current status: Off season (on 40-man roster)
#46 1B | 6'5", 235 lbs. | Miami
Birth Date:June 21, 1981 (33 years old) Place of Birth:Harvey, IL Hometown:Tinley Park, IL
Drafted:Drafted by Atlanta in 1999 (14th round).
Acquired:Acquired as a free agent in 2013.
Drafted:Drafted by Atlanta in 1999 (14th round).
Acquired:Acquired as a free agent in 2013.
|Assets:||Is blessed with a big frame, good home-run power and solid overall athleticism. Has worked hard to become a patient hitter. Is versatile in the field.|
|Flaws:||Needs to show he can produce consistently (especially against left-handed pitching), because he is far too hot and cold for the big-league level.|
|Career Potential:||Versatile first baseman/outfielder with power.|
Movements & Injuries
|12/09/2013||Signed as a free agent by the Miami Marlins to a two-year contract.|
|12/02/2013||Pittsburgh Pirates declined to tender a contract.|
|11/25/2013||Designated for assignment by the Pittsburgh Pirates.|
|1/18/2013||Re-signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates to a one-year contract.|
|2/16/2012||Re-signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates to a one-year contract.|
|3/03/2011||Re-signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates to a one-year contract.|
|9/19/2010||Missed 1 game (right shoulder injury).|
|9/18/2010||Right shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|5/02/2010||Missed 1 game (throat).|
|3/02/2010||Re-signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates to a one-year contract.|
|9/21/2009||Missed 2 games (shoulder injury).|
|9/19/2009||Shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|6/30/2009||Contract purchased from Indianapolis (AAA).|
|4/01/2009||Assigned to minor league camp.|
|12/22/2008||Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates to a minor league contract.|
|3/21/2008||Outrighted to Rochester (AAA).|
|2/27/2008||Signed by the Minnesota Twins to a one-year contract.|
|8/17/2007||Recalled from Rochester (AAA).|
|7/22/2007||Optioned to Rochester (AAA).|
|7/11/2007||Recalled from Rochester (AAA).|
|5/18/2007||Optioned to Rochester (AAA).|
|5/13/2007||Recalled from Rochester (AAA).|
|3/23/2007||Optioned to Rochester (AAA).|
|3/02/2007||Re-signed by the Minnesota Twins to a one-year contract.|
|3/20/2006||Optioned to Rochester (AAA).|
|2/24/2006||Re-signed by the Minnesota Twins to a one-year contract.|
|3/14/2005||Optioned to Rochester (AAA).|
|3/04/2005||Re-signed by the Minnesota Twins to a one-year contract.|
|11/17/2004||Added to the 40-man roster.|
|12/09/2013||Signed as a free agent by the Miami Marlins.|
|12/22/2008||Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates to a minor league contract.|
|5/24/2002||Signed as a free agent by the Minnesota Twins.|
|6/02/1999||Drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 14th round in 1999.|
Marlins first baseman Garrett Jones should be avoided in his Saturday matchup with Stephen Strasburg. | 09/27/2014 10:21 AM
NewsMarlins first baseman Garrett Jones should be avoided in his Saturday matchup with Stephen Strasburg.
ImpactJones is just 1-for-18 with half the at-bats ending in strikeout. He's batted .248 this season with 15 HR and 53 RBI and does have eight hits in the last three games, but an extremely unfavorable matchup.
Marlins first baseman Garrett Jones hit a solo home run against Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick for Miami's only run on Saturday as Philadelphia won, 2-1. | 09/14/2014 9:11 AM
NewsMarlins first baseman Garrett Jones hit a solo home run against Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick for Miami's only run on Saturday as Philadelphia won, 2-1.
ImpactMiami has struggled without Giancarlo Stanton in the lineup as they have scored just four runs in the last 22 innings since he left. Every hitter in the Marlin lineup loses fantasy value without Stanton, but besides Marcell Ozuna, Jones is the only power bat left for Miami. He has 15 homers with 51 RBI and is batting .242.
Marlins first baseman Garrett Jones is 1-for-10 lifetime with five strikeouts against Brewers pitcher Mike Fiers. | 09/11/2014 1:16 PM
NewsMarlins first baseman Garrett Jones is 1-for-10 lifetime with five strikeouts against Brewers pitcher Mike Fiers.
