Graduated from Morse High School in San Diego, CA in June 2003…Hit .406 with 27 RBI and four home runs during his senior season, while posting a 3-3 record with a 2.71 ERA on the mound...Drafted in the first round (No. 37 overall) by Seattle in the 2003 First-Year Player Draft and was signed by Mariners scout Tim Reynolds...Appeared in national PSA for the Boys & Girls Club...Teamed up with the Orioles to help to renovate three Boys & Girls Clubs in Baltimore over the past three years...Donates to the Orioles Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) program and regularly participates in the Baltimore City Youth Clinic...Is a three-time recipient of the MLBPAA's Heart & Hustle Award and a three-time O's nominee.
Registered his ninth consecutive season with at least 100 hits...Has posted six straight seasons (since 2011) with 25 or more home runs...Since 2012, ranks ninth among all Major League hitters with 150 home runs...Left the 8/26 game at NYY in the bottom of the second inning with a left hamstring strain...Was one of four Orioles to homer in the first inning on 8.19 vs. Houston before the Astros recorded an out (first time in Major...League history since 1900, according to STATS, LLC.)...Hit 11 home runs in June, tied for the Major League lead...His 27 RBI in June ranked tied for fourth among Major League players...Hit five leadoff home runs (9.10 at DET, 8.19 vs. HOU, 7.28 at MIN, 7.8 vs. LAA, 6.28 at SD)...Hit his 200th home run as an Oriole on 6.2 vs. BOS...Was his second home run of the night, his first multi-home run game of the season and ninth of his career...Hit his 200th career home run on 5/13 vs. DET, becoming the second player (also Ted Williams, 400) to hit a century milestone...home run (200 or higher) in a 1-0 game...Tied his career-high for the 19th time with four hits on 8/23 vs. WAS...Ranks ninth on the Orioles all-time hits list (1,448)...Had an 11-game hitting steak from 6/19-30 in which he hit .396 (19-for-48) with two doubles, three home runs, and 10 RBI...Ranks sixth on the Orioles all-time home run list (222)...R. Palmeiro ranks ffth with 223...Ranks seventh on the Orioles all-time RBI list (730)...B. Anderson ranks sixth (744)... Ranks second on the Oriole Park home runs list with 120 homers...Rafael Palmeiro leads the ballpark's home runs list with 124...Became the all-time RBI leader at Oriole Park (now with 396), passing Cal Ripken, Jr. (368) on 6/4 vs. NYY...Is the all-time extra-base hits leader at Oriole Park (now with 258), surpassing Brady Anderson (243) on 6/6 vs. KC...Named the Orioles recipient of the Roberto Clemente Award and earned the Orioles Heart and Hustle Award...Started in center field in the 2016 AL Wild Card Game at Toronto (1-for-5, 1 R).
Led all Orioles outfielders and finished tied for fifth among AL outfielders with 13 outfield assists • Became the first outfielder in Orioles history to log at least 25 home runs over five straight seasons (since 2011) • Named a starting OF for the 2015 All-Star Game, replacing the injured Alex Gordon, after finishing as the top vote-getter among his peers (player selection) • Was the starting left fielder in the All-Star Game (his third straight ASG start) and went 0-for-2...Was his fifth career All-Star selection and fourth straight • Currently ranks seventh on the Orioles all-time home runs list with 193 and 10th on the Orioles all-time RBI list with 647 • Passed Ken Singleton for seventh place on the Orioles home run list on 7/31 vs. DET and passed Paul Blair for 10th place on the Orioles RBI list on 4/10 vs. TOR • Ranked in the top 10 among AL outfielders in assists per 9.0 inn. (sixth, 0.10), Range Factor per game (seventh, 2.46), putouts per 9.0 inn. (eighth, 2.44), and range factor per 9.0 inn. (eighth, 2.54) • Posted two multi-homer games (7/12 vs. WAS, 8/16 vs. OAK) • Hit his 100th career home run at Oriole Park on 7/31 vs. DET, becoming the second player to hit 100 or more homers at OPACY in ballpark history (Rafael Palmeiro, 124) • Tied a career-high with four hits for the third time in 2015 on 5/3 at TB...His three four-hit games tied a single-season career-high (also 2014, 2011) • Became the first Oriole since 1954 to record three four-hit (or more) games within the team's first 23 games...Became the second player in franchise history to accomplish the feat (since 1914) along with with Baby Doll Jacobson (St. Louis Browns, 1924) • Exited 9/7 at NYY in the eighth inning with right shoulder soreness • Named the Orioles' 2015 Heart and Hustle Award winner by the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (three-time recipient)…The award as voted on by former players, honors an active player who "demonstrates a passion for the game of baseball and best embodies the values, spirit and traditions of the game" according to the MLBPAA • Named the Brooks Robinson Community Service recipient by the MLBPAA • Chosen as the MLB Players Choice 2015 Marvin Miller Man of the Year, which honors a player's success on the diamond and his willingness to give back to the community.
