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Garrett Jones

34-Year-Old First Baseman – Free Agent

2015 Stats

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.215

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5

RBI

17

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12

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2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Flashes of power kept Jones relevant during a 15-home run campaign in 2014, but he ultimately proved that he is over-extended beyond a platoon role. The Marlins were forced to deploy the 33-year-old v...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 233   DOB: 6/21/1981   BORN: Harvey, IL   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 14th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Released by the Yankees in August of 2015.

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Jones was unconditionally released by the Yankees on Saturday, The Westchester Journal News reports.

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Garrett Jones Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 23 A FOR 19 70 66 6 16 6 5 0 1 6 2 0 4 19 0 0 0 .242 .286 .364 .650
2004 23 AA NEW 122 492 450 68 140 64 32 2 30 92 10 4 28 98 1 7 6 .311 .354 .591 .945
2005 24 AAA ROC 134 527 488 71 119 48 22 2 24 72 5 1 36 109 1 1 1 .244 .297 .445 .742
2006 25 AAA ROC 140 582 525 72 125 56 32 3 21 92 3 4 49 121 0 6 2 .238 .302 .430 .732
2007 26 AAA ROC 107 446 400 57 112 48 32 3 13 70 2 2 32 83 0 9 5 .280 .334 .473 .807
2007 26 MAJ MIN 31 84 77 7 16 5 2 1 2 5 1 1 6 20 0 1 0 .208 .262 .338 .600
2008 27 AAA ROC 138 587 527 82 147 59 33 3 23 92 9 2 50 98 0 9 1 .279 .337 .484 .821
2009 28 AAA IND 72 299 277 44 85 30 18 0 12 49 14 4 18 47 0 3 1 .307 .348 .502 .850
2009 28 MAJ PIT 82 358 314 45 92 43 21 1 21 44 10 2 40 76 0 3 1 .293 .372 .567 .938
2010 29 MAJ PIT 158 654 592 64 146 56 34 1 21 86 7 3 53 123 0 8 1 .247 .306 .414 .720
2011 30 MAJ PIT 148 477 423 51 103 47 30 1 16 58 6 3 48 104 0 4 2 .243 .321 .433 .754
2012 31 MAJ PIT 145 515 475 68 130 58 28 3 27 86 2 0 33 103 0 7 0 .274 .317 .516 .833
2013 32 MAJ PIT 144 440 403 41 94 43 26 2 15 51 2 0 31 101 0 4 2 .233 .289 .419 .708
2014 33 MAJ MIA 146 547 496 59 122 50 33 2 15 53 0 1 46 116 0 4 1 .246 .309 .411 .720
2015 34 MAJ NYY 57 152 144 12 31 10 4 1 5 17 0 0 8 37 0 0 0 .215 .257 .361 .618
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3-Year Averages     145 500 458 56 115 50 29 2 19 63 1 0 36 106 0 5 1 .251 .304 .448 .752
Career  (View All)     911 3,227 2,924 347 734 312 178 12 122 400 28 10 265 680 0 31 7 .251 .312 .445 .757

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Garrett Jones: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 21 27 4 24 4
2014 129 9 9
2013 83 32 32 6
2012 72 66 66 4
2011 34 90 90 2
2010 112 49 1 48 1
2009 30 53 15 39

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Garrett Jones Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015232140.130.304.504
2014685030.221.265.539
2013212011.095.143.317

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015121104130.231.372.640
20144285415500.250.435.749
20133823915501.241.435.730

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015694280.232.377.651
2014235357290.243.409.729
2013189146250.233.370.667

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015758390.200.347.587
2014261248240.249.414.712
2013214279262.234.463.744
Garrett Jones Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 23 A FOR 70 66 5.7% 27.1% 0.21 71% .326 .122
2004 23 AA NEW 492 450 5.7% 19.9% 0.29 78% .342 .280
2005 24 AAA ROC 527 488 6.8% 20.7% 0.33 78% .268 .201
2006 25 AAA ROC 582 525 8.4% 20.8% 0.40 77% .272 .192
2007 26 AAA ROC 446 400 7.2% 18.6% 0.39 79% .326 .193
2007 26 MAJ MIN 84 77 7.1% 23.8% 0.30 74% .255 .130
2008 27 AAA ROC 587 527 8.5% 16.7% 0.51 81% .305 .205
2009 28 AAA IND 299 277 6% 15.7% 0.38 83% .335 .195
2009 28 MAJ PIT 358 314 11.2% 21.2% 0.53 76% .327 .274
2010 29 MAJ PIT 654 592 8.1% 18.8% 0.43 79% .279 .167
2011 30 MAJ PIT 477 423 10.1% 21.8% 0.46 75% .287 .190
2012 31 MAJ PIT 515 475 6.4% 20% 0.32 78% .299 .242
2013 32 MAJ PIT 440 403 7% 23% 0.31 75% .275 .186
2014 33 MAJ MIA 547 496 8.4% 21.2% 0.40 77% .293 .165
2015 34 MAJ NYY 152 144 5.3% 24.3% 0.22 74% .255 .146
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3-Year Averages     500 458 7.2% 21.2% 0.34 77% .288 .197
Career     3,227 2,924 8.2% 21.1% 0.39 77% .288 .194

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2015 Stat Review for Garrett Jones    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.215 AVG
TERRIBLE
74% Contact Rate
POOR
.255 BABIP
LOW
Power

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.361 SLG
POOR
.146 ISO
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Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.22 BB/K
TERRIBLE
5.3% BB Rate
POOR
24.3% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.618 OPS
TERRIBLE
.257 OBP
TERRIBLE

Garrett Jones: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Jones was designated for assignment by the Yankees on Wednesday.

