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Chad Jones Impresses Tampa Bay Rays Scouts


Fletcher Mackel ?@FletcherMackel - Chad Jones baseball UPDATE - Jones worked out for TB Rays scout Thursday. Source tells me "Jones 87-89 fastball, solid curve."


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Tigerdew
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That will easily get him a contract.





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At that speed, it comes down to hitting your spots and movement on his fastball. Wish him the best







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What about his nasty slider? Hope he's still got it.





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PurpleAndGold86
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quote:

That will easily get him a contract.

I think there might be a little more that goes into it than that.






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That will easily get him a contract.


sarcasm?






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quail man
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Jones 87-89 fastball


he was low 90s with that fastball a few years back. i guess some of that loss in velocity can be attributed to not having full power in his push off leg.






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Outlaw
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Come to the Rangers!





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josh336
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Location is key for every pitcher. 89 isnt important, nor is it dominant. I hope he makes it, but i doubt it





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I'm guessing his bad leg isn't his push off leg? I don't remember which one got messed up. Best of luck to him.





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quail man
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'm guessing his bad leg isn't his push off leg


it is. the left.






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Oceait
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Awesome to hear. Joe Maddon knows his shite.





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PurpleAndGold86
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He injured his left leg and he is a LHP. It is most definitely his push off leg.





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That's extremely impressive velocity for someone who was what, 3-4 years out of baseball? It wasn't like he was throwing mid 90s before. It seemed he usually sat in 90-92ish range.


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Would like to see him with the Rays. There isn't a better organization at developing pitchers.





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tigergoon27
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Could easily be a left-hand specialist, dude is one of my favorite tigers. Love watching him come in to pitch that CWS trip.





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motorbreath
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His velocity should increase as he gets more into baseball shape. And he's a lefty which makes him much more valuable.





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chalmetteowl
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if he can make it, lefty relievers can last as long as they want basically...





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He's also a lefty with great athleticism. Chances he makes the big leagues is rare, but he can hang around in professional baseball for a long time as a lefty specialist out the pen to get a lefty at the plate out with that sweeping hook he has.





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