Detroit Tigers: 5 Prospects to Watch in 2016
Jul 3, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; General view of MLB baseballs on the field before a game between the Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
The return piece of the Joakim Soria to Pittsburgh deal, JaCoby Jones came with a sterling reputation and the versatility of being able to play pretty much any outfield or infield position.
Jones slashed .265/.336/.496 with AA Erie since the trade, but came out with a bang in his third game with the SeaWolves, hitting three home runs, each one to a different direction of the ballpark. He struggled a bit after that initial burst of success, but still remains an intriguing prospect to watch.
Tigers fans will get to see him into the fall if they are so inclined, as he is one of seven players headed to the Arizona Fall League this coming November.
I wouldn’t expect Jones to make the big league roster next season, but with a likely promotion to AAA next season, he may not be too far from helping out the big league club.