Jones
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
W-L
2-2
ERA
2.55
WHIP
1.378
K
27
SV
4
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Jones is a walking MASH unit. He has had back surgery, nerve repositioning surgery and Tommy John surgery over the past four seasons. When he has been able to pitch, he has flashed very closer-worthy skills with strikeouts aplenty and has done a great job of keeping the bal... read more
Jones is a walking MASH unit. He has had back surgery, nerve repositioning surgery and Tommy John surgery over the past four seasons. When he has been able to pitch, he has flashed very closer-worthy skills with strikeouts aplenty and has done a great job of keeping the ball out of the nitro zone. The problem has been he has pitched more than 20 innings just one time in the previous four seasons, as his delivery has always been tough on the eyes and a disaster waiting to happen. He is in the final guaranteed year of a three-year deal he signed back in 2016 that pays him a scant $4 million with affordable buyouts to allow Chicago or any team that wants to take the risk to easily get out of the commitment. Jones is expected to be ready for spring training where he'll have to compete with Juan Minaya for the closer role.
STATUS: 10-Day DL    INJURY: Arm    RETURN DATE: Aug 20,2018   
LEAGUE: Majors    40 MAN: Yes    BATS: R    Throws: R    HT: 6'5"    WT: 225 lbs.    DOB: 1/28/1986    College: Northern Kentucky    Drafted: 5th Rd in 2007Show Contract
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Nate Jones Contract Info:
Signed a three-year, $8 million contract with the White Sox in December of 2015, avoiding arbitration. Contract includes team options at MLB minimum ($1.25 million buyout) for 2019, $3.75 million ($1.25 million buyout) for 2020 and $4.25 million ($1.25 million buyout) for 2021.
Begins throwing program
PChicago White Sox
Arm
August 2, 2018
Jones (arm) has resumed throwing and played catch Thursday, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
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2018 Stat Review for Nate Jones
1.93 K/BB
POOR
9.85 K/9
GOOD
5.11 BB/9
TERRIBLE
97.2 MPH Fastball
ELITE
1.1 HR/9
WEAK
1.08 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
2.55 ERA
GOOD
1.38 WHIP
WEAK
4.66 FIP
POOR
0.285 BABIP
AVERAGE
87.1 % Strand Rate
HIGH
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  2. 2. KevanK. Smith (R)
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  1. Nate Jones 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Nate Jones 2017 Preseason Outlook
    Although 2016 was his first full season after undergoing Tommy John surgery at the end of 2014, Jones looked like nothing had ever happened to his elbow. Jones held up for 70.2 innings over the course of the season (his most since 2013) and maintained an excellent 2.29 ERA and 0.89 WHIP. To go with that, the right-hander continued his high-strikeout ways, fanning 80 batters during that time to go with his career-best 1.9 BB/9. His FIP also suggests that his success is fairly sustainable, as 2.99 is still a very solid mark. The fact that Jones is sitting behind David Robertson in the pecking order for saves is one of the few negatives in his outlook heading into the 2017 campaign, although Robertson is a good bet to be traded during the season if he is not dealt this winter. With that in mind, Jones is a solid bet to be closing games at some point on the south side this season, assuming he is not also dealt as part of the White Sox full-scale rebuild.
  3. Nate Jones 2016 Preseason Outlook
    Jones returned to action in early August after missing a season and a half with elbow issues. Despite the layoff, he was still able to touch 100 mph with his fastball and he continued to flash an unhittable slider. That slider was his knockout punch, and he should take on a more prominent role in the bullpen as he gets further away from his August 2014 injury. Jones could be in the mix for saves if something happens to closer David Robertson, but his value will likely be limited to leagues that reward holds if Robertson remains healthy in 2016.
  4. Nate Jones 2015 Preseason Outlook
    Jones appeared to be the heir apparent to the White Sox's closer role after the club traded Addison Reed to the Diamondbacks in the offseason. However, he was placed on the disabled list on April 4 and did not pitch again before undergoing Tommy John surgery in August. The surgery likely puts him out for most, if not all, of the 2015 campaign.
  5. Nate Jones 2014 Preseason Outlook
    Jones struggled at the start of the 2013 season, but he became one of the bullpen's key late-inning men after Jesse Crain and Matt Thornton departed via trade. Opposing batters were hitting .280 off him by the end of May, and his ERA sat on the wrong side of 6.00. He then went on a three-month run where he struck out 60 in 43.1 innings and posted a 2.03 ERA over 38 appearances. He wound up leading the bullpen with 78 innings pitched, and he pitched almost exclusively in the eighth and ninth innings starting in July. Jones maintained his high-90s (occasional 100 mph) velocity into September, but control issues returned in the season's final month as the gas tank neared empty. With Addison Reed out of the picture following an offseason trade to Arizona, Jones could enter spring training as the favorite to replace him as the team's closer.
  6. Nate Jones 2013 Preseason Outlook
    Jones came from almost nowhere to become one of the White Sox's most frequently used relievers in 2012. A high-90s fastball (often 100-plus mph) and good curveball helped Jones make the jump from Double-A to the Opening Day roster, but his control problems persisted into the majors. He walked 10.6 percent of the hitters he faced, but he missed enough bats to post an 8-0 record and sub-3.00 ERA. Expect his heavy usage to continue in 2013, but he will need to keep the strikeout rate up to keep the run rate down barring improvement in his walk rate.
  7. Nate Jones 2012 Preseason Outlook
    Jones returned to the bullpen in 2011 in his first season at Double-A Birmingham after spending 2010 in the rotation with High-A Winston-Salem, and the hard thrower upped his K/9IP from 6.4 to 9.5. His curveball has been rated as the best in the organization, but he will probably have to test it at Triple-A Charlotte before he receives a trial in the majors.
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Begins throwing program
PChicago White Sox
Arm
August 2, 2018
Jones (arm) has resumed throwing and played catch Thursday, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
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Shut down after setback
PChicago White Sox
Arm
July 21, 2018
Jones (arm) has been shut down for two weeks after suffering a setback during throwing work, but he's expected to pitch again this season, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
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Nearing rehab assignment
PChicago White Sox
Arm
July 15, 2018
Jones (arm) will head to Triple-A Charlotte to throw a live batting practice session Tuesday, James Fegan of The Athletic Chicago reports.
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Sim game scheduled Saturday
PChicago White Sox
Arm
July 14, 2018
Jones (arm) will throw a simulated game Saturday, Phil Rogers of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Tosses live batting practice
PChicago White Sox
Arm
July 11, 2018
Jones (arm) threw off a mound for the first time since suffering a muscle strain in his throwing arm, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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