Garrett Thomas Jones...married to Cassie...has one son, Jaxon (1/25/12)...graduated from Andrew High School in Tinley Park, IL.
Hit .246 (122-for-496) with 59R, 33 doubles, 15HR and 53RBI in 146 games in his only season with the Marlins,reaching the 15HR plateau for the sixth consecutive season... Hit a career-high three doubles on 5/2 vs. Los Angeles-NL, tying a Marlins club record (16th player, 22nd time)... Recorded his seventh career multi-HR game on 5/23 vs. Milwaukee…was one of three players (also Giancarlo Stanton and Mark Reynolds) to have 2HR in that contest…according to Elias, was just the third time since 2005 that a game featured three players each with at least 2HR…was only the third time in Marlins historythat two players hit multiple home runs in the same game and ﬁrst since Juan Encarnacion and Mike Lowellon 9/24/02 at Montreal... Batted .293 (17-for-58) with 6R, 8 doubles, 2HR and 6RBI over his ﬁnal 20 games of the season (9/7-28).
Homered in final at-bat of season, giving him at least 15 homers in each of last five seasons... Homered in consecutive games on July 20 & 21 at Cincinnati, and had at least one RBI in three consecutive games three times (last, July 2-5)... Best month of season was April, when he batted .312 (24x77) in 25 games, with three homers and 15 RBI, both monthly highs for season (also had three homers in July & August)... Had season-long seven-game hitting streak from April 12-19 (.409/9x22, 3 2b, 6 rbi)... Hit .234 (50x214) in 72 games on road, with nine homers and 26 RBI, and .233 (44x189) in 72 games at home, with six homers and 25 RBI... Started 80 games at first base and 25 in right field... Only 21 of 403 at-bats came against left-handed pitching; batted .095 (2x21) against left-handers, and .241 (92x382) against right-handers.
Spent third straight full season with Pittsburgh...Established career highs in
home runs and runs scored while tying his career high in RBI (also in 2010)...Made 65 starts
at first base and 58 in right field...Also went 5-for-14 (.357) in four games while serving as
the club's designated hitter...Hit .315 with runners on base and .308 with runners in scoring
position...Hit 25 of his 27 home runs against right-handed pitchers...Ranked seventh among
all National League hitters in slugging percentage (.516) and road batting average (.303)...Also
finished eighth among N.L. hitters in RBI/AB ratio (5.5), seventh in HR/AB ratio (17.5) and was
the third-hardest to double up (once every 158.3 at bats)...His 20 home runs batting cleanup
were the most by a Pittsburgh player since Jason Bay hit 32 in 2006...Was Pittsburgh's Opening
Day starter at first base after starting in right field on Opening Day the previous two seasons...
Hit safely in seven straight games from 5/30 to 6/8 and 10-of-11 from 5/30 to 6/14 (13-for-35,
.371), raising average from .220 to .257...Hit .300 (21-for-70) in 23 games during the month of June...Snapped an 0-for-24 streak against
LHP with a hit off Houston's Fernando Abad on 7/2 (first hit since 8/25/11)...Went 4-for-5 with a home run and four RBI on 7/2 vs. Houston...
Homered twice and had career-high six RBI on 8/16 vs. Los Angeles...Had a pair of homers on 8/2 at San Diego, including a game-tying,
two-run shot with two outs in the ninth inning...Ranked fifth in the National League in RBI (23) and seventh in slugging percentage (.625)
during the month of August.
Made a team-high 78 starts in right field and another 29 at first base while spending
second straight full season with the Pirates...Was Pittsburgh's Opening Day starter in right field for the
second straight season...Homered in second game on 4/2 at Chicago...Batted second in the starting
lineup for the first time and went 2-for-4 with a walk on 4/3 at Chicago...Shared team lead with Andrew
McCutchen with five home runs at the end of April...Hit just one home run (5/2 at San Diego) in 38 games
(93 at bats) between 4/30 and 6/15...Batted .179 (12-for-67) in 23 games in May, but rebounded to bat
.297 in 26 games in June...His season average dipped to .230 after he hit .183 in July...Connected off St.
Louis lefty Arthur Rhodes for walkoff home run leading off 11th inning on 8/16...Tied for second in the N.L.
with 16 extra-base hits in August (Joey Votto led with 17) while batting .284 with 10 doubles, a triple and
five home runs in 30 games...Hit .262 with a 14 home runs off right-handed pitchers and .147 with two
home runs off left-handed pitchers...Committed three errors while playing first base and one in right field...
Went 7-for-26 (.269) with five RBI as a pinch hitter.
