June 18, 2024

Yankees: With a 470-foot home run, Spencer Jones, the No. 2 farm prospect, displays his enormous bat.

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The farm system of the New York Yankees might contain something truly unique. When Spencer Jones, a Yankees prospect, crushed a home run against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday during the Yankees’ spring training game, he grabbed attention. In the first plate appearance for Jones, the bomb traveled 470 feet.

According to MLB, Jones is ranked as the team’s No. 2 farm prospect. The Yankees selected him in the 2022 Major League Baseball draft as an outfielder.

With his draft selection, Jones has been steadily advancing through the ranks. He participated in the 2023 Yankees minor system as a player for the Hudson Valley Renegades and the Somerset Patriots. During his time with the teams, he stole 43 bases, batted in 66 runs, and hit 16 home runs. The outfielder’s hitting average at the end of the season was.267.

If Jones keeps hitting the ball this well, New York might call him up to the major leagues soon. The Yankees hope to contend for a World Series title each and every year, but in 2023 they were sadly let down. Despite having a winning record at the end of the season, the squad suffered one of its poorest seasons in recent memory. The Bronx Bombers finished 82–80, but they had trouble scoring all season long. Due to his ailments, slugger Aaron Judge ultimately caused the Yankees’ offense to sputter. This season, the team is aiming for its first World Series victory since 2009.

Jones attended Vanderbilt University to play collegiate baseball. The Yankees selected him with the 25th pick overall in the 2022 draft. Right now, the Yankees are ahead of the Tigers.

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