Nolan Allen Jones, a professional baseball infielder with the Major League Baseball Cleveland Guardians, was born on May 7, 1998, in the United States.
Top prospects for the 2016 Major League Baseball draft included Jones. Jones was chosen by the Cleveland Indians in the second round of the draft. Jones committed to the Indians on July 1 in exchange for a $2.25 million signing bonus.
On his debut at-bat for the Indians of the Arizona League, Jones was struck out swinging. With 109 at-bats, he ended his first professional season with a batting average of.257.
Jones batted for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers during the 2017 season.
Prior to getting promoted to the Lynchburg Hillcats, he spent the first 120 games of the 2018 season with the Lake County Captains, with a combined slash line of.283/.405/.466 with 19 home runs and 66 RBIs.
Jones was promoted to the Akron RubberDucks during the season and then sent back to Lynchburg to start 2019. He was selected for the All-Star Futures Game in 2019.
He had a slash line of.272/.409/.442 across 126 games with both organizations, with 15 home runs and 63 RBIs. He had the most walks (96) in the lower leagues. Additionally, he was chosen to represent the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League after the season.
However, after exacerbating a prior hand injury, he quit the league early. Due to the postponement of the season in 2020, he did not participate in a minor league game.
On November 20, 2020, Cleveland made the contract choice for Jones. Jones cut his teeth with the Columbus Clippers during the 2021 season. Over 99 games, the player hit 238/.356/.431 with 13 home runs, 48 RBIs, and 25 doubles.
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Nolan Jones is a professional baseball infielder with the Major League Baseball Cleveland Guardians. The infielder joined the Cleveland Guardians of Major League Baseball in 2016.