Spent first full season in the Majors with Pittsburgh and led team in games played, at bats, home runs and RBI...His
158 games played tied for ninth among N.L. leaders and were the most by a Bucco since Jason Bay in 2006 (159)...Was Pittsburgh's Opening
Day starter in right field and went 2-for-3 with two home runs, three RBI and three runs
scored in the 11-5 win over Los Angeles...Became the first player in team history to
homer in each of his first two at bats of a season opener and the sixth Bucco to homer
twice on Opening Day...His 456' home run on Opening Day was the longest of the
season at PNC Park...Homered again in his first at bat of game two - the first player
in team history to hit three home runs in the club's first two games of a season...Went
3-for-21 in six games from 4/10-16, dropping average from .333 to .222...His homer
on 4/23 at Houston was his first since 4/7...Delivered game-winning hit in 6-5, 14-
inning victory at Milwaukee on 4/28...Hit safely in each of his first five games in May,
going 8-for-19 (.421) with five doubles and six RBI...Had career day by going 5-for-6
with a homer and five RBI on 5/14 at Chicago (NL)...Went 13-for-26 (.500) in sevengame
stretch from 5/12-19, raising average from .224 to .275...Hit .302 in 28 games
during the month of May and .330 in 26 games in June, which included a career-high
12-game hitting streak from 6/9-22 (19-for-45, .422)...Went 5-for-8 in back-toback
games on 6/24-25 to raise season average to .292; hit .209 (68-for-325) in his remaining 86 games...Snapped an 0-for-20 streak with
a home run (his 15th) on 8/5 vs. Colorado...Made back-to-back starts from the second spot of the lineup on 8/14-15 and went 1-for-7 with
a homer (hit home run in very first at bat from #2 spot on 8/14)...Produced just 15 hits (six home runs) and hit .144 in 28 games during
the month of August...Tallied lone triple (third career) on 9/24 vs. Houston...Homered once (9/28 at St. Louis) in his final 28 games...Made
112 appearances (106 starts) at first base, 48 appearances (46 starts) in right field and one start in left field (5/30 at Atlanta)...Committed
nine errors (five fielding/four throwing) at first base and three in right field (two fielding/one throwing).
Led all Major League rookies in home runs and
slugging percentage (.567) despite not playing first game with Pirates until
7/1...Ranked second among N.L. rookies in on-base percentage (.372), third
in batting, fifth in total bases (178) and tied for sixth in RBI...Also tied for
fifth in doubles, tied for fifth in stolen bases and ranked ninth in runs
scored...Tied for fifth among all Major League players in home runs hit from
7/1 thru the end of the season, trailing only Prince Fielder (26), Ryan Howard
(25), Derrek Lee (24) and Mark Reynolds (23)...Became fastest player in
team history to reach 10 home runs in a season (did so in first 19
games)...His 21 home runs were the most by a left-handed hitting rookie in
club history and ranked fourth among all rookies in team history behind
Jason Bay (26 in 2004), Ralph Kiner (23 in 1946) and Johnny Rizzo (23 in
1938)...Averaged a home run every 15 at bats and did not go more than 10
straight games without hitting one for the Bucs...Set club record for most home runs in consecutive months by a rookie, hitting 10 in July and six
in August (previous mark of 14 was set by Dick Stuart in 1958)...Became just the second player in Major League history to have a 20-homer
season without hitting first one before July (also Kevin Maas, who hit 21 with the Yankees in 1990 starting on July 4)...Began season with Triple-
A Indianapolis...Went 1-for-9 in first two games before hitting safely in 11 straight from 4/11-24 (17-for-47, .362)...Had season-high five RBI on
4/24 at Columbus...Went 3-for-26 with no RBI in eight-game stretch from 5/1-10, dropping average from .314 to .260...Went 4-for-5 on 5/29 vs.
