When the news came out Saturday night that the Pittsburgh Pirates called up RHP Jared Jones to Triple-A, it sent some shock waves through the system.
It’s not that Jones didn’t deserve the promotion; it just isn’t very common that the Pirates place a player on the fast track.
Sure, there are a few cases as of late, but as a whole, the Pirates as an organization tend to take things more on the slow side of things in terms of promotions.
Jones, a 21-year-old California native, has been impressive during his 2023 campaign in Double-A.
In spite of a 1-4 record, Jones has matured a lot since his origin story began at La Mirada High School. During this season, Jones has posted an ERA of 2.23 and a FIP of 3.43.