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Jacoby Jones

JaCoby Jones
Detroit Tigers
Born: (1992-05-10) May 10, 1992
Richton, Mississippi
Bats: Right Throws: Right

JaCoby Mylon Jones (born May 10, 1992) is an American Louisiana State University (LSU) and played college baseball for the LSU Tigers. Jones was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the third round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft.


Jones grew up in Richton, Mississippi. He attended Richton High School, where he starred for his school's baseball team.[1] He then enrolled at Louisiana State University (LSU), and played college baseball for the LSU Tigers baseball team as a second baseman.[2] As a freshman with the Tigers, Jones had a .338 batting average, four home runs and 32 runs batted in. He was named to the All-Southeastern Conference (SEC)'s freshman team and a freshman All-American.[1][3][4] As a sophomore, the Tigers tried to play Jones in center field, but moved him back to second base. He batted .252 on the season.[3] In the summer of 2012, he competed in the Cape Cod Baseball League, where he was champion of the Home Run Derby. As a junior, Jones batted .294 with six home runs in 59 games, and was named to the All-SEC second team.[2]

The Pirates selected Jones in the third round of the 2013 MLB Draft as an outfielder. He signed with Pittsburgh and reported to the Jamestown Jammers of the Class A-Short Season New York-Penn League.[2] After playing 15 games for Jamestown, he suffered a knee injury that ended his season.[1] He began the 2014 season with the West Virginia Power of the Class A South Atlantic League as a shortstop.[5] He hit 23 home runs for West Virginia. He began the 2015 season with the Bradenton Marauders of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League.[6] The Pirates promoted him to the Altoona Curve of the Class AA Eastern League in July.[7]

On July 30, 2015, the Pirates traded Jones to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for Joakim Soria.[8] He was assigned to the Erie SeaWolves of the Eastern League. In his third game with the SeaWolves, Jones went three-for-four with three home runs and five RBIs.[9]


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External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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