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Bob JonesTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1967-1987 MLB Years: 1974-1986
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Played in Japan
1st Round Draft Pick

PositionsOF-405, 1B-120, DH-34Position when Drafted1BPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameRobert Oliver Jones
Height6-2Weight195BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateOctober 11,1949 [68.251]PlaceElkton,Maryland
High SchoolDawson County (Dawsonville,GA)

DraftedSelected by the Washington Senators II [Team Picks] in the 36th round (665th overall) of the 1967 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Baltimore Orioles [Team Picks] in the 7th round (85th overall) of the 1966 Amateur Entry Draft ... Selected by the Minnesota Twins [Team Picks] in the 1st round (20th overall) of the 1966 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
MLB DebutOctober 1,1974 [24.355]
OrganizationsTEX [11] WS2 [4] CAL [3] Awards1
TBC Player ID13424Retrosheet IDjoneb001MLBAM ID116719
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed29Power75Contact43XBH68RBIs85Runs40Hitting64Durability26Team.484Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1967GenevaNYPLA--1719605132102000000000.217.217.283.50017360.217.066.067.2230.000.000.000.000.0023.08
1968SalisburyWcarA-181023543387115539000000000.246.246.347.59312321354.235.101.102.2690.000.000.001.4170.8024.14
1969ShelbyWcarA-1920749203017000000000.270.270.351.62126474.260.081.081.2800.000.000.001.3574.0020.00
1969BurlingtonCaroA+-19391117221016000000000.198.198.234.432262111.191.036.036.1960.000.000.000.90111.009.09
1969Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         59185164240213000000000.227.227.281.508526185.219.054.054.2300.000.000.001.0892.5014.29
1971AndersonWcarA-21116424821361952377000000000.321.321.552.87323447424.282.231.231.3920.000.000.005.4218.4334.56
1972DenverAmerAAA-221183454699156546000000000.287.287.409.69614126345.276.122.122.3140.000.000.001.4569.0026.26
1973SpokanePCLAAA-2312143757121257971000000000.277.277.428.70518741437.262.151.151.3130.000.000.002.0648.5633.88
1974SpokanePCLAAA-24131466871401851691000000000.300.300.464.76421639466.276.164.163.3450.000.000.003.4329.1327.86
1974Texas RangersALMLBtex8of2425000000000100000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.000.0000.0020.000.000.000.000.00
1975SpokanePCLAAA-25109404691121261767000000000.277.277.463.74018735404.245.186.186.3320.000.000.004.2123.7631.25
1975Texas RangersALMLBtex8of25911210000003300000.091.286.091.3771014.125.000.273.21921.4321.431.000.000.000.00
1976SacramentoPCLAAA-2626931633521029000000000.355.355.7741.129721793.277.419.419.5100.000.000.0010.759.3051.52
1976California AngelsALMLBcal9,18of267816622356061730143014235.211.273.355.6285912187.220.144.247.2867.4916.042.143.2127.6734.29
1977Salt Lake GullsPCLAAAcal-2794353711202810188533357110700.340.394.6291.02322256396.376.289.388.4368.8417.932.034.5519.6146.67
1977California AngelsALMLBcal18dh271417330013004500101.176.318.353.6716122.167.177.412.30518.1822.731.254.5517.0033.33
1978Salt Lake GullsPCLAAAcal-of281224607914131614102114770401000.307.369.491.86022651521.329.184.287.3839.0213.441.492.6932.8636.17
1979ChunichiJap CenIntl-2911036748105001656000000000.286.286.417.70315316367.254.131.131.3110.000.000.004.3622.9415.24
1980ChunichiJap CenIntl-306417805000419000000000.281.281.348.629624178.264.067.067.2830.000.000.002.2544.508.00
1981Wichita AerosAmerAAAtex-of3111735253111153207295567530730.315.407.545.95219238418.345.230.401.42413.4017.941.344.7817.6034.23
1981Texas RangersALMLBtex27of311034491037011700000.265.286.559.84519435.250.294.294.3792.8620.007.008.5711.3344.44
1982Denver BearsAmerAAAtex-of32822614483195125112394271310.318.416.567.98314836311.338.249.395.43012.5413.501.083.8621.7543.37
1983Oklahoma City 89ersAmerAAAtex-1b3346171256114342901191811310.357.418.544.9629321195.375.187.292.4219.749.230.952.0542.7534.43
1983Texas RangersALMLBtex6of-dh334172516401110251720212.222.284.319.60323581.268.097.139.2706.1720.993.401.2372.0031.25
1984Texas RangersALMLBtex21of-1b346414314374042211101910210.259.308.371.679538156.270.112.182.3046.4112.181.902.5635.7521.62
