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Chris Jones

Chris Jones 43 P

Norfolk Tides

  • Status: Active
  • Full Name: Christopher A. Jones
  • Age: 26 (September 19, 1988)
  • Birthplace: Tampa, FL
  • Bats/Throws: L/L Ht: 6' 2" Wt: 205
  • Draft: Round 15 (2007, CLE)
  • School: Vivian Gaither, Tampa, FL
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Chris Jones Stats Summary

Chris Jones Career Stats

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Chris Jones Awards and Honors

Chris Jones  43 P

  • Full Name: Christopher A. Jones
  • Born: September 19, 1988
  • Age: 26
  • Birthplace: Tampa, FL
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: L
  • Height: 6' 2"
  • Weight: 205
  • Draft: Round 15 (2007, CLE)
  • School: Vivian Gaither, Tampa, FL

2014: In 35 games (14 starts) with Norfolk, went 8-8 with a 3.61 ERA...Led the Tides with eight victories, a mark that set a new career-high - surpassing his seven wins for Class-A Kinston in 2011...Ranked eighth in the IL with a 3.61 ERA, a mark that also ranked fifth among qualifying Orioles minor leaguers...From June 18 through the end of the season, he went 5-4 with a 2.65 ERA in 14 games (12 starts). His 2.65 ERA over that span was third-best in the IL, and his .234 average against during that stretch ranked fifth in the league...Yielded just four home runs to 516 batters faced...Held left-handed batters to a .200 average (25-125) with 10 walks and 30 strikeouts. He also yielded just one home run to a left-handed batter... Set a career-high with 7.0 innings pitched on two occasions: 7/22 vs. Toledo and 8/1 at Toledo. 
2013: Opened the year in the Atlanta system, making one appearance for Double-A Mississippi before being acquired by Baltimore in exchange for RHP Luis Ayala, April 10...Made four relief outings for Double-A Bowie before being promoted to Norfolk on April 29...Made 31 appearances (two starts) for the Tides...Earned his first Triple-A win with 1.2 shutout innings of relief, May 9 at Buffalo...Picked up first Triple-A save on May 15 vs. Lehigh Valley after working 3.0 shutout innings of relief...30 of his 31 appearances with Norfolk were longer than 1.0 inning, including a season-high 5.0 inning spot start on June 16 vs. Louisville...Held Triple-A left-handers to a .196 average (20-for-102) with 23 strikeouts... Allowed six of 18 inherited runners to score...Posted a 1.90 ERA (11 ER, 52.0 IP) in his final 23 outings (one start)...His 2.67 ERA ranked third on the club among pitchers who threw at least 50.0 innings...Pitched for Caribes de Anzoategui in the Venezuelan Winter League, posting a 5.00 ERA (5 ER, 9.0 IP) in 15 outings... Added to Baltimore's 40-man roster on November 4. 
2012: Spent his first season in the Atlanta organization and pitched exclusively for Double-A Mississippi... Ranked third on the club with 45 appearances…His 61 strikeouts ranked second among Mississippi relievers…Allowed nine of 28 inherited runners to score...Allowed just one hit over a six-game stretch from May 1 to June 1, yielding three walks while striking out 11 over 10.0 shutout innings...Played in the Arizona Fall League for the Phoenix Desert Dogs, posting a 4.60 ERA (8 ER, 15.2 IP) in 10 relief outings.
2011: Spent the season with Class-A Kinston in the Cleveland organization… Led the team in relief innings pitched (72.1)… Ranked second on the team in appearances (43) and third in wins (7)...Posted a 1.70 ERA (7 ER, 37.0 IP) in 21 away games...Opposing batters hit just .174 (15-for-86) with runners in scoring position...Held left-handed batters to a .145 average (12-for-83) with 29 strikeouts.
2010: Finished third among all Carolina League relievers in batting average against (.234) and third in strikeouts/per 9.0 innings for a reliever (8.65)…Combined to go 6-5 with a 2.51 ERA in 38 games (one start) between Class-A Advanced Kinston and Class-A Lake County.
2009: Went a combined 6-4 with a 4.91 ERA in 16 games (11 starts) between Class-A Advanced Kinston and Class-A Lake County.
2008: Spent the entire season with the Gulf Coast Indians.
2007: Made his pro debut, splitting the season between Gulf Coast and Lake County.
PERSONAL: Christopher A. Jones was acquired by Baltimore from Atlanta in exchange for RHP Luis Ayala on April 10, 2013...Designated for assignment by Baltimore and released by the Orioles prior to the 2014 season, but re-signed with Baltimore on March 3, 2014...Originally selected by Cleveland in the 15th round of the 2007 First Year Player Draft out of Gaither HS (Tampa, FL)… Acquired by Atlanta from Cleveland in exchange for RHP Derek Lowe, October 31, 2011.