In his 7th full season with the O's, posted his 4th straight season playing 150 games and posting at least a .280 average, 25 doubles, 25 HR, and 80 RBI, joining Cal Ripken, Jr. (1983-86) and Eddie Murray (1977-1980 and 1982-85) as the only players to do it in four straight seasons in O's history...Is one of nine big leaguers to play in at least 150 games in each of the last four seasons...Finished 9th in the AL with 29 HR, becoming the 1st Orioles OF with four straight seasons of 25+ HR and the 1st Oriole to do so since Rafael Palmeiro (1995-98)...Selected by the fan vote to his 2nd straight starting spot, and 4th overall appearance, in the All-Star Game (also 2009, 2012, 2013)...Competed in the 2014 Home Run Derby, eliminated in the 2nd round...Named Co-AL Player of the Week (with Steve Pearce) for the week of June 30-July 6...Led AL CF in games played (155) and ranked 4th in assists (7) and 5th in putouts (374)...Batted .344/.399/.604 with 9 HR and 20 RBI in 168 PA vs. LHP, ranking 9th in the majors in OPS (1.003) and 10th in average vs. southpaws...Is tied with Melvin Mora (89) for 3rd on the OPACY all-time HR list...Passed Cal Ripken, Jr. (85) for sole possession of 4th place, August 8 vs. STL...Hit .301/.324/.486 with 16 HR and 54 RBI in 94 games before the All-Star break...Collected career-high tying 5 RBI, July 19 @OAK, becoming one of 6 players since 1914 with BB, HR, 2SB & 5RBI in a game...Posted the 5th multi-HR game of his career and 2nd this season, July 21 @LAA...Became the first Oriole since Robert Andino (June 14, 2009) to steal home on August 28 vs. TB...Posted his 6th career multi-HR game, going 2-for-4, 2HR, 2R, 4RBI, September 20 vs. BOS...Started all seven postseason games and hit safely in five of the seven tilts, batting .222/.323/.333 with a home run and three RBI in 31 plate appearances...Hit a two-run home run in the third inning of ALCS Game 2 off of Yordano Ventura...Won his fourth career Gold Glove Award, his third straight, after leading AL center fielders in games played (155) and ranking fourth in assists (7) and fifth in putouts (374).
In 6th season with the O's, was named to 3rd AL All-Star Team, won 3rd career Gold Glove and 1st Silver Slugger Award... Was the leading vote getter among all AL OF (6,793,577), the 3rd highest vote total for any AL player... Went 1-for-3 with a 2B & R in All-Star Game... Was the 1st Oriole OF in club history to be honored with a Silver Slugger Award... Led AL outfielders in HR (33) and RBI (108) and was 3rd in doubles (35) and SLG (.493) and 6th in AVG (.285)... Joined Paul Blair (seven straight, 1969-75) as the only O's OF to receive a Gold Glove in consecutive seasons... Led AL CF in G (156), assists (11) and putouts (352 - led AL CF for 3rd time in the last 4 seasons) and ranked 3rd in fielding % (.995)... Finished the season in the AL top-10 in: AB (2nd - 653); RBI (3rd - 108); R (4th - 100); G (T-4th - 160); HR (6th - 33) & H (8th - 186)... Joined by only teammate Chris Davis, Miguel Cabrera and Paul Goldschmidt with a 30-HR, 100-R, 100-RBI season in 2013… Jones/Davis combined for the 10th and 11th such season in club history (1st since Tejada in 2004)... Became the 2nd O's OF with three 25+ HR seasons (also Frank Robinson)... Is one of seven hitters to record 25+ doubles and HR in each of the last three seasons (also Beltre, Bruce, Cabrera, Cano, Fielder and Soriano)... Has hit 30+ HR in consecutive seasons…Joined by Jay Bruce as only hitters in MLB to have 35+ doubles and 30+ HR in both 2012 and 2013... Recorded his 3rd career three-hit game on Opening Day, April 2 @TB (also 2009 and 2010)... Over his last five Opening Days, is batting .476 (10-21) with four doubles, a triple, a homer, five runs scored and five RBIs... Had four season-long 9-game hit streaks: April 2-11 and 20-28, June 12-21 and August 1-11... Hit 9th inning game-winning HR off Rivera, July 7 @NYY... Had 3rd career two-HR game, July 26 vs. BOS... Tied career-high with four hits, August 6 @SD... Hit 30th HR, collecting 100th RBI, September 5 vs. CWS, his first 100 RBI season... On September 25 vs. TOR, snapped 322 consecutive games played streak (dating back to 9/26/11)... Set new career-high with 33rd HR, September 27 vs. BOS... Batted .292/.326/.513 with 28 of his 33 HR in 129 G (549 PA) out of the clean-up spot... Hit .358/.389/.582 with 4 HR and 15 RBI in 16 games (72 PA) vs. the NL West... Batted .182/.240/.227 in 22 AB in the World Baseball Classic, adding 2R, 2B, 4RBI and 2SB in 6G... Two-RBI double vs. Team Canada helped Team USA advance to round 2.
