A well-regarded starting pitcher, Bobby Jones was the Number 1 draft pick of the New York Mets in 1991. He won at least ten games for the Mets from 1994-1997, including a solid 15-9 record in 191 1/3 innings in 30 starts in 1997.
Mets pitching coach Bob Apodaca was quoted in the New York Times this about the 6 ft 4, 225 pound Bobby Jones, ‘He’s got the insides to pitch inside. He knows how to pitch. When to change speeds. When to add on. When to go in. When to go away. He’s his own pitching coach. If his pitches are elevated or their trajectory is flat, he knows how to fix it because he’s had to be a pitcher all his life.’
Bobby Jones won 74 games with the Mets and pitched for the Mets until 2000.
He pitched his last two years with the San Diego Padres, 2001-02. Baseball History