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Boonville Daily News - Boonville, MO
  • Jones off to a slow start for Augusta GreenJackets in Class A

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  • As Chuckie Jones enters his fourth season in the San Francisco Giants farm system, he knows all too well that 2013 could be the most important season of his career.
    While drafted by the Giants in 2010, Jones hit .279 with 46 hits in 165 at-bats while playing in the Arizona League. Meanwhile, in 2011 in the Northwest League, Jones batted .218 with 27 hits in 124 at-bats while playing for the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes.
    As for 2012, Jones split time at both Salem Keizer and Augusta while hitting .202 with 65 hits in 322 at-bats.
    In Class A this season in the South Atlantic League, Jones is currently hitting .208 with five hits in 24 at-bats with two RBIs, eight strikeouts and one stolen base.
    While playing for the Augusta GreenJackets, Jones is hitting .500 against lefties with two hits in four at-bats. However, against right-handed pitchers, Jones is currently batting .150 with three hits in 20 at-bats.
    Jones’ numbers also show a decrease at home versus away games. At home, Jones is hitting .273 with three hits in 11 at-bats with two RBIs. Meanwhile, on the road, Jones is batting only .154 with two hits in 13 at-bats.
    In day games, Jones is hitting considerably higher than during night games. In day games, Jones is hitting .500 with two hits in four at-bats with one RBI. Meanwhile, in night games, the Boonville native is batting .150 with three hits in 20 at-bats with one RBI.
    With bases empty, Jones is hitting .071 with one hit in 14 at-bats. Meanwhile, with runners on base, Jones is batting .400 with four hits in 10 at-bats with two RBIs. Jones is also hitting the ball well with runners in scoring position while hitting for a .500 clip with two hits in four at-bats with two RBIs.
    As for the first-six games of the season, Jones’ best game occurred on Sunday, April 7th against the Lexington Legends, where he went 2-for-4 with one RBI. Jones also has at least one hit in four out of his first-six games.
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