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Nate Jones PWhite Sox

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2016 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 30)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date1-28-1986
Height6' 5"
Weight220 lbs
Age30 years, 7 months, 27 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.72012
2.22013
2014
0.42015
1.92016
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DRA-Based WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2012 CHA MLB 65 0 71.7 8 0 0 67 32 65 4 .261 107 8.4 4.0 0.5 8.2 48% .317 .239 1.38 3.34 2.39 97 3.94 0.7
2013 CHA MLB 70 0 78.0 4 5 0 69 26 89 5 .262 99 8.0 3.0 0.6 10.3 52% .330 .242 1.22 2.67 4.15 75 2.31 2.2
2014 CHA MLB 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 .262 103 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0% 1.000 .685 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2015 CHA MLB 19 0 19.0 2 2 0 12 6 27 5 .273 102 5.7 2.8 2.4 12.8 49% .206 .242 0.95 4.63 3.32 75 2.95 0.4
2016 CHA MLB 68 0 67.7 5 3 3 46 14 79 7 .262 102 6.1 1.9 0.9 10.5 46% .242 .200 0.89 2.87 2.39 68 2.49 1.9
CareerMLB2240236.3191031968126021.2631037.43.00.89.949%.297.2321.153.093.05802.905.2

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 GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2007 BRI Rk 13 10 47.3 0 4 0 44 29 42 4 .260 96 8.4 5.5 0.8 8.0 50% .301 .281 1.54 5.18 5.14
2008 KAN A 18 10 56.7 1 7 0 63 35 71 8 .264 103 10.0 5.6 1.3 11.3 39% .372 .293 1.73 4.80 6.83
2008 WNS A+ 2 0 2.7 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 .269 106 3.3 6.7 0.0 3.3 25% .438 .351 1.11 4.93 3.33
2008 BRI Rk 4 1 6.7 1 0 0 6 2 12 0 .256 88 8.1 2.7 0.0 16.1 50% .375 .220 1.19 1.55 1.34
2009 KAN A 13 0 18.7 2 0 1 8 9 25 0 .259 93 3.9 4.3 0.0 12.0 46% .216 .165 0.91 2.39 2.41
2009 WNS A+ 32 0 49.3 2 1 0 44 13 43 4 .258 108 8.0 2.4 0.7 7.8 46% .303 .246 1.16 3.52 3.65
2010 WNS A+ 28 28 152.3 11 6 0 176 56 109 10 .253 110 10.4 3.3 0.6 6.4 47% .335 .264 1.52 4.17 4.08
2011 BIR AA 42 0 63.3 2 3 12 58 27 67 3 .255 99 8.2 3.8 0.4 9.5 55% .318 .236 1.34 3.18 3.27
2012 CHA MLB 65 0 71.7 8 0 0 67 32 65 4 .261 107 8.4 4.0 0.5 8.2 48% .317 .239 1.38 3.34 2.39
2013 CHA MLB 70 0 78.0 4 5 0 69 26 89 5 .262 99 8.0 3.0 0.6 10.3 52% .330 .242 1.22 2.67 4.15
2014 CHA MLB 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 .262 103 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0% 1.000 .685 0.00 0.00 0.00
2015 CHA MLB 19 0 19.0 2 2 0 12 6 27 5 .273 102 5.7 2.8 2.4 12.8 49% .206 .242 0.95 4.63 3.32
2015 WNS A+ 4 2 4.0 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 .244 108 6.8 0.0 2.2 2.2 42% .182 .187 0.75 6.00 2.25
2015 CHR AAA 6 0 6.3 0 0 0 3 2 4 1 .253 103 4.3 2.8 1.4 5.7 56% .118 .182 0.79 4.89 1.42
2016 CHA MLB 68 0 67.7 5 3 3 46 14 79 7 .262 102 6.1 1.9 0.9 10.5 46% .242 .200 0.89 2.87 2.39

