LA Angels Top Prospect Jahmai Jones Raking with 66ers
The LA Angels made Jahmai Jones their second round pick in 2015. Drafted straight out of high school, the uber athletic outfielder has been consistently proving himself for the LA Angels.
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The LA Angels already have the best outfielder in the league with Mike Trout.
However, with both Kole Calhoun and Cameron Maybin at or nearing 30 years of age, Mike Trout will need other partners in the coming years. Thankfully, the Angels are well prepared.
Jahmai Jones has been the Angels top prospect since he hit the field in the Halo’s farm system. He h
as played well at every level, and earned a call up to Single A Advanced in just his second season. He has been there for nearly a month, and is putting up outstanding numbers thus far.
In 22 games, Jones has hit .333 with a .495 slugging percentage. While he only has three home runs, he also has six doubles. He has scored 17 times while driving in 11 as well. Jones has been aggressive on the base paths as well, stealing five.
The best part of Jones’ time in Single-A is that he has been putting up better numbers than he has at any other level. The further he advances, the better he performs.
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While Jones has primarily been playing center field so far in his Angels career, that is more than likely going to change. With Mike Trout around, Jahmai is best suited for left field. At just 20 years old, Jones is still a ways away from The Show. However, if he can play well in Double-A to start 2018, he may earn a spot in Triple-A Salt Lake by season’s end.
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He may be a non-roster Spring Training invite for 2018, but 2019 may be the season he finds himself playing for a roster spot. Whether he makes the team or not, Halo fans will more than likely be seeing Jahmai Jones in 2019.