Arizona Diamondback Fans Are Apoplectic After First-Round Draft Pick Druw Jones Injures His Shoulder

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It’s a pretty rough time to be a fan of the Arizona Diamondbacks these days. The Dbacks haven’t made the MLB playoffs since 2017 and currently sit at 43-53, well under .500 and nowhere near a playoff spot.

There is hope on the horizon, however. Arizona used the No. 2 overall pick in the 2022 Major League Baseball draft to select Druw Jones. Jones, the son of five-time all-star and 10-time Gold Glove Award winner Andrew Jones, was considered by some to be the top prospect in this year’s class. Like his father, he’s a rangy outfielder with plus speed and good power as well.

Jones was drafted directly out of high school and isn’t expected to see the major leagues until 2025 at the earliest. But now that date may have to be pushed back even further.

Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reported Tuesday afternoon that Jones suffered a shoulder injury in his first batting practice session with the organization. Jones is set to meet with doctors on Wednesday to see if the injury will require surgery that could cost him up to a year.

The unfortunate injury continues a bleak trend for Arizona draft picks.

The good news for fans is that the Diamondbacks are building one of the top prospect pools in baseball. The bad news is that injuries have derailed just about every one of them, and when they’ll actually make the major leagues is anyone’s guess,

Diamondbacks’ fans are quickly getting sick of the trend.

Chin up, Dbacks fans. Things will get better sooner rather than later. Maybe. Possibly.