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Pirates Prospect Watch: Jared Jones Shines, Hits Triple-Digits With Indy



Pittsburgh Pirates-Jared Jones

A day after Anthony Solometo shined on the mound in Double-A, another Pittsburgh Pirates’ prospect turned in a quality performance.

With Triple-A Indianapolis, Jared Jones shined on the mound by allowing only a pair of runs in six innings pitched. The right-hander allowed only four hits, didn’t walk a batter and punched out seven.

To go on top of his impressive pitching line, the young right-hander touched triple digits on the radar gun.

Jones is considered the Pirates’ 10th-best prospect according to MLB Pipeline. The 21-year-old was selected with the 44th overall pick in the 2020 MLB Draft.

In addition to Jones, here are the standouts amongst the Pirates’ prospects under the Friday night lights.

Indianapolis (46-53)

RHP Jared Jones

  • Game stats: 6.0 innings, four hits, two runs, no walks, seven strikeouts
  • Season stats: 2-1, 4.72 ERA, 18er/34.1ip, 30 hits, 10 walks, 41 strikeouts, seven appearances/six starts

1B Aaron Shackelford

  • Game stats: 1 for 3, one home run, two RBIs, one run, one HBP
  • Season stats: .228/.355/.442, 13 doubles, one triple, 14 home runs, 45 RBIs, eight steals, 84 games

Shackelford homered to go along with Jones’ strong start, but Indianapolis fell 5-3 in 10 innings to the Louisville Bats.

Pirates prospect Ryan Vilade tripled home a run in the loss.

Altoona (44-46)

RF Matt Fraizer

  • Game stats: 2 for 3, one triple, one RBI, one run, one walk
  • Season stats: .253/.332/.365, 13 doubles, one triple, six home runs, 32 RBIs, 17 steals, 81 games

CF Chavez Young

  • Game stats: 2 for 4, one RBI
  • Season stats: .234/.327/.287, two doubles, one home run, five RBIs, eight steals, 31 games

Fraizer and Young combined for four hits for Altoona but the Curve lost 6-3 to the Harrisburg Senators.

Pirates prospects Tsung-Che Cheng and Jackson Glenn each went 1 for 3 with a double, a run scored and a walk.

Greensboro (47-43)

3B Brendan Dixon

  • Game stats: 1 for 2, one home run, two RBIs, one run, two walks
  • Season stats: .197/.322/.408, seven doubles, one triple, seven home runs, 23 RBIs, one steal, 45 games

RF Jase Bowen

  • Game stats: 2 for 4, one walk, one steal
  • Season stats: .270/.354/.497, 10 doubles, four triples, 18 home runs, 30 walks, 16 steals, 81 games

Dixon homered while Bowen’s push for a 20/20 season continued but Greensboro was defeated 7-4 by the Winston-Salem Dash.

Pirates prospect Shawn Ross also homered for the Grasshoppers while Wyatt Hendrie had two hits and a run scored. Jaycob Deese threw 3.0 innings of scoreless relief and recorded three punch outs.

Bradenton (54-39)

1B Nick Cimillo

  • Game stats: 2 for 3, one home run, one RBI, two runs, two walks
  • Season stats: .284/.401/.529, 15 doubles, one triple, seven home runs, 25 RBIs, one steal 49 games

SS Mitch Jebb

  • Game stats: 3 for 5, one run, one walk, one steal
  • Season stats: .500/.556/.625, one double, one steal, two games

Cimillo and Jebb both came up big for Bradenton in their 9-8 win over the St. Luice Mets.

Jesus Castillo doubled, had two hits and two runs while Termarr Johnson was on base three times, drove in a run and scored twice. Pirates prospect Lonnie White Jr. drove in a pair.

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