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
2012 1155 0.5082 0.4494 0.7495 0.6422 0.2500 0.8302 0.5352 0.2505
2013 1230 0.5220 0.4642 0.6813 0.6184 0.2959 0.8010 0.4080 0.3187
2014 29 0.3793 0.3103 0.7778 0.5455 0.1667 0.8333 0.6667 0.2222
2015 268 0.4851 0.4739 0.6220 0.5846 0.3696 0.7632 0.4118 0.3780
2016 962 0.5010 0.5114 0.6992 0.6722 0.3500 0.8025 0.5000 0.3008
Career36440.50820.47150.7040.63710.30.80810.47490.296

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
2014-07-29 2014-07-29 On-Alr 0 0 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2014-07-29
2014-04-04 2014-09-29 60-DL 178 159 Left Low Back Surgery Microdiscectomy for Bulging Disc 2014-05-05 -
2014-02-15 2014-03-08 Camp 21 0 Left Hip Strain Gluteal Muscle - -
2011-05-12 2011-05-29 Minors 17 15 - Not Disclosed - -
2008-06-07 2008-08-10 Minors 64 0 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 CHA $1,250,000
2018 CHA $3,950,000
2017 CHA $1,900,000
2016 CHA $900,000
2015 CHA $660,000
2014 CHA $545,000
2013 CHA $507,500
2012 CHA $480,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$2,192,500
2011Current$900,000
5 yrPvs + Cur$3,092,500
3 yrFuture$7,100,000
8 yrTotal$10,192,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 0 dJoe Speed3 years/$8M (2016-18), 2019-21 options

Details
  • 3 years/$8M (2016-18), plus 2019-21 club options. Signed extension with Chicago White Sox 12/18/15 (avoided arbitration). 16:$0.9M, 17:$1.9M, 18:$3.95M, 19: club option at Major League mininum salary, 20:$3.75M club option, 21:$4.25M club option. Buyout of $1.25M if an option is declined. If Jones does not need right elbow surgery by end of 2018 season, options increase to $4.65M in 2019, $5.15M in 2020 and 2021 becomes a $6M mutual option. 2017-18 salaries increase $0.5M each for 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 games finished in the immediately preceding season. 2019 salaries increase $0.1M each for 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 GF in 2018 and $0.125M each for 55, 60 GF. 2020-21 salaries increase $0.125M each for 30, 35, 40, 45 GF in the immediately preceding season, $0.15M each for 50, 55 GF and $0.2M for 60 GF.
  • 1 year/$0.66M (2015). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 1/15/15 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.545M (2014). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/1/14.
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2013). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/22/13.
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/4/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Chicago White Sox 11/19/10.
  • Drafted by Chicago White Sox 2007 (5-179) (Northern Kentucky). $0.1278M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .186 .270 .378 .236
11 vs R (Multi) .259 .325 .399 .254
18 Split (Multi) -.073 -.055 -.021 -.018
19 LgAvg (Multi) .009 .023 .019 .016
30 vs L (2015) .125 .192 .375 .193
31 vs R (2015) .225 .295 .475 .271
38 Split (2015) -.100 -.103 -.100 -.078
39 LgAvg (2015) .009 .024 .022 .017

