Top 20 Profiles of 2020: No. 7 Jared Jones


Phil Kerber
Georgia Scouting Director

Lucky No. 7 in our countdown of the top-20 most viewed profiles of 2020 belongs to LSU commit C Jared Jones (Walton, 2022). Jones, better known as Bear around the state, is a larger than life figure, standing a broad and immensely strong 6-foot-4, 230-pounds. This strength does not go wasted either. Jones has freakish power at the plate.

A member of the inaugural Team Georgia at the 2019 PBR Future Games, Jones put on an absolute show during batting practice at the event. You can view the video for yourself by scrolling below. Jones took pitch after pitch after pitch over the wall in left-center, even putting a ball through someone's wind shield. On top of all of this, Jones is an exceptional athlete for his size. He is a good defender behind the plate with a big, strong arm.

No. 7: 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

Pitching
93
Max FB
(02/18/22)
89 - 92
FB
(02/18/22)
Pitching
Max FB
93
FB
89 - 92
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

2/22/20

LSU commit. 6-foot-4, 230-pound right-handed hitting catcher, physically advanced in all areas with strength and shows no signs of slowing down. We have had the opportunity to see Jones a number of times early in the season, and he is consistently hitting for power. There is aggression in the swing, any time he makes contact the ball flies off the bat like very few can make it do. Has good feel for hitting and is able to use the whole field.

2/14/20

LSU commit. 6-foot-4, 230-pound right-handed hitting, big, strong frame, physically advanced, looks like he adds more and more strength every time we see him. Has easy bat speed and raw power in his swing, uses the full force of his strength as he shifts weight off his back leg through contact. Had a number of extra bases hits throughout the weekend, including a grand slam that left the yard in a hurry..

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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