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#5 Zach Jones
Position: Catcher/Infield
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 185
Year: Senior
Hometown: Draper, UT/Jordan HS
High School: Jordan HS
Experience: 1 Letter

Feature Stories: Feb. 4, 2011 on Stanford YouTube |

HRs: 2-run v. Nebraska (2/22/08), 3-run at Cal (3/4/08), solo at Saint Mary's (3/5/08), solo at CS Fullerton (3/1/09), 2-run v. Texas (3/7/09), 2-run v. Washington (3/28/09), Solo v. Rice (2/19/10), 3-run v. Pacific (2/24/10), Solo v. USC (3/26/10), solo at UCLA (4/2/10), solo v. San Jose State (5/4/10)

HIGHs: 3 runs (many), 3 hits (many) 4 RBIs (3/28/08 SCU)

MLB Draft: 34th Round pick of the Diamondbacks in the 2011 draft.

Summer Ball: Played for Brewster in the prestigious Cape Cod League in 2009, batting .270 over 31 games ... donned a Waterloo Bucks uniform for the 2008 summer season, playing in 38 games.

Stanford Career: Four-year starter hit .245 over 228 career games, starting his career as a third baseman on the 2008 College World Series team, before transitioning to catcher is final three seasons... scored 124 career runs and drove in 108 career runs... played on the 2008 CWS team, the 2010 NCAA Regional team and 2011 Super Regional squad.... stole 45-of-56 career bases... had a .984 career fielding percentage... also walked 82 times.

As a Senior in 2011: Played in every game with 57 starts at catcher... hit a career-best .255 his senior season with a team-high 43 runs and 15 doubles... also had two triples and was second on the team with four homers... drove in 28 runs... threw out 17 of 40 base stealers and picked off a runner at second... all four of his homers were three-run homers... 15 multi-hit games... saw his average dip to .130 on March 28 with first RBI of the season coming on March 29... 23 of 28 RBIs came in Pac-10 play...3-for-5 with go-ahead RBI single in the eighth to even series at Oregon (5/14)... scored three runs with two hit by pitches and a double against UC Davis (5/10)... three-run homer as a part of a five-run ninth at ASU (4/29)... Named Collegebaseball360.com Performer of the Week after batting .429 against SCU and UCLA. Tied game at 4-4 in bottom of the ninth with a two-out double as a part of four-run ninth inning to clinch series over No. 11 UCLA (4/23). Hit three-run homer in opener with UCLA (4/21) keying 7-4 win... drove in 15 RBIs over first two weeks of April having not had an RBI until March 29... first three-hit game of the season was at SCU (4/19)... three-straight two-hit games at USC, having an RBI single and sac fly on Friday in 2-for-3 night (4/8), and a two-run single as a part of a 2-for-4 day on Sunday (4/10)... had back-to-back three-run home runs at WSU (4/1 and 4/2) and his first nine RBIs of the season against Saint Mary's and WSU. Went 2-for-4 with four RBIs in the series opener, before going 1-for-5 with three RBIs on Saturday... went 2-for-4 with his first RBI of the season against SMC (3/29)... after No. 3-ranked Vandy came in 17-of-18 on the base paths, Vandy was 0-for-3 in the series.

As a Junior in 2010: Started 47 games at catcher, missing the final five games at receiver after getting hit on the hand on a bunt attempt against Arizona State in the final weekend ... hit .235 over 47 games with 18 runs and 21 RBIs for the NCAA Regional team ... had six doubles, one triple and was second on the team with five homers ... ...modest five-game hit streak in May, producing two hits at Long Beach State (5/9) and three RBIs at San Jose State (5/12) the next game ... key three-run double at San Jose State (5/12) ... hit first homer since April 2 against San Jose State (5/4) the start of three Cardinal homers in the game ... seven-game hit streak in mid-March saw his average rise to .318 on the season with multi-hit games against Pepperdine, Pacific and USC ... game-winning, two-out, two-run single in Saturday game vs. USC (3/27) after three hits on Friday (3/26) ... went 6-for-9 in the Pepperdine series with the game-winning single in the series opener against Pepperdine to win game 9-8 ... hit a three-run homer versus Pacific (2/24).

