2015 Draft Profile - OF/2B - Jahmai Jones - Wesleyan (GA) HS - UPDATED 9-11-14


9-11-14 – Fangraphs Top 50 Players in Draft - 41. Jahmai Jones, 2B/OF, Wesleyan HS (GA), North Carolina commit: The 6’0/210 Jones has played mostly outfield this summer but looked like he could fit at 2B last summer; the above average to plus runner has a simple, efficient swing and caught fire late in the summer. http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/2015-mlb-draft-top-51/

8-8-14  -   Big League Futures – Jahmai Jones is another talent with potential as an SS, though he could make the move to center field as a pro. Regardless, he’s another guy who looks like a near-lock to have his name called in 2015′s first round. The righthanded hitter’s bat speed aids in his potential to hit for both average and power, and he covers the 60 in 6.57 seconds. With that kind of speed and a 92-MPH outfield arm, the Georgia-based slugger could call CF home for his post-amateur career. http://bigleaguefutures.net/1/2014/07/15/future-nine-games-will-feature-top-talent/

6-11-14 - Jahmai Jones, Wesleyan (Norcross, Ga.), OF - Could play shortstop or outfield, but his speed and arm strength make him an outfield candidate. Batted .467 with 10 home runs. http://www.maxpreps.com/news/RE_IkTleBU-vFF_g8YCOQg/top-10-high-school-players-to-watch-for-2015-mlb-draft.htm

7-9-14 - B/R - 7. New York Mets Select Ga. HS SS/OF Jahmai Jones = Georgia prep star Jahmai Jones is committed to the University of North Carolina, but it would be a massive upset if he didn't end up in pro ball next summer. Jones has dabbled at shortstop and center field, though the latter is his best position at the next level. His arm strength doesn't play on the left side of the infield, but the speed and range will play just fine in the outfield. Offensively, Jones has a lot of wiggle in his swing. He's got a high leg kick and shifts his weight from the front to the back before committing. It's going to cause some problems against velocity, but the bat speed is tremendous, the wrist strength is very good and the raw power is above-average. If he can quiet down some of the loudness in that swing, the bat's potential is huge. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2085268-mlb-mock-draft-2015-brs-official-early-predictions-for-next-years-top-10/page/2

7-3-14 - For such a high-profile pro baseball prospect, there sure is a strong football presence in the family of 2015 prep Jahmai Jones.
His father Andre played at Notre Dame before getting drafted into the NFL, and so did brother T.J., who suited up for the Irish before getting picked this year by the Detroit Lions. Then there’s Malachi, another sibling who’s about to enter his junior season with Appalachian State. And given Jahmai’s 6’0″, 215-pound frame, it’s easy to envision him lining up at — among other positions — running back on the collegiate level. However, that’s not what the future holds for the Wesleyan High (Ga.) stud who could be called a five-tool talent.

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    PG  -  Jahmai Jones is a 2015 SS with a 6-0 205 lb. frame from Roswell, GA who attends Wesleyan HS. Strong live bodied athletic build. Right handed hitter, spread stance, busy hand load, swings hard and creates serious bat speed, can get long at times with some uppercut but showed game ability to make adjustments, ball comes off the barrel very hard, swing mechanics still raw and will have some swing/miss but has very high ceiling hitting tools. 6.62 runner, quick twitch fast feet, plays lighter and smaller than his size on defense, best position to be determined, arm strength and mechanics still developing, could blossom as either a second baseman or centerfielder. Plays with a high energy level and enjoys the game. Very young 2015 prospect. Elite athletic family background primarily in football. 

Wesleyan (GA) High School 6-0, 215 OF-2B Jahmai Jones represents one of the power bats in the 2015 draft.

Clocked at 6.6 for the 60 and is projected to remain in centerfield.

Sophomre stats:  .483, 9-HR, 14-doubles, 32-RBI


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