Diamondbacks #1 Draft pick and top prospect Druw Jones has surgery
This is becoming a rite of passage for the Arizona Diamondbacks and their first-round draft picks. Like Corbin Carroll and Jordan Lawler, Druw Jones hurt his shoulder shortly after being drafted by the team. He'll seek to return as an even better player as Carroll and Lawler did.
Druw Jones is plenty young enough that having his labrum repaired will not hurt him in the long run. Plus, I'd rather he gets his injury issue out now than in the MLB. This surgery will be done in LA by a world-renowned shoulder surgeon, Dr. Neal ElAttrache. He's performed hundreds of MLB shoulder surgeries. So, rest not for Druw is in good hands.
Druw Jones should have plenty of time to recover by March of 2023. In the worst case, he should be ready by the start of the MiLB season in 2023. Luckily, it's not like Druw will miss much development right now as he was only going to have a couple of months of playing.
It sucks that he needs surgery, but it's far from the worst thing in the world. Druw's All-Star potential is still intact, and he still has all 5 tools. He has some growing to do in his 6'4, 180-pound frame, but that will just increase his power potential. I see him having the ability to go 40/40 in the future. He can hit and there's no doubt about it. His speed is elite as well. He was the Dbacks highest pick since Dansby Swanson in 2015.