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Jones Better Equipped

Jones says he's in better shape this year

Austin "Bubba" Jones, last year's seventh round pick out of Edmonds Woodway High School in Washington, admits he wasn't completely comfortable in his debut season with the GCL Yankees. He says he got a better grasp of things during Instructs, however, and coupled with a strong workout routine this offseason he feels better equipped entering his first full season in 2012.

"I feel like I shot through it, that's for sure," Jones said of his brief debut last season. "Obviously I didn't do the numbers that I hope that I can do this year, but being thrown right into the GCL is the perfect way to get into pro ball. "I don't think I hit great but I think it's all finding the speed of the game, getting used to the whole [pro] schedule, getting used to a new coach, a...

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