This and that on Druw Jones selection by the Diamondbacks with the second overall pick in Sunday’s draft.
6-foot-4 180. The son of former MLB Andruw Jones, who had an outstanding pro career.
-5-time All-Star, won 10 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards and played 17 Major League seasons with the Braves (1996-2007), Dodgers (2008), Rangers (2009), White Sox (2010) and Yankees (2011-12)
Jones was on a zoom with Valley media about an hour and a half after he was taken by the Diamondbacks and didn’t have much to say on the topic of being passed over by the Baltimore Orioles with the first pick. Is there more upside to Jones than when Justin Upton was taken with the first overall pick by the Diamondbacks in 2006?
In the first game of a playoff doubleheader for Wesleyan HS (GA), the top prospect in the 2022 draft Druw Jones did this, in front of high level scouts for the teams picking 1st, 2nd, and 3rd overall: pic.twitter.com/OtzYuU1cZz
— Kiley McDaniel (@kileymcd) May 4, 2022
Some notes provided by the Arizona Diamondbacks following his selection.
Ranked as the No. 1 overall prospect by MLB Pipeline and Baseball America.
Tabbed by Baseball America as the Best Defensive Outfielder…also noted on the following Best Tools list: Best Hitter (No. 2), Best Athlete (No. 2), Best Speed (No. 3), Best Strike-Zone Judgement (No. 3) [among all draft-eligible high schoolers only].
Hit .570 AVG/.675 OBP/1.026 SLG with 7 doubles, 3 triples, 13 home runs, 39 RBI, 33 walks (9 strikeouts) and 32 stolen bases in 2022 [source: Baseball America].
Gatorade Georgia Player of the Year for 2022.
Jones is committed to play college ball at Vanderbilt.