First-Year Player Draft

Pinstriped Profile: Will Jones

Height: 6 – 1

Weight: 195

Bats: R

Throws: R

Age: 23 (3/15/93)

The New York Yankees selected Will Jones in the 28th round of the 2016 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. The fifth year senior was a two-way player for Lander University.

Even though he posted pretty good numbers at the plate this season, a source confirmed that the organization drafted him as a pitcher. The Cordele, Georgia native went 10-3 this season and pitched in 18 games (17 starts). In 110.1 innings pitched, Jones posted a 3.51 ERA with 106 strikeouts for the Bearcats.

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