05/16/2021 - Official College Recruiting Membership - Geneva, NY
Jared is a C/SS who will graduate in 2023. Some present strength to the build and plenty of remaining room to fill out. Primary C, a developing catcher who tracks pitches well. Throws from a low 3/4 arm slot with an arm velocity of 74mph and a best pop time of 2.47 seconds. At SS, he starts with efficient feet and works right to left. Showed ability to make routine plays during his workout. Clean transfer, with a short arm action in the back, and a high 3/4 release point coming forward. A right-handed hitter, starts with an upright and even stance. Square stride, with a small hand load, and good balance at contact point. Ability to get on-plane and spray the ball to all fields, with a bat exit velocity of 75mph, during his round of BP. Two years of continued growth and development will bode well for his opportunities to play at the next level.
08/20/2020 - Summer Pro Training Experience - NY (HS)
Jared continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. At the plate, he improved his hitting/power potential through a squared setup. Hands are quick and work through level swing path. He makes consistent hard contact with power showing best to the pull side. Behind the plate, feet are active as he works in line through a clean transfer/exchange. Pop times have improved as he threw his lowest time to date at 2.50. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. He shows a squared setup and presents a soft mitt out front. He utilizes his body well through the blocking process but needs to work to get down quicker.
08/10/2020 - Official College Recruiting Membership - Geneva, NY
Jared is a R/R 2-way player who graduates in 2023. With the bat, this RHH shows a tall stance with fluid rhythm to load. He takes a hack at pitches in the zone that he likes and looks to drive the ball back up the middle of the field. Working to improve his timing will help to increase hard contact consistency. Behind the dish, he sits in and tracks pitches into his mitt, working to frame the ball. Transfer is clean as he stays directional on throws down to 2B - pop times at 2.60. At SS, he has active prep and works into a square fielding position behind the GB. He gathers well and makes accurate throws to 1B. Continuing to develop his footwork/agility will help to increase lateral range. Only a 2023 grad - Ainsworth still has a ton of time to develop to get to where he wants to be.