This week we are catching up with former Waterloo Bucks outfielder James Jones. The Seattle Mariners drafted the Brooklyn, NY native in the 4th round of the 2008 amatuer draft. Jones was ranked as the 65th best prospect in America by Baseball America in 2009.
In 2009 Jones spent his time in short A season league with the Everett AquaSox, during his time there Jones mainly spent his time in center field. During the season Jones played in 45 games, during that time he collected a batting average of .311 while hitting 3 home runs, 12 doubles and driving in 24 RBIs.
In 2010 Jones was called up to A ball to play with the Clinton LumberKings. During the 2010 season Jones collected a batting average .269. During the 2010 season Jones had a break out season hitting 10 home runs, 12 doubles, 13 triples and driving in 65 RBIs. Jones is quickly being considered one of the best prospect in the organization and should be moving up the minor league system.
James played for Waterloo in 2008 where he appeared in 42 games, during his time with the Bucks James collected a .296 average and hit 8 doubles and had 15RBIs, while hitting 1 home run.
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