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Posts tagged ‘Brandon Jones’

Say Goodbye To: Brandon Jones

Brandon Jones was the Roadrunner’s 12th-round minor league selection, the Mr. Irrelevant of the 2009 Draft. Though ESPN’s Eric Karabell liked him, he lost the numbers crunch game in the Braves’ outfield, even after Josh Anderson was traded to Detroit. With more talented players behind him in the Braves minor league system (Jason Heyward, Gorkys Hernandez), this may have been Jones’ last shot, at least without a change of scenery. We’ll keep an eye on him and see how he does at AAA Gwinnett, but he’s likely lost his relevance in our NL-Only league. Mr. Irrelevant indeed.

Roster Moves – April 7th – Week 1

FAAB Acquisition:

  • RP Josh Kinney, Cardinals ($0 bid, reserve)

Up:

  • SP Shairon Martis

Down:

  • RP Kyle McClellan

Cut:

  • OF Brandon Jones

Notes:

  • Need to figure a way to get Austin Kearns into the lineup
  • Also bid $0 on OF/DH Gary Sheffield of the Mets.  Misogynistic Padres also bid $0, and The Pi Train won him with a $17 bid.
  • As of 9:30 AM, the OnRoto Standings have not been updated for today with yesterday’s stats.

Brandon Jones Optioned to AAA Gwinnett

Brandon Jones was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett. Garrett Anderson showed he was healthy after a calf injury early in spring training, so he wasn’t needed in left field. He could still get a chance if Anderson gets hurt or Jordan Schafer struggles, but he may need a change of organizations to get a true test in the majors. (Rotowire)

Brandon Jones Returns After Stomach Virus

Atlanta LF Brandon Jones was back in action on Tuesday against the Astros after leaving Saturday’s game against the Yankees with a stomach virus. He had two at-bats in the game, going 1-for-2 and raising his spring batting average to .354. Jones ended up hitting .267 with a .397 slugging percentage in 41 games with Atlanta last season and is primed to do far better in 2009. Still, even with his spring success this season, he’s primed to begin the year in Triple-A. In the majors, Jones could be a nice addition to your roster in NL-only leagues but you don’t need to concern yourself with him in Fantasy drafts at the moment. (CBS Sports)