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Jun 22, 2024 7.0 5 6 3.66 25
Jun 15, 2024 4.2 4 6 3.76 -4
Jun 9, 2024 5.0 4 5 3.27 5.5
Jun 4, 2024 6.0 4 5 3.25 24
May 29, 2024 4.1 3 5 3.55 -3

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Jared Jones went from potential closer-of-the-future in Pittsburgh to a good enough strike thrower and craftsman to project as a high-strikeout starter. His 70-grade four-seamer has excellent ride and sits at 96 mph while touching 100 mph. The 6-foot-1 righty also throws a plus 89-mph slider that touches 94 mph and adequate third and fourth pitches in his curveball and changeup. His 8.9 percent walk rate at Double-A was excellent given his age (21) and electric arsenal. The 9.7 percent walk rate he posted at Triple-A may seem a bit high, but that mark is actually pretty encouraging given his age and the automated balls and strikes system at the top level of the minors. Jones threw 126.1 total innings and could surpass 150 innings in his age-22 season. He is on track to join the big-league rotation sometime this season.

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2024 202.513.5 86.0 5 6 93 25 3.66 1.10
2023 0.00 0.00
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  • Pirates' Jared Jones: Fans eight in fifth win

    Jones (5-6) picked up the win in Saturday's 4-3 victory over the Rays, giving up two runs on three hits and three walks over seven innings. He struck out eight. The day began in rough fashion for the rookie right-hander as he hit both Brandon Lowe (toe) and Amed Rosario (face) with pitches, the latter being unable to escape a 99.6 mph fastball up and in. Rosario appeared to avoid a serious injury however, and once play resumed, Jones was able to re-focus and put together his best performance since his 10-strikeout one-hitter against the Rockies on May 4. Through his first 15 big-league starts, Jones sports a 3.66 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 93:25 K:BB through 86 innings. He's scheduled to make his next trip to the mound on the road next weekend in Atlanta.
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  • Pirates' Jared Jones: Allows season-high six runs

    Jones (4-6) took the loss against the Rockies on Saturday, allowing six runs on six hits and four walks over 4.2 innings. He struck out six. Jones struck out three of the first four batters he faced on the night before allowing two batters to reach in the second, though he managed to escape the inning unscathed thanks to a double-play ball. However, that luck did not continue as the right-hander went on to surrender at least one run in each of the next three frames while issuing a season-high four walks in the contest. Jones has now surrendered five or more runs in two of his last four starts and has issued multiple free passes in five straight. It also marked the second time in his last four outings that he was unable to make it through five innings.
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  • Pirates' Jared Jones: So-so in no-decision

    Jones did not factor into the decision Sunday against Minnesota, allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits and three walks in five innings. He struck out three. Jones struggled to find his footing early, allowing all three of his runs in a shaky first inning during which he walked two batters and allowed the bases to be loaded with just one out. The 22-year-old rookie was able to settle in afterward, but his control has been a minor cause of concern recently -- Sunday was his fourth consecutive game allowing multiple walks. In that span, Jones has compiled a 4.25 ERA, a 1.46 WHIP and a meager 16:11 K:BB over 21.2 innings. Jones is still an excellent fantasy option, although he will be tested in his next start, currently scheduled for next weekend at Coors Field in Colorado.
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  • Pirates' Jared Jones: Tuesday's start rained out

    Jones and the Pirates will not play the Tigers on Tuesday due to inclement weather, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports. Tuesday's contest will be made up during a doubleheader Wednesday, and Jones will presumably pitch one of the two games. The 22-year-old right-hander owns a 3.05 ERA and 0.97 WHIP on the year, though he's allowed three earned runs in six innings during both of his last two outings.
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  • Pirates' Jared Jones: Collects third win

    Jones (3-4) picked up the win over the Cubs on Thursday, allowing three runs on seven hits while striking out seven over six innings. Jones allowed hits in four of his six innings of work, including a solo homer off the bat of Ian Happ to lead off the second. However, the right-hander still managed to log his third consecutive quality start while also posting at least seven strikeouts for the seventh time in nine outings this season. Jones produced 15 swings and misses on the night, though his seven hits allowed marked a season high. He's won just two of his last six decisions despite carrying a 2.89 ERA on the campaign.
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  • Pirates' Jared Jones: Takes fourth loss

    Jones (2-4) took the loss Friday against the Cubs, allowing three runs (two earned) on seven hits and two walks over six innings. He struck out four. Jones allowed a solo homer to Cody Bellinger in the first inning before the Cubs tacked on runs in the fifth and sixth. The 22-year-old Jones has yet to allow more than three runs in a start this season -- his ERA sits at 2.68 with a 0.87 WHIP and 56:7 K:BB across 47 innings in his rookie campaign. Jones is currently lined up for a rematch with Chicago on the road in his next start.
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  • Pirates' Jared Jones: Brilliant in no-decision

    Jones did not factor into the decision in Saturday's win against the Rockies. He allowed one hit and no walks while striking out 10 over seven scoreless innings. The 22-year-old right-hander bounced back from a rather modest showing his last time out, matching his career high with 10 strikeouts. Jones got 17 swings and misses on 96 pitches and touched 100 mph with his heater a couple times. While he has a losing record at 2-3, Jones is off to a historically great start to his career. He became the first pitcher in Pirates history with an outing consisting of seven shutout innings, one hit or fewer allowed, 10 strikeouts and zero walks Saturday, and per MLB's Sarah Langs, Jones is the first pitcher since at least 1901 with 50-plus strikeouts and five or fewer walks in his first seven career starts.
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  • Pirates' Jared Jones: Throws five scoreless