Signed a 6-year contract extension through 2018 on 5/27
... Named MVP for second-straight season, the seventh Oriole to win the award in consecutive seasons
... Made second All-Star team (0-for-1) and won his second career Gold Glove Award (also 2009 for both)
... Led AL center fielders in games (162) and putouts (439 - led for second time in last 3 seasons), ranking 2nd in range factor per
game (2.75) and 3rd in assists (7)
... Is one of three Orioles outfielders who have won Gold Glove Awards (Paul Blair, 1967 & 1969-75 and Nick Markakis, 2011)
... Placed 6th in AL MVP voting
... Was 1 of 4 players to play in 162 games this season (Prince Fielder, Ichiro & Starlin Castro)
... Ranked in the top-10 in the AL in G (T-1st, 162); AB (4th, 648); TB (4th, 327); R (T-5th, 103); H (7th, 186); 2B (T-8th, 39); HR
... Posted career-highs in G, AB, R, H, 2B, HR, SB (16), AVG (.287), SLG (.505), OPS (.839) and TB
... 20 of his 32 HR either tied the game (3) or gave the O's the lead (17), with the team going 23-8 when he homered
... Hit three game-winning HR in 12th inning or later this season, the first player in last 40 years to do so (Elias)
... Hit game-winning HR in 11th, 9/19 @SEA, his first 30 HR season
... Tied career-high (second time) with four runs, 9/17 @SEA
... Hit go-ahead HR in 8th, 9/6 vs. NYY, his 15th go-ahead HR of '12
... Set new career-high with 26th HR, 8/30 vs. CWS (J. Quintana)
... Hit 100th HR of career, 8/28 vs. CWS
... Had game-winning RBI in the 14th inning, 8/7 vs. SEA, his 4th GW hit in the 12th
inning or later
... Tied career-high with four hits, 6/12 vs. PIT
... Hit 12th inning walk-off HR, 6/9 vs. PHI (second career)
... Had career-long 20-game hit streak, 5/10-29 (.358/.398/.716), tied for longest streak in
MLB in 2012 at that point
... Homered in 15th inning, 5/16 @KC to give O's win
... Became first player since Mark McGwire in 1988 to homer in the 15th inning or later
twice in the same season
... Hit go-ahead HR in the 17th inning, 5/6 @BOS, becoming the first Oriole to homer that
late since Andy Etchebarren hit a walk-off HR in the 19th inning, 6/4/67 vs. WAS
... Batted .292/.393/.833 with 4HR and 10RBI in 28PA in extra-innings
... Had three 10-game hit streaks, first player with 3 such streaks in team's first 40 games
since Brian Roberts ('05)
... Hit .380 (49-129) with a 1.075 OPS in his third plate appearance against a starter in
... Went a combined 2-for-26 in 6 post-season games vs. TEX & NYY
... Was awarded the John Henry "Pop" Lloyd Legacy Award by the Negro Leagues
Baseball Museum in recognition of his baseball and community leadership
Named Most Valuable Oriole, setting single-season career-highs with 151 G, 26-2B, 25 HR, 83 RBI, 12 SB, 53 XBH and a
.466 SLG %
... 16 assists led all ML CF and was second among all AL OF
... Is fifth in the majors with 41 assists since becoming an Oriole in 2008
... Had season-high 9G hit streak, August 12-21 (.455; 15-33)...Had 8G hit streak, July 30-August 6 (.364; 12-33)
... Had a 7-game RBI streak, June 18-25, collecting 9 RBI in that span
... Hit first career walk-off home run on May 24 vs. KC off Joakim Soria...It was the first walk-off homer for the Orioles since
August 9, 2010 when Brian Roberts went deep off Chicago's J.J. Putz in the 10th inning
... Tied career-high with 4 hits three times: May 11 vs. SEA, June 17 @WAS and August 20 @LAA
... Collected season-high 4 RBI, August 6 vs. TOR
... Hit safely in 21 of 26 games w/ an AB in May, collecting 11 multi-hit games and batting .343/.390/.463 on the month
... Batted .295 with 21 HR and an .829 OPS in 454 PA vs. RHP and .242 with 4 HR and a .665 OPS in 164 PA vs. LHP
... Hit 19 of his 25 HR at home, slugging .551 at OPACY compared to .379 on the road
... Batted .383 with a 1.072 OPS in 16 games in the clean-up spot
... Hit .328 (20-61) with 22 RBI in 65 PA with 2 outs and runners in scoring position
... Batted .339/.397/.559 with 6 XBH and 9 RBI in 18G vs. BOS
... Hit .591/.625/.909 with 4 XBH and 6RBI in 6 G vs. SEA.
