BRANDON JONES
OF, Altoona Curve
Age: 26
Born: December 10, 1983
Height: 6′ 1″
Weight: 210
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Drafted: 24th Round, 727th Overall, 2003
How Acquired: Waiver Claim
College: Tallahassee CC
Agent: Jet Sports Management

TRADED

SCOUTING REPORT
Jones is a career .257/.313/.365 hitter in his brief time in the majors, although that’s only limited to 148 at-bats heading in to the 2010 season. In his AAA career he is a .277/.354/.420 hitter. Jones has plus speed and solid arm strength, although needs some work on his outfield defense and his throwing accuracy. Jones is kind of in the Brandon Moss category, where his upside is currently of a solid number four outfielder.
STATS
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CONTRACT INFORMATION
2007: League Minimum
2008: League Minimum
2009: $400,000
2010: League Minimum

Other Details:
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PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2005
MLB Debut: 9/16/2007
MiLB FA Eligible: Eligible
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: Eligible
Added to 40-Man: 9/16/2007 (Removed 4/25/2010)
Options Remaining: 0 (USED: 2008, 2009, 2010)
MLB Service Time: 0.105
AWARDS / ACHIEVEMENTS / PROSPECT RANKINGS
AWARDS / ACHIEVEMENTS
PROSPECT RANKINGS
2002: 2nd Team HS All-American IF
2007: Braves Minor League Player of the Year
Baseball America

2006: #8 ATL
2007: #4 ATL
2008: #70 MLB, #4 ATL

TRANSACTIONS
June 3, 2003: Drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 24th round, 727th overall pick.
May 18, 2004: Signed by the Atlanta Braves to a minor league contract.
September 16, 2007: Contract purchased by the Atlanta Braves.
January 12, 2010: Designated for assignment by the Atlanta Braves.
January 19, 2010: Claimed off of waivers by the Pittsburgh Pirates from the Atlanta Braves.
April 25, 2010: Designated for assignment by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
April 28, 2010: Outrighted to AAA by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
August 2, 2010: Acquired by the Detroit Tigers from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for a player to be named later.