Further, had Jones been able to sustain that level of success, he would have won the MWL ERA title by almost three-quarters of a run per nine innings.
His hip flexor injury now healed, Jones was working in the Cardinals fall instructional league to hone his game in preparation for even bigger things in 2014.
With a fastball that is in the 88-93 range that can touch higher and a power breaking ball among his four offerings, Jones seems to have considerable career upside. He turned 22 years of age last month.
In the following exclusive interview, Jones, our Peoria Chiefs Starting Pitcher of the Year for 2013 discusses his success, his injuries, his past as well as his aspirations for the future.
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