Ranking the American League East: Who has the best center fielder?
How does the AL East -- likely the deepest in baseball -- stack up from position to position? This spring we're giving you an opportunity to vote for who has the edge at each spot.
Today, we break down the center fielders.
If you missed our previous polls, check them out here:
-- David Selig
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Baltimore Orioles - Adam Jones( Christopher T. Assaf, Baltimore Sun / February 20, 2013 )
As Dan Duquette famously put it when Jones signed a six-year, $85.5 million contract extension in May, "the dude rang the cash register every time he hit a home run."
Jones continued to ring that register throughout his best pro season, finishing 2012 with career-highs in batting average (.287), slugging percentage (.505), homers (32) and runs (103).
That said, the 27-year-old, had a rough postseason, going just 2-for-26 (.077) with one RBI and seven strikeouts. It's reason for him to "Stay Hungry" in 2013, as he's one to say.