Pawtucket and hit safely in seven straight games from 5/28 thru 6/4 (13-for-29, .448)...Homered in back-to-back games on 6/8-9, which included
a two-homer game on 6/9 at Buffalo...Also scored four runs on 6/9...Hit safely in 10 of his last 11 games with Indy, going 17-for-43 (.395) and
raising Triple-A average from .291 to .307...Made 64 appearances in right field, five in left field and one at first base (5/31) while playing with
Indianapolis...Also went 2-for-8 in two games as the designated hitter...Had contract selected by Pittsburgh on 6/30...Made first start with Pirates
on 7/1 in left field and went hitless in four at bats...Went 3-for-4 and fell a single shy of hitting for the cycle in his next start on 7/2 vs. New
York...Hit safely in career-high 10 straight games from 7/4-18 (13-for-40, .325)...Swiped two bases on 7/7 at Houston...Homered in four straight
games from 7/10-17 (five home runs total), the first Bucco to homer in as many as four straight games since Jose Castillo did so in five straight
in 2006...Hit two home runs in Pittsburgh's 2-1 win over San Francisco on 7/17, one in the 1st inning and another that ended the game in the
14th inning; became just the second player in Major League history to hit a walkoff home run in the 14th inning or later after homering in the
1st inning of the same game (also Vern Stephens on May 30, 1951 at Fenway Park, in Boston's 15-inning win over the Yankees)...Homered seven
times in his first 12 games with Pittsburgh - the first player to do so since Dino Restelli hit seven in his first 10 games with the Pirates in 1949...Went
3-for-4 with two doubles and a home run while making first start at first base on 7/22 vs. Milwaukee...Each of his first nine homers were solo
shots - the first Bucco to do so since Jay Bell in 1993...Snapped streak of solo homers with a two-run shot at 7/24 at Arizona...Led all Major
League players with 10 home runs hit during the month of July - also tied club recored for the month (also Donn Clendenon in 1966 and Ralph
Kiner in 1950)...Was named the N.L. Rookie-of-the-Month for the month of July - the third Bucco to win the award (also Jason Bay and Zach
Duke)...Went 14-for-66 (.212) in 17-game stretch from 7/26 thru 8/13, dropping batting average from .350 to .288...Snapped a season-high, 10-
game homerless drought with a solo shot off Chad Qualls on 8/5 vs. Arizona...Hit 13th home run in 40th game on 8/17 vs. Milwaukee; became
first rookie in eight years to hit 13 homers in his first 40 games (also Adam Dunn and Albert Pujols in 2001)...Hit game-winning home run in
8th inning of 3-2 victory over J.A. Happ and the Phillies at PNC Park on 8/27...Homered in back-to-back games on 9/1-2 at Cincinnati; his blast
on 9/2 was the 10,000th home run in franchise history...Had walkoff single off St. Louis lefty Trever Miller on 9/6...Injured right shoulder making
a diving play at first base on 9/18 vs. San Diego and missed two games...Homered in first game back on 9/21 vs. San Diego and had three hits
in following game on 9/22 vs. Cincinnati...Hit final homer on 9/28 vs. Los Angeles...Also made lone error on 9/28 (playing first base)...Made 39
appearances (38 starts) in right field, 30 appearances (29 starts) at first base and 15 starts in left field for the Pirates...Was named to the Baseball
America All-Rookie team and finished seventh in the BBWAA voting for N.L. Rookie-of-the-Year.
Spent entire season with Rochester (Twins' AAA)...Led all International League players in games and total bases (255)...Also tied for
third in the league in doubles and tied for second in extra base hits (59)...Hit 19 of his 23 homers off righthanders and 14 after the All-Star
break...Batted .305 (108-for-354) against righthanders and .225 (39-for-173) against southpaws...Hit .246 (88-for-357) prior to the All-Star break
and .347 (59-for-170) following the break...Made 71 appearances at first base, 31 in right field and 18 in left field...Also hit .257 (19-for-74) in
19 games as the designated hitter...Was charged with six errors in first 80 games but just two in his final 60 games from 7/1 thru the remainder
of the season...Hit safely in five of his first six games but just .197 (15-for-76) overall for the month of April...Batted .411 (23-for-56) while hitting
safely in 14 of his 15 games from 6/3-17...Hit .324 (35-for-108) and knocked in 23 runs during the month of July (his 23 RBI for the month
tied for the league lead)...Hit .336 (37-for-110) with eight doubles, eight home runs and 25 RBI in August; his eight homers were tops among
International League hitters and he finished tied for first in the league in RBI for the month...Hit .351 (40-for-114) from 8/1 thru the remainder
of the season...Homered twice and collected seven RBI on 8/6-7...Went 14-for-34 (.412) while hitting safely in seven of his final eight games...Knocked
in five runs in season finale on 9/1 vs. Buffalo.
Began season at Triple-A Rochester...was 11-for-30 (.367) in seven games, April 13-22...had eight-game hit-streak, going 11-for-31 (.355), April 24-May 3...was named the Twins Minor League Player of the Month for April after hitting .338 (23-for-68) with three home runs, 15 rbi and six doubles...was 6-for-11 with two doubles, two homers and five rbi in two games, May 11-12...recalled, made Major League debut and singled off Paul Byrd for first career hit, May 15 at Cleveland...optioned to Rochester, May 18...hit safely in eight consecutive games, going 14-for-32 (.438), May 29-June 5...hit safely in 15 of 17 games, June 23-July 8...recalled and doubled for first career extra-base hit, July 12 vs. Oakland...was optioned back to Rochester, July 22...matched a season-high with four hits, August 8 at Syracuse...posted a .319 (38-for-119) vs. lefties...was recalled on August 17 and finished the season with the Twins appearing in 31 games...went 3-for-3, September 2 vs. Kansas City.
