Ryder Jones chooses Giants over Stanford

Ryder Jones chooses Giants over Stanford
June 10, 2013, 10:00 am
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Ryder Jones hit .479 with 11 HR and 43 RBI for Watauga High School this spring. (BASEBALL AMERICA)

Ryder Jones, the Giants' second-round pick in the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft, announced Monday that he would start his professional career instead of following through on his commitment to play at Stanford.

 

 

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Here's MLB.com's scouting report on Jones:

Because Jones' father, Billy, is Appalachian State's baseball coach, he has spent a lot of time around the diamond. His upbringing shows and he has a good feel for the game. While Jones is a two-way prospect, his future is probably as an everyday player. He plays shortstop now, but his range and 6-foot-3, 185-pound frame are better suited for third base. At the plate, Jones has good power. On the mound, Jones' fastball has been clocked in the low-90s and he also throws a solid breaking ball. If he becomes a pitcher, scouts see him as a reliever. Jones is committed to Stanford.