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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
16 3227 .251 .312 .445 104 3.3
Birth Date6-21-1981
Height6' 5"
Weight235 lbs
Age38 years, 2 months, 3 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2007 MIN 26 31 84 16 2 1 2 6 20 0 1 1 .208 .262 .338 74 -2.5 0.4 -1.4 -0.2
2009 PIT 28 82 358 92 21 1 21 40 76 1 10 2 .293 .372 .567 127 12.7 -1.5 -1.9 1.5
2010 PIT 29 158 654 146 34 1 21 53 123 1 7 3 .247 .306 .414 92 -5.3 -3.1 3.4 0.3
2011 PIT 30 148 477 103 30 1 16 48 104 2 6 3 .243 .321 .433 104 2.9 -0.5 -2.1 0.8
2012 PIT 31 145 515 130 28 3 27 33 103 0 2 0 .274 .317 .516 125 14.9 -3.2 -4.6 1.5
2013 PIT 32 144 440 94 26 2 15 31 101 2 2 0 .233 .289 .419 95 -2.0 -3.7 -2.5 -0.3
2014 MIA 33 146 547 122 33 2 15 46 116 1 0 1 .246 .309 .411 103 1.7 -2.1 -6.3 -0.1
2015 NYA 34 57 152 31 4 1 5 8 37 0 0 0 .215 .257 .361 78 -3.3 -0.4 -0.3 -0.2
Career91132277341781212226568072810.251.312.44510419.1-14.1-15.73.3

