Cory Jones

Born: 09/20/1991 (Age: 28)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot: High 3/4
Height: 6' 5''
Weight: 225
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 5th Rd., 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft (STL); Claimed off waivers 12/10/15 (BAL).
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: April 28th, 2016
Dates Seen: 4/27/2016
Level: High A
Affiliate: Frederick Keys
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Physical Description
Athletic build; solid frame; broad shoulders.
Mechanical Notes
High 3/4 arm-slot; compact and smooth delivery; fields position well; ability to sequence pitches.
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
2020 20 30 Role 20: Organization Arm Moderate
Pitch Present Future Sitting Max Comments
Fastball
Fastball 40 40 89-91 92 Average command; flat; straightens out up in strike zone; lacks movement; loses velocity as game progresses.
Average command; flat; straightens out up in strike zone; lacks movement; loses velocity as game progresses.
Curveball
Curveball 45 45 74-77 79 12-to-6; mild depth; flashed tight shape; consistent arm speed; comfortable throwing in all counts; can generate swing and misses to inexperienced hitters.
12-to-6; mild depth; flashed tight shape; consistent arm speed; comfortable throwing in all counts; can generate swing and misses to inexperienced hitters.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 20 30 82-84 85 Firm; lacks overall feel for pitch; flashed tumbling action later in game.
Firm; lacks overall feel for pitch; flashed tumbling action later in game.
Overall Summary
Jones mixed all three of his pitches well throughout his start, relying heavily on his curveball later in the game. He showed ability to locate his fastball to both sides of the plate, but velocity was not sustainable as he went deeper in the game. In the first few innings, the changeup was firm and lacked feel, but he flashed a few better ones as the game went on. To compensate for lack of fastball velocity in later innings, he primarily used a changeup and curveball to keep hitters guessing. Jones was able to throw his curve for a few called strikes and showed the ability to make inexperienced hitters swing and miss on pitches in the dirt. Showed an ability to field his position with few nice plays coming off mound. He's an organizational arm that can fill the back end of a rotation at the Double-A or Triple-A level, as he continues to develop a third pitch.