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    Michael Jones makes Baseball America's 31st Team

    What is the 31st Team? From BA: Players who were in the Prospect Handbook at one point but didn't make the final cut. We like to call them "The 31st Team."

    Michael Jones, ss, Reds
    Born: Nov. 19, 1986. B-T: R-R. Ht.: 6-3. Wt.: 180. Drafted: HS--Jesup, Ga., 2005 (8th round). Signed by: Steve Kring.

    Jones didn't play in showcases and his high school team didn't attract many scouts. But the Reds were intrigued by his power potential when they saw him, and they were even more impressed when he had a strong showing at a predraft workout at Great American Ball Park. Cincinnati took him in the eighth round last June and signed him for $65,000. Facing former college pitchers while using a wood bat, Jones showed good bat speed, good power and no fear, and his pop has the Reds excited. During instructional league, Jones crushed a pitch 420 feet to dead center field for a home run and showed improvement. He has a quick bat and eventually could hit for both average and power. Though he's currently a shortstop, Jones likely will grow out of the position. His actions are good but raw, and he has trouble setting his feet and getting into proper fielding position. He has an above-average arm and average speed (4.3 seconds to first base from the right side). Jones is a high-risk, high-reward pick whom the Reds will have to be patient with. He was in over his head in the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League last year, and likely won't play full-season ball until 2007.

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    Re: Michael Jones makes Baseball America's 31st Team

    Mike Jones!
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    Re: Michael Jones makes Baseball America's 31st Team

    I remember the first week of the GCL, he tore that league up. After that he cooled down a little bit, but he is someone I would keep my eye on next year and see what he is up to.

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    Re: Michael Jones makes Baseball America's 31st Team

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool
    Mike Jones!
    I remember back den, most of the GM's couldn't stand me
    But now them same GM's beggin me to pull down they uniforms
    A couple of 'em said I had potential but I was just too chubby
    Same size a year later the same GM's wanna play me
    Because they see me paid, pimpin pens, workin my jelly
    And I ain't trippin cause my pockets stick out mo' than my belly
    They know I'm paid, livin laid in the shade in the GCL
    2 slabs in the Escalade with fo' or five estates
    Then know that I got it made, I'm a baller
    She would want a baseball player now but I ain't got no time to call her
    I'ma stall her like she stalled me, now she tryin to call me
    I'm Mike Jones, don't act like you don't know the name
    Ain't nuttin changed but my change, I'ma stay the same
    I'm Mike Jones, don't act like you don't know the name
    Ain't nuttin changed but my change, I'ma stay the same


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