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Nate Jones
Birthdate: 1/28/1986 (31 y, 1 m, 23 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-5/185     Position: P
Drafted: 2007 June Amateur Draft - Round: 5, Pick: 25, Overall: 179, Team: Chicago White Sox
Contract: $8M / 3 Years (2016 - 2018) + 3 Option Years
RotoWire News: Jones made his first appearance in a game Saturday since he injured his knee earlier in the week. He walked one batter in a scoreless inning. (3/5/2017)
Profiles:  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Jones is coming off an absolutely fantastic age-30 season with the White Sox, and it couldn't have come at a better time. The flamethrower posted career-best marks in ERA and WHIP and cut his walk rate by more than a full walk per nine over his career rate. The payoff for Jones can come if the White Sox trade David Robertson, which seems rather likely at some point this year considering their commitment to a rebuild and the seeming lack of a need for the team to have a high-priced closer in the near future. That could mean Jones taking the closer's role if Robertson is traded but also could mean Jones being moved to a team looking for late-inning help as well. Since he's entering his age-31 season — and is signed through up to 2021 at a reasonable price — he could fetch an impressive return on the trade market as well. As of right now, he'd be a decent option in holds leagues — alas, there may not be many leads to hold — and is a stealth closer candidate. Monitor the situation around him closely this spring. (@Brandon_Warne)

The Quick Opinion: Jones had a phenomenal 2016 season and is the closer-in-waiting in Chicago - if that situation ever materializes. If he were to be traded, he could be a very, very good closing option for someone.

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SeasonTeamWLSVGGSIPK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPWAR
2007White Sox (R)04012943.17.685.400.83.30760.2 %  5.405.34  
2008White Sox (R)100416.216.202.700.00.37555.6 %  1.351.53  
2008White Sox (A)170181056.211.285.561.27.37261.5 %  6.834.79  
2008White Sox (A+)000202.23.386.750.00.12566.7 %  3.384.94  
2009White Sox (A)20113018.212.054.340.00.21672.2 %  2.412.41  
2009White Sox (A+)21032049.17.842.370.73.28672.5 %  3.653.51  
2010White Sox (A+)11602828152.16.443.310.59.34372.6 %  4.084.19  
2011White Sox (AA)231242063.19.523.840.43.31272.1 %  3.273.18  
2012White Sox80065071.28.164.020.50.31785.8 %45.5 %6.3 %2.393.393.971.0
2013White Sox45070078.010.273.000.58.33062.9 %50.5 %9.1 %4.152.642.772.0
2014White Sox000200.00.0027.000.001.00020.0 %0.0 %0.0 %36.0012.1313.370.0
2015White Sox (A+)000424.02.250.002.25.182100.0 %  2.256.01  
2015White Sox (AAA)000606.15.682.841.42.118100.0 %  1.424.89  
2015White Sox22019019.012.792.842.37.206100.0 %45.9 %33.3 %3.324.662.40-0.1
2016White Sox53371070.210.191.910.89.24381.9 %45.9 %12.3 %2.292.932.991.8
2017Depth Charts43365065.010.452.561.09.30178.0 %  3.163.36 1.3
2017Steamer33165065.010.282.960.91.29775.5 %46.2 % 3.273.273.411.0
2017ZiPS42352050.010.622.161.26.29381.0 %  3.063.45 0.7
Total- - -191032270239.19.813.080.79.29676.3 %47.1 %10.9 %3.163.113.174.7

SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGShOSVHLDBSIPTBFHRERHRBBIBBHBPWPBKSO
2007White Sox (R)045.40129000  43.11954232264260410037
2008White Sox (R)101.3541000  6.23164102013112
2008White Sox (A)176.831810100  56.2263634543835017071
2008White Sox (A+)003.3820000  2.2111110200101
2009White Sox (A)202.41130001  18.27285509011025
2009White Sox (A+)213.65320000  49.1201442020413014043
2010White Sox (A+)1164.082828100  152.16711767769105601271109
2011White Sox (AA)233.274200012  63.1272572723327128067
2012White Sox802.396500007371.2301671919432315065
2013White Sox454.1570000016478.0315694036526118189
2014White Sox0036.0020000010.052440300000
2015White Sox (A+)002.2542000  4.0133111000001
2015White Sox (AAA)001.4260000  6.1243111200104
2015White Sox223.321900006119.072127756000027
2016White Sox532.2971000328970.2274482018715337080
2017Depth Charts433.16650  314 65.0 542523818 2  75
2017Steamer333.2765000115 65.0269552624721 2  74
2017ZiPS423.06520  3  50.0 411817712224059
Total- - -19103.1622700035718239.19671989084218275201261

