Brandon Jones Designated For Assignment

Braves outfielder Brandon Jones was designated for assignment today to make room for Eric Hinske, tweets David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  Jones, 26, hit .281/.360/.419 in his third Triple A stint.

Heading into the 2008 season, Baseball America ranked Jones the 70th-best prospect in the game.  At the time BA said the Braves considered Jones their "long-term answer in left field."


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71 Comments on "Brandon Jones Designated For Assignment"


5 years 6 months ago

Everyone loves former high ranking prospects.. someone will scoop him up thinking hell bounce back.

5 years 6 months ago

Everyone loves former high ranking prospects.. someone will scoop him up thinking hell bounce back.

5 years 6 months ago

Seems like a player the Pirates might be interested in. A young cheap backup with some upside, while they wait on their OF prospects to develop.

5 years 6 months ago

There were rumors the Pirates were interested, when the Braves were eyeing Jason Bay at the ’08 trade deadline.

5 years 6 months ago

ironic since if they signed him Jones could replace the OF (Moss) they got in the Bay deal.

5 years 6 months ago

There were rumors the Pirates were interested, when the Braves were eyeing Jason Bay at the ’08 trade deadline.

5 years 6 months ago

Seems like a player the Pirates might be interested in. A young cheap backup with some upside, while they wait on their OF prospects to develop.

BravesRed
5 years 6 months ago

They should of got rid of him instead of Anderson, at least he can still somewhat hit.

BravesRed
5 years 6 months ago

They should of got rid of him instead of Anderson, at least he can still somewhat hit.

HansonAce
5 years 6 months ago

You know Dayton Moore is already on scooping him up….

HansonAce
5 years 6 months ago

You know Dayton Moore is already on scooping him up….

Ian_Smell
5 years 6 months ago

I remember the Pirates were going to get him for Bay. Glad they didn’t do that trade, just for the sake of Andy LaRoche.

Ian_Smell
5 years 6 months ago

I remember the Pirates were going to get him for Bay. Glad they didn’t do that trade, just for the sake of Andy LaRoche.

bravesfan
5 years 6 months ago

I would have DFA JoJo Reyes but Brandon Jones works. He did have that one good series where he single-handedly beat the Angels but other than that, he never really developed into a major leaguer. See ya in KC BJ.

atlbraves312
5 years 6 months ago

I think they should DFA Jo Jo Reyes. I mean. Do we really need him? We got Kris Medlen. I think it will suck to see this guy go.

5 years 6 months ago

Jo Jo may have sucked for the Braves in the past, but they don’t have many guys in their system ready to be called up if someone in the rotation goes down with an injury. The good pitching prospects are too young to fill that spot at the moment. He is definitely needed as an emergency starter…

jonathan180iq
5 years 6 months ago

All of JoJo’s peripherals started pointing towards his tendency to be a mid-tier pitcher, but he can’t throw strikes. He could be a valuable weapon from the left side but he first has to learn to hit his spots. If he can’t do that, he’s destined for another medicore year(career) in AAAA.

atlbraves312
5 years 6 months ago

I think they should DFA Jo Jo Reyes. I mean. Do we really need him? We got Kris Medlen. I think it will suck to see this guy go.

bravesfan
5 years 6 months ago

I would have DFA JoJo Reyes but Brandon Jones works. He did have that one good series where he single-handedly beat the Angels but other than that, he never really developed into a major leaguer. See ya in KC BJ.

5 years 6 months ago

Totally wouldn’t be surprised if the Reds signed to make their Minor League system “even stronger”.

5 years 6 months ago

Totally wouldn’t be surprised if the Reds signed to make their Minor League system “even stronger”.

drumzalicious
5 years 6 months ago

ugh. def thought it would have been Marek

drumzalicious
5 years 6 months ago

ugh. def thought it would have been Marek

bbxxj
5 years 6 months ago

I don’t have many beefs with the Braves FO, but not giving Jones his fair shot at regular playing time last year was a mistake.

I remember when Griffey signed in Seattle our FO said they would go with internal options Jones and Diaz in LF but alas they signed Anderson who could barely take a walk or hit for power and couldn’t field at all but he could take ‘professional at bats’. Looking back it was 2.5 mil wasted and now we may never know what Jones could have been in ATL.

He is still a solid hitter but his HR power has dropped instead of risen and his defense was never that stellar to begin with. I can see why the Braves did this but we could have known for sure if he was given the gig in LF in ’09 along with Diaz who could of become the full time starter should Jones have struggled.

jonathan180iq
5 years 6 months ago

I agree with you, except that Brandon’s swing is simply too long. You can get away with a long swing in the minors and be one of the better hitters but that’s what was going to hold him back at the big league level and our organization knows that. He has all the tools, no doubt. But he has to shorten that swing if he wants to advance his game much beyond where it is now.

bbxxj
5 years 6 months ago

I don’t have many beefs with the Braves FO, but not giving Jones his fair shot at regular playing time last year was a mistake.

I remember when Griffey signed in Seattle our FO said they would go with internal options Jones and Diaz in LF but alas they signed Anderson who could barely take a walk or hit for power and couldn’t field at all but he could take ‘professional at bats’. Looking back it was 2.5 mil wasted and now we may never know what Jones could have been in ATL.

He is still a solid hitter but his HR power has dropped instead of risen and his defense was never that stellar to begin with. I can see why the Braves did this but we could have known for sure if he was given the gig in LF in ’09 along with Diaz who could of become the full time starter should Jones have struggled.

Guest
5 years 6 months ago

too bad…

Guest
5 years 6 months ago

too bad…