Nate Jones, Relief Pitcher, Chicago White Sox, #65
Date of Birth: 1/28/1986
Birthplace: Butler, Kentucky
College: Northern Kentucky University
Current Salary: $1,900,000
Nate Jones, relief pitcher for the Chicago White Sox, was drafted by the White Sox in 2007. He pitched in their minor league system from 2007 through 2011.
Jones pitched in 65 games with the White Sox in 2012. He had a strong first season, finishing with a career high 8 wins and no losses, 65 strikeouts to 32 walks, and a 2.39 ERA in 71.2 innings. The following season he had highs in innings pitched (78.0) and strikeouts (89 to 26 walks). He had a 4.15 ERA in 70 games in 2013.
Jones had back surgery in May, 2014. Two months later, he had Tommy John surgery. He spent much of the 2015 season on the DL, recovering from his two surgeries. He finished the season with a 3.32 ERA in 19.0 innings in 19 games.
In 2016, Jones proved that he had recovered fully from his 2014 surgeries. He finished the 2016 season with a career low ERA of 2.29, 5 wins and 3 losses, 3 saves, and 80 strikeouts to 15 walks in 70.2 innings in a career high 71 games.
Career pitching statistics for Jones through 2016 include:
- 227 games played
- 239.1 innings pitched
- 19-10 win-loss record
- 261 strikeouts to 82 walks
- 3.16 ERA