Nate Jones

Position: RH RP
Born: 1/28/86
Ht: 6'5" Wt: 190
Acquired: Drafted 5th Round in 2007 from Northern Kentucky
Career Stats

FutureSox Prospect Rankings

  • #23 - 2009 Preseason
  • #12 - 2009 Midseason
  • #17 - 2009 Postseason
  • #21 - 2010 Preseason
  • #18 - 2010 Midseason
  • #21 - 2010 Postseason

Accolades

  • 2009 White Sox Best Curveball (Baseball America)
  • 2010 White Sox Best Curveball (Baseball America)
  • 2011 White Sox Best Curveball (Baseball America)

Scouting report
Jones was a big stuff, no control guy that seems to have figured it out finally. With a mid 90s fastball and a devastating curveball the expectation to be an impact reliever has always been there for Jones. The Sox gave him some starts as a pro because he needed the work, but his future was always as a reliever. He put up ridiculous strikeout numbers for Kannapolis in parts of the '08 and '09, but that disappeared in the high minors. Jones had struggled to repeat his delivery, resulting in the lack of command. Health is another concern for Jones, who missed time in 2009 with a strained shoulder. Scouts have complained about his arm action and delivery. 2011 was Jones' AA debut and he was been inconsistent, but found a groove in the middle of the season. He managed to make the White Sox roster out of spring training in 2012 and took advantage to the surprise of many, but the stuff has always been there.

Major League Outlook: Set-up man
ETA: MLB ready

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