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In the sixth round, the Kansas City Royals selected yet another center fielder. However, unlike Miller and Collins, Cody Jones is more of a potential leadoff hitter than a middle of the order bat.
The leadoff hitter for TCU, Jones produced a .371/.474/.500 batting line, stealing 31 bases en route to being named the Big 12 Player of Year. This also marks the second time that Jones has been drafted, as he was selected in the 38th round by the Cleveland Indians last year.
Chances are, Jones is not going to be a power threat whatsoever during his time in the minors. However, his blazing speed and solid batting eye could turn him into a viable leadoff hitter, someone capable of getting on base and hitting the occasional double or triple. As his speed is easily his greatest asset, Jones may have landed with the perfect team in the Royals.
Cody Jones may not have the same type of ceiling as the other outfielders drafted by the Kansas City Royals, but he could still make his presence felt at some point, either as a fourth outfielder or potentially a leadoff hitter.
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