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Garrett Jones (1B,RF)

New York Yankees - 1% owned

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Bats: L, Throws: L

Garrett Jones finished 0-for-3 with an RBI groundout for the Yankees. Jones is 5-for-33 in his first season with the Yankees.

Fantasy Impact: Garrett Jones wears many hats for the Yankees, both corner outfield roles and 1B, but his many source of at-bats has been removed from Alex Rodriguez's outstanding beginning of the 2015 season. Jones was supposed to be the left handed part of the DH platoon, but Rodriguez has a .886 OPS against right-handed pitchers this season, removing the value of playing a left-handed hitter against right-handed pitchers. Jones has no fantasy value and has not been worth while in his spot starts as well.

 

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Garrett Jones got the start in right field on Sunday and made the most of it collecting three hits and scoring a run. He finished the day 3-for-4.

Fantasy Impact: Garrett Jones has played sparingly so far this season and put together his best game yet on Sunday. Jones in batting .278 in just 18 at-bats but has a double, triple and a run scored. Unless he sees regular at-bats, Jones will only be useful in DFS formats when he has a good match up.

 

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Garrett Jones got the start in right field on Saturday and finished the day 1-for-3 with a double and a walk. Jones also struck out twice.

Fantasy Impact: Garrett Jones saw some playing time for the second day in a row on Saturday and was able to collect a hit in the Yankees loss. Jones will see time in the outfield, at first base and get some at-bats at DH for the Yankees. He doesn't hold too much value in season-long leagues but could be a daily fantasy option when in the lineup, especially against right-handed pitching.

 

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Garrett Jones pulled 47% of his hits in 2014 and if the new commissioner's mandate on the removal of shifts is approved, it could lead to a big start to Jones' New York tenure. (Source: NJ.com)

Fantasy Impact: Jones has been solid, if not unspectacular, over his MLB tenure, with a .764 OPS in 854 games over seven seasons. Jones will be relied on against right handed pitchers this year and has posted 20 home runs or more three times in his career, including in 2009 when he had a similar role with the Pirates. Jones may not get more than 450 at bats this year, but between the specialized role as a left-handed DH and the possible removal of the shift, he could be worth spot starts or daily fantasy adds.

 

Garrett Jones was traded with Nathan Eovaldi and prosepct Domingo German to the Yankees for Martin Prado and David Phelps. (Source: Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is an odd move for the Yankees, as they need the DH spot for Alex Rodriguez or for players to have days off, and they needed a 2B/OF like Prado more than a 1B/OF like Jones. That being said, Jones' left handed power could play very well in the Bronx, potentially making him a 30 home run player if given at-bats. He is not more than a utility player with the upside of lesser Adam LaRoche; Jones has a career .764 OPS and has hit 20 or more home runs three times. The Yankees were without a left handed power source and he could be part of an effective platoon at DH with Rodriguez and can play the corner outfield positions and 1B.

 

Miami Marlins 1B/OF Garrett Jones is drawing trade interest, and was generating interest even before the Marlins' Michael Morse signing. According to reporter Joe Frisaro, Miami could keep Jones and use him as a reserve left-hand hitter at first base or in right field, but he will probably be dealt and some teams are interested. (Source: NBC Sports)

Fantasy Impact: His career .811 OPS against right-handers is pretty impressive, and he had a great campaign in 2012 as a Pirate with 27 HRs and a .832 OPS. Jones' power is the main draw for his services and it would do the Fish well to cash in on the 33-year-old during the final year of his contract. If he's traded, 1B Justin Bour would be the reserve lefty to Michael Morse.