If the first three games are making a statement for the year Adam Jones is going to have, then the Baltimore Orioles have reason to celebrate. The Orioles started out the 2013 Major League Baseball season against the Tampa Bay Rays, and Jones already looks like he is at his two-time All-Star form.
You would think with Jones batting 7-14 in the first three games everyone would be talking about him. But Orioles’ first baseman Chris Davis has been like a man on fire with a .636 BA, with 11 RBI, three HR and three doubles.
However, Jones has shown some smoke on his bat too. His previously mentioned .500 BA also brings a .500 OBP, a .643 SLG percentage two RBI, two doubles and he has scored five runs. Jones is second on the team in offensive stats behind Davis and the Orioles look like they could very well win the American League East this year.
He has also been the key ingredient to manager Buck Showalter’s recipe for success. Jones played in all 162 games of the MLB season in 2012. He had a .287 BA with 32 home runs and 82 RBI. His fielding percentage of .982 and only eight errors not only made him an All-star, but brought Jones his second Gold Glove.
This eight year veteran is a seasoned star for the Orioles. At 27 years old he has the potential of having several more All-Star years in Baltimore. Jones is signed through 2018, and the Orioles have plenty of talent around Jones to launch their way to the American League Pennant.
Barring injury, Jones will be an All-Star again in 2013.