SeasonTeamK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%ERA-FIP-FIP
2007White Sox (R)7.685.401.420.8319.0 %13.3 %5.6 %.2551.57.30760.2 %  5.34
2008White Sox (R)16.202.706.000.0038.7 %6.5 %32.3 %.2141.20.37555.6 %  1.53
2008White Sox (A)11.285.562.031.2727.0 %13.3 %13.7 %.2781.73.37261.5 %  4.79
2008White Sox (A+)3.386.750.500.009.1 %18.2 %-9.1 %.1111.13.12566.7 %  4.94
2009White Sox (A)12.054.342.780.0034.7 %12.5 %22.2 %.1290.91.21672.2 %  2.41
2009White Sox (A+)7.842.373.310.7321.4 %6.5 %14.9 %.2351.16.28672.5 %  3.51
2010White Sox (A+)6.443.311.950.5916.2 %8.4 %7.9 %.2921.52.34372.6 %  4.19
2011White Sox (AA)9.523.842.480.4324.6 %9.9 %14.7 %.2351.33.31272.1 %  3.18
2012White Sox8.164.022.030.5021.6 %10.6 %11.0 %.2501.38.31785.8 %56793.39
2012Average7.563.052.481.0219.8 %8.0 %11.8 %.2501.31.29372.5 %  4.12
2013White Sox10.273.003.420.5828.3 %8.3 %20.0 %.2401.22.33062.9 %102652.64
2013Average7.573.022.510.9619.9 %7.9 %11.9 %.2501.30.29473.5 %  4.02
2014White Sox0.0027.000.000.000.0 %60.0 %-60.0 %1.0005.001.00020.0 %93331012.13
2014Average7.732.892.670.8620.4 %7.6 %12.7 %.2471.28.29573.0 %  3.81
2015White Sox (A+)2.250.001.002.257.7 %0.0 %7.7 %.2310.75.182100.0 %  6.01
2015White Sox (AAA)5.682.842.001.4216.7 %8.3 %8.3 %.1360.79.118100.0 %  4.89
2015White Sox12.792.844.502.3737.5 %8.3 %29.2 %.1820.95.206100.0 %821124.66
2015Average7.762.922.661.0220.4 %7.7 %12.7 %.2511.29.29672.9 %  4.03
2016White Sox10.191.915.330.8929.2 %5.5 %23.7 %.1880.89.24381.9 %54672.93
2016Average8.103.142.581.1721.1 %8.2 %12.9 %.2521.32.29872.9 %  4.24
2017Depth Charts10.452.564.081.09   .2291.12.30178.0 %  3.36
2017Steamer10.282.963.470.9127.6 %7.9 %19.6 %.2261.18.29775.5 %  3.27
2017ZiPS10.622.164.921.26   .2251.06.29381.0 %  3.45
Total- - -9.813.083.180.7927.0 %8.5 %18.5 %.2251.17.29676.3 %80753.11

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%SIERAxFIP-xFIP
2012White Sox1.4222.5 %45.5 %32.0 %7.8 %6.3 %4.4 %33.3 %34.0 %36.5 %29.6 %13.3 %59.6 %27.1 %3.82963.97
2013White Sox1.8021.4 %50.5 %28.1 %18.2 %9.1 %6.1 %0.0 %41.2 %33.7 %25.1 %21.6 %51.3 %27.1 %2.56702.77
2014White Sox0.0050.0 %0.0 %50.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %50.0 %0.0 %50.0 %0.0 %50.0 %50.0 % 35113.37
2015White Sox1.1313.5 %45.9 %40.5 %13.3 %33.3 %0.0 %0.0 %33.3 %43.6 %23.1 %17.9 %43.6 %38.5 %2.03592.40
2016White Sox1.3920.9 %45.9 %33.1 %14.0 %12.3 %6.3 %0.0 %37.5 %33.5 %29.0 %21.0 %50.0 %29.0 %2.69702.99
Total- - -1.4921.3 %47.1 %31.6 %13.0 %10.9 %5.2 %8.3 %37.3 %35.1 %27.6 %18.4 %53.2 %28.4 %2.98793.17

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2012White Sox9164455431494637051168
2013White Sox99554210630344448031247
2014White Sox01100000161329
2015White Sox1715520201198183281
2016White Sox7957368540313386711009
Total- - -2861921292515121125135923753734

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIinLIgmLIexLIPullsWPA/LIClutchSDMD
2012White Sox-0.06-5.615.543.480.391.031.071.241.15540.73-0.791617
2013White Sox0.74-7.428.162.780.331.431.471.501.85531.04-0.532217
2014White Sox-0.59-0.590.00-3.97-0.422.252.361.891.782-0.25-0.0102
2015White Sox0.44-1.431.874.150.441.301.341.391.36160.080.2673
2016White Sox2.11-7.079.1918.301.871.751.771.711.73601.46-0.253510
Total- - -2.64-22.1224.7624.732.611.391.431.481.561853.06-1.178049

