Jordan Tuwiner wrote:UZR had Adam Jones at -6.7, while managers rated him the #1 or #2 defensive outfielder I believe.
The Gold Gloves are announced tonight and Jones is a finalist.
I think he is a slightly above-average defensive CF, so I am in between the fans and managers.
OriolesRedskins28 wrote:I think he's an overrated defender. I trust Defensive Runs Saved/Plus Minus and it has consistently graded him out poorly. To me he just looks kind of slow chasing after fly balls (especially coming in on balls) compared to a guy like Austin Jackson. He has seemed to improve on going back on balls at the wall/track though.
steve wrote:Jones is way better than Paul Blair.
steve wrote:Jones is way better than Paul Blair. And he could become the next Frank Robinson.
steve wrote:Ill bet yall in the near future Adam Jones is gonna break Brady Anderson home run record or possibly go after MLB home run single season record by breaking Bonds record.
The Paul Blair from BEFORE the beaning was a MUCH better hitter.
birdwatcher55 wrote:I would still go with Adam Jones. Blair had the luxury of hitting in a lineup of Brooks, Frank, Blefary, Davy Johnson, Powell. Jones has no such luxury