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2013 Second-Team All-SEC
SEC Player of the Week (May 7, 2012)
2011 Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American
2011 Baseball America Freshman All-American (Second Team)
2011 Louisiana Freshman of the Year
2011 Freshman All-SEC
SEC Freshman of the Week (February 28, 2011)
MLB Draft: 19th round in 2010 (Houston); 3rd round in 2013 (Pittsburgh)
Tremendous athlete that played as the Tigers’ starting second baseman for three seasons … drafted by Pittsburgh in the third round of the 2013 MLB Draft and signed with the Pirates in the summer of ’13.
Started 57 games at second base, batting .294 (59-for-201) with 11 doubles, one triple, six homers, 31 RBI, 42 runs and 12 stolen bases … voted second-team All-SEC by the league coaches … 5-for-7 (.714) in NCAA Super Regional vs. Oklahoma with one double, one triple, one homer, two RBI and four runs scored … was out of action for two weeks in May after suffering a bruised left hand but returned to starting lineup in NCAA Baton Rouge Regional … in the Tigers’ three-game sweep of No. 19 Florida (May 2-4), he hit .385 (5-for-13) with one double, two homers and eight RBI … collected a career-high six RBI in the Tigers’ 18-6 win over the Gators on May 4, delivering a grand slam and a two-run double … the grand slam was the Tigers’ first in 2013 and the first by an LSU hitter since April 28, 2012, when Mason Katz hit one against Georgia … was hitting just .188 through March 31, but raised his cumulative average to .294; he batted .367 (36-for-98) in his last 29 games with seven doubles, three homers, 19 RBI and 20 runs … hit .500 (5-for-10) in the South Carolina series (April 26-28) with one double and one run scored … 3-for-7 in April 20 win at Alabama with one double, two RBI and three runs … led LSU to series sweep vs. Kentucky, batting .615 (8-for-13) with three doubles, one homer, six RBI, three runs and two stolen bases … 3-for-4 in Game 3 of the UK series on April 7 with one double, one homer, four RBI and one run … 4-for-12 in Miss. State series (March 15-17) with two doubles, three RBI and one run scored.
Started 54 games at second base and eight in center field, batting .253 (62-for-245) with 13 doubles, one triple, four homers, 29 RBI, 42 runs and a team-high 11 stolen bases … hit .282 (33-for-117) in SEC regular-season games with 10 doubles, three homers, 19 RBI, 20 runs and four steals … launched a solo homer to lead off the bottom of the ninth inning of Game 1 of the NCAA Super Regional versus Stony Brook (June 8); the home run tied the game at 2-2 and LSU eventually prevailed, 5-4, in 12 innings … produced a key double in the top of the 10th inning versus Oregon State in NCAA Regional final (June 3); the hit moved Austin Nola from first base to third base, and Nola later scored the game-winning run on a wild pitch … named the SEC Player of the Week May 7 by the league office after leading LSU to three wins in four games, batting .500 (7-for-14) with one double, one homer, seven RBI, three runs and one stolen base ... paced to the Tigers to an SEC series victory at Ole Miss (May 4-6), hitting .417 (5-for-12) in three games with one double, one homer, seven RBI, two runs and one stolen base … 2-for-4 with one double, one RBI and two runs in April 15 win over Alabama … doubled three times in the Florida series (April 5-7), collecting four RBI while scoring four runs … batted .429 (6-for-14) in the Arkansas series (March 30-April 1) with a double and an RBI; 4-for-5 in Game 1 of the series with one double, one RBI and one run … produced the game-winning hit in two of LSU’s SEC regular-season wins – Jones delivered a walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th inning on March 16 versus Mississippi State and the go-ahead single in the top of the ninth inning on March 25 at Auburn.
Earned Freshman All-America and Freshman All-SEC honors after starting all 56 games at second base for the Tigers … batted .338 (66-for-195) with 11 doubles, one triple, four homers, 32 RBI, 36 runs and 12 stolen bases … hit .303 (33-for-109) in SEC games with seven doubles, one homer, 14 RBI and 18 runs … hit .397 (23-for-58) on the year with runners in scoring position … batted .426 (23-for-54) in last 15 games with five doubles, one homer, nine RBI and 14 runs scored … 3-for-4 at Alabama (May 6) with two runs and one RBI … 3-for-3 versus Kentucky (April 29) with one run and three RBI … batted .400 (4-for-10) in the Ole Miss series (April 1-3) with one double, two RBI and three runs scored … named SEC Freshman of the Week on Feb. 28 after batting a blistering .636 (7-for-11) in four games (Feb. 22-27) with one double, one homer, six RBI, five runs and two steals … recorded four hits vs. Holy Cross on Feb. 25, becoming the first LSU freshman to collect four hits in a game since catcher Micah Gibbs accomplished the feat versus New Orleans on May 13, 2008.
2010 Mississippi High School Player of the Year … 2010 Louisville Slugger Mississippi Player of the Year … 2010 2nd Team All American (Baseball America) … all-time career leader in hits for the state of Mississippi … batted .503 as a senior in 2010 wth nine homers, 46 RBI and 42 stolen bases … hit .517 as a junior with seven homers, 40 RBI and 30 steals; batted .520 as a sophomore with eight homers, 33 RBI and 33 steals; hit .482 as a freshman with six homers, 30 RBI and 27 steals … four-time All-State selection … four-time 1st Team All-Area and 1st Team All-District … recipient of 2010 Wendy’s High School Heisman in Mississippi … 2009 AFLAC All American and Under Armor All American … also played wide receiver and strong safety for the football team.
Full name is JaCoby Mylon Jones … parents are Bubba and Mary Jones … majoring in sports administration-commerce at LSU … born May 10, 1992.
Jones’ LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 7 at Alabama (4/20/13)
Hits: 4 three times; most recently vs. Oklahoma (6/8/13)
Runs Scored: 3 six times; most recently vs. Oklahoma (6/8/13)
Doubles: 2 twice; most recently at Mississippi State (3/16/13)
Triples: 1 three times; most recently vs. Oklahoma (6/7/13)
Home Runs: 1 several times; most recently vs. Oklahoma (6/8/13)
RBI: 6 vs. Florida (5/4/13)
Stolen Bases: 2 at Tulane (4/5/11); vs. Washington (3/9/13)