TD's Top Prospects-#18 Batter

Posted by Lionel on April 25, 2009.

Jericho Jones

Rank: #18 Batter (TD)

Age: 21

Position(s): LF

Team(s): AZL Cubs

Acquired: Drafted-20th round (2008)

'08 Key Composite Stats: .340 BA, .550 Slugging percentage, .940 OPS, 6 triples

Breakdown: Jericho Jones hit for both power and average in his professional debut at Arizona. His .340 average was the second highest BA among all players in the Cubs organization, behind only Micah Hoffpauir. Among his 54 hits were 7 doubles, 6 triples and 5 HR's. The 6 triples were 6th in the organization, as was his OPS. So, you say, why is he only ranked 19th? Well, for starters, Jones struck out 41 times in 43 games, or in over 25% of his AB's, and only drew 10 walks. The former college pitcher and outfielder managed to amass 3 errors in his short time in left field, which translate to 11 over a full season. Finally, for 21 year old former collegian playing a full season in Arizona, he should be amassing these type of numbers. He obviously needs to work on his defense and improve his eye for the strike zone as he progresses.

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