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Jones signed a new contract with the Yankees on Wednesday.

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Jones was designated for assignment Friday, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

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Jones went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Tuesday's loss to the A's.

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Jones, getting the start in right field, went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk Wednesday against the Angels.

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Jones will bat sixth and play first base Monday against the Phillies, Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York reports.

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Jones homered for the second straight game Wednesday, drilling a two-run shot off Mariners starter Taijuan Walker for his lone hit in three-at bats on the day.

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Jones went 2-for-3 with the go-ahead three-run homer in the 11th inning of Tuesday's win over the Mariners.

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Jones struck out in his only at-bat in Wednesday's loss to the Nationals.

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Jones went 3-for-4 with a triple in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Rays.

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Jones finished the spring slashing .176/.218/.235 with just two RBI in 21 games.

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Jones was scratched from Tuesday's Grapefruit League game with an illness, the Journal News reports.

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Jones was traded to the Yankees on Friday, Marc Carig of Newsday reports. Nathan Eovaldi and Domingo German also went to the Yankees, while Martin Prado and David Phelps ended up in Miami.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

Despite batting almost exclusively against right-handed pitching (382 of 403 at-bats), Jones struggled to his worst major-league campaign in 2013. His numbers -- .233/.289/.419 in 403 at-bats -- were down across the board. Jones became pull-happy and posted a 101:31 K:BB ratio, slugging 15 homers while driving in 51 runs. He signed a two-year deal with Florida in December, but the Marlins' park will make it more difficult for Jones to go deep. Regardless, the change of scenery might help the 32-year-old. As a result of his dismal 2013, Jones makes for an endgame pick for fantasy owners looking for cheap power.

2013

Jones smashed his way to a career year in 2012. The fan favorite hit 27 homers with 86 RBI, compiling an overall slash line of .274/.317/.516. He split time pretty evenly between first base (69 games) and right field (64). He feasted on righties, belting all but two of his homers against them to the tune of a .289 batting average. The Pirates protected him against southpaws. Jones hit .189 in 74 at-bats against them, making him an ideal play in daily leagues. Most impressively, the 31-year-old didn't suffer through any month-long slumps that have dotted his career in the past. He'll see a good number of at-bats again in 2013, though he could become a trade candidate with a salary now in the $6 million neighborhood. Jones is in a good spot for as long as he stays in Pittsburgh, where he typically bats somewhere in the meat of the order.

2012

Jones is one of the major's streakier hitters and the 2011 season was no exception. The left-handed hitter stroked 16 homers and 58 RBI in 423 at-bats, but hit just .147 against lefties. He also batted under .200 in both May and July. Pittsburgh figures to use him in a platoon at first base and as a occasional backup in the outfield. His fantasy value lies in spot matchups against right-handed pitching. There's little upside with the 30-year-old, but his hot streaks are worth keeping tabs on throughout the season.

2011

Talk about an early sell high, Jones probably peaked on Opening Day of 2010 when he hit two homers against the Dodgers. For the season, Jones delivered 21 dingers and 86 RBI but endured an excruciating second-half slump that saw him bat .144 (15-for-104) in the month of August. Pittsburgh acquired outfielder Matt Diaz during the winter meetings, potentially cutting back on the at-bats Jones will get during 2011. He hit only .220/.261/.360 versus left-handed pitching, making a platoon likely, if not necessary. Jones is not a lock to make it through the entire season with Pittsburgh. He'll need a strong spring training performance just to keep from losing more playing time.

2010

Jones' stunning 2009 performance gives unrealistic hope to hundreds of career minor leaguers hoping to duplicate the outfielder/first baseman's amazing breakthrough season. A strong spring training did little to sway the Pirates' brass into keeping him on the 25-man roster, with the likes of veteran Craig Monroe getting the nod. Pittsburgh recalled Jones after moving Eric Hinske in late June, however, and Jones never looked back. The 6-foot-4 outfielder smacked a franchise-record 10 dingers in July and finished with 21 homers and 10 steals in just 314 at-bats. The big question is whether he can maintain that level of production over the course of a full season. Repeating his line of .293/.372/.567 might be asking for too much -- Jones rarely put up those kinds of numbers in any of his seven minor league campaigns -- but he's in an ideal situation with the Pirates. His salary is just over the minimum and his left-handed bat plays perfectly at PNC Park. General manager Neal Huntington isn't afraid to trade anyone, but it's hard to see him passing up such a financial value.

2008

Jones has shown outstanding power in the minors, but doesn't have enough plate discipline to win regular at-bats in the majors. He'll figure into the mix for a reserve outfield job with the Twins, but at 27 his upside is limited.

2007

Jones took a step back in his second full season at Triple-A and his career seems to have stalled. While he has outstanding power, he has poor plate discipline and doesn't draw enough walks. He'll need a strong bounce-back season to figure in Minnesota's plans in the near future.

2006

Jones has outstanding power with 24 home runs at Triple-A last season, but has a poor eye at the plate. He struck out 109 times last year against just 36 walks. He may be moved to the outfield to give him a better shot to reach the majors with Justin Morneau entrenched at first base. If he can learn the outfield he could contend for a reserve job with the Twins next spring, but we're not high on his upside given he's one-dimensional at the plate.

2005

Jones was a big surprise for Double-A New Britain last season by hitting .311 with 30 home runs after posting just a career .223 minor league average before 2004. Was it a fluke? The Twins thought enough of the season and his upside to keep him on their 40-man roster. He's always had a wild swing with good power, so perhaps he's finally put it all together. We'll need to see another solid year at Triple-A before we're sold on his major league outlook.