Nolan Jones Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 195 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/7/1998 (25)
Nolan Jones Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Nolan Jones News
Colorado Rockies outfielder Nolan Jones is back in the starting lineup on Tuesday against San Diego Padres right-hander Pedro Avila after leaving Monday's game early with mild cramping. Jones is starting in right field and is hitting sixth in the batting order. In his first full big-league season, the 25-year-old left-handed hitter is batting an impressive .273/.351/.485 with an .836 OPS, nine home runs, eight doubles, 22 RBI, seven stolen bases and 22 runs scored in 185 plate appearances and 50 games played. Jones will have a nice matchup against Avila at hitter-friendly Coors Field on Tuesday, although he hit just .193 (11-for-57) with four home runs, eight RBI, two stolen bases and six runs scored in 18 games in the month of July.
Colorado Rockies outfielder Nolan Jones was pulled out early during Sunday's game against the Oakland Athletics. There was some concern that the 25-year-old suffered an injury, but that might not have been the case. It sounds like his exit was precautionary due to cramping. The expectation is he'll be fine going forward, so fantasy managers shouldn't be alarmed. Hell likely be back in the lineup for their next game.
Colorado Rockies outfielder Nolan Jones was at his brother's wedding as the best man this weekend and therefore missed the team's last two games against the Detroit Tigers. With Jones sitting two straight immediately after the returns of Kris Bryant and C.J. Cron, speculation opened up about him possibly losing playing time to the veterans of the team. Fortunately, there is a different reason for him not playing either game this weekend. He may still lose some at-bats, but Jones has put up a .315/.398/.528 slash line this season and even an organization like Colorado should be able to see that he deserves playing time.
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.