Tyler Jones
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Tyler  Jones

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Coppell, TX

High School:
Coppell

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 205

Position:
OF

Bats/Throws:
R/R

- 2017 Collegiate Baseball Preseason All-American, Second Team
- 2017 NCBWA Preseason All-America, Third Team
- 2017 College Sports Madness Preseason All-American, Third Team
- 2016 All-Mountain West First Team Outfielder
- 2016 Perfect Game Preseason All-Mountain West
- 2016 Academic All-Mountain West
- College Sports Madness MW Player of the Week (April 7, 2015)
- Mountain West Player of the Week (April 6, 2015)
- Air Force Athletics Athlete of the Week (April 6, 2015)
- 2015 College Sports Madness Mountain West Preseason All-Conference (First Team Outfielder)
- 2014 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American (Second Team Outfielder)
- 2014 All-Mountain West Second Team Outfielder

Summer 2016:
- Third straight summer playing for Eau Claire Express in Northwoods League during his three weeks of allowed leave from cadet duties.

Junior (2016):
- Louisville Slugger All-American, Third Team.
- First Team All-Mountain West Outfielder.
- Team Captain.
- 19 Home runs and 64 RBIs was tops in Mountain West.
- 19 home runs is tied for third most in a season at Air Force.
- 64 RBIs is tied for fifth most in a season at Air Force.
- Set school records with nine home runs and 34 RBIs in MW play.
- Homered 3 times in a game vs. San Diego State.
- Also led MW with .694 slugging percentage.
- MW Top 10 in nine offensive categories and ranked first in three.
(Average - 9th/.360)
(Slugging - 1st/.694)
(On-Base Pct. - 10th/.438)
(Runs - 5th/53)
(Hits - 10th/80)
(RBIs - 3rd/64)
(Home Runs - 1st/19)
(Total Bases - 3rd/154)
(Hit By Pitch - 1st/16)
- Batted .361 with 43 hits and 22 runs scored in MW play.
- Led team with 18 multi-RBI games and was third with 25 multi-hit games.
- Had four, four-hit games.
- Third on team with 15 game reached-base streak and third with a nine-game hitting streak.
- Started all 57 games in left field.
- Academic All-MW

Summer 2015:
Played for Eau Claire Express in Northwoods League.
- Batted .259 with two home runs and nine RBIs in 16 games played.

Sophomore (2015):
- Started all 52 games in leftfield. Batted third or fourth in lineup in every game.
- Batted .301 with six home runs and 41 RBIs.
- 19 hit by pitches is the second most in school history.
- Ranked in Mountain West Top 10 in four categories.
(Triples - 5th/3)
(Home Runs - 9th/6)
(Hit By Pitch - 2nd/19)
(Stolen Bases - 2nd/12)
- 15 multi-hit games and nine multi-RBI games.
- Nine-game hitting streak was second-best on team.
- Hit walkoff home run in win against Fresno State.
- Third on team in hitting in MW play, batting .325 with three home runs and 25 RBIs.

Summer 2014: 
- Played for Eau Claire Express in Northwoods League during his three weeks of allowed leave from cadet duties.
- Batted .222 with nine runs and 11 walks in 54 plate appearances.

Freshman (2014):
- Played and started all 54 games.
- Made 53 starts in left field and one as a designated hitter.
- Second Team Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American and Second Team All-Mountain West Outfielder.
- Became the first freshman to earl all-conference since 1991 and the first freshman all-american since 2010.
- Led team with .338 average, 30 runs, 66 hits, 19 doubles, two triples, 31 RBIs, seven stolen bases, .518 slugging, 11 hit by pitches and .399 on-base percentage.
- Ranked in the Mountain West Top 10 in seven offensive categories (fifth in average; fifth in slugging, eighth in on-base; fourth in doubles; 10th with 101 total bases; 6th in HBP and 10th in stolen bases).
- Set an Air Force freshman record in hit by pitches.
- Is second in doubles and third for hits by an Air Force freshman.
- Led team with a .345 average in MW play...10 doubles is an AF freshman record in MW play.
- Also tied for team-lead with 18 multi-hit games.
- Had a season-best nine game hitting streak.
- Went 3-for-5 with two doubles and four RBIs in collegiate debut vs. Washington.
- Homered against Northern Colorado twice and once against Adams State.
- Had nine games with three-plus hits.
- Had four-hit games against New Mexico, New Mexico State, Northern Colorado and San Jose State.
- Had four-RBI games against Washington, Northern Colorado and San Jose State.
- Hit a grand slam to rally Air Force past Northern Colorado on April 9.

HIGH SCHOOL (Coppell):Lettered three years in baseball...two-time Under Armour Preseason All-American...first-team all-district...second-team Louisville Slugger All-American...North Texas All-Star...Under Armour Top 10, 2013 Honorable Mention...#13 ranked third baseman from Texas according to Perfect Game...batted .406 with four homers and 18 doubles as a senior...high school baseball coach was Kendall Clark...played summer ball for the Texas Blackhawks, coached by Eddie Aguilar...National Society of High School Scholars member.

PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 2...son of Rob and Kristi Jones...has two younger brothers...father played baseball at TCU and grandfather played baseball and basketball at SMU...nickname is T.J. ...brother, Daniel, is a freshman teammate on Air Force baseball team...during this past summer, spent part of his summer at Operation Air Force at Luke AFB, Ariz., and was able to get an F-16 ride and also worked as a cadet instructor (Cadre) at Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training (ESET)...favorite food is shrimp and chicken parmesan...favorite book is the Bible...favorite TV show is Prison Break...favorite movie is Warrior...person in history he'd most like to meet is Jackie Robinson...something not many people know about him is that he is naturally left handed...credits his father as having the biggest influence on his sports career...enjoys working out and playing video games when away from baseball...favorite non-traditional sporting event to watch on TV is Australian Rules Football.

Why I came to the Academy: "The Academy sets you up to achieve any goal you want. The opportunity to learn, play baseball and serve is unmatched by any other school."

Jones' Career Statistics

Year avg gp-gs ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb slg% bb hbp so gdp ob% sf sh sb-att po a e fld%
2014 (Fr.) .338 54-54 195 30 66 19 2 4 31 101 .518 10 11 37 3 .399 2 1 7-13 74 4 1 .987
2015 (So.) .301 52-52 193 40 58 14 3 6 41 96 .497 15 19 45 3 .400 3 2 12-18 53 6 3 .952
2016 (Jr.) .360 57-57 222 53 80 13 2 19 64 154 .694 16 16 47 1 .438 2 0 3-6 70 10 0 1.000
2017 (Sr.) .359 43-43 170 41 61 17 0 14 59 120 .706 29 9 38 1 .471 2 0 3-5 16 3 2 .905
Career .340 206-206 780 164 265 63 7 43 195 471 .604 70 55 167 8 .427 9 3 25-42 213 23 6 .975
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