Spencer Jones, a highly-regarded prep left-handed pitcher and first baseman from California, is out for the rest of the season with a left-elbow injury.
Jones is a potential first-round pick in June’s MLB draft.
He had surgery to fix a small fracture in his throwing elbow on Wednesday and will miss the rest of the spring season, MLB.com’s Jim Callis reported. He will be ready to play in the summer and likely will factor into the early rounds of the draft.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reported Jones felt “something pop” in his arm in a game on March 13. There was no ligament damage, though.
Jones, who’s 6-foot-7, 205 pounds, is a Vanderbilt commit.
He throws a low-90s fastball, a solid curveball and a below-average changeup. At the plate, he has just as much potential as a solid hitting first baseman/outfielder. He hits for a respectable average and power from the left side of the plate.