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Birth Date5-10-1992
Height6' 2"
Weight205 lbs
Age23 years, 3 months, 19 days
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WARP Summary

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YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2013 JAM A- 15 67 .329 .246 .312 .339 .258 .383 103 4.5 1.7 0.4 -0.2 1.9 8.0 0.9 8.0 0.9
2014 WVA A 117 501 .291 .261 .327 .380 .258 .352 106 16.4 14.3 4.3 1.9 5.7 42.8 4.6 42.8 4.6
2015 BRD A+ 93 423 .261 .249 .311 .335 .253 .330 99 0.4 11.4 4.1 9.9 -1.8 16.0 2.8 16.0 2.8
2015 ALT AA 3 11 .385 .256 .317 .345 .251 .500 102 1.4 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.2 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2
2015 ERI AA 26 113 .295 .260 .317 .383 .258 .316 107 4.1 3.1 1.4 1.7 1.9 10.1 1.3 10.1 1.3

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2013 JAM A- 67 14 19 2 2 1 10 3 14 3 2 .311 .358 .459 .148 .329 8.0 -0.2 0.9
2014 WVA A 501 72 128 21 3 23 70 33 132 17 9 .288 .347 .503 .216 .291 42.8 1.9 4.6
2015 ALT AA 11 2 5 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 .500 .545 .500 .000 .385 2.2 0.1 0.2
2015 ERI AA 113 21 24 4 1 6 17 13 36 7 2 .253 .336 .505 .253 .295 10.1 1.7 1.3
2015 BRD A+ 423 48 96 18 3 10 58 31 113 14 4 .253 .313 .396 .142 .261 16.0 9.9 2.8

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-18 2014-08-28 Minors 10 0 - Not Disclosed -
2014-06-21 2014-06-29 Minors 8 0 - Not Disclosed -
2013-07-21 2013-09-05 Minors 46 0 Right Knee Not Disclosed -

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BP Articles

Jacoby Jones is referenced in the following articles.

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This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of July 31-August 2, 2015Jeff Moore2015-08-03
BP Unfiltered: The 2015 Trade Deadline Transaction Analysis ThreadBaseball Prospectus2015-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: ACK! Going to New York!R.J. Anderson2015-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: ACK! Going to New York!Nick Shlain2015-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: ACK! Going to New York!Matthew Trueblood2015-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: ACK! Going to New York!Jeff Moore2015-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: ACK! Going to New York!Christopher Crawford2015-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: ACK! Going to New York!George Bissell2015-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: ACK! Going to New York!Wilson Karaman2015-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessWeekly Wrap: July 31, 2015Craig Goldstein2015-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, July 15thJeff Moore2015-07-16
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: June 24, 2015BP Prospect Staff2015-06-24
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, May 21, 2015Jeff Moore2015-05-22
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, May 14, 2015Jeff Moore2015-05-15
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: May 4, 2015BP Prospect Staff2015-05-04
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, April 16, 2015Jeff Moore2015-04-17
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, April 13, 2015Jeff Moore2015-04-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: Progress Report: Prospect Edition, Part ThreeCraig Goldstein2014-08-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: Progress Report: Prospect Edition, Part ThreeBen Carsley2014-08-27
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of August 15-17Jeff Moore2014-08-18
Eyewitness Accounts: August 14, 2014BP Prospect Staff2014-08-14
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, August 13Jeff Moore2014-08-14
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, July 16Jeff Moore2014-07-17
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of July 3-6Jeff Moore2014-07-07
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: June 16, 2014BP Prospect Staff2014-06-16
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of May 30-June 1Jeff Moore2014-06-02
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, May 28Jeff Moore2014-05-29
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, May 8Jeff Moore2014-05-09
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, April 8Jeff Moore2014-04-09
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: College World Series PreviewKendall Rogers2013-06-14
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: NL Draft WrapPatrick Ebert2013-06-13
BP Unfiltered: 2013 MLB Draft: Scouting Video IndexNick J. Faleris2013-06-06
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: MLB Draft Prospect Reports 51-100Allan Simpson2013-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessScouting the Draft: Middle Infielders to KnowNick J. Faleris2013-05-14
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: Updated 2013 Top 100 Draft RankingsAllan Simpson2013-04-18
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game's College Top 25: Analyzing the 2013 Top NCAA TeamsKendall Rogers2013-01-31
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game's Top 100 Draft Prospects: The Top Talent for the 2013 Rule 4 DraftAllan Simpson2013-01-30
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game's Preseason College All-Americans: Preseason Picks for NCAA's BestKendall Rogers2013-01-22
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: Scouting the Cape Cod League's Top 100 ProspectsAllan Simpson2012-12-20
This article requires BP Premium accessScouting the Draft: College OutfieldersNick J. Faleris2012-11-15


