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Houston Astros

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Player Updates

September 1, 2020 05:48 PM
Astros' Taylor Jones: Returns to alternate site
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Astros optioned Jones to their alternate training site Sunday.

Jones was up with the big club as the 29th man for its doubleheader Saturday versus the Athletics. He didn't appear in either game and will now head back to the organization's alternate site in Corpus Christi while the Astros return to action Tuesday against the Rangers.

August 29, 2020 01:04 PM
Astros' Taylor Jones: Acting as 29th man
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones was optioned back to the Astros' alternate training site Saturday but will serve as the team's 29th man for its doubleheader with the Athletics on Saturday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Jones was optioned to make room for Aledmys Diaz, who was activated off the 10-day injured list Saturday. Jones will remain with the big-league club as a depth option Saturday before heading back to the team's alternate training site.

August 23, 2020 04:08 PM
Astros' Taylor Jones: Bound for bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Padres, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The righty-hitting Jones' absence from the lineup against a left-handed starting pitcher (Adrian Morejon) suggests he'll likely be on the outs for a spot in the everyday lineup after Houston returned Michael Brantley (quadriceps) from the injured list Saturday. Jones had started at first base or designated hitter in each of Houston's previous four games, going 4-for-15 with a home run, a double and a walk.

August 23, 2020 09:28 PM
Astros' Taylor Jones: Hits first big-league homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in a loss to San Diego on Saturday.

With Houston down by 10 runs in the fifth inning, Jones put up a murmur of protest with a 405-foot shot to left field. The homer was the first of his career and his fourth overall hit in 17 at-bats. Jones hit 22 long balls in 447 at-bats at the Triple-A level in 2019.

August 20, 2020 03:24 PM
Astros' Taylor Jones: Should benefit from Bregman injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones will start at first base and bat eighth Thursday against the Rockies, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

The Astros will be without three lineup mainstays for the foreseeable future after Alex Bregman (hamstring) joined Yordan Alvarez (knee) and Michael Brantley (quadriceps) on the injured list Thursday, which should open up opportunities for the newly recalled Jones to see steady playing time. Jones will pick up a second straight start in the series finale at Coors Field after he served as the Astros' designated hitter in Wednesday's 13-6 win, going 2-for-5 with two RBI.

August 21, 2020 02:00 AM
Astros' Taylor Jones: Starts at DH
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones started at designated hitter and went 2-for-5 with two RBI in Wednesday's 13-6 win over the Rockies.

Jones made his first start since being called up after the Astros placed primary DH Yordan Alvarez (knee) on the injured list. Abraham Toro served as the DH the previous three games, but it was Jones' turn Wednesday, and there will be more players used at DH before the end of the season. The team announced Alvarez will undergo season-ending surgery, so there is an opportunity for Jones, who had an .889 OPS at Triple-A Round Rock in 2019, to claim the job as the primary DH.

August 18, 2020 05:48 PM
Astros' Taylor Jones: Back in big leagues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones was recalled by the Astros on Tuesday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

Jones was up for his big-league debut earlier in the season but didn't make much of an impact, going hitless in his only two at-bats. He'll give Houston added depth at the corner positions with Yordan Alvarez (knee) on the injured list.

July 27, 2020 02:16 PM
Astros' Taylor Jones: Optioned to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones was optioned to the minors by the Astros on Monday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Jones spent just two days on the big-league roster, going hitless in the first two major-league plate appearances of his career. He's seemingly set to hang around the fringes of the active roster this season and is likely still an injury or two away from filling a significant role.

July 27, 2020 07:32 AM
Astros' Taylor Jones: Hitless in debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones went 0-for-2 as the starting designated hitter in Sunday's 7-6 loss to the Mariners.

Jones, who was recalled Saturday after the Astros placed Aledmys Diaz (groin) on the injured list, made his MLB debut. As a right-handed batter, he got the start against a left-hander instead of lefty-hitting Kyle Tucker. The switch-hitting Abraham Toro, who replaced Jones mid-game Sunday, is also an option going forward against southpaws.

July 26, 2020 03:44 PM
Astros' Taylor Jones: Starting against lefty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones will make his first big-league start Sunday at designated hitter while batting seventh against the Mariners.

With lefty Yusei Kikuchi on the bump for Seattle, the hulking right-hander will get the nod. Jones is known partly for his strong defense at first base, but he will be eased in as a designated hitter in his first MLB game. The 6-foot-7, 225-pound first baseman hit .291/.388/.501 with 22 home runs, a 12.8 percent walk rate and a 21.1 percent strikeout rate in 125 games at Triple-A last season.

July 25, 2020 01:28 PM
Astros' Taylor Jones: Recalled by Astros
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones will be recalled by the Astros on Saturday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

Jones didn't crack the Astros' 30-man roster despite an impressive showing during spring training, but he'll join the major-league club after Aledmys Diaz (groin) was placed on the injured list Saturday. Given the team's depth in the corner infield spots, Jones is unlikely to see significant playing time but could make his MLB debut soon.

June 30, 2020 08:16 PM
Astros' Taylor Jones: Added to player pool
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones was added to the Astros' 60-man player pool Sunday.

Jones is a slugging corner infielder who profiles as a first baseman. He also has experience in the outfield, but there is little room on the active roster to carry him at any of the corner spots. The 26-year-old showed promise during spring training (.977 OPS) and could be in line for his MLB debut at some point in 2020.

March 9, 2020 09:32 AM
Astros' Taylor Jones: Sent to minors camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Astros optioned Jones to their minor-league camp Monday, Alyson Footer of MLB.com reports.

The 26-year-old appeared in 10 games during the Astros' Grapefruit League slate, going 6-for-17 with three extra-base hits. He'll likely be in line for a repeat season at Triple-A Round Rock after slashing .291/.388/.501 across 531 plate appearances with the affiliate in 2019.

November 21, 2019 07:04 PM
Astros' Taylor Jones: Added to 40-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jones was added to the Astros' 40-man roster Wednesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Jones improved in his second year at the Triple-A level, hitting .291/.388/.501 with 22 home runs and 84 RBI last season. Given the Astros' infield depth, it is unlikely that he would have a consistent starting role in the majors next year unless the team would face injuries. Jones' addition to the 40-man roster protects him from the Rule 5 draft.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultABRHHRRBIBBSB
08/25vs LAAW 6-33000000
08/24vs LAAW 11-41000000
08/22@ SDL 2-133111100
08/21@ SDL 3-44110000
08/20@ COLW 10-83100010
08/19@ COLW 13-65020200
07/26vs SEAL 6-72000000
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020HOU72134131700.191.227.3810.608
2019HOU0000000000------------
Total72134131700.191.227.3810.608
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SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020HOU710800002
2019HOU000000000
Total710800002
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2016ASX-Tri-City702543464170838326111.252.354.413
2017AFA-Buies Creek Astros55191174351217285100.225.323.293
2017AFX-Quad Cities River Ba50174233880528175000.218.303.351
2018AAA-Fresno Grizzlies39143163071517164600.210.294.378
2018AAX-Corpus Christi Hooks8430945972511363457820.314.409.527
2019AAA-Round Rock Express1254478613028022846811201.291.388.501
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-7/225
Birthdate:
12/06/1993
Age:
26
Hometown:
Kent, WA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Houston Astros
College:

MLB Experience:
0