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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: LaVergne 3B Tyler Jones



By Doug Hall
Tennessee Director of Scouting

Tyler Jones, 3B, LaVergne HS, 2015tyler jones

At 6-foot-2, 195-pounds Jones is a big, physical third baseman that flashes athleticism.  He shows good lateral movement, clean footwork and quick, clean exchange with soft hands.  Jones’ quick release compliments his 70 mph arm across the infield, but he will need to focus on improving arm strength some to play the left side of the infield at the next level.  Jones has shown he can make accurate throws to the bag on the move while displaying good body control.

Offensively, Jones hits from an open stance with a smooth load.  He creates good lower half torque to help produce 84 mph exit velocity off the tee.  The ball jumps off the bat when he barrels it up, and he shows flashes of gap power.

Jones is poised to make big contributions to his LaVergne Wolverines squad this coming spring.

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