• Full name Jared Keith Jones
  • Born 08/06/2001 in Whittier, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 190 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School La Mirada
  • Drafted in the 2nd round (44th overall) by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2020 (signed for $2,200,000).
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    Scouts pegged Jones as a future first-round pick as a high school sophomore, and he’s done little to dissuade that notion. A three-time member of USA Baseball’s junior national teams, Jones is a twitchy, explosive athlete who stars both on the mound and in the outfield. His tremendous arm speed generates lively mid-to-upper 90s fastballs, and his athleticism has helped him make adjustments to his delivery and gradually improve his command and control. Jones dominates with his fastball, but he flashes a sharp, above-average slider in the mid-80s and is developing his changeup. Jones is only 5-foot-11 and has an effortful delivery, leading some evaluators to project him to the bullpen. His improving command and elite competitiveness lead others to believe he can start. Jones is an above-average runner who gets excellent jumps in the outfield and makes jaw-dropping throws, earning 80 grades on his arm. He flashes big power at the plate, but he’s a free swinger who scouts aren’t sure will make enough contact against better pitching. Jones made the right strides with his command this spring to remain a first-round talent as a pitcher. He is committed to Texas.

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Career Transactions

  • Indianapolis Indians activated RHP Jared Jones.
  • RHP Jared Jones assigned to Indianapolis Indians from Altoona Curve.
  • RHP Jared Jones assigned to Indianapolis Indians from Altoona Curve.
  • Altoona Curve activated RHP Jared Jones from the 7-day injured list.
  • Altoona Curve placed RHP Jared Jones on the 7-day injured list retroactive to April 21, 2023.
  • RHP Jared Jones assigned to Altoona Curve from Greensboro Grasshoppers.
  • RHP Jared Jones roster status changed by Pittsburgh Pirates.
  • Pittsburgh Pirates invited non-roster RHP Jared Jones to spring training.

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