Pirates Prospects Scouting Notes: Jared Jones

Jared Jones is going to be fun to watch.

The 2020 second round pick by the Pittsburgh Pirates made his pro debut last year, striking out 103 batters in 66 innings of work in Low-A, with an upper-90s fastball and a plus slider.

On Monday at Pirate City, Jones pitched with the Low-A team against the Braves, throwing three innings. Below is a video of his warmup, and the first inning of work, along with a report on Jones.

The Delivery: Jones brings the glove over his head, then goes into a classic Nolan Ryan style high leg kick, giving the batter a brief look at the ball as he separates it from his glove, before hiding it behind his body, then ripping it from a three-quarters arm slot with maximum effort for what could be described as a ...

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