Nolan Jones will enter the Rookie Of The Year conversation.
At the moment, the Cleveland Indians have a log jam at third base. With Jose Ramirez starting and Yu Chang coming up as a third basemen as well as Nolan Jones, the team will have to get creative in finding spots for them to play. For Chang, he could be the team’s second basemen. As for Jones, the Indians have a plan there as well.
At the end of the 2020 season rumors circulated that the Tribe asked Jones to play more first base and outfield this offseason, two spots where the team will have openings this coming season. Now, Jones hasn’t played in a real game since 2019 and his best experience was 49 games at Double-A.
For that reason, it can be assumed that Jones will start in the minors, if anything to learn a new position. However, once given the opportunity the Indians should expect Jones to blossom.
He’s played well at every level and shown to be a five-tool player. Once given a chance at the major league level, Jones should be able to quickly adjust and enter the conversation for the American League Rookie of the Year. The catch will be if he arrives with enough time to take home the hardware.