Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week (May 23, 2011)
21st round in 2010 (Chicago White Sox)
11th round in 2011 (Minnesota Twins)
A big, physical pitcher with tremendous mound presence that worked as a part-time starter and reliever for the Tigers in 2011 ... selected by the Minnesota Twins in the 11th round of the 2011 MLB Draft and signed with the club in August 2011 ... ace of the Madison Area Tech JC staff that advanced to the Junior College World Series for the first time since 2005 ... fastball sits in the low 90s.
JUNIOR SEASON (2011)
Appeared in 14 games (six starts), posting a 4-0 mark and a 5.22 ERA in 39.2 innings with 23 walks and 37 strikeouts ... pitched a brilliant three-hit shutout on May 17 at the University of New Orleans, recording one walk and 15 strikeouts in a dominating performance ... the 15 strikeouts recorded by Jones represented the most by an LSU pitcher since Anthony Ranaudo struck out 15 Auburn batters on April 24, 2009 ... worked seven innings in a victory over Sacred Heart (March 9), allowing one run on three hits with four walks and four strikeouts ... posted win over Southeastern Louisiana (March 1), limiting the Lions to two runs on five hits with two walks and four strikeouts ... defeated New Orleans in his LSU debut on Feb. 22, allowing three hits in five shutout innings with no walks and six strikeouts.
PRIOR TO LSU
2010 Junior College 1st Team All-American ... participated in 2010 Junior College World Series ... 9-2 record with a 3.01 ERA in 2010; recorded 77 strikeouts in 74.2 innings and limited opponents to a .238 batting average.
Two-time high school All-Conference selection in baseball and football ... helped lead Marquette High baseball team to state championships in 2006 and 2008 ... participated in the Milwaukee Brewers Classic (top 50 high school players in Wisconsin)
Full name is Tyler Matthew Jones ... mother is Ann Shanley Jones ... majoring in philosophy-religion at LSU ... born September 5, 1989.
Jones' LSU Career Highs
Innings pitched: 9.0, at New Orleans, May 17, 2011
Hits allowed: 5, Southeastern Louisiana, Mar 1, 2011
Runs allowed: 6, at Nicholls State, Mar 16, 2011
Earned Runs allowed: 5, at Nicholls State, Mar 16, 2011
Walks allowed: 4, at Vanderbilt, Apr 23, 2011; Sacred Heart, Mar 9, 2011
Strikeouts: 15, at New Orleans, May 17, 2011