A view of a Minnesota Twins hat and glove in the dug out. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports
Part of the “Soul Patrol” trio that roamed the Metrodome turf, Jacque Jones was a constant contributor during the early 2000s.
- Seventh in Runs Scored (492)
- Seventh in Hits (974)
- Seventh in Home Runs (132)
- Sixth in Runs Batted In (476)
- Seventh in Stolen Bases (67)
- Sixth in Batting Average (.279)
- Ninth in On Base Percentage (.327)
- Sixth in Slugging Percentage (.455)
Jones was a major factor in the early 2000s. The final rebuilding years and survival of the franchise were on the line during his first couple years with the Twins. Jones and other two members of the trio labeled the “Soul Patrol” were partly responsible for the saving of the Twins.
In 2002, the team made the playoffs. Jones led the Twins with a 5.4 WAR. He was second on the team with 27 home runs and 85 RBIs. He was tied for the team lead in batting average at an even .300. Jones never won any awards but his performance with the Twins made him a fan favorite.
As far as Jones’s statistical rankings on the list, he is either ranked sixth or seventh. His OBP is the only stat that is ranked otherwise. Because of this, Jones easily ranks above Span, Mack, Brunansky and Tovar.
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