CSUB’s Mylz Jones drafted by Colorado Rockies in 13th round

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Junior Mylz Jones was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 13th round of the MLB Draft on June 10.

Esteban Ramirez

Sports Editor

It was a memorable moment for the CSU Bakersfield baseball team’s shortstop Mylz Jones as he was drafted with the 377th overall pick by the Colorado Rockies in the 13th round of the MLB Draft on June 10.

“I was so excited when I first heard about it,” Jones said. “I took it all in the same way but just a lot more excited than I have been since the WAC Tournament. Winning the WAC Tournament and getting drafted are things I’ll just remember for the rest of my life.”

In his junior year at CSUB, Jones hit .272 with two home runs and drove in 32 runs. He was also vital in the Roadrunners come-from-behind win over Seattle University in the WAC Tournament Championship game.

Jones said that he will forego his senior season at CSUB and go play for the Rockies.

“I think I’m going to go ahead and go,” he said. “I’m going to leave to meet with them this Sunday.”

He is the 13th CSUB baseball player to be drafted by an MLB team. However, Jones is the first player out of CSUB to be selected by the Colorado Rockies.

He hit .333 as a freshman in 2013. As a sophomore, he hit .300, while hitting two home runs and driving in 24 runs as well. He will end his career at CSUB with a .301 batting average, four home runs and 91 RBIs. Jones also has had a .963 fielding percentage at shortstop and third base.

Jones said that he when he thinks about his time at CSUB, he thinks about all the hard work he put in and everything he learned from his coaches. He added that his most memorable moment was winning the WAC Tournament.

According to Jones, the Rockies did not tell him whether he would continue to play shortstop or a different position but during a workout, they had him throw from the outfield.