Jones was called up by the Guardians on Friday and made an impact on his debut, going 2-3 with an RBI double on Friday night.
He decided to one-up his debut game in a big way on Saturday.
In the fourth inning of Saturday’s game, Jones hit a massive 457-foot home run for the first in his major league career, splashing into a part of the fountains at Kansas City’s Kauffman Stadium that doesn’t even get hit by baseballs.
Nolan Jones CRUSHES his first homer in The Show. pic.twitter.com/KzBDDVgAzC
— MLB (@MLB) July 9, 2022
"Welcome to the big leagues, Nolan Jones!"
— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) July 9, 2022
tired: hitting your first MLB home run
wired: hitting your first MLB home run 457 feet 💣
Nolan Jones with a long ball!
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) July 9, 2022
It was certainly an impressive way to kick off his MLB career, with the home run on Saturday being the seventh-longest recorded home run in the Statcast area for a Guardians player.
Nolan Jones just hit the 7th-longest home run for Cleveland in the Statcast era (since 2015).
— Jake Crouse (@JakeCrouseMLB) July 9, 2022
Nolan Jones is fun!!!
— Offseason Chopz (@Pchopz_) July 9, 2022
Nolan Jones having a good couple of days
— Ashley Bastock (@AshleyBastock42) July 9, 2022
This home run capped off an impressive day for the Guardian offense, who scored 13 runs on the day.
It is impressive for any player to hit a ball that far, but for someone to do so in their second MLB game is definitely a huge statement.
The win moved the Guardians to three games out of a wild card spot and 3.5 out in the American League Central.
If Jones can continue to make an impact in his first year at the major league level, they may be a dark horse to watch in the American League down the stretch.