James Jones
James Jones
30-Year-Old PitcherRP
Texas Rangers
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed minor league contract with the Rangers in December 2015.
Signs minor-league deal with Texas for 2017
PTexas Rangers  A
Elbow
September 23, 2016
Jones (elbow) recently underwent Tommy John surgery and will miss the entire 2017 season but has signed a minor-league contract with Texas for next season, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
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Jones converted to pitching this season, showing enough promise to remain under contract for 2017 despite the fact that he'll miss the entire season rehabbing his elbow,
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2016
2015
After 108 games with the Mariners in 2014, Jones hoped to land a reserve outfield spot last spring. The Mariners, though, wisely realized that speed is his only weapon and parked him at Triple-A Tacoma for most of the season. In 31 plate appearances with the Mariners, Jones reached base five times -- three hits and two walks -- and you can't steal if you're not on base. Jones has no power and he has struggled with plate discipline against big league pitching. The only surprise when the Mariners traded him this offseason was that the Rangers wanted him. He re-signed with Texas after being non-tendered in December, but Jones' upside looks to be limited to pinch running and as a late-game defensive replacement.
Jones was the Mariners' regular center fielder for a good portion of summer, but he gave way to Austin Jackson after the trade-deadline acquisition. Speed is Jones' only offensive weapon as he has no power, and he struggled with plate discipline. A two-month stretch with his batting average in the .280 range was largely built on a high BABIP. On the basepaths, though, he was caught stealing just once in 28 attempts. And even after Jackson's arrival, he still kept running, stealing seven bases in his last 29 games. Jones could land a reserve outfield role in spring training. While his bat won't do anyone any favors, his speed his intriguing.
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Placed on DL
PTexas Rangers  A
Elbow
August 12, 2016
Jones was placed on the DL with an elbow impingement, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
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Converted to pitcher
PTexas Rangers  A
August 3, 2016
Jones is being converted to the mound, according to Jamey Newberg of the Newberg Report.
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PTexas Rangers  A
March 26, 2016
Jones was reassigned to minor league camp Saturday, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.
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December 10, 2015
Jones signed a minor league deal with the Rangers on Thursday that includes an invite to spring training.
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December 3, 2015
Jones went non-tendered by the Rangers on Wednesday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star Telegram reports.
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