Full windup, high leg kick into drop and drive straight leg, hides ball well, clean separation, arm action leads to poor control and command - on time at footstrike, but elbow is lower than shoulder in a sort of shotput position, clean foot strike, spine tilt, head and lead arm pull him off-center, adding to poor control/command; high 3/4, finishes well, mild effort, quickness to delivery with quick arm, repeats well, works quick.
Palm Beach Cardinals (High A, Cardinals)
5/16 & 5/20
40; Up-and-down organizational depth
good tail and sink, works to both corners, repeatedly beat into the ground, gets in on hands, potential for improvement w/simplified delivery/arm action
10-5 shape with moderate tightness and depth, average bite, can place in the zone and out but command is spotty, occasionally snaps off a 60 slider with edge, used to in any count but secondary to sinker.
Mild bottom, mostly tails, needs time and repetition, thrown to left handed hitters primarily, little feel for it, all end up arm side.
With a good sinker that induces lots of groundballs, Connor Jones pitches to contact. Jones works quick with his delivery and his tempo, keeping hitters on their toes, but occasionally too quick. He has ugly arm action and a small head whack that drags the command/control to below average. This affects with the consistency and quality of his pitches and development of his changeup. He could move quick as a reliever.