Mon, 16 Nov 2015 15:01:02 -0800
Updating a previous report, the Texas Rangers acquired OF James Jones, RP Tom Wilhelmsen and a player to be named later from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for OF Leonys Martin and RP Anthony Bass Monday, Nov. 16.
Fantasy Tip: Jones is the only notable addition to the trade, and he is a low-end fantasy option in AL-only and cavernous mixed leagues, at best. Through 359 career plate appearances, Jones owns a .238/.268/.296 slash line. You should aim higher in the majority of seasonal leagues.
Tue, 29 Sep 2015 15:07:11 -0700
Seattle Mariners SS Brad Miller is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, Sept. 29. OF James Jones is starting in center field and is hitting eighth against Houston Astros SP Mike Fiers.
Fantasy Tip: Jones ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) shouldn't be considered by FantasyScore gamers tonight. He's batting just .120 (3-for-25) in his short time on the major league roster this year.
Fri, 11 Sep 2015 16:51:39 -0700
Seattle Mariners OF James Jones is starting in center field and is batting leadoff against Colorado Rockies SP Chad Bettis Friday, Sept. 11. OF Shawn O'Malley is starting on the bench.
Fantasy Tip: Jones ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) could make some noise in the leadoff spot tonight against Bettis, but we wouldn't bet on it. He hit only .250 in 312 at-bats last year with no homers and is hitless in his 12 at-bats with the M's this year.
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:10:52 -0700
Seattle Mariners OF Austin Jackson is getting the day off against the Oakland Athletics Sunday, July 5. OF James Jones will play center field and bat leadoff.
Fantasy Tip: Jones ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) swiped 27 bags in 108 games last year but has had difficulty hitting consistently enough to get regular playing time at the major league level. Unless you need a lot of salary cap relief Sunday, he should not be considered for FantasyScore lineups.
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 16:32:18 -0700
Seattle Mariners OF James Jones was recalled from Class AAA Tacoma Saturday, July 4, while SP Roenis Elias was sent down.
Fantasy Tip: Jones stole 27 bases last season but has yet to hit enough to remain in the lineup consistently. Keep him on your watch lists.
Sun, 21 Jun 2015 12:00:34 -0700
Seattle Mariners OF James Jones is starting in center field and batting eighth Sunday, June 21, against the Houston Astros. OF Austin Jackson is getting the day off.
Fantasy Tip: If you need lots of salary cap relief for your FantasyScore lineup, Jones ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is an intriguing option. Although he is hitless in four at-bats this season, Jones hit .250 with 27 steals over 108 games last year.
Tue, 16 Jun 2015 10:16:10 -0700
Seattle Mariners OF Austin Jackson is out of the lineup Tuesday, June 16, in favor of OF James Jones.
Fantasy Tip: Jones didn't impress with a .264-1-13 line at Class AAA Tacoma, but he had 15 steals. Pass on him on FantasyScore for now.
Mon, 15 Jun 2015 16:38:13 -0700
Seattle Mariners OF James Jones was recalled from Class AAA Tacoma Monday, June 15.
Fantasy Tip: The Seattle outfield is already somewhat crowded, but they're kind of in search of a leadoff hitter, and Jones stole 27 bags over 108 games last season. It would be wise to take a wait-and-see approach with Jones in all fantasy formats, though, as he is hitting just .264 with Tacoma through 174 at-bats. He is worth a flier in deep leagues, if you're desperate for stolen bases, but there is no telling where and how he'll fit into the lineup.
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:55:19 -0700
Seattle Mariners OF James Jones was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma Friday, Aug. 29. In a corresponding move, SP Erasmo Ramirez was optioned to Tacoma.
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:24:43 -0700
The Seattle Mariners have recalled SP Roenis Elias from Triple-A Tacoma. The team also optioned OF James Jones to Triple-A Tacoma.