Todd Jones

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Todd Jones MLB Career Stats

982 58-63 3.97 1072.0 868 1.41

Todd Jones Bio

  • Full Name: Todd Barton Givin Jones
  • Born: 4/24/1968 in Marietta, GA
  • Draft: 1989, Houston Astros, 1st rd. (27th overall)
  • College: Jacksonville State
  • Debut: 7/7/1993
  • Last Game: 8/15/2008
  • Relationship(s): father of Alex Jones
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MLB Career Stats 58 63 3.97 982 1 319 1072.0 868 1.41


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Todd Jones Stats

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Todd Jones Advanced Stats

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Todd Jones Awards

AL All-Star

Year Team League
2000 Detroit AL

AL Relief Man Award

Year Team League
2000 Detroit AL

DHL Delivery Man of the Month

Month Team League
08/2005 Florida NL

Todd Jones Leaderboards


Season SV Rank
1994 5 23rd in NL
1995 15 13th in NL
1996 17 13th in NL
1997 31 4th in AL
1998 28 9th in AL
1999 30 8th in AL
2000 42 1st in AL
2001 13 14th in AL
2005 40 4th in NL
2006 37 4th in AL
2007 38 5th in AL
2008 18 11th in AL


Season G Rank
1994 48 20th in NL
1995 68 5th in NL
1997 68 19th in AL
1998 65 25th in AL
1999 65 20th in AL
2000 67 21st in AL
2001 69 12th in AL
2002 79 4th in NL
2004 78 11th in NL
2005 68 25th in NL