As a Sophomore in 2009: Stanford's Opening Night third baseman developed into a premier defensive catcher ... made a pair of starts in the season's first week, then moved behind the plate on a permanent basis ... started 41 of Stanford's final 43 games at catcher, including each of the last 36 contests ... led the Pac-10 by throwing out 24 attempted base stealers, while nailing 40 percent of would-be thieves (60 attempts) ... also paced conference catchers by picking off five runners ... on the flip side, led Stanford and tied for third in the Pac-10 with 18 stolen bases (in 22 attempts) ... marked the most steals by a Cardinal player since 2003, when Brian Hall also swiped 18 bags ... was successful on 15 of his last 16 stolen base attempts ... Stanford was 26-17 (.605) in his 43 starts at catcher ... also logged 12 starts at third base ... posted an overall .990 fielding percentage, committing just four errors in 387 total chances ... batted .239 with three doubles, one triple, three home runs and 26 RBIs ... logged 15 multi-hit games, while tying his career high with three hits on three occasions ... went 3-for-6 with two RBIs in Stanford's 6-5, Opening Night victory over Vanderbilt ... finished 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBIs in a 7-1 win March 7 versus Texas ... was 3-for-4 with two runs, two RBIs and a steal in a 14-13, comeback win May 13 over Pacific ... had four two-steal games (April 13 and 22 versus California, April 29 versus Sacramento State and May 9 versus New Mexico) ... delivered a tie-breaking, two-run single in the seventh inning to give Stanford its final win of the year, a 7-6 triumph over Oregon State May 23.

As a Freshman in 2008: After seeing a lot of time behind the plate during fall ball, seized Stanford's starting third base job early in his rookie campaign ... made his first start at the hot corner on February 25 versus Saint Mary's, and was the Cardinal's starting third baseman for 58 of the team's final 64 games ... Stanford went 38-18-2 in his 58 starts at third, while winning his lone start in left field (February 23 versus Nebraska) ... batted .249 (52-for-209) with 13 doubles, two triples, three home runs and 33 RBIs in 64 contests overall ... led the club with 11 stolen bases, while only being caught twice ... played third base in 61 games, caught in three contests and played left field in one game, but committed only 10 errors in 314 total chances (.936 fielding percentage) ... hammered a two-run, pinch-hit home run in his first collegiate at-bat, which came during the opener of a February 22 doubleheader versus Nebraska ... set his career high with four RBIs May 12 versus Santa Clara, going 2-for-4 with a run scored and a double ... had 13 multi-hit games, including a trio of three-hit efforts (March 2 versus Cal State Fullerton, April 5 versus Arizona State and April 26 versus USC) ... hit safely in 14 of 17 contests from April 4-26, batting .375 (21-for-56) with four doubles, one triple and 10 RBIs ... started all 11 postseason contests at third base, and tied for third on the club with eight runs scored. Was just 6-for-38 (.158) with one double, one triple and five RBIs ... drove in four runs over the final four games of the NCAA Regional, including two in the first elimination contest versus Pepperdine ... also finished 2-for-4 with two runs scored, a double and an RBIs in an 8-4 Regional win over UC Davis ... went 2-for-5 with a run scored and an RBIs in a 16-5 victory over Florida State in the College World Series opener.

High School: Graduated in 2007 from Jordan High School in Sandy, Utah ... was a three-time first-team all-state selection (2005-07) ... was chosen the 2007 Utah 5A Most Valuable Player ... led Jordan to the 2007 state 5-A title and runner-up finishes in 2005 and 2006 ... hit .458 with three home runs and 34 RBIs as a senior ... coached by Ron Anderson ... economics major.

Personal Information: Son of Mark and Michelle Jones ... has one sister, Brooke, and two brothers, Reggie and Hunter ... economics major.

Year
avg
gp-gs
ab
r
h
2b
3b
hr
rbi
tb
slg%
bb
hbp
so
gdp
ob%
sf
sh
sb-att
po
a
e
fld%
2008
.249
64-59
209
36
52
13
2
3
33
78
.373
18
3
57
1
.316
1
13
11-13
49
98
10
.936
2009
.239
55-55
201
27
48
3
1
3
26
62
.308
26
7
39
3
.342
3
3
18-22
312
71
4
.990
2010
.235
52-47
179
18
42
6
1
5
21
65
.363
21
1
32
5
.318
0
2
10-13
329
37
5
.987
2011
.255
57-57
212
43
54
15
2
4
28
85
.401
17
6
43
7
.324
2
7
6-8
376
65
3
.993
TOTAL
.245
228-218
801
124
196
37
6
15
108
290
.362
82
17
171
16
.325
7
25
45-56
1066
271
22
.984
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