The Cleveland Indians have selected third baseman/shortstop Nolan Jones out of Holy Ghost Prep School in Bensalem, Pennsylvania with the 55th overall pick of the 2016 MLB Draft. He is currently committed to Virginia, and he may be difficult for the Tribe to sign at this slot.
On MLB's Top 200 Prospect Watch, Jones came in at number 20, so he's one of the top talents in the draft this year. Listed at 6'3" 195 lbs, Jones is a big, left-handed hitting shortstop who has good bat speed and great power at the plate. On the defensive side, scouts think he may move to third base in the future, but he may have the athleticism to remain at shortstop.
Jones has shown some talent on the mound as well, sitting in the low 90s with his pitches. However, because of his offensive prowess, many believe that he will be in the field in order to keep his bat in the lineup. Scouts project that he could have 20 home run power, which would be a welcome addition to the Tribe.
With third base being somewhat of an organizational weakness for the Tribe, Nolan Jones could end up being the answer if he stays at the position and Yandy Diaz doesn't stick when he gets to the majors.