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Birth Date5-10-1992
Height6' 2"
Weight201 lbs
Age27 years, 6 months, 11 days
BatsR
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2015
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-0.22017
0.72018
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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
2016 DET 24 13 28 6 3 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 .214 .214 .321 58 -1.3 0.5 -0.3 0.0
2017 DET 25 56 154 24 3 1 3 9 65 4 6 2 .170 .240 .270 43 -10.6 1.1 2.3 -0.2
2018 DET 26 129 467 89 22 6 11 24 142 11 13 5 .207 .266 .364 67 -16.7 4.3 6.7 0.7
2019 DET 27 88 333 70 19 3 11 27 94 6 7 2 .235 .310 .430 87 -4.1 1.2 -7.8 0.0
Career2869821894710256031321269.211.276.36970-32.77.00.90.4

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 LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2013 JAM A- NYP 15 67 .246 .312 .339 .383 103 4.5 1.7 0.4 120 0 -1.1 1.9 -0.2 0.3
2014 WVA A SAL 117 501 .261 .327 .380 .352 106 16.6 14.3 4.3 120 0 3.7 5.7 2.5 3.2
2015 BRD A+ FSL 93 423 .248 .310 .334 .330 96 1.9 11.4 4.1 106 0 10.3 -1.8 -6.1 2.0
2015 ALT AA EAS 3 11 .256 .316 .346 .500 97 1.5 0.3 0.1 110 0 0.2 0.3 -0.1 0.1
2015 ERI AA EAS 37 160 .255 .318 .374 .337 100 4.9 4.3 2 113 0 3.7 1.5 -0.8 1.2
2015 SCO Wnt AFL 12 54 .000 .000 .000 .387 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 DET MLB AL 13 28 .260 .327 .451 .375 110 -2.5 0.8 0.1 58 15 -0.3 0.5 -1.3 0.0
2016 ERI AA EAS 20 89 .246 .313 .355 .392 107 6.9 2.4 0.1 148 0 0.9 -0.3 2.9 0.7
2016 TOL AAA INT 79 324 .253 .316 .375 .349 101 -6 9.1 0.8 87 0 -6.7 1.8 -8.0 -0.3
2016 SRR Wnt AFL 21 92 .000 .000 .000 .394 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 DET MLB AL 56 154 .255 .324 .435 .288 109 -13.9 4.5 0.4 43 12 2.3 1.1 -10.6 -0.2
2017 TOL AAA INT 90 393 .260 .328 .404 .322 96 0.3 11.6 0.2 93 0 3.8 3.6 -2.5 1.6
2018 DET MLB AL 129 467 .253 .322 .426 .281 103 -18 13.1 -0.8 67 7 6.7 4.3 -16.7 0.7
2018 TOL AAA INT 3 12 .259 .301 .400 .111 90 -3.1 0.4 -0.1 28 0 1.9 0.0 -0.8 0.1
2019 DET MLB AL 88 333 .252 .321 .437 .304 103 -2.2 10.1 0.9 87 8 -7.8 1.2 -4.1 0.0
2019 LAK A+ FSL 5 23 .225 .312 .326 .333 96 -0.6 0.6 -0.1 102 0 -0.4 0.6 0.0 0.1
2019 TOL AAA INT 5 24 .281 .351 .455 .600 90 2.8 0.8 -0.2 124 0 -0.6 0.0 0.8 0.1

