getting every chance at 3rd.
Arm 60 Plus throwing arm, strong arm that can make the throw from any spot in the diamond if needed.

See as an everyday regular, 21 y/o L/R 3B, might be a better fit in the outfield given below-average range and fringe hands, plus-plusraw with plus arm/game power, high risk given swing-and-miss and pitch recognition issues. Still young with potential, moderate interest, would acquire.

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