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Spencer Jones Stars For Yankees In Spring Breakout

March 17, 2024

Tampa, FL - Yankees No. 2 prospect Spencer Jones put on a show in the inaugural MLB Spring Breakout game against prospects from the Toronto Blue Jays.

Tampa, FL - Yankees No. 2 prospect Spencer Jones put on a show in the inaugural MLB Spring Breakout game against prospects from the Toronto Blue Jays.

The 6'6" lefty went 3-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI in the one-sided 9-1 victory.

Jones’ first homer came in his first at bat, a booming two-run shot to right-center that traveled 399 feet. His second blast was a no doubter in his fourth and final at bat. According to Statcast, the second homer went 426 feet at an exit velocity of 108.5 mph.

Jones’ second long ball came in his fourth and final at-bat, another no-doubter. The missile off right-hander Fernando Perez soared over the pitch clock adjacent to the batter’s eye in center, carrying well beyond the fence. Statcast tracked it at 426 feet with an exit velocity of 108.5 mph.

“It was really cool that MLB provided a platform for a lot of us guys to get out here and play on television,” Jones said after the game. “I think it was well run and it was just a fun baseball game. We were all excited about it.”

Yankees No. 11 prospect Brock Selvidge was electric in his start, striking out eight Blue Jays, allowing a walk and a hit over four innings.

Somerset's Gold Glove winning first baseman T.J. Rumfield also homered in the game, while second baseman Caleb Durbin drove a ground-rule double down the left-field line, as well as showing off his speed with an infield single.

MLB's Spring Breakout is a four-day event showcasing baseball's future with action from ballparks in the Grapefruit and Cactus Leagues. 16 exhibition contests were scheduled with the current stars of Minor League Baseball taking the diamond. Clubs are comprised of each MLB organization’s top prospects, creating a new touchpoint on the baseball calendar that celebrates baseball's budding talent.