10/15/2014 - Arizona Junior Fall Classic
Jared continues to show as a OF/RHP but currently projects best in the OF for the next level. In the OF, defensive abilities are solid, displaying clean / smooth actions. He takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls and works to get behind balls, playing through well with momentum to his target. Lateral movement is a plus and utilizes his quick feet well in covering a lot of ground, displaying range. Throws display life, carry, and accuracy through his target as he gets rid of the baseball quickly showing well above average arm strength. At the plate, he shows an athletic setup. Hands are quick, generating bat speed through a level swing path through an aggressive approach. He has pop in his swing with baseball exploding off the bat when centered. On the mound, fastball showed a range of 72-74 mph. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with gradual break He maintains arm speed arm speed on changeup but needs to develop more movement on pitch. Stock on mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength and throws more strikes. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a great attitude, is very coachable, and plays the game hard.
07/11/2014 - 2014 Under Armour Showcase: Baseball Factory's Team One South
Jared continues to shine. With the bat, he shows a relaxed setup with good rhythm. Barrel is quick through a short path, connecting and driving the ball to the gaps. In the OF, he takes a quick first step and works on the balls of his feet. He has clean actions and fires accurate throws. A 2016 grad - Jared will be one to keep an eye on.
01/17/2014 - Under Armour Pre-Season All-America Tournament
Jared is a 6'/175 lbs OF prospect that showed well in the Under Armour Pre-Season All-America Tournament. Defensively, he moved to balls aggressively taking efficient routes and threw with long arm action. Offensively, he displayed good feel for the barrel, had a solid path and generated some pop. Overall - Jared competes time in and time out and is making himself into a sound prospect for the next level.
10/23/2013 - Arizona Freshman/Sophomore Fall Classic
Jared showed extremely well offensively in his latest outing with Baseball Factory. He went 7 for 10 with hard hit balls against quality competition. At the plate, he had a very efficient swing with solid plate coverage, allowing him to have a sound middle approach. Maintaining his swing and working on his vision/early pitch recognition will allow for increased hit ability. In the OF, he showed an ability to cover some ground with average foot speed, and projects as a corner guy. Gillen also jumped on the bump to throw strikes with his three pitches. He proved to be a mentally tough guy on the bump that continuously pounded the zone. Overall - Jared is a cerebral player that has good baseball IQ and sound fundamentals that could take him far in the game.
07/31/2013 - Baseball Factory Pro Select Training at Vero Beach (Ages 14-18)
Jared continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities in the OF where he projects best for the next level. At the plate is where he has improved as well, now showing well above average and solid average abilities through an athletic setup. Hands are quick, generating bat speed to and through a level swing path, creating extension. Barrel accuracy is a plus with baseball jumping off the bat when centered. In the OF, defensive grades have continued to improve and now show well above average abilities. He utilizes his athletic feet well in tracking down balls through proper routes / angles. He moves well laterally, reads balls well off the bat and displays range in the OF. On the mound, fastball showed range of 74-76 mph. He maintains arm speed on his changeup, showing a feel for but needs to develop more movement on pitch. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Mental makeup is a plus as he is a hard worker with a great attitude and plays with a ton of energy.
05/26/2013 - College PREP - Odessa (Kansas City), MO
Jared is a lanky OF/RHP that will graduate in 2016. Currently, he projects best in the OF for the next level. Feet are active as he works to get behind balls and plays through well with momentum to his target. To continue to improve defensive grade, he needs to improve foot quickness. Throws are accurate but needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, Gillen shows an athletic setup with balance. Hands are quick, flashing bat speed through a level swing path. He shows a feel for the barrel with power numbers improving as he learns to use his lower half more. On the mound, fastball shows a range of 72-74 mph. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with early break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup with arm side run. Command / control are a plus as he throws strikes with all his pitches. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as more arm strength is gained. With 3 years to further develop, Jared has a lot of potential and will catch the eyes of the collegiate coaches as he continues to improve.