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
2013 JAM A- NYP 67 61 14 19 2 2 1 28 10 3 14 3 2 .311 .358 .459 .148 1 0
2014 WVA A SAL 501 445 72 128 21 3 23 224 70 33 132 17 9 .288 .347 .503 .216 8
2015 SCO Wnt AFL 54 50 9 14 0 0 2 20 4 3 17 1 0 .280 .333 .400 .120 0 0
2015 BRD A+ FSL 423 379 48 96 18 3 10 150 58 31 113 14 4 .253 .313 .396 .142 5 4
2015 ALT AA EAS 11 10 2 5 0 0 0 5 2 1 0 1 0 .500 .545 .500 .000 0 0
2015 ERI AA EAS 160 136 26 34 7 2 6 63 20 17 52 10 3 .250 .331 .463 .213 5 0
2016 ERI AA EAS 89 77 11 24 6 2 4 46 20 10 23 2 1 .312 .393 .597 .286 1 0
2016 SRR Wnt AFL 92 82 11 27 5 0 1 35 13 7 16 5 3 .329 .391 .427 .098 1 0
2016 DET MLB AL 28 28 3 6 3 0 0 9 2 0 12 0 0 .214 .214 .321 .107 0 0
2016 TOL AAA INT 324 292 33 71 14 5 3 104 23 25 97 11 4 .243 .309 .356 .113 3 0
2017 DET MLB AL 154 141 14 24 3 1 3 38 13 9 65 6 2 .170 .240 .270 .099 0 0
2017 TOL AAA INT 393 351 57 86 19 2 9 136 44 33 104 12 4 .245 .314 .387 .142 1 5
2018 TOL AAA INT 12 12 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 .083 .083 .083 .000 0 0
2018 DET MLB AL 467 429 54 89 22 6 11 156 34 24 142 13 5 .207 .266 .364 .156 2 1
2019 TOL AAA INT 24 21 4 9 1 1 0 12 4 1 6 0 0 .429 .500 .571 .143 0 0
2019 LAK A+ FSL 23 19 3 4 2 0 0 6 2 4 7 0 1 .211 .348 .316 .105 0 0
2019 DET MLB AL 333 298 39 70 19 3 11 128 26 27 94 7 2 .235 .310 .430 .195 1 1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2016 106 0.4717 0.5566 0.5763 0.6800 0.4464 0.6176 0.5200 0.4237 0.0000
2017 589 0.4601 0.4788 0.6064 0.6089 0.3679 0.7091 0.4615 0.3936 0.0000
2018 1770 0.4774 0.5090 0.6892 0.6426 0.3870 0.8122 0.5028 0.3108 0.0000
2019 1303 0.4827 0.4643 0.7372 0.6280 0.3116 0.8430 0.5381 0.2628 0.0000
Career37680.47640.49020.68970.63330.35960.80130.50900.31030.0000

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
2019 DET $567,100
2018 DET $549,400
2017 DET $536,100
2016 DET $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$1,085,500
2019Current$567,100
3 yrPvs + Cur$1,652,600
3 yrTotal$1,652,600

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 125 d1 year/$567,100 (2019)

Details
  • 1 year/$567,100 (2019). Re-signed by Detroit 3/19.
  • 1 year/$549,400 (2018). Re-signed by Detroit 3/18.
  • 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).

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 485 58 105 21 4 13 52 37 143 15 6 .241 .311 .397 88 20.5 2.2
80o 468 54 98 20 4 12 48 34 140 14 5 .232 .298 .383 81 14.6 1.6
70o 455 51 91 18 3 11 45 32 139 13 5 .220 .286 .358 76 10.5 1.1
60o 445 49 87 17 3 11 43 31 137 12 5 .215 .280 .354 72 7.3 0.8
50o 435 47 83 17 3 10 41 29 135 12 4 .210 .273 .343 68 4.3 0.5
40o 425 45 79 16 3 10 39 28 134 11 4 .204 .267 .338 64 1.5 0.2
30o 415 43 75 15 3 9 37 26 132 11 4 .197 .257 .324 60 -1.4 -0.1
20o 402 40 70 14 3 9 35 25 130 10 4 .190 .249 .317 55 -4.6 -0.5
10o 385 37 63 13 2 8 32 22 126 9 3 .177 .234 .293 48 -8.7 -0.9
Weighted Mean4374784173104230136124.211.275.344694.90.5

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2019-06-21 15:00:00 (link to chat)5x5 roto w OBP. I have Joey Gallo, Andrelton Simmons, and Jake Lamb getting ready to come of the DL so I'm going to have to drop some folks. Assuming no positional adjustments necessary, in what order would you drop these players: Profar, C. Hernandez, J. Donaldson, Jackie Bradley, DDS, JaCoby Jones, Cole Calhoun, Kyle Schwarber, Jake Lamb.
(bmmcmahon from Newport Beach, CA)
Jones, Profar, Cesar, Lamb, JBJ, DeShields, Calhoun, Schwarber, Donaldson. (Jon Hegglund)
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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