Hit 19 home runs on the season, matching his career high (2009) ... Tied a career-high with four hits (fourth time) on September 11 at Detroit ... Led club and tied for second in the American League with 12 outfield assists ... His 12 assists were the most by a ML center fielder ... Batted .314 with eight doubles, a triple, nine home runs, 26 RBI and 26 runs in 44 games from June 5-July 27 ... Finished with a .320 average (T-22nd in AL), eight HR (T-2nd) and 21 RBI (T-11th) also ranked 7th with a .600 slugging
percentage in June ... Had career and team season-high 13 game hitting streak, May 14-27 (.320; 16-50)...Reached base safely in 17 straight games,
July 30- August 16 ... Hit safely in 18 of 19 games from May 8-27, batting .329 (24-73) ... Batted .348 in Interleague Play, 18th-best in the American League
Placed on 15-day disabled list with a sprained left ankle on September 8, retroactive to September 2...Transferred to 60-day DL on September 9...Set career-highs with 83 runs, 131 hits, 22 doubles, 19 HR, 70 RBI, 36 walks, a .277 average, .335 OBP and .457 SLG despite
playing just 119 games...Made 1st career All-Star team, going 0-for-1 with a sacrifice fly that scored the game winning run...According to Elias, Jones, 23, is the third-youngest player with a game-winning RBI in the eighth inning or later of an All-Star Game, behind Ted Williams (1941) and Hank Blalock (2003), each of whom did it at age 22...Became the youngest Oriole to make the AL squad since Mike Mussina (also 23) in 1992 and the youngest O's position player to make the squad since Cal Ripken Jr. (22) in 1983...Was the first O's outfielder to appear in the Midsummer Classic since Melvin Mora in 2003...Had first career multi-HR game, May 12 vs. TB (Sonnanstine), collecting a season-high 4 RBI...Hit the front end of back-to-back homers with Nick Markakis, July 22 @NYY, in the top of the 9th inning...Tied a team season-high with three extra-base hits on May 9 vs. NYY...Collected a season and career-high tying four hits, July 22 @NYY, among 41 multi-hit games...Hit safely in career-high nine straight games twice; May 8-22 (.447; 17-38) and April 23-May 2 (.405; 17-42)...Hit 15 of his career-high 19 home runs vs. RHP, with 11 HR either tying game (two) or giving the O's the lead (nine)...Batted .359/.433/.628 with nine walks, a SB, seven doubles, a triple, four HR, 18 RBI and AL leading 24 R in 20 April games
(78 AB)...Collected a team-high 10 multi-hit games in April...Batted .303 (97-320) with 12 HR and 47 RBI in 80 games before the All-Star break and .222 (34-169) in 39 games after the break...Hit .306 (56-183) with 20 extra-base hits, 24 RBI and 31 runs scored in 47 games vs. AL East opponents...Hit .309 (58-188) with a .910 OPS in 48 wins and .256 (73-285) with a .712 OPS in 71 losses...Batted .310 (106-342) hitting 1st or 2nd and .191 (25-131) batting 3rd, 4th or 5th...Hit .311 (32-103) with runners in scoring position...Batted .369 (45-122) in 32 day games
Finished the year tied for 6th in the ALwith 7 triples...Reached base safely in 43 of his last 55 games, beginning June 27 @WAS, going 60-for-208 (.288) with 6 doubles, 5 triples,
5 home runs, 35 runs scored and 29 RBI...Batted .353 (12-34) against the Mariners, who traded him to the O's in the Erik Bedard deal...Batted .323 (32-99) with 5-2B, 3B, 2HR, 13R and 12 RBI in 27 June games...Homered in consecutive games June 5 @MIN and June 6 @TOR...The homer in Minnesota proved to be the game winner in
a 3-2 win, while the two-run HR in Toronto gave the Birds a two-run lead in a game they held on to win by a run...Hit in 8 straight games, June 27-July 4, going 15-for-32 (.469) with 2-3B, 9R and 7RBI...Hit in 13 of 14 games, June 27-July 11, going 22-for-53 (.415) with 2-2B, 3-3B, HR, 12R and 13RBI...Recorded a career-high four hits twice, May 20 @NYYand June 28 @WAS...Also had eight 3-hit games...Posted a career-high 5 RBI July 28 at New York with a grand slam off David Robertson and an RBI triple off Mike Mussina...Drove in 4 runs May 20 @NYYand September 8 vCLE with a HR off Brendan Donnelly...Gave the O's a walk-off win vCWS April 17 with an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning...Hit the last 3B in the history of Yankee Stadium in the second inning September 21, 2008...ACRecorded his first Orioles hit and run scored April 2 vTB off Matt Garza...Later that night drove in his first run and stole his first base as an Oriole...Was placed on the disabled list August 5, retroactive to August 3, after breaking his left foot by fouling a pitch off of it August