ImpactFiers is a decent pitcher, but it is not like he will be in Cy Young contention anytime soon. Jones just doesn't see the ball well against him. Don't start Jones on Thursday.
Miami first baseman Garrett Jones is a career .417 hitter (10-for-24) with a home run, three doubles and six RBI against Braves starter Aaron Harang. | 08/30/2014 10:56 AM
NewsMiami first baseman Garrett Jones is a career .417 hitter (10-for-24) with a home run, three doubles and six RBI against Braves starter Aaron Harang.
ImpactJones is struggling this month, batting .197 with two doubles and four RBI. He is also only hitting .225 with three home runs and eight RBI since the All-Star break. So if you are going to start him, today would probably be the day.
Miami first baseman Garrett Jones is 9-for-16 (.563) with two doubles and two homers in his career against Rockies starter Jordan Lyles. | 08/23/2014 11:09 AM
NewsMiami first baseman Garrett Jones is 9-for-16 (.563) with two doubles and two homers in his career against Rockies starter Jordan Lyles.
ImpactThose numbers are too good to ignore even though Jones has struggled since the All-Star break. He has a .770 OPS against right-handers this season.
Miami first baseman Garrett Jones is 7-for-13 (.538) with a pair of homers and five RBI versus Cardinals right-hander Shelby Miller. | 08/11/2014 11:11 AM
NewsMiami first baseman Garrett Jones is 7-for-13 (.538) with a pair of homers and five RBI versus Cardinals right-hander Shelby Miller.
ImpactJones has struggled since June, hitting just four homers in 56 games and batting .220.
Miami first baseman Garrett Jones is an ugly 1-for-18 (.056) against Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg. | 07/29/2014 10:01 AM
NewsMiami first baseman Garrett Jones is an ugly 1-for-18 (.056) against Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg.
ImpactDespite a six-game hitting streak don't be surprised if Jones (.255, 11 HR, 41 RBI) gets the night off, but even if he's in the lineup fantasy owners should stay far away.
Miami first baseman Garrett Jones is not in Tuesday's starting lineup versus Mike Minor and the Braves. | 07/22/2014 3:31 PM
NewsMiami first baseman Garrett Jones is not in Tuesday's starting lineup versus Mike Minor and the Braves.
ImpactThat's his reward for producing the game-winning two-run single Monday night, he doesn't have to face a left-hander. He's batting .164 against southpaws this season.
Jones homer not enough as Marlins fall to PHI | 06/24/2014 11:20 PM
NewsGarrett Jones went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to the Phillies.
ImpactJones homered in the eighth inning against B.J. Rosenberg to bring the Marlins within three, but by then, it was too little, too late. It was Jones' 10th homer of the season, and he has 34 RBI with a .257/.324/.441 slash line on the season. The 32-year-old has been a good find for the Marlins.
Jones belts game-winning homer against Cubs | 06/17/2014 11:43 PM
NewsGarrett Jones hit a game-winning three-run home run as the Marlins came from behind to edge the Cubs 6-5 on Tuesday.
ImpactWith two runners on and the Marlins trailing 4-3 in the seventh inning, Jones connected on a Brian Schlitter pitch for his ninth home run of the season. It was Jones' only hit in four at-bats on the night. Serving as the Marlins' primary first baseman this season, the 32-year-old is batting .267/.331/.453 with 32 RBI.
Garrett Jones homers twice in loss to Brewers | 05/23/2014 10:34 PM
NewsGarrett Jones blasted a pair of solo home runs in Friday's loss to the Brewers.
ImpactBoth solo shots came courtesy of Brewers starter Marco Estrada. Jones finished the evening 2-for-3 plus a walk and is now hitting a strong .286/.353/.518 with eight homers and 25 RBI on the season.
Jones' four hits not enough in Marlins' loss | 05/20/2014 11:49 PM
NewsGarrett Jones went 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles and a pair of runs batted in, but the Marlins fell to the Phillies on Tuesday.
ImpactWhile Jones' four hits represented two-thirds of the Marlins' total on the night, the club drew a total of eight walks. Jones knocked in a go-ahead run with a third-inning double, and brought his team within one run with a ninth-inning double. The first baseman has been a welcome contributor to the Marlins, as he is now slashing .273/.339/.472.
Garrett Jones fans four times in loss | 05/10/2014 1:51 AM
NewsGarrett Jones struck out all four times he was up and committed his fourth error at first base in Friday's loss.