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BP Articles

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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessCloser Report: Week 20Matt Collins2016-08-16
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessCloser Report: Week 17Matt Collins2016-07-26
Expert FAAB Review: Week 14Mike Gianella2016-07-05
What You Need to Know: Eight Solo Shots!Daniel Rathman2016-06-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessUpdating the Tiers: Relief PitchersBret Sayre2016-05-25
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 86: The One About PunsGeorge Bissell2016-04-13
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 86: The One About PunsMeg Rowley2016-04-13
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 86: The One About PunsMike Gianella2016-04-13
TDGX Transactions: Week One: The Jeanmar You KnowGeorge Bissell2016-04-13
Expert FAAB Review: Week TwoMike Gianella2016-04-12
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep League Report: Week OneScooter Hotz2016-04-08
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 85: Story TimeBret Sayre2016-04-07
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 85: Story TimeMike Gianella2016-04-07
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 85: Story TimeGeorge Bissell2016-04-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe -Only League Landscape: American League RelieversMike Gianella2016-03-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Pane E OttavinoR.J. Anderson2015-12-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 25Keith Cromer2015-09-18
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep League Report: Week 24Keith Cromer2015-09-16
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 24Keith Cromer2015-09-11
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep League Report: Week 23Keith Cromer2015-09-09
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 21Keith Cromer2015-08-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 21J.J. Jansons2015-08-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep League Report: Week 21Keith Cromer2015-08-26
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 21J.J. Jansons2015-08-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep League Report: Week 20Keith Cromer2015-08-19
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 19Keith Cromer2015-08-14
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This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: August 11, 2015Daniel Rathman2015-08-11
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessMy Model Portfolio: Find a Way to Get TroutBret Sayre2015-04-02
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe -Only League Landscape: American League Relief PitchersNick Shlain2015-03-04
Fantasy Freestyle: LABR Mixed RecapMike Gianella2015-02-12
Fantasy Freestyle: PFM vs. the 'Experts,' Part Two (Pitchers)Mike Gianella2015-02-06
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessRetrospective Player Valuation: American League PitchersMike Gianella2014-11-13
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-04-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)Do I really care about saves enough to keep rostering both Nate Jones and Daniel Webb? Drop one or both? (16team dynasty, 40 man rosters)
(Always Be Closing from Chicago)
Yes, in that type of league both players should be rostered. I think Jones is better, but Lindstrom can't be long for the role and there's always the chance Webb grabs the job next week and never looks back. So Webb. But it's a coin toss. (Ben Carsley)
2014-04-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)Looking for a speculative closer play. Who do you prefer among Nate Jones, Daniel Webb, Ryan Webb, LeCure, Hoover, Betances, Joba and Alburquerque?
(Jake from Kalamazoo)
Nate Jones with Daniel Webb and Betances a close second and third. Closers are kind of imploding league wide right now and it's a very unstable position. I think the situation in Chicago is going to be really murky even when Jones comes back. I don't believe in Lindstrom and I think Webb could get a look. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-04-03 19:30:00 (link to chat)How long before the White Sox switch closers?? Another closer question- does Santos keep the job or does Janssen get it back as soon as he's healthy? Thanks for the chat!!
(Gary from Chicago)
It's early to say anything with conviction obviously. It just came out that Nate Jones isn't 100% which is likely a factor in that situation. Sleeper on that team is Daniel Webb, though I think Belisario could do the job as well. I still think Jones gets the most saves at season's end. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-03-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Nate Jones. interesting pick to lose the job. who's first up, lindstrom or dan webb?
(Jeremy from FL)
I want to guess Lindstrom, but the league doesn't seem to like him as much as outsiders do. So maybe Webb. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-02-26 19:00:00 (link to chat)Is there anyone worthwhile drafting on the Whitesox outside of Sale? Dunn? Eaton
(jlarsen from Chicago Suburbs)
I would've said De Aza but that's clogged now with Eaton. Ramirez is interesting at short, Garcia is a decent late round flier, Nate Jones will end up getting owned but I doubt he's draft worthy.

In short, yeah but it's not attractive. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-01-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)I just gave TINO 5 stars. Great stuff, even if it does have me agreeing with #Craij more often than I'd like. I have picks 2 and 4 in our dynasty draft this year (it's been going for about 6 years). Will have some combination of Tanaka, Abreu, Jean Segura, Danny Salazar and Nate Jones. I need saves, but the thought of taking Jones over any of those guys creeps me out. What's your personal pref list on those 5?
(Gotribe31 from DC)
Thank you for the rating, and it would be the cutest thing ever if everyone else could do the same! Segura, big gulf, Salazar, Tanaka, Abreu, big gulf, Jones. (Ben Carsley)
2014-01-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Two quick pitching questions please, who do you think will close for the Chisox and can Zach Britten be fixed? Thanks
(John from CT)
I'm a big Nate Jones fan. And I sure hope re: Britton. I love his stuff, but he has zero command right now. (Paul Sporer)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Nate Jones has thrown 3,824 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2011 and 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (97mph) and Slider (89mph). He also rarely throws a Change (88mph) and Curve (81mph).