2014 Fantasy Baseball: OF Adam Jones Will Be A Top-10 Stick

By Adam McGill
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The Baltimore Orioles endured an offensive explosion last season. Guys like 1B Chris Davis and OF Adam Jones had career seasons and finished with spectacular fantasy baseball numbers in the process.

There is no doubt that Davis will be a top-10 pick this fantasy season, but for some reason Jones has not been given the same respect. Jones has been falling between the 10-15 range, which is somewhat hard to imagine considering the season that the San Diego native put together in 2013.

The outfielder hit .285 last year with a very respectable .318 On Base Percentage. He crushed 33 long balls and averaged a homer every 19.8 at-bats. Jones was ranked third in the AL with 108 RBIs and fourth with 100 runs. These are elite fantasy numbers across the board.

Jones was outstanding in day games in particular. In 221 afternoon at-bats, Jones boasted a .348 batting average with 16 homers and 49 RBIs. That is staggering compared to the .252 he hit in 432 night at-bats with 17 home runs and 59 RBIs.

Jones is a double-digit stolen base option and the power-hitting outfielder has stolen 14 bases over his last three seasons. He isn’t going to compete for the AL-lead in steals anytime soon, but he will do enough on the bases to give his value a slight boost.

Jones is a top-10 stick in all fantasy formats and the 28-year-old is officially in his prime. If you can lock onto him at the end of the first round, don’t even hesitate to pull the trigger.

Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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