JaCoby Jones

Position: INF
Born: 5/10/1992
Height: 6'2
Weight: 205
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Via trade from the Pittsburgh Pirates for RHP Joakim Soria on July 30, 2015 (DET). Originally drafted in the third round of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (PIT).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: .257 with seven homers and 43 RBIs in 99 games between Erie (Double-A) and Toledo (Triple-A), adding 20 doubles, seven triples and 13 stolen bases.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Toledo August 30 along with LHP Blaine Hardy when INF Casey McGehee and LHP Matt Boyd were sent down.
MLB Debut Date: 8/30/2016

Debut Details
August 30, in an 8-4 win against the Chicago White Sox. The starting third baseman, he batted eighth and went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored. In his first at-bat in the second inning, he grounded back to pitcher Anthony Ranaudo for a 1-3 putout. In the fifth, he popped out to first base. In the sixth inning, with two runners on and no one out, he doubled to right field to collect his first RBI, driving in Justin Upton, and then came around to score his first run on a single by Ian Kinsler. In the seventh inning, after Upton had reached on an error and advanced on a groundout by Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Jones singled to right field to drive in Upton once again.

Player Notes
Single-digits in homers this year notwithstanding, Jones can be a legit power prospect if he puts it all together. In 2015, in 133 games between Bradenton (High A/Pirates), Altoona (Double-A/Pirates) and Erie, with some time lost to a 50-game suspension for a “drug of abuse,” he combined to hit .257 with 16 homers, 80 RBIs and 25 steals, along with 25 doubles for a .415 SLG. In 2014, at West Virginia (Class A/Pirates), he batted .288 with 23 homers, 70 RBIs, 17 steals, 21 doubles and posted a .503 SLG.