The three-time minor league All-Star may have found his groove this go around with the big league club, and it makes sense now why the Astros chose him as the Franchise All-Star in 2019 in the minor leagues and the year prior he was selected to be an All Star for Corpus.
Taylor Jones is deserving to stay up with his recent success with the Astros.
Through the past five games Jones has bolstered his major league prospect resume, going 6-for-20 with a .300 Batting average, slugging .550 and really coming in clutch with unexpected production for his place in the lineup.
Let’s be real, any RBI from your seven to nine-hole hitters is just plain gold and Jones really has come through with plenty of gold bars in his five starts this current call up. Jones has one home run, five RBI, two runs scored and two doubles this month with no signs of slowing down.
More from Climbing Tal's Hill
- Just how much better is the Houston Astros playoff rotation than the rest?
- Houston Astros: A Lineup Change to Spark Offense
- Astros prospect Hunter Brown throws 6 shutout innings in debut
- Always faithful Astros World Series champion Josh Reddick defends the title
- Michael Conforto declines Astros’ 2-year, $30 million offer
Jones just might be hitting his way into a regular reserve role, especially if he can continue his current hot streak. Based on our current evidence, Dusty Baker will be hard pressed to send Jones back down when Bregman returns, and I for one could not see him doing so over either Jacob Wilson or Jake Meyers.
One thing is for sure however, Jones will certainly be called up in September and will have plenty of chances to prove that he is worthy of a playoff roster spot, between now and October.
Let’s hope he can continue his hot streak during the 13-day straight schedule starting up this weekend, after the Astros finish off the Rockies Wednesday. Will we be Jonesin’ for the days without Taylor on the team or will this latest streak be his Taylor made way to the big club? Time will tell.
The Astros completed the sweep of the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday, 5-1. The ball club managed to score 10 total runs without hitting one home run in the series, snapping their 17-game stretch entering Tuesday. They will have Thursday off, before traveling to Los Angeles to face the Angels on Friday at 8:38 p.m. with Zack Greinke off the rubber.