The Baltimore Orioles are hoping for big things again out of 27-year old righty swinging CF Adam Jones. Jones played in 162 games for the Orioles last year and he was 186 of 648 (.287 avg, .839 OPS) with 103 runs scored, 32 homers, 82 RBIs and 16 stolen bases. Jones played in 162 games (161 starts) in CF for the Orioles last year and he had 7 assists and 8 errors there while showing out of this world range. Jones has now played in 786 games in his first seven years in the majors and he is 802 of 2,885 (.278 avg, .775 OPS) with 413 runs scored, 107 homers, 373 RBIs and 60 stolen bases. If Jones needs a day off during the season, the Orioles could just shift Nate McLouth over from LF. McLouth played in 10 games (4 starts) in CF last year and he had 0 errors or assists there while showing off outstanding range. 23-year old lefty swinging Xavier Avery also could get in on the action for the Orioles at some point in 2013. He played in 32 games in his first taste of the majors last year for the Orioles and he was 21 of 94 (.223 avg, .645 OPS) with 14 runs scored, 1 homer, 6 RBIs and 6 stolen bases. He also played in 102 games in AAA-ball last year and he was 92 of 390 (.236 avg, .686 OPS) with 57 runs scored, 8 homers, 34 RBIs and 22 stolen bases. Avery played in 1 game in CF for the Orioles last year.
PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE CENTER FIELDERS IN 2013: A+