Derek Jones

HS Grad 2008
Age 27 and 4 mos
Age on 2008 Draft 18 and 0 mos
Position(s) OF  1B, LHP
Ht/Wt 5-11, 200 lb
School  Snohomish
Hometown  Snohomish, WA USA
Summer Team  Seattle Stars
Fall Team 
MLB Draft 
Round 8 by Rockies  in 2012
Round 13 by Orioles  in 2011
All Americans/All Regions
2008 West - All Region 1st Team 
National Rank - Class of 2008 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Position - OF
LH hitting OF, can play and mash, also a LHP
WA State Rank - Class of 2008 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Position - OF

4 yr Commitment
Washington State 

College(s) interested in
Wichita State 
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Best PG Grade
Latest Showcase Report
2007 National Showcase   Jun 15, 2007
PG Grade: 9
Derek Jones is a 2008 OF/P/1B with a 5'11'', 200 lb. frame from Snohomish, WA who attends Snohomish HS. He has a strong, well put together build and is pretty physically mature. Jones physical tools are solid if unspectacular; he's a 6.99 runner who showed better arm strength than his 85 mph drill throwing velocity. His throws had very good carry to them and he got rid of the ball quickly. He should be a solid corner outfielder defensively. Jones bat is his tool, though. He is a polished, confident hitter with very good hitting fundamentals and a calm, quick, compact approach at the plate. Jones has very good bat speed from a short swing. At times he looks like he's hunting middle in pitches and looking to pull the ball, but he showed in games that he could drive the ball hard to the opposite field as well. He was aggressive early in counts and had no problem making adjustments to 90-93 mph velocity fastballs and squaring up on them. You don't have to do much projecting with Jones' bat, he has high level present hitting tools. Jones is also an accomplished left handed pitcher but did not pitch in Cincinnati. He is also a good student.

Best PG has recorded

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

60 6.99 sec
84.40% Rank
best 6.17  avg 7.37
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 6.17  avg 7.44
 (2008 class)
OF 85 mph
76.12% Rank
best 97  avg 81
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 101  avg 80
 (2008 class)
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