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2012White Sox67.3% (97.6)24.0% (87.9) 0.9% (80.0)7.9% (87.8)  1.1%
2013White Sox53.4% (97.7)42.1% (87.7) 0.2% (80.5)4.3% (87.6)  0.4%
2014White Sox62.1% (95.8)24.1% (88.9)  13.8% (85.5)   
2015White Sox54.1% (97.6)43.8% (89.4) 0.4% (81.0)1.8% (89.2)   
2016White Sox63.1% (96.8)35.7% (88.3) 0.6% (80.3)0.6% (87.5)  1.3%
Total- - -60.4% (97.4)34.7% (88.1) 0.5% (80.2)4.3% (87.7)  0.8%

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2012White Sox30.9 %40.7 %    24.5 %0.4 %  3.6 %   
2013White Sox19.0 %36.0 %    42.4 %0.3 %  2.3 %   
2014White Sox3.5 %58.6 %    24.1 %   13.8 %   
2015White Sox 54.1 %    43.8 %0.4 %  1.8 %   
2016White Sox 62.9 %    35.9 %0.7 %  0.4 %  0.1 %
Total- - -16.0 %46.3 %    35.0 %0.4 %  2.2 %  0.0 %

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2012White Sox96.397.6    87.680.6  85.6  
2013White Sox96.797.7    87.788.8  86.1  
2014White Sox90.696.2    88.8   85.4  
2015White Sox 97.5    89.480.6  89.2  
2016White Sox 96.8    88.375.9  88.0  
Total- - -96.597.3    88.080.6  86.1  

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2012White Sox2.72.2 0.12.8  0.350.78 1.273.03  
2013White Sox0.96.0 0.01.2  0.141.15 0.122.25  
2014White Sox-1.70.0  -0.3  -9.66-0.18  -7.87  
2015White Sox-3.65.8 0.0-0.1  -2.394.71 3.73-1.65  
2016White Sox6.310.7 0.20.3  1.003.00 2.764.83  
Total- - -4.524.6 0.33.9  0.201.91 1.752.41  

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2012White Sox2.03.4    2.60.0  0.3  
2013White Sox0.90.5    6.10.0  0.3  
2014White Sox0.0-1.8    0.0   -0.3  
2015White Sox -4.1    5.60.0  -0.1  
2016White Sox 6.2    11.40.2  0.1  
Total- - -2.84.1    25.60.2  0.2  

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2012White Sox0.560.71    0.91-0.99  0.62  
2013White Sox0.370.12    1.160.05  0.90  
2014White Sox-2.27-10.40    -0.19   -8.00  
2015White Sox -2.73    4.583.67  -1.59  
2016White Sox 0.98    3.182.96  1.42  
Total- - -0.480.24    1.981.29  0.20  

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2012White Sox26.1 %67.4 %45.1 %53.7 %86.6 %76.4 %46.2 %54.5 %10.5 %
2012Average30.3 %64.7 %45.6 %66.8 %87.2 %79.6 %44.4 %59.8 %9.2 %
2013White Sox30.9 %64.2 %46.5 %49.3 %82.4 %70.8 %47.0 %61.0 %13.6 %
2013Average30.4 %65.5 %45.9 %66.5 %87.0 %79.4 %44.2 %60.2 %9.4 %
2014White Sox15.8 %60.0 %31.0 %66.7 %83.3 %77.8 %34.5 %60.0 %6.9 %
2014Average30.7 %65.7 %46.2 %65.7 %87.3 %79.3 %44.3 %60.6 %9.5 %
2015White Sox33.3 %64.9 %48.0 %46.0 %81.2 %68.2 %46.6 %59.7 %15.3 %
2015Average30.6 %66.9 %46.9 %64.9 %86.7 %78.8 %44.7 %60.9 %9.9 %
2016White Sox35.5 %69.6 %51.5 %49.5 %84.9 %71.9 %46.9 %63.9 %14.3 %
2016Average30.3 %66.7 %46.5 %63.9 %86.3 %78.2 %44.6 %60.3 %10.1 %
Total- - -30.6 %66.7 %47.4 %50.3 %84.4 %72.6 %46.6 %59.7 %12.9 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2012White Sox24.1 %64.9 %45.1 %51.1 %85.0 %76.2 %51.5 %22.0
2012Average29.3 %62.2 %45.6 %63.6 %87.3 %79.6 %49.5 %22.1
2013White Sox28.6 %62.8 %46.7 %40.4 %83.3 %70.9 %52.9 %22.2
2013Average29.7 %62.7 %45.9 %63.2 %87.3 %79.4 %49.2 %22.6
2014White Sox16.7 %54.6 %31.0 %66.7 %83.3 %77.8 %37.9 %24.6
2014Average30.1 %63.1 %46.2 %62.9 %87.5 %79.3 %48.8 %23.0
2015White Sox36.1 %60.6 %48.0 %48.1 %80.7 %68.2 %48.8 %20.8
2015Average30.9 %64.4 %46.9 %62.9 %87.1 %78.8 %47.8 %22.1
2016White Sox35.2 %67.5 %51.5 %52.9 %82.0 %72.1 %50.4 %22.9
2016Average30.6 %63.9 %46.5 %62.1 %86.5 %78.1 %47.8 %22.7
Total- - -29.5 %64.5 %47.4 %48.1 %83.3 %72.7 %51.3 %22.3