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 LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2000 DNV Rk APL 0 151 .000 .000 .000 .289 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 DNV Rk APL 40 159 .000 .000 .000 .455 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 QUD A MDW 63 238 .000 .000 .000 .261 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 FTM A+ FSL 117 443 .000 .000 .000 .244 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 FTM A+ FSL 19 70 .000 .000 .000 .326 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 NBR AA EAS 122 493 .000 .000 .000 .341 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 ROC AAA INT 134 527 .268 .331 .424 .267 107 -10.1 14.9 -9.3 95 0 4.5 0.8 -2.0 0.8
2006 ROC AAA INT 140 582 .259 .326 .392 .272 97 8.4 17.3 -10.5 100 0 45.3 3.1 0.7 5.5
2007 MIN MLB AL 31 84 .262 .324 .410 .250 96 -4.7 2.5 -1.4 74 13 -1.4 0.4 -2.5 -0.2
2007 ROC AAA INT 107 446 .259 .330 .395 .326 93 13.5 13.3 -5.4 107 0 -1.4 2.1 4.3 1.2
2008 ROC AAA INT 138 587 .260 .325 .400 .305 94 14 17.6 -9.3 118 0 -6.6 4.3 2.8 0.9
2009 PIT MLB NL 82 358 .252 .322 .399 .323 97 19.4 10.3 -4.5 127 10 -1.9 -1.5 12.7 1.5
2009 IND AAA INT 72 299 .260 .326 .395 .335 103 8.5 8.7 -3.3 142 0 1.0 3.7 13.4 2.3
2010 PIT MLB NL 158 654 .256 .322 .398 .274 93 -0.5 18.0 -10 92 7 3.4 -3.1 -5.3 0.3
2011 PIT MLB NL 148 477 .254 .316 .401 .283 98 6.6 12.9 -5.4 104 11 -2.1 -0.5 2.9 0.8
2012 PIT MLB NL 145 515 .259 .322 .412 .293 96 23.4 14.1 -7.1 125 11 -4.6 -3.2 14.9 1.5
2013 PIT MLB NL 144 440 .252 .314 .393 .271 98 -0.5 11.6 -6.2 95 13 -2.5 -3.7 -2.0 -0.3
2014 MIA MLB NL 146 547 .249 .311 .380 .290 98 2.6 14.1 -8.6 103 9 -6.3 -2.1 1.7 -0.1
2015 NYA MLB AL 57 152 .250 .313 .401 .255 109 -5.6 4.1 -1.8 78 10 -0.3 -0.4 -3.3 -0.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2000 DNV Rk APL 151 138 12 24 7 2 0 35 16 13 55 0 3 .174 .245 .254 .080 0 0
2001 DNV Rk APL 159 149 13 43 11 0 3 63 23 9 58 0 1 .289 .333 .423 .134 0 0
2002 QUD A MDW 238 223 21 45 8 0 10 83 32 11 82 3 1 .202 .236 .372 .170 3 3
2003 FTM A+ FSL 443 404 52 89 12 5 18 165 67 32 98 5 4 .220 .279 .408 .188 3 3
2004 FTM A+ FSL 70 66 6 16 5 0 1 24 6 4 19 2 0 .242 .286 .364 .121 0 0
2004 NBR AA EAS 493 450 68 140 33 2 30 267 92 28 98 11 4 .311 .360 .593 .282 1 1
2005 ROC AAA INT 527 488 71 119 22 2 24 217 72 36 109 5 1 .244 .297 .445 .201 1 1
2006 ROC AAA INT 582 525 72 125 32 3 21 226 92 49 121 3 4 .238 .306 .430 .192 0 0
2007 ROC AAA INT 446 400 57 112 32 3 13 189 70 32 83 2 2 .280 .341 .473 .193 0 0
2007 MIN MLB AL 84 77 7 16 2 1 2 26 5 6 20 1 1 .208 .262 .338 .130 1 0
2008 ROC AAA INT 587 527 82 147 33 3 23 255 92 50 98 9 2 .279 .343 .484 .205 0 0
2009 IND AAA INT 299 277 44 85 18 0 12 139 50 18 47 14 4 .307 .351 .502 .195 0 0
2009 PIT MLB NL 358 314 45 92 21 1 21 178 44 40 76 10 2 .293 .372 .567 .274 3 0
2010 PIT MLB NL 654 592 64 146 34 1 21 245 86 53 123 7 3 .247 .306 .414 .167 8 0
2011 PIT MLB NL 477 423 51 103 30 1 16 183 58 48 104 6 3 .243 .321 .433 .189 4 0
2012 PIT MLB NL 515 475 68 130 28 3 27 245 86 33 103 2 0 .274 .317 .516 .242 7 0
2013 PIT MLB NL 440 403 41 94 26 2 15 169 51 31 101 2 0 .233 .289 .419 .186 4 0
2014 MIA MLB NL 547 496 59 122 33 2 15 204 53 46 116 0 1 .246 .309 .411 .165 4
2015 NYA MLB AL 152 144 12 31 4 1 5 52 17 8 37 0 0 .215 .257 .361 .146 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2009 1391 0.4738 0.4752 0.7625 0.6662 0.3033 0.8246 0.6396 0.2375 -0.0021
2010 2570 0.4735 0.4716 0.7781 0.6598 0.3023 0.8531 0.6308 0.2219 0.0133
2011 1949 0.4674 0.4751 0.7311 0.6630 0.3102 0.7897 0.6211 0.2689 -0.0008
2012 1961 0.4610 0.5079 0.7400 0.7113 0.3340 0.7869 0.6544 0.2600 0.0045
2013 1751 0.4717 0.4997 0.7383 0.6840 0.3351 0.8248 0.5806 0.2617 0.0032
2014 2180 0.4725 0.4739 0.7783 0.6505 0.3157 0.8463 0.6529 0.2217 0.0106
2015 583 0.4700 0.4923 0.7491 0.6387 0.3625 0.8571 0.5804 0.2509 -0.0023
Career123850.47000.48370.75600.67000.31850.82440.62840.24400.0053