2 at Seattle...Was activated from the disabled list September 1
Named Seattle organization's Minor League Player of the Year for the second time after leading Mariner
minor leaguers with a .314 batting average while finishing tied for the organization lead in home runs (24)
and tied for third in RBI (84)...Was named to the AAAAll-Star team by both Baseball America and Topps...Also was named a secondteam
minor league All-Star by Baseball America...Finished 3rd in the Pacific Coast League a .586 slugging percentage...Started in the 2007 AAA All-Star
Game and was named PCL Player of the Week, June 11-17...Was recalled from AAA Tacoma on August 3 and made his season debut for Seattle that night, starting
in left field vs. Boston...Went 2-for-4 and scored 2 runs...Appeared in 38 games combined between the three outfield positions, making 16 starts (LF-11, CF-3,
RF-2)...Recorded a career-high 3 hits and 4 runs on August 9 at Camden Yards vs. the Orioles...The 4 runs
scored set Mariners single-game record by a rookie...Hit one of two home runs on the season and a season-high 2 RBI on August 30 at Cleveland...Had a game-tying pinch-hit home run in the 8th inning on September 12 vs. Oakland...Hit safely in 7 of 9 games with an at-bat, August 30-September 19, batting .375 (9-24) with 4 runs, one double, 2 home runs and 4 RBI...Began his second straight season at Tacoma, appearing in 93 games in CF and 8 in RF...Had 4 multi-homer games and hit 2 leadoff home runs, May 10 at Round Rock and June 1 vs. Omaha...Scored 11 runs during a 5-game stretch, May 10-17...Recorded a run in a season-high 7 consecutive games, July 8-17...Went 5-for-5 with a run scored, 2 extra-base hits and 3 RBI on July 17 at Salt Lake...Recorded 34 multi-hit games, including 13 three-hit games, 3 four-hit games and one five hit game...Had 22 multi-RBI games.
Jones had a two-out, two-run, pinch-hit single in a 10-inning victory over Texas on Sept. 19. Hit his first Major League home run on Aug. 10 at Texas. Jones had his first Major League hit on July 18 in Baltimore. That hit snapped an 0-for-12 skid to start his Major League career. That was the longest hitless skid for a Mariner to open a career. Jones made his Major League debut on July 14. He hit .287 with 16 home runs and 62 RBIs with Triple-A Tacoma.
Split the season between Class-A Inland Empire and AA San Antonio (AA), setting career-highs in hits (148), doubles (30), triples (8) and home runs (15) and earning Mariners' Minor League Player of the Year honors...Started season with Inland Empire, hitting safely in 50 of 68 games...Recorded a season-high 11-game hit streak, batting .468 (22-47) with 14 runs, 7 doubles, 2 triples, 3 home runs and 13 RBI, May 21-June 1...Was promoted to San Antonio on June 22...Batted .352 (31-88) with 14 runs, 9 extra base hits and 6 RBI in 25 games in July...Played for the Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League following the season and was converted from shortstop to center field.
Led Class-A Wisconsin in RBI, games played, hits, multi-hit games (42), multi-RBI games (17) and total bases (206)...Had a season-high 9-game hitting streak June 8-17...Hit a grand slam at Quad City on May 25...Recorded his first career multi-homer game on July 31 at Battle Creek...Was transferred to Class-A Inland Empire on September.
Began his pro career with Rookie-level Peoria...Hit safely in 7 of 8 games to start his career...Had 8 multi-hit games, including four 3-hit games...Was promoted on September 2 to Class-A Everett, where he had 3 multi-hit games in 3 starts.