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.
Spent a majority of the year at the Los Angeles Angels Alternate Training Site...Recalled by the Angels on 8/31 and made his Major League Debut that afternoon as a pinch runner vs. SEA...Appeared in three games across two stints with the Angels; two at second base and one as a pinch runner...Collected his first big league hit on 9/26 at LAD, an RBI-single off Tony Gonsolin...Along with Elliot Soto, became the first duo in Angels history to record their first career Major League hits in consecutive plate appearances...According to the ELIAS Sports Bureau, became the first pair of Angels teammates to make their first Major League starts in the same game since 9/24/10 (Mark Trumbo & Andrew Romine).
Spent the entire season with Double-A Mobile appearing in a career-high 130 games...Led Mobile in runs scored (66), tied for first in triples (3), and finished second on the club in hits (113), doubles (22), RBI (50), stolen bases (9), and walks (50)...Invitee to big league camp for the second-straight season...Following the season, played for the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League... Slashed .302/.377/.509 with the Solar Sox.
Split the season between Class A-Advanced Inland Empire and Double-A Mobile, batting a combined .239 (115-for-482) with 39 extra-base hits, 80 runs scored, and 24 stolen bases...Named a California League Mid-Season All-Star...Following the season played for the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League...Named to the Arizona Fall League All-Prospect Team as well as the Arizona Fall League Rising Stars Game.
Named the Angels Minor League Player of the Year...Named the Angels No. 1 prospect by Baseball America...Spent the season between Class-A Burlington and Class A-Advanced Inland Empire, slasing .282/.348/.446 (146-for-518) with 29 doubles, seven triples, 14 home runs, 86 runs scored, and 27 stolen bases in 127 combined games...Named a MiLB.com Organizational All-Star...Named the Angels Minor League Player of the Month in both May and July.
Split the season between Rookie-Level Orem and Class-A Burlington, appearing in a combined 64 games and hitting .302 (78-for-258) with 20 extra-base hits, 57 runs scored and 20 stolen bases...Named a MiLB.com Organizational All-Star.
Started his professional career with the AZL Angels, hitting .244 (39-for-160) with eight extra-base hits and 16 stolen bases in 40 games...Made 36 starts in center field and two starts in right field.