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Taylor Jones
Trending: ↑ 8%
1B | B/T: R/R | 6' 7" 230LBS | Age: 26

Draft: 2016 | Rd: 19, #577, Houston Astros | Gonzaga
MLB Pipeline Rank
Poor Avg Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2020 22 21 3 4 1 3 0 .190 .227 .381 .608
1 Season 22 21 3 4 1 3 0 .190 .227 .381 .608
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2020 .190 1 3 0 .608
1 Season .190 1 3 0 .608

Standard MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020 HOU AL 7 22 21 3 4 1 0 1 3 1 7 0 0 0 .190 .227 .381 .608
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Advanced MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGPATBLOBSACSFBABIPXBHGIDPGIDPONPP/PAK/PAHR/PABB/KISOROEWO
2020 HOU AL 22 8 19 0 0 .231 2 2 3 97 4.409 .318 .045 .143 .190 .190 0

Scouting Report

2020

Primarily a pitcher in his first two seasons at Gonzaga, Jones didn't become a full-time starter at first base until he was a senior in 2016, when he set a school record and placed second in NCAA Division I with 27 doubles. Signed for $2,500 in the 19th round that June, he didn't start to realize his power potential until he slammed 18 homers in Double-A in 2018. He encored with 22 more last year while enhancing his versatility in Triple-A.

Though Jones has plenty of strength and leverage in his 6-foot-7 frame, he only began tapping into his power once he did a better job of staying back on pitches and stopped diving so much at the plate. He's driving the ball in the air more often and to all fields. While his size results in a naturally long right-handed swing, he does a good job of making contact and draws walks with a patient approach.

Part of a Washington state 4-A basketball championship team at Kentwood High -- where his baseball teammates included future big leaguers Reese McGuire and Austin Voth -- Jones is athletic for his size. He's a below-average runner but not a baseclogger, and he's a quality defender with a strong arm at first base. He also can provide adequate defense on the outfield corners and looked fine in his initial exposure to third base in 2019.



Statcast - Batting

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2020 97 14 2 14.3 91.9 15.6 21.4 .206 .428 .254 .282 .394 42.9 31.8 4.5
ALL 97 14 2 14.3 91.9 15.6 21.4 .206 .428 .254 .282 .394 42.9 31.8 4.5
MLB 43517 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .416 .317 .322 .378 34.9 21.8 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
08/30/2020 Houston Astros optioned 1B Taylor Jones to Astros Alternate Training Site.
08/29/2020 Houston Astros recalled Taylor Jones from Astros Alternate Training Site.
08/29/2020 Houston Astros optioned 1B Taylor Jones to Astros Alternate Training Site.
08/18/2020 Houston Astros recalled 1B Taylor Jones from Astros Alternate Training Site.
07/27/2020 Houston Astros optioned 1B Taylor Jones to Astros Alternate Training Site.
07/25/2020 Houston Astros recalled Taylor Jones from Astros Alternate Training Site.
03/09/2020 Houston Astros optioned 1B Taylor Jones to Round Rock Express.
11/20/2019 Houston Astros selected the contract of Taylor Jones from Round Rock Express.
07/30/2019 Round Rock Express activated 1B Taylor Jones from the temporarily inactive list.
07/27/2019 Round Rock Express placed 1B Taylor Jones on the temporarily inactive list.
01/22/2019 Houston Astros invited non-roster 1B Taylor Jones to spring training.
09/10/2018 Taylor Jones assigned to Fresno Grizzlies from Corpus Christi Hooks.
08/24/2018 1B Taylor Jones assigned to Corpus Christi Hooks from Fresno Grizzlies.
07/29/2018 1B Taylor Jones assigned to Fresno Grizzlies from Corpus Christi Hooks.
07/23/2018 Corpus Christi Hooks activated 1B Taylor Jones.
07/22/2018 1B Taylor Jones assigned to Corpus Christi Hooks from Fresno Grizzlies.
06/28/2018 1B Taylor Jones assigned to Fresno Grizzlies from Corpus Christi Hooks.
03/30/2018 1B Taylor Jones assigned to Corpus Christi Hooks from Buies Creek Astros.
02/26/2018 1B Taylor Jones assigned to Houston Astros.
06/22/2017 1B Taylor Jones assigned to Buies Creek Astros from Quad Cities River Bandits.
04/04/2017 1B Taylor Jones assigned to Quad Cities River Bandits from Tri-City ValleyCats.
03/26/2017 1B Taylor Jones assigned to Houston Astros.
06/17/2016 1B Taylor Jones assigned to Tri-City ValleyCats.
06/15/2016 Houston Astros signed 1B Taylor Jones.