1985Texas RangersALMLBtex6of358313414302052310113010211.224.284.351.635477148.248.127.216.2837.4320.272.733.3826.8023.33
1986Oklahoma City 89ersAmerAAAtex-1b3690318318016165002466010660.252.342.365.70711623371.287.113.252.31512.4016.171.301.6253.0028.75
1986Texas RangersALMLBtex6of361321120003002500000.095.174.095.2692023.125.000.095.1408.7021.742.500.000.000.00
1987Tulsa DrillersTexAAtex-of376517820548092631293840100.303.410.500.9108917212.341.197.371.40013.6817.921.314.2519.7831.48
MLB Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter314603651331702086545011754969.221.282.348.63021037671.238.127.212.0007.4517.442.342.9830.1527.82
Minor League Totals - 16 Season(s)Filter14174861734143324265170850171527137421237110.295.332.476.80823154775192.290.181.238.0005.227.201.383.2728.5933.29
AAA Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter10563660578110119854131693141424233617236110.301.344.492.83618003833957.300.191.257.0006.128.491.393.3127.9434.79
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter6517820548092631293840100.303.410.500.9108917212.341.197.371.00013.6817.921.314.2519.7831.48
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter391117221016000000000.198.198.234.432262111.191.036.036.0000.000.000.000.90111.009.09
A Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter238852124243331029123000000000.285.285.450.73538372852.260.165.164.0000.000.000.003.4029.3829.63
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter19605132102000000000.217.217.283.50017360.217.066.067.0000.000.000.000.000.0023.08
Intl Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter17454548155002075000000000.284.284.394.67821520545.257.110.110.0000.000.000.003.6727.2512.90
Texas Rangers Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter2224204095110136624328240633.226.284.345.62914524462.248.119.190.0006.9317.752.562.8132.3125.26
California Angels Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter9218325386072030183514336.208.278.355.6336513209.215.147.262.0008.6116.751.943.3526.1434.21
Average MLB - Per 162 games162311346990104432266032535.221.282.348.63010819346.238.127.212.0007.4517.442.342.9830.1527.82
Average Minor - Per 162 games16255684164287199722314320410.295.332.476.80826555594.290.181.238.0005.227.201.383.2728.5933.29

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1974Texas RangersALMLBtex24OF2--5---551.0002.50------2100.01.3
1975Texas RangersALMLBtex25OF5--6---661.0001.20------955.63.1
1975Texas RangersALMLBtex25DH1---------------911.10.6
1976California AngelsALMLBcal26OF62--9861-105104.9901.68------7879.538.3
1976California AngelsALMLBcal26DH2---------------782.61.2
1977California AngelsALMLBcal27DH6---------------1442.93.7
1978Salt Lake Gulls PCLAAAcal28OF90--18132-186184.9892.04------12273.865.7
1978Salt Lake Gulls PCLAAAcal281B19--16310319176173.9839.11------12215.613.9
1981Wichita Aeros AmerAAAtex31OF71--118811127126.9921.77------11760.752.6
1981Wichita Aeros AmerAAAtex311B25--21411125226225.9969.00------11721.418.5
1981Texas RangersALMLBtex31OF10--204--24241.0002.40------10100.09.5
1982Denver Bears AmerAAAtex32OF77--120522127125.9841.62------8293.957.0
1983Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex331B29--26822230292290.99310.00------4663.021.5
1983Texas RangersALMLBtex33DH11---------------4126.86.8
1983Texas RangersALMLBtex33OF11--24---24241.0002.18------4126.86.8
1983Texas RangersALMLBtex331B1---------------412.40.6
1984Texas RangersALMLBtex34OF22--422-144441.0002.00------6434.413.7
1984Texas RangersALMLBtex341B15--97517103102.9906.80------6423.49.3
1984Texas RangersALMLBtex34DH4---------------646.32.5
1985Texas RangersALMLBtex35OF30--30---30301.0001.00------8336.118.6
1985Texas RangersALMLBtex35DH10---------------8312.06.2
1985Texas RangersALMLBtex351B4--14--114141.0003.50------834.82.5
1986Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex361B24--20716225225223.9919.29------9026.716.9
1986Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex36OF6--15---15151.0002.50------906.74.2
1986Texas RangersALMLBtex36OF9--10-1-1110.9091.11------1369.25.6
1986Texas RangersALMLBtex361B2--191-220201.00010.00------1315.41.2
1987Tulsa Drillers TexAAtex37OF10--15---15151.0001.50------6515.47.4
1987Tulsa Drillers TexAAtex371B1--2---221.0002.00------651.50.7
