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Long Island's Jones goes from baseball unknown to top major league prospect

Updated: February 10, 2009, 3:45 PM ET
By Aaron Fitt | Baseball America

James Jones isn't the type to hold a grudge.

Soft-spoken but jovial, a confessed prankster who seemingly always sports a bright smile, Jones is not consumed by a burning desire to stick it to all of the college coaches and pro scouts who overlooked him coming out of Brooklyn's Telecommunications High three years ago.

That isn't to downplay Jones' drive. Since arriving at Long Island as a skinny, 140-pound freshman, Jones has added 54 pounds of muscle to his 6-foot-3 frame. Through ...

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