Jahmai Jones

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Biographical Information[edit]

Outfielder Jahmai Jones was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in the 2nd round of the 2015 amateur draft. He was ranked by Baseball America as the Angels' #2 prospect after the 2015 season and the #1 prospect after the 2016 season [1].

Jones' father Andre, was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL, and played for the Detroit Lions in 1992. His brother T.J. Jones has played wide receiver for the Lions since 2015.

Although Jahmai was a highly-rated prospect, his minor league career during 2015-2019 was spotty. Granted, he started at age 17, but during the five-year period he had a batting line of .258/.338/.386 along with 96 stolen bases. However, when he came to the majors in 2020, he made the most of his opportunity, appearing in 3 games and going 3-for-7, with 2 runs and an RBI. He had just turned 23 years old, so he was still quite young. Indeed, the Baltimore Orioles saw some potential in him, as, following the season, they traded veteran starting pitcher Alex Cobb tp the Angels on February 2, 2021, in order to add Jahmai to their roster.

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