Five Pittsburgh Pirates prospects ranked on MLB Pipeline's Top 100 for 2024

Five Pittsburgh Pirates farmhands were included on the 2024 MLB Pipeline Top 100 prospects list on Friday.
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RHP Jared Jones

Another prospect that MLB Pipeline has projected to make his MLB Debut this season, Jared Jones is at No. 62 in the latest rankings, up seven spots from his final spot of No. 69 last season.

They said the following about Jones and his rise in his scouting report.

"Jones has made strides in his strike-throwing ability and tends to be around the zone, though he’s more control than command at this point," it states. "More than anything, his maturity on the mound has been the top reason for his rise, with him keeping his emotions in check when things go wrong."

Jones last season pitched his way to a 3.85 ERA in 126.1 innings pitched across 26 games and 25 starts with Double A Altoona and Triple A Indinaapolis. He struck out 146 in the process while walking 50. Opponents were kept to a .227 batting average against.

MLB Pipeline graded out Jones as follows;

Fastball: 65
Curveball: 55
Slider: 55
Changeup: 50
Control: 45
Overall: 55