Season HLD Rank
2002 29 4th in NL
2004 26 8th in NL

Todd Barton Givin Jones Bio Info

He, his wife Michelle, son Alexander (10/7/94) and daughter Abigail (5/22/97) reside in Pell City, AL during the off-season...Pitched collegiately at Jacksonville State University in Alabama and graduated from Osborne High School in Georgia...Pitched for Magallanes in the Venezuelan Winter League following the 1992 season, finishing 3-2 with a 2.56 ERA and five saves in 29 outings...did not allow a run in seven outings during the Venezuelan Winter League playoffs...Pitched for the United States during the World Baseball Classic in 2006 -- appeared in two games and did not allow a run in 1.2 innings of work. 2007 Fifth in the American League with 38 saves for the Tigers -- marked his sixth season with 30-or-more saves during his career, his fifth with Detroit...Registered a save in each of Detroit's first five wins of the season -- marked the first time in franchise history the same pitcher earned a save in each of the club's first five victories...Finished 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA (12.0IP/4ER) and eight saves in 13 outings during April -- tied for fourth in the American League with eight saves during the month, while he tied for 10th with 13 appearances...his eight saves during the month matched Mike Henneman's eight saves in April of 1988 for the club record during April...Allowed 10 runs over a four-outing stretch May 19- June 1, tossing 3.1 innings -- had compiled a 2.37 ERA (19.0IP/5ER) in his first 20 appearances of the season...Tied for fourth in the American League with seven saves during May...Posted a 1.42 ERA (19.0IP/3ER) and 13 saves over an 18-outing stretch June 28-August 14...Registered his 200th save with the Tigers on July 4 versus Cleveland -- became just the 14th pitcher in major league history to record 200 saves with one team...Tied for the American League lead with nine saves during July -- posted a 1.38 ERA (13.0IP/2ER) in 12 games during the month to garner Tigers Pitcher of the Month honors...Tied for ninth in the American League with five saves during August...Earned the 300th save of his career on September 16 at Minnesota -- became the 21st pitcher in major league history to reach the plateau...Sixth in the American League with five saves during September...Compiled a 1-4 record, 5.20 ERA (36.1IP/21ER) and 22 saves in 38 outings prior to the all-star break...posted a 2.88 ERA (25.0IP/8ER) and 16 saves in 25 games following the all-star break. 2006 Signed by the Tigers during the off-season as free agent, he recorded 37 saves in his return to Detroit -- seventh time in franchise history a Tigers pitcher registered at least 30 saves during a single season...Tied for fourth in the American League with 37 saves...Sixth among all league relievers with 1.55 walks per nine innings...Opened the season on the disabled list with a pulled left hamstring -- returned to action on April 21...Registered his 155th career save as a member of the Tigers on May 21 versus Cincinnati to become the franchise's all-time saves leader...Led the American League with 13 saves during May...Converted 19 straight save opportunities June 10-August 30 -- longest such streak by a Tigers pitcher since Matt Anderson converted 22 consecutive save opportunities May 2-September 29, 2001...Did not allow a run in 12 straight outings June 25-July 28, tossing 11.2 innings -- surrendered one run in a 16 outing stretch June 25-August 6, posting a 0.57 ERA (15.2IP/1ER)...Tied for second in the American League with eight saves during July -- posted a 0.93 ERA (9.2IP/1ER) in 10 outings...Appeared in 10 games during August, compiling a 1.80 ERA (10.0IP/2ER) and six saves -- tied for sixth in the league with six saves during the month...Posted a 3.07 ERA (29.1IP/10ER) in 31 outings on the road...compiled a 4.67 ERA (34.2IP/18ER) in 31 appearances at Comerica Park...Finished 1-5 with a 5.82 ERA (34.0IP/22ER) and 23 saves in 33 outings prior to the all-star break...registered a 1-1 record, 1.80 ERA (30.0IP/6ER) and 14 saves in 29 appearances following the all-star break...Registered four saves during the post-season to become the franchise's all-time leader in saves during post-season play. 2005 Finished fourth in the National League with 40 saves for the Florida Marlins after assuming the club's closer role late in April -- became the fourth Marlins pitcher in franchise history with 40 saves in a single season...Third among all league relievers with 4.43 strikeouts per walk, fifth with 1.73 walks per nine innings, seventh with a 2.10 ERA, eighth by converting 88.9 percent of his save opportunities and ninth with 9.62 baserunners per nine innings...Converted 27 straight save opportunities June 11- September 13, establishing a club record -- eclipsed the previous mark of 21 straight by Bryan Harvey in 1993...Earned a save in 23 consecutive appearances July 19-September 13, establishing a National League record -- eclipsed the previous record of 18 by Jeff Shaw over the course of two seasons (1997-98)...Did not allow a run in 17 straight outings July 19- August 27, tossing 18.2 innings...Did not issue a walk in 21 consecutive appearances July 28-September 17, a stretch of 22.1 innings...Earned Major League Baseball's DHL Delivery Man of the Month honors in August after compiling a 0.66 ERA (13.2IP/1ER) and 12 saves in 12 outings -- established a Marlins record for saves in a single month. 