Jahmai Fitzgerald Jones...First name pronounced 'juh-MY'...Commonly referred to as 'Jam Jones.' ... On Twitter: @jamjones7 ... 2018 marks fourth professional campaign...First invite to Major League Spring Training ... Named by Baseball America as the #3 prospect for the Angels in 2018 ... Named as Angels' #2 prospect for 2016 by Baseball America and the organization's top prospect in 2017...Also tabbed as an Organizational All-Star by MiLB.com in 2016 and 2017...Has been named Angels' Organizational Player of the Month on three occasions (July 2016, May 2017 & July 2017) ... A two-sport star at Wesleyan High School in Norcross, GA, playing both baseball and football...Had a verbal commitment to the University of North Carolina and named a 2015 Perfect Game 1st Team All-American ... As a senior, he hit .464 with eight home runs, 21 RBI and 40 stolen bases and was named the Gwinnett Daily Post Baseball Player of the Year ... His late father, Andre Jones, was a linebacker on the Notre Dame national championship football team in 1988 and played for the CFL's Winnipeg Blue Bombers and NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers...His older brother, T.J. Jones (who also played football at Notre Dame) is currently a wide receiver with the Detroit Lions...His other brother, Malachi, also played in the NFL and was the 2017 Offensive Rookie of the Year in the National Arena League... Rocket Ismail, Andre's Notre Dame teammate, is a godfather to Jones' children ... Signed by Angels scout Todd Hogan.
Split 2017 between Single-A Burlington and Single-A Inland Empire...Logged 48 hits in his first 34 games in Cal League with a .940 OPS...Overall, combined to bat .282 (146/518) with 86 runs, 29 doubles, seven triples, 14 HR, 47 RBI and 27 stolen bases in 127 games...Named Angels Minor League Player of the Year...Established career bests in hits, runs, triples, HR, RBI and stolen bases ... Produced longest hitting streak in Angels' system with a 25-game stretch from July 27-Aug. 24...From July 8-Aug. 24, hit safely in 40 of 42 games slashing to .358/.418/.608.
Had two stops in sophomore campaign (age 19) with Rookie-level Orem and Burlington...Combined to hit .302 (78/258) with 57 runs, 13 doubles, three triples, four HR, 30 RBI and and 20 stolen bases in 64 contests... Named 2016 Mid-Season All-Star in Pioneer League with Orem.
Started professional career in 2015 with Arizona League Angels following amateur draft ...Slashed to .244/.330/.344 in 40 games...Hit .194 across first eight pro games - then hit at a .256 clip the rest of the way.