    Jones threw five scoreless innings during Tuesday's loss against the Mets while allowing one hit and striking out seven batters. He did not factor into the decision. Jones was dominant in his fourth career start, needing just 56 pitches to get through five innings while allowing just one batter to reach base. The 22-year-old likely could have continued pitching further into the game, but the Pirates' plan was always to limit him to five innings Tuesday. He departed with a 1-0 lead, but Pittsburgh's bullpen was unable to keep the Mets' offense quiet, leading to a 3-1 defeat and a no-decision for Jones. The right-hander now boasts a 3.13 ERA and 0.78 WHIP alongside a 32:2 K:BB ratio across 23 innings.
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  • Pirates' Jared Jones: Pitches well in defeat again

    Jones (1-2) took the loss against Philadelphia on Thursday, allowing three runs on six hits and no walks while striking out eight batters over 6.1 innings. The rookie right-hander was very good in the outing, but home runs by Alec Bohm in the fourth inning and Brandon Marsh in the seventh accounted for three runs against him, which was enough to tag Jones with his second straight loss. He nonetheless continues to impress, as he's notched a quality start in two straight outings and has punched out at least seven batters in all three of his appearances so far this season. Overall, Jones has a a 4.00 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and outstanding 25:2 K:BB through 18 innings as a big-leaguer, so fantasy managers who roster him have ample reason to be excited for what lies ahead.
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  • Pirates' Jared Jones: Selected to MLB roster

    The Pirates selected Jones' contract from Triple-A Indianapolis on Thursday. Jones captured a spot in the Pirates rotation by allowing just three unearned runs to go along with a 15:8 K:BB in 16.1 innings during Grapefruit League play. The young right-hander is slated to make his major-league debut Saturday in Miami.
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  • Pirates' Jared Jones: In line to start third game

    General manager Ben Cherington said that Jones will start the Pirates' third game of the regular season Saturday in Miami, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Cherington confirmed that Jones will be part of the Pirates' Opening Day roster, though Pittsburgh still has yet to officially select the 22-year-old right-hander to the 40-man roster. Heading into spring training, Jones looked to be on the outside looking in for a rotation spot with the big club, but he made it impossible for the Pirates to leave him off the roster after he allowed just three unearned runs to go along with a 15:8 K:BB in 16.1 innings during the Grapefruit League. Like most young pitchers, control will likely be a concern for Jones in his first taste of the big leagues, but the strikeout upside he displayed in the spring as well as in every stop of the minors make him a worthy late-round target in fantasy drafts.
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  • Pirates' Jared Jones: Makes Opening Day roster

    Jones was informed Monday that he's made the Pirates' Opening Day roster, Alex Stumpf of MLB.com reports. While the team has yet to confirm that Jones will be part of its rotation, that's the expectation. The hard-throwing right-hander earned a spot by allowing just three unearned runs during spring training, compiling a 15:8 K:BB over 16.1 innings of work. Jones has not yet pitched in the big leagues and doesn't have great control, but the 22-year-old certainly possesses some bat-missing ability.
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  • Pirates' Jared Jones: Competing for rotation spot

    Pirates manager Derek Shelton said Wednesday that Jones is among those competing for a spot in the rotation, Alex Stumpf of MLB.com reports. Jones has turned heads this spring, tossing 4.2 scoreless innings with a 3:3 K:BB while touching triple digits on the radar gun. The 22-year-old is not on the 40-man roster and held a 4.72 ERA during his time at Triple-A Indianapolis last season, which would seem to make him a long shot for the Opening Day roster on the surface. The Pirates have a couple rotation spots up for grabs, though, so Jones could make the decision difficult if he continues to pitch well.
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  • Pirates' Jared Jones: Plenty of work early in spring

    Jones has made two appearances and thrown 2.2 scoreless innings while allowing one hit and two walks while striking out two in Grapefruit League action. Jones pitched with Triple-A Indianapolis for half of the 2023 season. He struggled a bit at the level, putting up a 4.72 ERA and 1.32 WHIP across 82 innings, though his 99:34 K:BB highlights his potential. Jones is unlikely to make the Opening Day roster after the Pirates made multiple additions to the rotation this offseason, but he will almost certainly make his big-league debut at some point in 2024.
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  • Pirates' Jared Jones: Promoted to Triple-A

    Jones was promoted to Triple-A Indianapolis by the Pirates on Saturday, John Dreker of Pirates Prospects reports. A second-round pick by the Pirates in 2020, Jones has been outstanding for Double-A Altoona in 2023 with a 2.23 ERA and 1.08 WHIP while accumulating a 47:16 K:BB over 44.1 innings. The right-hander is now one stop away from reaching the majors, and he could make starts for the Pirates by the time 2023 comes to a close.
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  • Pirates' Jared Jones: Goes on 7-day IL

    Double-A Altoona placed Jones on its 7-day injured list Sunday with an unspecified injury. Jones is being shut down after turning in a 2.63 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 14:6 K:BB across 13.2 innings with Altoona. A timeline for his return likely won't be established until the nature of his injury is known.
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  • Pirates' Jared Jones: Sent to minor-league camp

    Jones was reassigned Tuesday to the minor-league side of Pirates camp. Jones went as the No. 44 overall pick in the 2020 MLB Draft, but he has struggled to a 4.63 ERA through 188.2 professional innings, all at the High-A level or below. The 21-year-old does tend to miss a lot of bats, but his command definitely needs some fine tuning.
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