Latest Update Adam Jones homered twice in win over Angels Tue Jul, 22, 02:07 AM
Is very athletic, with impressive tools: has top-tier speed and power, plus a great throwing arm and range in the outfield. Has shown he can hit for average with good home-run totals.
Flaws: : Is too much of a free swinger and would benefit significantly by taking more free passes--and cutting down on his strikeouts. Doesn't steal as many bases as he should.
After limping into the break quietly, Jones has started off the second half as good as his fantasy owners could have expected. After one home run, five RBI and a pair of stolen bases Saturday, Jones waited until Monday for a two-homer encore performance. He drove in all four runs for the Orioles Monday and now has three home runs and nine RBI over his last three games. Nerdy sabremetricians will continuously look at his wild swing rates and lack of walks, but those matter not to Jones who is en route to another 30-100 season.Analyst: Howard Bender
Jones night, and he even said so, could have been even grander as he stranded three runners during the game, but that would have just been over kill seeing as the O's tied up the three-game series with the A's at a game a piece after the A's snatched game one on Friday from them on a walk-off home run. Jones big night ended a three-game hitless streak where he was 0-for-9 with three strikeouts.Analyst: Michael Pichan
After a slow start, Jones has really emerged over the past month. He currently has 16 home runs and will join Jose Bautista, Brian Dozier, and Yoenis Cespedes as they represent the American League on Monday night in Minnesota.Analyst: David Kerr
Jones has now hit safely in six-straight games and homered in two of his last three. His production has steadily grown over the first three months of the season and his .348-9-20 June had him as the second-most productive player in baseball for the month, behind Mike Trout. He's obviously started July off on the right foot and should head into the All Star break nice and strong.Analyst: Howard Bender