RHP Jared Jones drafted by Pittsburgh Pirates in second round of 2020 MLB Draft

La Mirada pitcher Jared Jones was drafted in the second round of the MLB draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Jones finished his high school career with a 20-6 record and a 0.89 ERA. Opposing batters hit under .150 against him for his career. If Jones doesn’t sign with the Pirates, he will play for the USC Trojans.

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What they’re saying:

“Good rhythm and tempo to his delivery, not much effort in generating velocity, gets tall over the rubber with a high leg lift and works downhill from there, extremely fast arm from a 3/4’s arm slot. Fastball topped out at 96 mph, has thrown harder in the past and has a history of maintaining his elite velocity through whole games, gets riding life up in the zone and sink down in the zone. Has feel for his breaking ball and will add and subtract from the pitch, best breaking balls are the harder sliders he throws with conviction and full arm speed. Has a feel for firm change up that mimics his fastball well, change up topped out at 90 mph. 6.75 runner, has elite arm strength from the outfield with on line accuracy, just fun to watch throw the ball during drills, doesn’t sell out for 100 mph.” –Perfect Game


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