Grew up in Stillwater, OK. Was born in Seattle, WA but raised in Stillwater, which is home to the Oklahoma State Cowboys and Cowgirls. Garth Brooks and Matt Holliday are a few notable people from the town.
Split his sixth professional season between triple-A Sacramento and the Giants...although appeared in just five games at the big league level... Was first called up in July and played in just one game on July 20 at Oakland, hitting a go-ahead solo home run in the 5th inning off Edwin Jackson...Was recalled on September 9 and appeared in four games, going 2-for-4 with two RBI...Hit his first career pinch-hit home run on September 8 off Milwaukee's Joakim Soria...Batted .274 with 22 doubles, four triples, 11 home runs, 59 RBI and a .745 OPS in 116 games with triple-A Sacramento...Dislocated his left knee on a swing in the 5th inning on September 9 at Milwaukee as his cleat stuck in the clay... Underwent successful surgery on September 12 in San Francisco to repair his left medial patellofemoral ligament...the surgery was performed by Giants orthopedist Dr. Ken Akizuki.
Appeared in 53 games with SF, batting .173 (26-for-150) with nine extra-base hits...Had his contract purchased from triple-A Sacramento on June 24 and made his MLB debut that day vs. New York-NL...Recorded his big league hit on June 30 at Pittsburgh, a single off LHP Wade LeBlanc...Went hitless in the first 17 at-bats of his career...since the Giants moved to SF only one other player (non-pitchers) began their MLB career 0-for-17 or worse (Edwards Guzman 0-for-21 in 1999)...Was HBP on his left wrist on July 1 at Pittsburgh and was placed on the DL on July 7 with a wrist contusion...Was activated from the DL on July 17 and was optioned to triple-A Sacramento...was recalled from Sacramento on Aug. 3...Hit his first Major League home run on Aug. 7 vs. Chicago-NL off RHP Jake Arrieta...Hit .312 with 13 homers and 44 RBI in 64 games with triple-A Sacramento.
Named a mid-season All-Star, Jones hit .247 with 26 doubles, 15 home runs and 67 RBI in his first season at the double-A level...Spent the entire year with Richmond and was the Opening Day starting third baseman...led the Flying Squirrels in homers and RBI.
Played the entire season with Class A Advanced San Jose, batting .268 with 29 doubles, six home runs and 47 RBI in 105 games.
Had modest success while playing for Class A Augusta during the first half of the season before a prolonged slump in June and July resulted in a demotion to short-season Salem-Keizer...in 118 games between the two teams, he hit only .225 with 10 home runs and 67 RBI...Entered the season ranked as the #15 prospect in the Giants' organization according to Baseball America
Was named to the postseason Arizona Rookie League All-Star team...ranked ninth in the league in batting average.