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Indians Sign Second Round Draft Pick

The Cleveland Indians today announced the signing of Nolan Jones, the club's Second Round selection (55th overall) from the June 9, 2016 First-Year Player Draft.

Jones, 18, is a 2016 graduate of Holy Ghost Prep (Bensalem, PA), where he posted a .636 average (28-for-44) with five home runs, 24 RBI and 26 runs scored in 19 games during his senior campaign, despite missing the start of the season due to a back injury. The left-handed hitter tallied 24 walks against just three strikeouts in 72 plate appearances for the Firebirds. Jones also doubled as right-handed reliever, working 8.0 shutout innings with 11 strikeouts over four appearances on the mound.

The Cleveland Indians today announced the signing of Nolan Jones, the club's Second Round selection (55th overall) from the June 9, 2016 First-Year Player Draft.

Jones, 18, is a 2016 graduate of Holy Ghost Prep (Bensalem, PA), where he posted a .636 average (28-for-44) with five home runs, 24 RBI and 26 runs scored in 19 games during his senior campaign, despite missing the start of the season due to a back injury. The left-handed hitter tallied 24 walks against just three strikeouts in 72 plate appearances for the Firebirds. Jones also doubled as right-handed reliever, working 8.0 shutout innings with 11 strikeouts over four appearances on the mound.

The 6-foot-4, 220-pounder led the Firebirds to back-to-back PIAA District 1 AAA postseason appearances, as Holy Ghost Prep won the title in 2015 & advanced to the semifinals in 2016. Jones was also named a 2016 Rawlings-Perfect Game 1st Team All-American. Jones was rated as the 20th-best amateur entering the 2016 MLB Draft by MLB.com and 19th-overall according to Baseball America.

The Indians have now signed 24 of their 41 selections from the 2016 First-Year Player Draft.

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