JaCoby Jones, CF - 3rd round pick out of LSU. Signed for slot ($612,000). Very athletic player who played center field and shortstop in his pro debut before going down for the season with a knee injury. The injury isn't expected to limit his positional availability in the future. High upside guy/breakout candidate.
Adam Frazier, SS - 6th round pick out of Mississippi State. Signed for slot ($240,600). Can play second base and shortstop. Displayed a good hitting approach in Jamestown, with good plate patience. Lacks power. His upside is a utility player in the majors, with value from being able to play shortstop due to his average glove and average arm at the position.
Erich Weiss, 3B - 11th round pick out of Texas. Signed for $305,000, which was over slot. Struggled in his junior year in college after good hitting in his first two years. Got off to a hot start with Jamestown, but faded in August. Has good hands and an average arm. Questi...
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