Top-10 Profiles of 2019: No. 9 Jared Jones


Phil Kerber
Georgia Scouting Director

Coming in at No. 9 in the most-viewed profiles of 2019 is the larger-than-life 2022 C Jared Jones (Walton; LSU). Rightfully known as "Bear" across the state, Jones is an unmistakable force at 6-foot-4, 225-pounds.

A star member of the inaugural Team Georgia at the 2019 PBR Future Games, Jones put on an absolute show throughout the entire showcase. His raw power was second to none, as he blasted balls over the left field fence, shattering the windshield of a poor fellow who thought it was a good parking spot. He then went on to post one of the top pop times and catcher velocities that have ever been seen at the event. The future is bright for Jones, and we at PBR could not be more excited to watch him grow, develop and continue to hit balls to the moon for the next three years.

No. 9: Jared Jones

Jared Jones

Class of 2022 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Walton
    State: GA
  • Summer Team: East Cobb Astros 16U
  • Height: 6-4
    Weight: 230lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.18
60-yard
(07/31/19)
1.90 - 2.07
Pop Time
(07/31/19)
82
C Velo
(07/31/19)
102
Exit Velo
(07/31/19)
Position
60-yard
7.18
Pop Time
1.9 - 2.07
C Velo
82
Exit Velo
102

Scouting Report

8/04/19

 

Jared “Bear” Jones checks in at a whopping 6-foot-4, 225 pounds and leaves zero doubt about why he is also known as Bear. Jones participated in the Future Games amidst attending Football workouts, but you never would of known from his performance at this event. Jones drew plenty of attention during the showcase portion of the event, sending baseballs deep into the night.  His exit velocity of 102 ranked 2nd in this event among a strong nationally ranked crowd. The imposing right handed swing of Jones at time appears to have an uppercut swing, but more importantly he gets on the same plane with the baseball and has the ability to stay balanced with a nice easy stroke, finding the bat-head frequently. Especially for a young power hitter. Defensively the big “Bear” from Walton high school showed very well in the workout, posting a pop times as low as 1.90, which puts him in pretty elite company. His arm strength is plenty as he turned in the 3rd best reading at 82 mph. Jones spent most of his summer with East Cobb at first base in order to give himself more versatility in the future and those reps have paid off, but Jones will be back behind the plate this Spring, where he started as a Freshman for a very good baseball program in 7A. Jones is already a big name on the east coast, but after this event and the schools showing interest, look for Jones to be a player on the national scene going forward.

 



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