Description: Marlins first baseman Garrett Jones is 1-for-15 (.067) with nine strikeouts versus Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg.
Insight: While Jones has homered in his last two games, the unfavorable matchup is likely to win this battle.
4/10/2014 9:59:00 AM
Description: Marlins first baseman Garrett Jones is 1-for-12 (.083) with seven strikeouts versus Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg.
Insight: We're still waiting for Jones to produce the home run power he showed us in Pittsburgh. He's yet to go deep for Miami and the home park is not conducive to the long ball.
4/2/2014 10:50:00 AM
Description: Marlins first baseman Garrett Jones is 7-for-14 (.500) with a pair of homers and eight RBI against Colorado hurler Jordan Lyles.
Insight: Jones is off to a slow start with one hit in seven at-bats (.125) but could turn it around on Wednesday in this favorable matchup.
12/10/2013 9:10:00 PM
Description: The Marlins and first baseman Garrett Jones have agreed to a two-year, $7.5 million contract.
Insight: The deal became official when Jones passed his physical on Tuesday. He was let go by the Pirates earlier this offseason. Now that Jones (.233, 15 HR, 51 RBI in 2013) is signed, the next move for Miami is to trade Logan Morrison (.242, 6 HR, 36 RBI).
11/25/2013 2:03:00 PM
Description: Pirates first baseman Garrett Jones has been designated for assignment.
Insight: Jones hit .233 last season, but has some pop in his bat with 15 HR and 51 RBI in 403 at-bats. He hit 27 homers in 2012, but the Pirates obviously didn't want to pay the price needed to keep him.
8/30/2013 10:22:00 PM
Description: Pirates first baseman Garrett Jones went 3-for-4 with a homer and four RBI Friday against St. Louis.
Insight: Jones had just one multi-hit game this month prior to Friday. He's 10-for-63 (.159) in August.
8/18/2013 11:36:00 AM
Description: First baseman Garrett Jones will be on the sidelines Sunday when the Pirates take on Arizona.
Insight: Jones is hitless in the series (0-for-7). Gaby Sanchez, who went 1-for-1 with a double on Saturday, will get the nod at first base.
8/2/2013 10:00:00 AM
Description: Pirates 1B/OF Garrett Jones is 5-for-9 against Colorado right-hander Jhoulys Chacin with a pair of homers and a 1.859 OPS.
Insight: Jones hasn't hit one out in 11 games, but this favorable matchup might be just the thing to change that situation.
7/24/2013 10:48:00 AM
Description: Pirates 1B/OF Garrett Jones is 1-for-9 against Washington ace Stephen Strasburg with six strikeouts.
Insight: Jones is 1-for-5 in the first two games of the series and faces a tough pitcher which he hasn't hit well in the past. Avoid this matchup.
7/21/2013 5:34:00 PM
Description: Pirates 1B/OF Garrett Jones has homered in two straight games.
Insight: He went 1-for-3 Sunday and is 4-for-9 in his first three games following the All-Star break. Jones hit 15 home runs and had an .860 OPS last year during the second half after hitting 12 homers with a .797 OPS during the first.
6/16/2013 11:12:00 AM
Description: Pirates 1B/OF Garrett Jones is Pittsburgh's starting first baseman against right-handed pitching, but he has been terrible against Dodgers starter Zack Greinke.
Insight: Jones is .176 (3-for-17) with five strikeouts and a .353 OPS against Greinke, and he's not even doing that well against righties this season. He has a .269 average, six homers and a .762 OPS against them, which is not enough to warrant a fantasy roster spot in most leagues.
6/7/2013 1:50:00 PM
Description: Pirates 1B/OF Garrett Jones is not in Friday afternoon's starting lineup versus the Cubs.
Insight: Jones is batting .256 this season with six homers and 28 RBI, but is 0-for-5 against today's scheduled starter Travis Wood.
6/3/2013 10:52:00 AM
Description: Pirates 1B/OF Garrett Jones is hitless in nine at-bats versus Braves right-hander Kris Medlen.
Insight: Jones hit a big-time eighth-inning two-run home run on Sunday to help his Pirates in a comeback win over the Reds, but this matchup should be avoided.
6/2/2013 10:40:00 AM
Description: Pirates 1B/OF Garrett Jones usually hits well against right-handers, but Reds starter Mat Latos is not one of them. Jones is 3-for-18 (.167) against Sunday's scheduled starter.
Insight: Jones has just seven at-bats against lefties this season and is hitting .278 with five homers and 26 RBI against right-handers. However, Latos has sent him back to the dugout empty-handed often in their previous meetings.
5/22/2013 10:52:00 AM
Description: Pirates 1B/OF Garrett Jones is a career .091 hitter (1-for-11) against Cubs hurler Jeff Samardzija.
Insight: Jones is having a solid season (.282, 5 HR, 24 RBI), but this isn't a good matchup.
5/17/2013 10:34:00 AM
Description: Pirates 1B/OF Garrett Jones is a career .500 hitter (6-for-12) with a pair of home runs and a 1.583 OPS against Houston starter Jordan Lyles.
Insight: Jones is having a solid season (.284, 5 HR, 23 RBI and going against the Astros pitching staff is almost always a good strategy.
5/13/2013 9:30:00 AM
Description: Pirates 1B/OF Garrett Jones is a career .158 hitter (3-for-19) versus Milwaukee right-hander Marco Estrada.
Insight: Jones is having a good week, batting .333 and two home runs over his last five games, but this is an unfavorable matchup.
5/10/2013 10:20:00 PM
Description: Pirates 1B/OF Garrett Jones went 3-for-5 with two doubles, a homer and three RBI Friday against the Mets.
Insight: Jones is hitting .306 with five homers and 20 RBI in 98 at-bats against right-handers this season. He has just five at-bats all season against lefties.
5/7/2013 10:03:00 PM
Description: Pirates 1B/OF Garrett Jones went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer Tuesday against Seattle.
Insight: Jones plays against right-handers as part of a platoon with Gaby Sanchez. He's hitting .284 with four homers against righties this season.
5/7/2013 10:04:00 AM
Description: Pirates 1B/OF Garrett Jones is 6-for-10 with a home run and a 1.767 OPS versus Seattle starter Aaron Harang.
Insight: Jones (.287, 3 HR, 15 RBI) was off to a solid start, but has gone cold over the past seven days. Perhaps this matchup will get his bat going again.
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