Nolan Jones Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 185 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/7/1998 (24)
Nolan Jones Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Nolan Jones News
The Colorado Rockies acquired infielder Nolan Jones from the Cleveland Guardians on Tuesday in exchange for infielder Juan Brito. Jones was a former second-round pick and is listed as Cleveland's No. 7 prospect, per MLB Pipeline. The 24-year-old has had some of the best walk rates in the minors over the last couple seasons, and he finished the season at Triple-A Columbus by hitting .276 with nine home runs, 43 RBI, 44 runs, four stolen bases and 31 walks in 55 games. In his first 28 games at the big-league level, Jones hit .244 (21-for-86) with two homers, 13 RBI and 10 runs scored. The left-handed hitter has a chance to play a lot at the hot corner in Colorado in 2023. Brito, meanwhile, was listed as the Rockies' No. 30 prospect. The 21-year-old switch-hitter batted .286 with 11 home runs, 72 RBI, 91 runs and 17 stolen bases in 107 games for Single-A Fresno this year.
Cleveland Guardians third base/outfield prospect Nolan Jones continued to impress in Monday's 8-4 win over the White Sox. The 24-year-old went 2-for-3 with a single, a double, four RBI, and a strikeout. Jones is known for his power potential and has looked intriguing in his first 16 plate appearances with the Guardians, slashing .538/.625/.923 with a home run and eight RBI. Obviously, these metrics won't stay this good, but Jones is worth keeping an eye on in the event that he can continue to bring the power at the big-league level.
Cleveland Guardians third baseman Nolan Jones was called up on Friday and is already making a big impact. On Saturday, Jones blasted a 457-foot home run off Jackson Kowar in the fourth inning. His homer helped extend the lead to 11-0 over the Kansas City Royals. Jones finished the game 2-for-4 and is likely to continue getting everyday at-bats in Cleveland. He could be an interesting pickup in deep leagues right now.
Jones' minor league numbers don't jump off the stat page at first glance but there is a lot here to like. With a career walk rate well above 16% and plus raw power, he's an on-base league stud-in-the-making. But Jones' passivity also leads to higher-than-ideal strikeout rates an area that should improve as he gains experience because he works a lot of deep counts and is still learning to be aggressive when he gets the right pitch to attack. The young hitter also needs to continue to focus on increasing his launch angle to make the most of his raw power an area he made strides in during his brief stay in Double-A in 2019 after previously generating ground ball rates closer to 50%. With depth on the left side of the infield including a star player entrenched at third base Cleveland may have to get creative to find playing time for Jones. With not much depth at first base, it might be a reasonable home for the young infielder at least in the short term (although it would waste his strong arm). A corner outfield slot might also be an OK landing spot, although the acquisition of Eddie Rosario muddies the water a bit. With an ADP in the 600s, it further illustrates how Jones continues to be an underrated prospect from a fantasy perspective. His combination of power and on-base acumen could eventually give him Max Muncy type upside and he should be close to MLB ready despite the lack of a minor league season in 2020. Jones is someone to monitor in redraft leagues as a surefire waiver acquisition when he gets the call and a must-have prospect in redraft leagues.