Spencer Jones - Baseball - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#34 Spencer Jones Season 2021-22


Class Junior
Height 6'7''
Weight 225
Hometown Encinitas, Calif.
High School La Costa Canyon

Head coach Tim Corbin on Jones: “Spencer is beginning to realize what he can be inside this program. He finally got a complete summer and fall of baseball after overcoming some tough injuries over the last three years. Spence can do a lot of different things on the baseball field, both offensively and defensively. There are not many kids his size that are as athletic and move as well as he does. Now that he has gained playing consistency, his bat is starting to take off.”

Student-Athlete Features
The Athletic — Vanderbilt’s Spencer Jones could be MLB Draft’s powerful, fast, late-blooming steal
The Tennessean — How Spencer Jones recaptured his smile after a long, painful journey
VUCommodores.com — All Eyes on Mr. Jones

As a Junior (2022)
• Perfect Game All-America third team
• All-SEC second team
• ABCA/Rawlings Southeast All-Region second team
• 2022 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll
• Led SEC with 21 doubles
• Ranked fifth in SEC in batting average, seventh in hits and OBP and 10th in RBI and slugging
• Recorded a hit in 19 straight games from April 12 to May 13
• Perfect 4-for-4 with two doubles in second game of the season vs. Oklahoma State (Feb. 19)
• Drove in three runs on two hits, including a double, vs. Army (Feb. 27)
• 3-for-4 with a home run, double and three RBI in Game 1 of doubleheader vs. Wagner (March 11)
• 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles vs. Michigan (March 15)
• Scored three times in SEC opener vs. Missouri (March 18)
• Drove in four on a 3-for-4 game vs. Belmont (March 22)
• Homered and doubled, driving in two runs at South Carolina (March 26)
• Tallied a home run, double, three RBI and scored four times at Auburn (April 9)
• Tripled and drove in three runs at Kentucky (April 22)
• Went a perfect 6-for-6 with a triple and double vs. Indiana State, including a walk-off single in the bottom of the 11th
• Drove in five runs with seven hits in three-game series vs. LSU to close out regular season
• Homered twice and drove in four runs in final game of regular season vs. LSU (May 21)

As a Sophomore (2021)
• Tallied a season-high four hits in five plate appearances in the April 2 road game at LSU, and also drove in a run
• Collected five hits in nine tries across two games at LSU (April 2-3)
• Recorded a career-high four hits in the second game of the LSU (April 2), helping the Commodores to a series-clinching victory over the Tigers
• Registered seven hits in a four-game stretch (March 27-April 3)
• Scored the winning run against Stanford in the College World Series to help Vanderbilt walk it off against the Cardinal (June 25)

As a Freshman (2020)
• Season canceled due to coronavirus outbreak
• SEC’s No. 8 impact freshman (D1Baseball)
• Appeared in 14 games and made eight starts
• Tied for third on team with four doubles
• Recorded two multi-hit games
• Reached base in three consecutive games
• Two hits, two runs and two stolen bases vs. UConn (Feb. 15)

The Jones File
• Selected in the 31st round of the 2019 MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Angels
• Prepped at La Costa Canyon
• 2018 MLB Network/Sirius XM Two-Way Player Award
• 2018 CIF San Diego Section Home Run Derby Champion
• 2018 Under Armour All-American
• 2018 Perfect Game All-American
• Posted a career .367 average, .443 on-base percentage and .484 slugging percentage
• Member of the 2016 and 2017 Avocado West Champion squads
• Maintained a 4.0 GPA in high school
• Son of Chris and Leigh
• Brother to Wesley, Niko and Ethan
• Father, Chris, competed in crew in 1989
• Majoring in communication studies