Jeffrey Hammonds' favorite player: Adam Jones

Jeffrey Hammonds' favorite player: Adam Jones

Former Major League outfielder Jeffrey Hammonds spent parts of six seasons in Baltimore, so he knows the importance of the Orioles to the city.

Hammonds has paid attention as the Orioles have become contenders in recent years. He identifies with center fielder Adam Jones, the face of the franchise and his favorite current Major Leaguer.

"He's doing the right things -- both on and off the field," Hammonds said. "He's showing a lot of charisma, he's running out balls, he's hitting with power. He's clutch, and he's the leader of the Baltimore Orioles."

Cash Kruth is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @cashkruth. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.