2004 Finished tied for the ML lead with a career-high 11 relief wins (tied with MIN's Juan Rincon) and 8th in NL in winning pct. (.688, 11- 5) and holds (27)...his 82.1 innings tied for his second-highest career total (99.2 IP in 1995)...Went 3-0, 2.41 ERA (5 ER, 18.2 IP, .194 BAA) over a 16-game span, from May 3-June 6; team was 14-2 in those games...played in 51 games with the Reds, and in his last 30 games, compiled 6-1 record and 2.86 ERA (11 ER, 34.2 IP)...Was traded to Phillies on July 30...made Phillies debut on July 31 at CHC (0.1 IP, Sammy Sosa pop out) time of trade, was tied for ML lead in relief wins (8) and tied for 10th in NL in relief innings (57.0)...Appeared in five consecutive games after joining Philadelphia, not allowing a run (3.1 IP), July 31 - August 5...earned first two wins with Phillies in back-to-back appearances, September 8 at Atlanta (game two) and September 10 at Mets...Picked up his first career walk in his only plate appearance of the season, September 19 vs. Montreal...earned one save while with Philadelphia, September 23 at Florida (186th career save)...went 3-0, SV, 2.03 ERA (3 ER, 13.1 IP) in his final 13 games...had 14 SO in his final 13.1 IP (9.5 SO/9.0 IP)...Signed with Cincinnati during spring training, on March 25, after being released by Tampa Bay. 2003 Saw action with both the Colorado Rockies and Boston Red Sox during the 2003 season...Made his lone major league start with the Rockies on June 7 versus Kansas City, allowing five runs in 4.1 innings of work...Released by the Rockies on June 30, he signed with the Red Sox on July 2...Over his final 11 outings of the season August 20- September 27, he posted a 2.70 ERA (10.0IP/3ER). 2002 Established a Rockies single-season record with 79 appearances in 2002 -- fourth-most among all National League relievers...Did not allow a run in 13 appearances during May, tossing 16.1 innings...Compiled a 2.63 ERA (13.2IP/4ER) in 13 games during August. 2001 Jones combined to pitch in a career-high 69 games for Detroit and Minnesota...threw 68.0 innings, the most since 1997 (70.0)...the five wins were also his best since that same year...for the season, he was 5-5 with a 4.24 ERA and 13 saves...the 13 saves were the fewest for the righthander since 1994 (5)...spent the first half of the 2001 campaign with Detroit, going 4-5 with a 4.62 ERA and 11 saves in 45 appearances out of the bullpen...after giving up three earned runs in his first outing of the season, he settled down to go 2-1 with a 3.45 ERA (15.2 ip, 6 er) with 10 saves, from April 6 to May 23...picked up his first save of the year on April 6 at Chicago (1.0 ip, 0 h), his first of three consecutive appearances with a save...recorded career strikeout No. 500 on April 25 vs. Baltimore...combined with Jeff Weaver and C.J. Nitkowski on a seven-hit shutout of Cleveland on May 22 (1.0 ip, 1 h), earning his 10th save...tied season-high three strikeouts, July 1 at Minnesota...on July 28, Todd was traded to Minnesota in exchange for pitcher Mark Redman...gave up just one earned run in his first 10 outings with the Twins (8.0 ip), Aug. 1-21...won his only decision with Minnesota, Aug. 3 vs. Kansas City...had just a 2.08 (13.0 ip, 3 er) during the month of August...posted both of his saves with the Twins in August (Aug. 18, Aug. 31) a Twin, he was 1-0 with a 3.26 ERA and two saves in 19.1 innings...stranded 16 of 29 (55%) inherited runners and first-batters-faced were 20-63 (.317) with nine strikeouts. 2000 Saved a career-high 42 games on the year, establishing a new Tigers single-season club record...broke the 27-year old mark held by John Hiller (38 in 1973)...became the only Tiger ever to post three 30-plus save seasons...the 42 saves tied for first in the American League (Derek Lowe), earning Todd the first Rolaids Relief Man Award in Tigers history...was named to his first career All-Star team...for the year, he was 2-4 with a 3.52 ERA...finished 60 games, fourth best in the AL...earned the first of 42 saves on Opening Day, April 3 at Oakland...then recorded the first save in Comerica Park history, April 11 vs. Seattle...after a slow April (7.88 ERA), Jones rebounded by saving all 10 opportunities in May with a 2.00 ERA in being named Tigers Pitcher of the Month...did not allow an earned run in nine straight