Latest Update Garrett Jones hits 13th home run Mon Aug, 18, 05:23 AM
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.
After going just 2-for-28 (.071) over a nine-game stretch, Jones has now hit safely in back-to-back games and plugged his first home run in 12 games. He's certainly earned the right to have first base all to himself in Miami, but for fantasy purposes, his ineptitude against left-handed pitching continue to keep his overall numbers down now that he's facing them a little more often. If you can actually platoon him with a solid right-handed bat in your lineup, then you'll be getting the best of both worlds and solidifying yourself if you're using him at the corner infield spot. On his own though, you have to keep your expectations low.Analyst: Howard Bender
Jones has been dreadful lately, batting just .156 in August with three RBI's. Jones has also been sitting against lefties generally this year (as is the case tonight against Wade Miley) because he is hitting just .210 with no home runs against southpaws. In his absence, John Baker will bat fifth and play first base. Analyst: Ben Diamond
Nothing like a garbage-time home run to help pad your fantasy stats. The Reds were up 7-1 at the time and J.J.Hoover just sailed one down the pipe to Jones. The part-time first baseman is now batting .253 with 12 home runs and 43 RBI on the season.Analyst: Howard Bender
That is odd considering he hits right handed pitchers very well and currently has a six game hitting streak. The Marlins are rolling with Jeff Baker as their starting first baseman.Analyst: Mark Kaplan