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2012White SoxP65071.2661101100 3   .923 
2013White SoxP70078.0280000000 7   1.000 
2014White SoxP200.0000000000 0   .000 
2015White SoxP19019.0130000000 0   1.000 
2016White SoxP71070.23131100000 2   .941 
Total- - -P2270239.112302201100 12   .955 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2012White SoxP71.20  000              
2013White SoxP78.00  0-1-1              
2014White SoxP0.00  000              
2015White SoxP19.00  000              
2016White SoxP70.20  011              
Total- - -P239.10  000              

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%)Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2012White SoxP71.20.0%      (0)0.0%      (1)66.7%      (3)0.0%     (1)0.0%      (0)80.0%      (5)
2013White SoxP78.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%     (1)100.0%      (1)83.3%      (6)
2015White SoxP19.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (2)
2016White SoxP70.20.0%      (0)0.0%      (1)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (1)100.0%      (1)90.9%    (11)
Total- - -P239.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (2)66.7%      (3)33.3%     (3)100.0%      (2)87.5%    (24)

SeasonTeamRA9-WARBIP-WinsLOB-WinsFDP-WinsRARWARDollarsSalary
2012White Sox2.2-0.51.81.29.31.0$6.3 
2013White Sox0.0-0.6-1.4-2.018.22.0$14.5 
2014White Sox0.00.00.00.00.00.0$0.0 
2015White Sox0.30.20.20.4-0.7-0.1($0.6) 
2016White Sox2.50.8-0.10.717.61.8$14.5 
Total- - -5.0-0.10.50.344.44.7$34.7 

  • $8m / 3 Years (2016 - 2018) + 3 Option Years (Edit)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox on 12/18/2015 (Extension)
    • 2016: $0.9M, 2017: $1.9M, 2018: $4M
    • 2019 Team Option: $4.6M ($1.2M buyout)
    • 2020 Team Option: $5.2M ($1.2M buyout)
    • 2021 Mutual Option: $6M
    • Other Notes: If Jones has Tommy John surgery before the end of the 2018 season, the 2021 option becomes a team option and the total of the three options decreases from $15,800,000 to $8,500,000
    • Originally Reported By: Jerry Crasnick
    • Source: chicago.suntimes.com, Hat Tip: bleacherreport.com
    • Submitted by Bailey Winston
  • $0.7m / 1 Years (2015) (Edit)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox on 1/15/2015 (Avoided Arbitration)
    • 2015: $0.7M
    • Agent / Agency: Joe Speed
    • Originally Reported By: Dan Hayes
    • Source: twitter.com
    • Submitted by matthewyaspan
  • $0.7m / 1 Years (2015) (Edit)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox on 1/15/2015 (Avoided Arbitration)
    • 2015: $0.7M
    • Agent / Agency: Joe Speed
    • Originally Reported By: Joe Margulis
    • Source: southsidesox.com
    • Submitted by matthewyaspan
  • $0.5m / 1 Years (2014) (Edit)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox on 1/1/2014 (League Minimum)
    • 2014: $0.5M
    • Submitted by Dustin Nosler
  • $0.5m / 1 Years (2013) (Edit)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox on 2/22/2013 (League Minimum)
    • 2013: $0.5M
    • Other Notes: Pre-Arbitration
    • Source: spotrac.com
    • Submitted by Bailey Winston
  • $0.5m / 1 Years (2012) (Edit)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox on 3/4/2012 (League Minimum)
    • 2012: $0.5M
    • Other Notes: Pre-Arbitration
    • Source: spotrac.com
    • Submitted by Bailey Winston
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  • 2007 June Amateur Draft - Round: 5, Pick: 25, Overall: 179
    • Team: Chicago White Sox
    • School: Northern Kentucky U