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Spencer Jones Yankees Source: Yanks Go Yard

The New York Yankees should start the 2024 season with a positive attitude. After all, they have come a long way from a terrible season last year. They have made some positive changes this winter that should raise their hopes. First of all, the NY side did not have a very solid outfield last season. That’s the reason why they had the second-worst batting average last season. The Bronx Bombers needed to sort out their offensive weakness. They didn’t have a multiple-superstar roster. Moreover, that’s what the NY side changed this offseason. The Yankees landed the best hitter in the league, Juan Soto, making their offense really strong immediately.

They added several other outfielders, like Trent Grisham and Alex Verdugo. Hence, ahead of the 2024 season, the Yankees can feel confident with a strong offense and outfield. Moreover, the 27-time champions have a good bunch of youthful prospects lined up as well. They have a good mix of youth and experience. But the only concern is injuries to these key players. For example, 2023 really ruined it for the NY side. However, there’s no reason to lose hope as the top prospect of the Yankees, Spencer Jones, looks good ahead of the new season. But an MLB Expert downplayed the value of Jones.


Jim Callis Revealed What Can Ruin Spencer Jones’ MLB Career

Spencer Jones Yankees
Spencer Jones Yankees Source: MLB.com

Recently, in an interview, MLB Expert Jim Callis mentioned some rough edges that can ruin the promising career of Spencer Jones. This top prospect of the Yankees started as a two-way player. Then, as he had to go through Tommy John surgery, he gave up pitching. He focused completely on his hitting and gradually became among the most hyped prospects. Moreover, with his height very close to Captain Aaron Judge brings up constant discussions on comparison.

Anyhow, Jim Callis said he liked Jones but not as much as others might do. He likes the fact that Jones can hit the ball hard and far. But Callis added that there are some swing-and-miss issues. Another big issue that Callis finds in Spencer’s game style is the fact that he doesn’t turn on a lot of pitches. Callis feels Jones will find it difficult to adjust in the major league as hurlers would like to pound him inside. Moreover, Callis asks if Jones can fight off 97 or 98 miles per hour fastballs. It is essential to get your hands back and turn on those pitches.

Surprisingly Enough, Callis Even Advised The Yankees To Trade Jones For A Highly Sought Player 

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Yankees prospect Spencer Jones has been grinding through a slump offensively in High-A Hudson Valley of late.AP

Callis went on to say that he would even trade Jones for a more highly sought-after player. That was a big surprise. Although Callis backed his choice, saying the Yankees have depth in their outfield with Jasson Dominguez, Everson Pereira, and, of course, the captain. Hence, Callis assumes losing Jones won’t be a big blow for the NY side.

As per the scouts, questions keep increasing as they see the Yankee’s top prospect. However, the Yankees might not be ready to part ways with the most hyped prospect. There’s sure room for improvement for the young Yankee. And the organization is looking to give him some time. 

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