MLB Totals for OF - 8 season(s)-   OF151--2351221249247.9921.64------1510.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 6 season(s)-   DH34---------------340.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 4 season(s)-   1B22--1306110137136.9936.18------220.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 4 season(s)-   OF244--4341653455450.9891.84------2440.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 4 season(s)-   1B97--85259899919911.9919.39------970.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF10--15---15151.0001.50------100.00.0
AA Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B1--2---221.0002.00------10.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1974Texas RangersALMLBtex24---------2-
1975Texas RangersALMLBtex25---------51
1976California AngelsALMLBcal26---------622
1977California AngelsALMLBcal27----------6
1978Salt Lake Gulls PCLAAAcal28--19------90-
1981Wichita Aeros AmerAAAtex31--25------71-
1981Texas RangersALMLBtex31---------10-
1982Denver Bears AmerAAAtex32---------77-
1983Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex33--29--------
1983Texas RangersALMLBtex33--1------1111
1984Texas RangersALMLBtex34--15------224
1985Texas RangersALMLBtex35--4------3010
1986Oklahoma City 89ers AmerAAAtex36--24------6-
1986Texas RangersALMLBtex36--2------9-
1987Tulsa Drillers TexAAtex37--1------10-

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1988Charlotte RangersFSLA+Minortex38Manager1377265.5263.51 
1989Charlotte RangersFSLA+Minortex39Manager1397564.5405.52 League Champions
1990Charlotte RangersFSLA+Minortex40Manager1388553.6161.01 Lost in Semi-Finals
1991Tulsa DrillersTexAAMinortex41Manager1365878.42628.03 
1992Tulsa DrillersTexAAMinortex42Manager1367759.566--2 Lost in Semi-Finals
1993Oklahoma City 89ersAmerAAAMinortex43Manager1445490.37531.04 
1994Oklahoma City 89ersAmerAAAMinortex44Manager1446183.42425.57 
1995Tulsa DrillersTexAAMinortex45Manager1355283.38536.04 
1996Tulsa DrillersTexAAMinortex46Manager1397564.540--1 Lost in Semi-Finals
1997Tulsa DrillersTexAAMinortex47Manager1396178.43915.54 
1998Tulsa DrillersTexAAMinortex48Manager1407862.5572.02 League Champions
1999Tulsa DrillersTexAAMinortex49Manager1407466.529--1 Lost in Finals
2000Tulsa DrillersTexAAMinortex50Manager1406476.45719.07 
2001Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex51First Base Coach1627389.45143.04Johnny Oates,Jerry Narron
2002Oklahoma RedHawksPCLAAAMinortex52Manager1447569.521--2 Lost in Semi-Finals
2003Oklahoma RedHawksPCLAAAMinortex53Manager1427072.49310.52 
2004Oklahoma RedHawksPCLAAAMinortex54Manager1448163.563--1 Lost in Semi-Finals
2005Oklahoma RedHawksPCLAAAMinortex55Manager1438063.559--1 Lost in Semi-Finals
2006Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex56First Base Coach1628082.49413.03Buck Showalter
2006Fresno State University BulldogsWACNCAACollege-56Assistant Coach24186.750--1Mike BatesoleConf Champions, CWS Regionals, #22 in Nation
2007Oklahoma RedHawksPCLAAAMinortex57Manager1437172.4973.53 
2008Oklahoma RedHawksPCLAAAMinortex58Manager1447668.528--1 Lost in Finals
2009Oklahoma City RedhawksPCLAAAMinortex59Manager1446975.47911.02 
2009OklahomaPCLAAA-59Manager.000-- 
2010Oklahoma City RedHawksPCLAAAMinortex60Manager1437370.510--1 Lost in Semi-Finals
2011Round Rock ExpressPCLAAAMinortex61Manager1448757.604--1 Lost in Semi-Finals
2012Round Rock ExpressPCLAAAMinortex62Manager1446975.47911.04 
2014Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex64Assistant Hitting Coach1626795.41431.05Ron Washington,Tim Bogar
2015Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex65Assistant Hitting Coach1628874.543--1Jeff BanisterLost in 1st Round (Blue Jays)
2017Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex67Replay Coordinator1627884.48123.04Jeff Banister
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2011Pacific Coast League Manager of the Year1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1980-12-18ContractSigned as Free Agent by Rangers. 
1979-01-29Released by Angels. 
1976-05-17Claimed on waivers by Angels from Rangers. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1985Texas RangersTeam Payroll35117,500-4862020370,78060,000117,500
1986Texas RangersTeam Payroll3660,000-61427-386,34760,000177,500
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red