David Hunter Jones...attended Dwyer High School (FL) in West Palm Beach...spent two years at Florida State University, where he
went a combined 7-5 with a 4.60 ERA in 33 games (25 starts) for the Seminoles.
Started the season with Boston's triple-A affiliate in Pawtucket before making two seperate trips
to the Red Sox over the course of the year...With PawSox, went 4-3 with two saves and a 4.25 ERA in 36 relief appearances...Earned first win of the season on June 23 at Norfolk, allowing only one hit over 1.0 inning of work.
Followed that appearance with his second win on June 27 vs. Syracuse (1.0 IP)...Was two-of-four in save opportunities, earning saves on June 20 vs. Durham and July 26 vs.
Colorado Springs...Tossed a season-high 3.0 innings of relief on August 26 vs. Buffalo, earning his final win of the season...Prior to the All-Star break, posted a 2-2 record with one save and a 2.25 ERA (24.0 IP/6 ER) in 18
games. In 18 second half contests, was 2-1 with one save and a 5.90 ERA (29.0 IP/19 ER)...Earned promotion to Boston on April 15 and made his Major League debut on April 20 vs.
Baltimore. Tossed 1.0 scoreless inning...Tossed 4.0 scoreless innings over his first three appearances before surrendering runs in seven of
his final eight games (8.2 IP/13 ER; 13.50).
Played most of the season with Pawtucket, his first experience at the Triple-A level,
but opened the year with Double-A Portland...Combined to finish 3rd in the Red Sox farm system
with a career-high 12 saves...Also set personal bests with 8 wins (8-3), a 2.45 ERA (20 ER/73.1 IP),
and 48 appearances...Recorded 76 strikeouts in 73.1 innings, an average of 9.3 K's per 9.0 innings...
Went 0-1 with 4 saves in 4 opportunities and a 1.19 ERA (3 ER/22.2 IP) over 13 games with
the Sea Dogs...Earned a May 15 promotion to Pawtucket where he went 7-3 with 8 saves and a
3.02 ERA (17 ER/50.2 IP)...Fanned 50 Triple-A batters and walked 14...Logged a 3.00 ERA (1 ER/3.0
IP) in 2 post-season games for the PawSox and earned the save in the club's only playoff victory on
September 4 vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre...Made winter league stops with Escogido in the Dominican
Republic and Caracas in Venezuela, combining on a 4.15 ERA (4 ER/82. IP) in 13 games.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS: Allowed just one run over his final 7 appearances (12.0 IP) for the Sea Dogs
while fanning 17 in that span...Gave up a single earned run in his first 6 games (11.1 IP) with the
PawSox, a combined 13-game stretch during which he posted a 0.77 ERA (2 ER/23.1 IP)...Held opponents
scoreless over 8 outings from June 14-July 1, a span of 10.2 innings during which he went
1-0 and converted 5-of-5 save tries...Fanned at least one batter in 17 straight games from May
19-July 4 with 32 total K's and 5 walks in that time...Was 5-0 with 8 saves and a 1.80 ERA (7 ER/35.0
IP) in his final 26 regular season outings...Held International League righthanders to a .191 (22-
for-115) batting average while lefties hit at a .384 (33-for-86) clip against him.