Prep Baseball Report

Uncommitted Spotlight: OF Ajay Jones


Hudson Graham
PBR Georgia Scouting Director

With the summer coming to a close and we begin to transition to the fall with a brand-new school year, our focus is still on uncommitted prospects in the Classes of 2024 and 2025. As these prospects enter their final two years of high school, there are still many talented upperclassmen still on the market that may have been "overlooked" or are currently "flying under the radar" and looking for a place to play at the next level. 

We will begin to take a look and spotlight an uncommitted prospect every other day throughout the week. Be sure to click the Ucommitted Spotlight tab on the menu tab to see previous spotlights as we move throughout the fall.

 

Ajay Jones

Class of 2024 / CF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2024
  • Primary Position: CF
  • High School: North hall
    State: GA
  • Summer Team: USA Prime Scout
  • Height: 5-8
    Weight: 160lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
73
Max FB
(05/28/21)
70 - 73
FB
(05/28/21)
66 - 68
CB
(05/28/21)
Pitching
Max FB
73
FB
70 - 73
CB
66 - 68
Position
6.55
60-yard
(06/07/22)
80
OF Velo
(01/08/23)
Power Speed Score
(06/07/22)
Position
OF Velo
80
Power Speed Score
Position
60-yard
6.81
OF Velo
80
Power Speed Score
Position
OF Velo
78
Power Speed Score
Position
60-yard
6.55
OF Velo
78
Power Speed Score
Trackman - Hitting
90.2
Exit Velocity (max)
(09/02/23)
79.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
(06/07/22)
248
Distance (avg)
(09/02/23)
317
Distance (max)
(09/02/23)
Hard Hit %
(09/02/23)
Sweet Spot %
(09/02/23)
Line Drive %
(01/08/23)
Fly Ball %
(09/02/23)
Ground Ball %
(06/07/22)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
90.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
78.5
Distance (avg)
248
Distance (max)
317
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
84.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
78.5
Distance (avg)
247
Distance (max)
297
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
88.7
Exit Velocity (avg)
75.7
Distance (avg)
137
Distance (max)
254
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
87.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
79.2
Distance (avg)
149
Distance (max)
280
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
21.7
Hand Speed (max)
(07/27/22)
20.1
Hand Speed (avg)
(07/27/22)
71.9
Bat Speed (max)
(09/02/23)
68.9
Bat Speed (avg)
(06/07/22)
Rot. Acc (max)
(06/07/22)
Rot. Acc (avg)
(07/27/22)
On Plane Eff (avg)
(06/07/22)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(06/07/22)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
19.1
Hand Speed (avg)
18.2
Bat Speed (max)
71.9
Bat Speed (avg)
68.7
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
19.6
Hand Speed (avg)
17.8
Bat Speed (max)
68.5
Bat Speed (avg)
64
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
21.7
Hand Speed (avg)
20.1
Bat Speed (max)
70.9
Bat Speed (avg)
67.8
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
20.7
Hand Speed (avg)
20
Bat Speed (max)
71.2
Bat Speed (avg)
68.9
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Vizual_Edge

Visual Skills
79.20
Edge Score
(07/27/22)

Swift

Swift
1.65
10-yd
(06/07/22)
3.71
30-yd
(06/07/22)
6.55
60-yd
(06/07/22)
21.6
Run speed (max)
(06/07/22)
9.0
Run Speed (avg)
(06/07/22)
1.97
RSi (max)
(01/08/23)
1.97
RSi (avg)
(01/08/23)
1536
Jump Power (max)
(07/27/22)
32.2
Jump Height (max)
(07/27/22)
32.1
Jump Height (avg)
(07/27/22)
Swift
10-yd
1.7
30-yd
3.83
60-yd
6.75
Run speed (max)
21
Swift
10-yd
1.67
60-yd
6.81
Run speed (max)
19.9
RSi (max)
1.97
RSi (avg)
1.97
Jump Power (max)
1262
Jump Height (max)
26.8
Jump Height (avg)
26.8
Swift
10-yd
1.68
30-yd
3.75
60-yd
6.65
Run speed (max)
21.1
Run Speed (avg)
9
RSi (max)
1.95
RSi (avg)
1.95
Jump Power (max)
1536
Jump Height (max)
32.2
Jump Height (avg)
32.1
Swift
10-yd
1.65
30-yd
3.71
60-yd
6.55
Run speed (max)
21.6
Run Speed (avg)
9
RSi (max)
0.15
RSi (avg)
0.14
Jump Power (max)
1474

Scouting Report

1/08/23

 

Positional Profile: OF Impact defender who changes games with his speed.
Body: 5-8, 155-pounds. Stocky build, proportional frame. Ball of muscle.
Hits: RHH. Wider, athletic base with good rhythm in hips & hands. Good hip pace, stacks back side in stride quite well. Gradual, well timed separation. Gains optimal ground in stride. Short to, long through. Very repeatable hand path thats continuing to become more efficient. Barrel angle late.
Power: 85 max exit velocity, averaged 78.5 MPH. 297' max distance. All fields line drives. More top spin pull side, back spin oppo.
Arm: RH. OF-80 mph. Fluid, full circle arm action 3/4 slot. Ball carries with accuracy.
Defense: Plus range now with incredible instincts and no fear. Known for his acrobatic catches. Hip fluidity, routes, amd adjustability are elite. Dual sport athlete.
Run: 6.81 runner in the 60. Burner with quick strides.

 

7/20/22

 

Underclass Games - Outfield Analysis 

Positional Profile: OF Elite speed on the diamond,
 Body: 5-foot-8, 147-pounds. Athletic, proportionate frame with present strength
 Hit: RHH. Some bend with knees pointed inward, strong in the box, hands load back with a big barrel wrap. Direct path to the zone and quick hand speed help negate the length the barrel wrap creates, flat path through the zone with easy juice off the barrel, controlled aggression, line drive hitter, contact over power.
 Power: 87.8 max exit velocity, averaged 79.2 mph. 280’ max distance.
 Arm: RH. OF - 78 mph. Long action with an over-the-top slot
 Defense: Easy athleticism with good footwork, plays through the ball, natural instincts, quick first step, clean on exchanges.
 Run: 6.55 runner in the 60. Quick feet, utilizes speed extremely well

 

6/24/22

 

5-foot-8, 155-pound right-handed hitting outfielder, athletic build, lean muscle throughout, an elite athlete. High energy, plays every play like it is his last. Wreaks havoc on the basepaths, will test the boundaries of a defense as he looks to be ultra aggressive. With 6.5 speed, he has a high success rate on the bases. At the plate, Jones has a line drive approach, looking to put the ball in play, emerging power as he fills out.

 

3/28/22

 

Uncommitted. 5 foot 8, 145 pounds of pure dynamite. One of the more memorable athletes I’ve scouted on a Georgia HS baseball field in recent years. Brings more energy than anyone on the field. Consistent barrels, drag bunts, stealing bases effortlessly, superman catches. Starting PG in basketball, starting RB in football, and the only non senior starter on North Hall’s defending champion baseball team. At the plate he has good rhythm in hands, timing+pace in hips, connected load. Gains ground lightly, creating momentum but maintaining body control. Good barrel layback, knob leads swing, compact stroke. Other than Druw Jones, there are very few on his level defensively. ++ runner.