appearances (7.0 ip), May 2-21...earned a save in six consecutive appearances, May 12-24...allowed just two runs all month, both in the same game, May 24 vs. Cleveland...those pair of runs would be the only ones allowed by Jones from May 2 to July 29, a span of 29.2 innings and 31 games...was also named Tigers Pitcher of the Month in June, posting a 0.00 ERA with seven saves in 10 games...gave up just five hits in 10.1 ip in June...posted a season-high four strikeouts, July 8 at Milwaukee...played in the All-Star game July 11 at Atlanta...pitched one inning in the Mid-Summer classic, retiring all three batters...recorded nine saves in 12 appearances in July en route to being named pitcher of the month for the third consecutive month...was solid again in August, earning seven saves while giving up just three earned runs in 13.1 innings (2.03 ERA)...on August 23, Todd earned his 125th save as a Tiger, tying him with John Hiller for second place on the club's all-time saves list...passed Hiller on Sept. 1 at Texas...was 1-1 with a 5.73 ERA in September but still saved six games...posted his 39th save of the year on Sept. 17 vs. Boston, setting the new team record...earned his 42nd and final save, Sept. 29 vs. Minnesota. 1999 Jones' 30 saves ranked eighth in the AL ... joined Guillermo Hernandez and Mike Henneman as the only Tigers with 20-or-more saves in three seasons ... joined Hernandez as the only Tiger ever to post two 30-plus save seasons. ... finished fourth in the league in games finished (62) ... was 30-for-35 in save opportunities, a .857 success rate, seventh best in the league ... ranked sixth in the circuit with 80 Rolaids relief points ... opponents batted just .186 (13-for-70) with RISP, 10th best among AL relievers ... recorded his 100th career save on April 22 vs. Boston ... on Sept. 27, Jones struck out Carlos Beltran for the final out at Tiger Stadium, also earning him his 30th save ... converted 20 of his last 22 save opportunities ... collected a season-high 9 saves in September/October. 1998 Saved 88% of his opportunities (28-of-32), eighth in the AL ... was 10th in the Rolaids relief standings with 70 points ... first batters hit just .117 (7-for-60) against Todd, the best mark in the AL and third in the majors ... his 4.97 ERA was the highest of his career ... began the season with seven straight scoreless outings (7.0 ip) ... posted a season-high 3 strikeouts twice, both against the Red Sox (July 17 vs. Boston & Sept. 13 at Boston). 1997 In his first season as a Tiger, Todd set a then-career high with 31 saves, which tied him for fourth in the AL ... 10 of his saves came in one-run games ... his .861 save percentage was fifth best in the league ... earned his first American League save on April 5 at Chicago ... was named Rolaids Reliever of the Month for July (1-0, 1.29 ERA, 10 saves) ... named Tigers Pitcher of the Month for September, where he was 3-1 with a 2.84 ERA (12.2 ip, 4 er) and 7 saves in 11 appearances. 1996 Jones became the Astros closer out of spring training and went on to save a team-high 17 games, despite missing the later portion of the season on the disabled list ... was 6-1 with 16 saves at the All-Star break but would only throw 15.1 innings in the second half of the season ... went on the DL with right shoulder tendinitis on July 19 and was activated on Aug. 12 ... then was on the DL again from Aug. 18-Sept. 12 with the same ailment ... pitched for one game with Tucson on a rehab assignment ... was traded to the Tigers following the season on Dec. 10. 1995 Set career highs in wins (6), games (68), innings (99.2) and strikeouts (96) ... his innings and strikeouts ranked second among NL relievers ... inherited the closer role when John Hudek was injured on June 23 ... had a season high 5 strikeouts that day vs. Chicago ... returned to setup duty after Houston acquired Mike Henneman on Aug. 10 ... had a 14.2 scoreless innings streak from Aug. 30 to Sept. 26. 1994 Posted a career high 2.72 ERA in his first full season in the majors ... tied for third among NL relievers with 72.2 innings ... had a career high five-game win streak, June 11 to Aug. 3. 1993 Began season at Tucson (AAA) ... had a 19.2 scoreless-inning-streak, June 3-July 2 . . . recalled July 7 and made major league debut, July 7 vs. Pittsburgh ... recorded first major league save, August 18 vs. Florida ... earned first major league victory, Sept. 7 vs. New York ... from July 7-Aug. 18, was 0-0 with a 0.74 ERA (24.1 ip, 2 er) ... rated Houston's Best Prospect by Baseball America. 1992 Began season at Jackson ... led the league in games (61) and was second in saves (25) and games finished (48) ... selected to Texas League post-season All-Star team ... recorded his first professional save, April 16 at Shreveport ... promoted to Tucson, September 1 and made three appearances at AAA to close out the season.