ImpactJones sure has cooled off in a hurry; since a three-double game on May 2 raised his average to .282, he's gone 2-24 with no RBI in six games. We doubt he'll prove to be a reliable mixed-league option this season.
Jones doubles three times to lead Marlins | 05/02/2014 10:29 PM
NewsGarrett Jones tied a Marlins team record with three doubles, leading the Marlins to a 6-3 victory over the Dodgers in Miami on Friday.
ImpactJones finished the night 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI. He's off to a strong start to the season, slashing .282/.333/.476 with five homers and 15 RBI, and is worth consideration as a corner infield option in mixed leagues.
Garrett Jones hits first homer as Marlin | 04/13/2014 5:29 PM
NewsGarrett Jones launched his first home run as a Marlin Sunday, hitting a solo shot in a loss to the Phillies.
ImpactJones' longball came in the fifth inning off of Kyle Kendrick. He also drew a walk on the day. The former Pirate has been hitting either fourth or fifth regularly for the Marlins so far but is sporting just a .224/.316/.327 batting line.
Garrett Jones homers in second straight | 03/22/2014 4:17 PM
NewsGarrett Jones went 2-for-3 and homered in a second straight game Saturday against the Mets.
ImpactJones' slump appears to be over; he was in a 4-for-38 skid before going 4-for-6 with two homers the last two days.
Garrett Jones goes hitless in loss | 03/16/2014 5:59 PM
NewsGarrett Jones went 0-for-3 against the Yankees on Sunday and is in a 2-for-31 slump.
ImpactWe think Jones is done as a useful major leaguer, but that didn't stop the Marlins from giving him a two-year, $7.5 million contract and a guaranteed starting job over the winter. He'll likely be the team's cleanup hitter against right-handers, at least for a month or two.
Garrett Jones hits two-run homer in win | 02/28/2014 4:38 PM
NewsGarrett Jones hit a two-run homer off Carlos Martinez in the Marlins' 5-4 win over the Cardinals on Friday.
ImpactAfter agreeing to a two-year, $7.5 million contract in December, Jones is slated to be the Marlins' cleanup hitter, at least against righties. The Marlins may give him a chance to start against lefties as well, but Jeff Baker is the much better choice to play first on those days.
Marlins finalize two-year deal with 1B Jones | 12/10/2013 5:35 PM
NewsMarlins signed 1B Garrett Jones to a two-year, $7.5 million contract.
ImpactThe contract was agreed to on Monday and then finalized Tuesday after Jones passed his pre-signing physical. The 32-year-old batted just .233 with a .289 on-base percentage in 2013 for the Pirates, but he has some power and fares pretty well against right-handed pitching. Miami will presumably use him in a first base platoon.
Marlins finalize two-year deal with G. Jones | 12/09/2013 9:50 AM
NewsMLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports that the Marlins have finalized their two-year deal with Garrett Jones.
ImpactAn official announcement is expected Monday for the two-year contract, which is believed to be worth $7.5 million. Jones batted just .233/.289/.419 in 440 plate appearances this past season for the Pirates. He's expected to platoon at first base for the Fish.
Marlins 'closing in' on 1B Garrett Jones | 12/06/2013 1:49 PM
NewsFOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Marlins are "closing in" on a deal with Garrett Jones.
Ken Rosenthal on Twitter
ImpactRosenthal says the pact could be for two years, though the financials aren't available yet. Jones hit only .233/.289/.419 across 440 plate appearances in 2013, but he's not a bad platoon guy with a career .271/.337/.489 line against right-handed pitching. Once Jones is officially aboard with the Fish, expect Miami to go all out in pursuing a trade of Logan Morrison.
Marlins have had 'serious' talks with Jones | 12/06/2013 10:06 AM
NewsBarry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the Marlins have had "serious discussions" with Garrett Jones.
ImpactThey would want him as a first baseman, which means Logan Morrison could be on his way out. Jackson says the club will explore trade options for LoMo over the next week and could flip him for a third baseman. Jones was non-tendered by the Pirates earlier this week after hitting .233/.289/.419 across 440 plate appearances in 2013.
Garrett Jones non-tendered by Pirates | 12/03/2013 12:31 AM
NewsPirates non-tendered 1B/OF Garrett Jones.
