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Birth Date5-10-1992
Height6' 2"
Weight205 lbs
Age25 years, 3 months, 7 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2013
2014
2015
-0.12016
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

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
2016 DET 24 13 28 28 3 6 3 0 0 9 0 12 0 0 0 2 0 0 .214 .214 .321 .171 -1.2 -0.3 -0.1
2017 DET 25 22 57 51 4 7 1 1 1 13 4 26 2 0 0 4 1 1 .137 .228 .255 .159 -4.2 1.6 -0.3
Career35857971341122438200611.165.224.278.163-5.31.3-0.4

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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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 -1.1 1.9 8.5 0.8 8.5 0.8
2014 WVA A 117 501 .291 .261 .327 .380 .258 .352 106 16.4 14.3 4.3 3.7 5.7 40.7 4.6 40.7 4.6
2015 BRD A+ 93 423 .261 .248 .310 .334 .251 .330 99 0.6 11.4 4.1 10.3 -1.8 14.3 2.7 14.3 2.7
2015 ALT AA 3 11 .386 .256 .316 .346 .254 .500 101 1.4 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.3 2.1 0.3 2.1 0.3
2015 ERI AA 37 160 .282 .255 .318 .374 .257 .337 106 3.6 4.3 2 3.7 1.5 11.4 1.6 11.4 1.6
2015 SCO Wnt 12 54 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .387 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 DET MLB 13 28 .171 .260 .327 .451 .266 .375 108 -2.5 0.8 0.1 -0.3 0.5 -1.2 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1
2016 ERI AA 20 89 .337 .246 .313 .355 .247 .392 107 6.9 2.4 0.1 0.8 -0.3 9.2 1.1 9.2 1.1
2016 TOL AAA 79 324 .246 .253 .316 .375 .252 .349 98 -4.8 9.1 0.8 -6.7 1.8 6.9 0.0 6.9 0.0
2016 SRR Wnt 21 92 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .394 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 DET MLB 22 57 .159 .257 .333 .439 .266 .250 106 -6 1.7 0.1 1.6 0.1 -4.2 -0.3 -4.2 -0.3
2017 TOL AAA 88 384 .257 .261 .329 .409 .261 .321 95 -1.4 11.6 0.2 6.2 3.5 13.9 2.0 13.9 2.0

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 8.5 -1.1 0.8
2014 WVA A 501 72 128 21 3 23 70 33 132 17 9 .288 .347 .503 .216 .291 40.7 3.7 4.6
2015 ALT AA 11 2 5 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 .500 .545 .500 .000 .386 2.1 0.2 0.3
2015 ERI AA 160 26 34 7 2 6 20 17 52 10 3 .250 .331 .463 .213 .282 11.4 3.7 1.6
2015 SCO Wnt 54 9 14 0 0 2 4 3 17 1 0 .280 .333 .400 .120 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2015 BRD A+ 423 48 96 18 3 10 58 31 113 14 4 .253 .313 .396 .142 .261 14.3 10.3 2.7
2016 ERI AA 89 11 24 6 2 4 20 10 23 2 1 .312 .393 .597 .286 .337 9.2 0.8 1.1
2016 TOL AAA 324 33 71 14 5 3 23 25 97 11 4 .243 .309 .356 .113 .246 6.9 -6.7 0.0
2016 SRR Wnt 92 11 27 5 0 1 13 7 16 5 3 .329 .391 .427 .098 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 DET MLB 28 3 6 3 0 0 2 0 12 0 0 .214 .214 .321 .107 .171 -1.2 -0.3 -0.1
2017 TOL AAA 384 55 83 19 2 8 41 31 103 12 4 .241 .309 .378 .137 .257 13.9 6.2 2.0
2017 DET MLB 57 4 7 1 1 1 4 4 26 1 1 .137 .228 .255 .118 .159 -4.2 1.6 -0.3

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 CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2016 106 0.4906 0.5566 0.5763 0.6731 0.4444 0.6286 0.5000 0.4237 0 0.000000
2017 230 0.5348 0.4913 0.6372 0.6667 0.2897 0.6829 0.5161 0.3628 0 0.000000
Career3360.52090.51190.6180.66870.33850.66580.5110.38200

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 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 DET $536,100
2016 DET $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2017Current$536,100
1 yrTotal$536,100

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 34 d1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Detroit 3/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Contract selected by Detroit 8/30/16.
  • Acquired by Detroit in trade from Pittsburgh 7/30/15 (Joakim Soria deal).
  • Drafted by Pittsburgh 2013 (3-87) (LSU). $0.612M signing bonus (slot amount).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .118 .118 .176 .110
11 vs R (Multi) .364 .364 .545 .266
18 Split (Multi) .246 .246 .369 .156
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.010 -.021 -.029 -.017
30 vs L (2016) .118 .118 .176 .110
31 vs R (2016) .364 .364 .545 .266
38 Split (2016) .246 .246 .369 .156
39 LgAvg (2016) -.008 -.018 -.027 -.016

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Short Relief: Spring Dismissals, Veteran Expletives, and JaCobies JonesJames Fegan2017-03-29
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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 that's who I prefer. You're 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 he's ready in, like, 2017, who knows how McCutchen/Marte/Polanco will be performing? Jones isn't 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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