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
2013-03-07 2013-03-15 Camp 8 0 - Trunk Strain Side - -
2011-03-17 2011-03-21 Camp 4 0 Neck Stiffness -
2010-09-18 2010-09-19 DTD 1 1 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2010-05-01 2010-05-02 DTD 1 1 General Medical Gastrointestinal Esophageal Inflammation After Choking on Food -
2009-09-19 2009-09-21 DTD 2 2 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2001-06-19 2001-07-19 Minors 30 0 - Face Fracture Jaw - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 NYA $5,000,000
2014 MIA $2,750,000
2013 PIT $4,500,000
2012 PIT $2,250,000
2011 PIT $455,500
2010 PIT $425,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$15,380,500
6 yrTotal$15,380,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 124 dRelativity Baseball1 year/$2.8M (2016)

Details
  • 1 year/$2.8M (2016). Signed by Yomiuri Giants of Japan 12/15. Performance bonuses.
  • 2 years/$7.75M (2014-15). Signed by Miami as a free agent 12/9/13. 14:$2.75M, 15:$5M. Acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Miami 12/19/14. DFA by NY Yankees 7/31/15. Re-signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 8/5/15 (same terms as previous deal). DFA by NY Yankees 8/12/15.
  • 1 year/$4.5M (2013). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration). DFA by Pittsburgh 11/25/13. Non-tendered by Pittsburgh 12/2/13.
  • 1 year/$2.25M (2012). Lost in arbitration with Pittsburgh 2/16/12 ($2.5M-$2.25M).
  • 1 year/$0.4555M (2011). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/11.
  • 1 year/$0.425M (2010). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/2/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Pittsburgh 6/30/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Re-signed by Minnesota 2/27/08. Sent outright to Triple-A 3/21/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Re-signed by Minnesota 2/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Re-signed by Minnesota 2/06.
  • 1 year (2005). Contract purchased by Minnesota 11/04. Re-signed 3/05.
  • Drafted by Atlanta 1999 (14-444) (Andrew HS, Tinley Park, Ill.).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-08-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Josh Bell. How good can he be? Multiple time all- star? Peak?
(BC from Urbandale)
He's the best Pirates first baseman in...I dunno, 25 years? 30? Since Sid Bream or Jason Thompson or even Pops? (Note: This is an exceptionally low bar. The Pirates have a long-running competition with the Mariners to see who can trot out the crummier 1Bs).

I think being an NL All-Star at first is tough as long as Goldschmidt and Votto and Rizzo and Freeman and Bellinger walk the Earth. But that's not to say he can't be a good, solid player. I know some Pirates fans are disappointed by this year--I think it's the batting average--but he's exceeded our preseason projections for homers and WARP and his .291 TAv compares to our .278 projection. He's generated more power and less contact than expected, but the net trade's worked. His defense at first base, in my opinion, has been weak, but he's only 25 and fairly new to the position, so there's room for improvement. Ceiling? I'd say maybe 30 bombs, .275/.375/.500? That's probably not All-Star caliber given the position depth but certainly a solid, middle-of-the-order bat that'll stick at the cold corner longer than Pedro Alvarez or Gaby Sanchez or Garrett Jones or...