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-02-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)I've been asking everyone on JaCoby Jones, but heard nothing. Seems to have plus power and run tools and the Pirates seem to think he can stick at SS. He is hitting for now, but has a bad approach. Does he have a big ceiling or just old for the level?
(Matt from Cambridge)
You've come to the right place, Matt. I'm a big Jones fan. He's a risky prospect, but his ceiling is very high. I saw a good amount of him a few summers back when he played on a star-studded Harwich team that set the Cape all time record for team homers. That squad also had Austin Wilson, Eric Jagielo, Phil Ervin, AJ Reed, Brian Ragira and Brett Austin. Fun times. Jones's batting practice group was ridiculous every game. Here's the thing - he's a fast twitch guy. Great athlete. Runs, throws, makes outstanding defensive plays, can hit the ball a mile in batting practice. Will he hit? His approach, pitch recognition and command of the strike zone have a ways to go. Ultimately, it's hard to predict him hitting enough to be more than a role 5 type average regular, but I still think that's possible. And after you (quickly) run out of guys you're confident will be role 5+ Jones offers as much upside as basically anyone. (Al Skorupa)
2014-09-15 19:30:00 (link to chat)What have you heard on Franklin Barreto? He is 18 year old shortstop, in low A, and hit .311 with 6 HR and stole 29 bases in 79 games. Also is JaCoby Jones a guy to keep an eye on? I mean he is college guy in A, but 23 HR and 17 SB ca't be ignored. But A seems low for a college guy and he hasn't exact moved fast. Thanks Ben.
(Matt from Cambridge)
Both are legit fantasy prospects at this point, to be sure. Jones is probably the safer bet to reach the majors, but Barreto has the higher upside, and thatís who I prefer. Youíre going to have to wait a while, but you could be left with a quality starting fantasy shortstop. (Ben Carsley)
2014-07-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on JaCoby Jones? Any chance of making the 101 next season?
(Dave from Pittsburgh)
I don't see him as a Top 101 talent at this point.

I like that the Pirates are giving him a shot at playing shortstop, with center field as a backup option, but he's a ways from making that type of prospect leap. (Mark Anderson)
2014-05-29 19:30:00 (link to chat)Between Josh Bell, Jacoby Jones, and Austin Meadows, who becomes the best major league regular? And what do the Pirates do with them with the outfield being pretty much set for the next 5-6 years?
(PirateCaptain from Pittsburgh)
Josh Bell > Austin Meadows >>> Jacoby Jones for me. I think Bell could end up at 1B for them and Meadows is way too far away to worry about right now. By the time heís ready in, like, 2017, who knows how McCutchen/Marte/Polanco will be performing? Jones isnít in the same tier as these guys. Hope you're enjoying the chat more than Twilight! (Ben Carsley)
2014-05-07 17:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on JaCoby Jones? I've been monitoring him all year, and finally pulled the trigger after his 4th HR of the year the other day. Dropped Mac Williams for him in a deep league.
(username49 from Ohio)
Hi username49. I knew your brother, username43. We went to school together.

#jokes

Jones is really athletic but from everything I've read the tools are still a long way off from translating into skills. I think he might eventually pan out, but he might be a Dom Brown type who doesn't make it until his mid-20s (not comparing him to Brown stats wise, just age wise). (Mike Gianella)
2013-03-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)I know its early, but who are some names who could highlight rnd 2?
(webberoo11 from Las Vegas)
Lots of names that could go later on Day 1 or drop to 3rd or 4th Round depending on the rest of the spring. I'd look to guys like Jagielo (3b/of, Notre Dame), Windle (lhp, Minnesota), Ciuffo (c, Lexington HS (S.C.)), JaCoby Jones (of/2b, LSU), Marco Gonzalez (lhp, Gonzaga), Hunter Renfroe (of/c, Mississippi St.), Chris Okey (c, Eustis HS(Fla.)) and Chad Pinder (3b/ss, VaTech). (Nick Faleris)


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