Nolan Jones - 3B Indians in MILB Forum Posted August 2, 2019 On 7/10/2019 at 12:15 PM, BigPapi44 said: Mods, I apologize in advance if there is already a thread for him, but I searched and searched but did not see one. Nolan Jones is a 21 year old (turned 21 in May) 3Bman for the Indians that was just promoted to AA. At 6'4 185lbs, Jones has a long and lean frame. His left handed swing is fairly compact and there is little movement in his legs. Jones has excellent plate discipline as evidenced by his walk rates across a number of levels that he's been at to date. There is some criticism though that he actually takes too many pitches, some that he could drive and do damage with his bat. Another critique is that he has really yet to develop in-game power. His home run totals though, I do not believe are something that should be weighed too heavily, especially given his age. He has to date been in pretty pitcher-friendly parks in the Midwest and Carolina League. Now that he has been moved up to Akron, we will see if the power starts to play a bit more as I believe there are some decent hitter-friendly parks in the Eastern League. His profile, arm and body-type suit him well for 3B. If his bat plays, as expected, the Indians may shift J-Ram back to 2B. Jones could also probably play 1B and looks athletic enough that if he is blocked he may be able to play a corner OF position. All speculation at this point though, but something to consider from a fantasy perspective if you feel he is blocked and won't get any playing time. Jones is already on some top 100 prospect lists, but is generally ranked in the 60-100 range. I'm not sure Jones is going to be a fantasy stud, but he is definitely a guy that might move up lists pretty quickly if he takes off at AA and the window to buy may close quickly. For those of you in OBP leagues, I think he is more valuable given the consistent walk rate he has shown so far. As suspected, the power is starting to show up in AA. Jones hit his 4th HR last night in 82ABs. He hit just 7 in 252ABs in High A. Likewise, his slugging % has gone up from .425 to .512. I think he could make the jump to MLB at some point next year.