Spent the entire year with Triple-A Rochester and saw action in 140 games at ﬁrst base, right ﬁeld and designated hitter...went 2-for-4
with two runs scored and hit his ﬁrst of 21 home runs on April 14...hit safely in seven straight games from April 19-April 28...had a season-high
three hits on three occasions, including a 3-for-6 four rbi game, May 21 at Ottawa...was 5-for-12 (.417) with the bases loaded and hit .288
(69-for-288) with runners on base...hit .284 (33-for-116) with ﬁve home runs and 25 rbi in August...led Rochester in homers (21), doubles (32), extra-base hits (56) and rbi (92) and was tied for the lead in walks (49)...his 92 rbi ranked ninth in all of Triple-A.
Hit safely in 6 of 7 games, going 10-27 (.370), April 7-13 . . . Twins' Minor League Player of the Week, April 9-15 .
. . season-high 14-game hit-streak, going 20-56 (.357), May 1-18 . . . homered in consecutive games, May 17-18 . . . was
8-21 (.381) in 5 games, June 23-27 . . . hit safely in 10 of 13 games, July 9-26 . . . season-high 6 rbi, July 25 vs. Durham
. . . hit safely in 7 of 9 games, going 12-35 (.343), August 6-15 . . . homered in both games of double-header, August
15 vs. Pawtucket . . . homered in consecutive games, September 4-5 . . . led club in games, total bases (217), doubles
and homers and was second in at-bats, runs and hits . . . played for Grand Canyon in the Arizona Fall League.
Began season at Ft. Myers . . . had 5-game hit-streak, going 8-19 (.421), April 8-13 . . . promoted to New Britain,
April 27 . . . was 9-20 (.450) in 5 games, April 28-May 2 . . . hit safely in 8 of 9 games, going 12-37 (.324), May 9-18 . .
. hit safely in 20 of 22 games, going 31-84 (.369), May 28-June 22 . . . season-high 5 hits and 2-homer game, July 1 at
New Hampshire . . . had 8-game hit-streak, going 12-29 (.414), July 15-22 . . . Twins' Minor League Player of the Week,
July 24-30 . . . Twins' Minor League Player of the Month for July . . . had 2-homer game, August 1 at Binghamton . . . tied
season-high 4 rbi, August 8 vs. Portland . . . season-high 19-game hit-streak, going 29-74 (.392), August 6-27 . . . homered
in three consecutive games, August 9-12 . . . was 8-12 (.667) in 3 games, August 29-31 . . . Twins' Minor League Player
of the Month for August . . . homered in consecutive games, September 3-4 . . . led club in total bases (267), homers and
rbi, tied for club lead in batting, was second in at-bats, hits and doubles, tied for second in runs, third in games and fourth
in stolen bases . . . was second in league in slugging percentage (.593) and fifth in homers.
Hit safely in 5 of 6 games, going 9-21 (.429), April 21-27 . . . Florida State League Player of the Week, April 21-27
. . . season-high 4 hits, April 27 at Lakeland . . . had 6-game hit-streak, going 9-24 (.375), May 20-25 . . . hit safely in
5 of 6 games, July 7-13 . . . homered in consecutive games, July 24-26 . . . had 2-homer game and season-high 5 rbi,
August 7 vs. Lakeland . . . tied season-high 6-game hit-streak, going 7-20 (.350), August 25-31 . . . homered in both
ends of a doubleheader, August 27 at Sarasota. . . led club in homers and slugging percentage and was second in rbi
. . . was fourth in league in homers.
Released by Atlanta, May 21 . . . signed by Minnesota and assigned to Quad Cities, May 24 . . . hit safely in 4
consecutive games, May 29-June 1 . . . tied season-high 4-game hit-streak, going 5-14 (.357), June 27-30 . . . Midwest
League Player of the Week, July 8-14 . . . became the third player in the 56-year history of the Midwest League to hit
4 homers in a game and season-high 8 rbi, July 14 vs. Kane County . . . hit safely in 6 of 8 games, August 15-27 . . .
was second on club in homers.
Disabled with broken jaw, June 19-July 19 . . . hit safely in 5 of 6 games, going 8-21 (.381), July 19-23 . . .
season-high 6-game hit-streak, going 9-22 (.409), July 26-31 . . . hit safely in 10 of 12 games, August 3-15 . . . tied 2006 Players
season-high 3 hits and 3 rbi, August 17 at Bluefield . . . was 8-25 (.320) in 7 games, August 22-28.
Hit safely in 5 of 6 games, June 23-29 . . . tied season-high 3-game hit-streak, going 5-12 (.417), July 14-21 . . .
season-high 3 rbi, August 4 vs. Princeton . . . had a rbi in 3 consecutive games, August 16-19 and August 26-29.
Hit safely in 6 of 7 games, July 1-9 . . . season-high 11-game hit-streak, going 16-45 (.356), July 28-August 9
. . . season-high 3 hits, August 4 at GCL Expos . . . was 5-13 (.385) in 3 games, August 13-16 . . . hit safely in 6 of 7
games, August 20-26.