Jared Jones

CLASS OF 2022

C
1B

Jared
Jones

Walton (HS) • GA
6-4 • 230LBS • R/R
Travel Team: East Cobb Astros 16U
2022 National

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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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