Cleveland Guardians: 7 prospects on 40-man roster who could make big impact in 2022
Jones is a name known well to Guardians fans; he was at one point the organization’s top prospect, that supposed savior-esque player who could put the team back in contention the moment he got up to the majors. While those kinds of expectations are never fair to put on a player, Jones could still certainly make an impact on this team as early as this year, especially if the Guardians can find a position other than third base for him.
Though his overall numbers last season at Columbus aren’t especially notable, Jones was heating up in August, batting .280/.382/.452 with four home runs, four doubles, and 13 RBIs. A high ankle sprain ultimately derailed the final stretch of his season, but it was encouraging to see Jones put up those solid numbers on the cusp of the majors. There is still much for him to work on at the Triple-A level, but he’ll only be 24 this season.