ImpactHe's officially a free agent now after being designated for assignment last week. Jones hit only .233/.289/.419 across 440 plate appearances in 2013, but he's a career .271/.337/.489 hitter against right-handed pitching. He'll be on someone's Opening Day roster in 2014.
Bucs designate Garrett Jones for assignment | 11/25/2013 1:18 PM
NewsPirates designated 1B Garrett Jones for assignment.
ImpactJones was due a raise this winter in his third year of salary arbitration and the Pirates didn't want to pay it after watching him bat just .233/.289/.419 across 440 plate appearances in 2013. The 32-year-old left-handed hitter does have some decent raw power and should be able to attract interest from multiple teams.
Jones homers, drives in four vs. Cardinals | 08/30/2013 10:04 PM
NewsGarrett Jones went 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBI in Friday's win over the Cardinals.
ImpactJones drove in two runs with a double in the first inning, connected for a solo homer in the fourth (the 100th of his career), and singled home a run in the fifth. The 32-year-old entered the night with just seven hits and four RBI through his previous 23 games this month, but he broke through at just the right time for the Pirates.
Jones hits solo homer off Bailey in win | 07/21/2013 4:40 PM
NewsGarrett Jones hit a solo homer off Homer Bailey in Sunday's win over the Reds.
ImpactIt was Jones' only hit in three at-bats. Jones, sitting on a five-game hitting streak, is now batting .259/.309/.445 and is on pace for 17 homers. Over his career, he has hit much better when playing the outfield as opposed to first base. Keep that in mind if the Pirates deal for a first baseman such as Justin Morneau or Kendrys Morales.
Garrett Jones hits game-tying homer | 06/02/2013 5:27 PM
NewsGarrett Jones had just one hit Sunday, but it was a big one, as he launched a game-tying two-run homer in the eighth inning in a comeback win over the Reds.
ImpactInstead of bringing in Aroldis Chapman with two outs and a runner on to face Jones, who is feeble against left-handed pitching, Reds manager Dusty Baker stuck with Jonathan Broxton. Jones creamed a ball down the right field line that just stayed fair and landed in the Allegheny River on the fly, something that had only been done once before. It was Jones' sixth homer of the season.
Garrett Jones has three-run homer vs. Mets | 05/10/2013 10:20 PM
NewsGarrett Jones had a big day at the plate Friday against the Mets, going 3-for-5 with a three-run homer and two runs scored.
ImpactJones also doubled twice. The three-run shot was originally ruled as in play, but it was switched to a home run after instant replay review. Fortunately for the Pirates, the umpires got it right this time. With his pop against right-handers, Jones should continue to have value in mixed leagues which allow daily lineup changes.
Garrett Jones homers for Pirates | 04/29/2013 11:16 PM
NewsGarrett Jones hit a two-run homer Monday in a losing cause against the Brewers.
ImpactJones was in a bit of a power drought until Sunday, but now he's suddenly hitting .319 with three homers and 15 RBI for the season. All three of the homers have come in road games. Just like last year, he's having a tough time when the Pirates are home at PNC Park.
Garrett Jones goes 3-for-5 in Pirates' win | 04/10/2013 12:59 AM
NewsGarrett Jones went 3-for-5 with two RBI and a steal in the Pirates' 6-5 win over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
ImpactThe ice-cold Pirates have gone into Arizona and won two in a row. Jones was 2-for-14 with no RBI in week one, but he's 4-for-9 with a homer and three RBI so far in the current series.
Garrett Jones hits one out | 04/09/2013 12:54 AM
NewsGarrett Jones launched a solo homer in Monday's 5-3 win over the Diamondbacks.
ImpactThe longball -- which came in the eighth inning off of Josh Collmenter -- was Jones' only hit of the night in four trips to the plate, but he'll take it. He'll continue to start at first base against right-handed pitching but isn't a great corner infield option.
Garrett Jones goes 2-for-3 in return | 03/15/2013 4:55 PM
NewsGarrett Jones went 2-for-3 with an RBI in his return to the lineup Friday as the Pirates edged the Astros 3-2.
ImpactJones missed a week because of a strained left oblique. He was removed for a pinch-runner after picking up his second hit today.
Jones (oblique) to start Friday vs. Astros | 03/14/2013 4:14 PM
NewsGarrett Jones (oblique) is slated to return to action Friday against the Astros.
Rob Biertempfel on Twitter
ImpactJones was shut down last week due to a strained left oblique, but he hasn't had any issues over the past few days. He should be fine for Opening Day.
