Jared Jones

JARED JONES, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: August 14, 2001
Height: 6′ 2″
Weight: 180
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 2nd Round, 44th Overall, 2020
How Acquired: Draft
High School: La Mirada (CA) HS
Agent: N/A

WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE

Jones is an exceptional athlete who pitched and played outfield in high school.  He has great arm speed that generates a mid- to upper-90s fastball.  He also has a potential plus slider and developing change.  Jones doesn’t have great size and throws with some effort, so there could be some question going forward about whether he’ll be a starter.  The Pirates, though, will no doubt try to develop him that way.  Baseball America rated him 41st among draft prospects, which is exactly where the Pirates selected him.  He had a commitment to Texas, but signed for well above the slot amount of $1,689,500.
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2020: Minor league contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: $2,200,000
MiLB Debut:
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2026
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2024
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
June 11, 2020: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2nd round, 44th overall pick; signed on July 2.