P.S. OPS with runners in scoring position, Pirates: Bell 1.004, McCutchen .926, Frazier .889. His 9 HR w/RISP is tied for 8th in the majors. I'm not a big believer in clutch stats, but people have to get past his .258 BA. (Rob Mains)
2010-05-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are you hearing about Garrett Jones? Is he for real?
(Buxfan from Altoona)
I think he's a solid starter on a second-division team. On a good team, he'd make a really nice bench player. (John Perrotto)
2010-03-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Best guess for Garrett Jones slash line this year? Or Milledge?
(Joe from Pa)
Jones: .235/.310/.420. Milledge: .285/.340/.455. (Joe Sheehan)
2010-02-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Any chance Garrett Jones isn't a complete fluke? .270 with 25 homers and 80 rbi equals LaRoche, and 20 steals far surpasses him.
(Joe from Pa)
I certainly think it was fluky. Gimme an .800 or so OPS on him this year. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-09-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Garrett Jones would easily have 30+ home runs if he had come up with McCutchen. Are either viable ROY candidates in the NL?
(WilliamWallace from Pittsburgh)
Jones leads NL rookies in VORP, curiously enough, with McCutchen right behind him. As good as Jones has been, I view him as a journeyman having an unsustainable season, and I wonder if the Writers will see it the same way. I think Chris Coghlan also has to be in the conversation, as well as J.A. Happ and Tommy Hanson. (Steven Goldman)
2009-09-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)I can't find a site to let me view stats from two specific dates. I'm curious how Garrett Jones' production since his first game this season compare to the rest of MLB. He has to be top 10 in homers.
(Dorn from DC)
He is. He came up on July 1 and since then Derek Lee has hit 24, Ryan Howard, Prince Fielder, and Mark Reynolds have hit 23, and Jones has hit 21. What might surprise you is who is right behind him -- David Ortiz with 20. I wouldn't get too excited by Jones, though. This really seems like a Kevin Maas thing to me. (Steven Goldman)
2009-09-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Christina, can you offer your take on two NL outfielders, Raul Ibanez and Garrett Jones? Both had surprising performances this year. Ibanez has been AWFUL in the second half. Maybe he's injured? Garrett Jones just hasn't let up. When the clock strikes 12, will he be a pumpkin again? Or is he here to stay (sort of a Ryan Ludwick type late-bloomer)? Thanks!
(Sharky from The Deep End)
Re: Ibanez, I'm reminded of one old Strat opponent who always liked to mildly observe, "it all evens out in the end." I never really bought into that (Willingham's season is going to look insanely great relative to the rest of his career no matter what, for example), but it certainly seems that somebody's applied a leveller of some sort. Jones might be a latter-day Paul Sorrento of sorts, in that he's always had employable power, and simply needed the opportunity; Jones has helped himself by being employable enough in an outfield corner, but first base is really the position he'll wind up at, sort of the same way Sorrento had to diversify. That's the nature of first base, if you're not someone like Pujols (superstar moving from another position) or Prince Fielder (drafter to be a superstar), you need to make a great impression with what opportunities you do get. Witness what's happened to Daric Barton, or how long it took Carlos Pena to finally stick; if you blow an opportunity, competition for playing time at first base is *fierce*. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-08-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi John, thanks for the chat. What are your thoughts on Garrett Jones and Jeff Clement? How well do you think they will do next year and what positions do you think they will play?
(Dennis from California)
I think Jones will start the season in the starting lineup either at first or right field, depending on what happens with Clement. I have some doubts about Clement. The Mariners really soured on him and he certainly is a one-dimensional player. It will be interesting to see how he fares with the Pirates in September. (John Perrotto)
2009-07-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Garrett Jones the greatest hitter of all time?
(tycobb from ga)
Better than Ty Cobb?

Yes, on the heels of his 8th home run last night in something like 60 at bats, there is little doubt. But seriously, Jones is a good story and a nice shot in the arm for the Pirates. That said, I have to believe that he's a 2-for-12 slump away from sitting on the bench and watching Lastings Milledge play. As popular as Nyjer Morgan was -- and yes, Morgan can play, too -- the Milledge deal was seemingly a wise one for Neal Huntington. There is still a good chance that Milledge will be a star. Garrett Jones is, in all likelihood, the most recent reincarnation of Chris Shelton. (David Laurila)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-04-05 09:30:00Season Opener RoundtableAlain (Paris (TX)): Chances Garrett Jones is legit?

Despite today's showing, I still think those chances are low. (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-04-05 09:30:00Season Opener RoundtableI feel really smart for being on the Pirates pre-game show today and saying that Garrett Jones' 2009 showing was a fluke. (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-04-05 09:30:00Season Opener RoundtableAnd there's Vicente Padilla, Dodgers' Opening Day starter, giving up a game-tying two-run homer to Garrett Jones. That went about 738 feet. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-04-05 09:30:00Season Opener RoundtableAnd there's Vicente Padilla, Dodgers' Opening Day starter, giving up a game-tying two-run homer to Garrett Jones. That went about 738 feet. (Jay Jaffe)
 

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