Garrett Jones to face faster BP Thursday | 03/13/2013 7:35 PM
NewsGarrett Jones (oblique) will face faster velocity in batting practice Thursday.
Bill Brink on Twitter
ImpactJones hit and played catch again Wednesday, and he'll ramp things up Thursday. He should resume appearing in Grapefruit League games by the end of this week and is on track to be ready for Opening Day.
Garrett Jones (oblique) does light workout | 03/11/2013 9:03 PM
NewsGarrett Jones (oblique) took dry swings, fielded ground balls and played catch on Monday in camp.
ImpactJones was shut down for five days with an oblique injury, but he's making progress now. He should resume appearing in Grapefruit League games by the end of this week and is on track to be ready for Opening Day.
Garrett Jones to take dry swings | 03/11/2013 9:38 AM
NewsGarrett Jones (oblique) will take some dry swings Monday.
Bill Brink on Twitter
ImpactJones is feeling a bit better, but it doesn't sound like he's particularly close to playing in a game. The Pirates will take it slowly with their first baseman, as the slightest setback would likely mean starting the season on the DL.
Garrett Jones injury not serious | 03/08/2013 9:58 AM
NewsThe left oblique tightness that forced Garrett Jones from Thursday's game isn't considered serious.
Impact"It's really nothing serious," said Jones, who originally felt the tightness Wednesday. "I just didn't want it to escalate into anything more serious right now." While it seems like a minor ailment right now, oblique injuries can linger, so the Pirates figure to take it slowly with him.
Garrett Jones dealing with side soreness | 03/07/2013 11:28 AM
NewsGarrett Jones is currently dealing with some soreness on his left side.
Tom Singer on Twitter
ImpactThe issue caused him to be scratched from Thursday's lineup, though it's not known how long he'll be sidelined. We'll should know more in the next couple of days.
Jones scratched from Thursday's lineup | 03/07/2013 9:44 AM
NewsGarrett Jones was scratched from Thursday's Grapefruit League lineup.
Tom Singer on Twitter
ImpactBrad Hawpe will start in his place at first base. No word yet on the reason for the change. Some have speculated on Jones as a potential fit for the Yankees, but there's no indication that the Pirates have talked trade with them.
Pirates avoid arbitration with Garrett Jones | 01/19/2013 11:24 AM
NewsPirates avoided arbitration with 1B Garrett Jones by agreeing to a one-year, $4.5 million contract.
ImpactJones, 31, will get a raise from the $2.25 million he made last season. He was arbitration-eligible for the second time as a Super Two qualifier, and remains under team control through 2015.
|Date||Team||Opp||POS||AB||R||H||2B||3B||HR||RBI||BB||K||SB||CS||YTD OBP||YTD SLG||YTD AVG||Status|
Career Regular Season Statistics
2014 Game Highs
|At Bats||7||vs. Oak||Jun 28||5|
|Runs||3||2 times-last: vs. Phi||last: May 21||2|
|Hits||4||vs. Phi||May 20||3|
|Doubles||3||vs. LA||May 2||2|
|Triples||1||2 times-last: vs. Wsh||last: Jul 28||1|
|Home Runs||2||vs. Mil||May 23||1|
|Total Bases||8||vs. Mil||May 23||8|
|Extra-Base Hits||3||vs. LA||May 2||3|
|Runs Batted In||3||vs. ChN||Jun 17||4|
|Base on Balls||2||4 times-last: vs. Ari||last: Aug 14||2|
|Times on Base||4||2 times-last: vs. Oak||last: Jun 27||4|
|Caught Stealing||1||vs. Atl||May 31||0|
Career Highs (SEASON)
|At Bats||592||2010 (Pit)|
|Home Runs||27||2012 (Pit)|
|Total Bases||245||2 times-last: 2012 (Pit)|
|Extra-Base Hits||58||2012 (Pit)|
|Runs Batted In||86||2 times-last: 2012 (Pit)|
|Base on Balls||53||2010 (Pit)|
|Times on Base||200||2010 (Pit)|
|Stolen Bases||10||2009 (Pit)|
|Caught Stealing||3||2 times-last: 2011 (Pit)|
|Batting Average||.274||2012 (Pit)|
|On Base Percentage||.317||2012 (Pit)|
|Slugging Percentage||.516||2012 (Pit)|