Brandon Jacobs Outfield

     
 













Jacobs Video

Born: December 8, 1990
Lilburn, GA
Height: 6-1
Weight: 225
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 10th round, 2009
How Acquired: Draft
High School: Parkview (GA)

Photo © Dave Letizi


Links
2010 Prospect Preview
Q&A with Brandon Jacobs
2011 Prospect Preview
The Book: Brandon Jacobs (5.17.11)
The Ladder - 8.17.11

2012 Prospect Preview
Hamate injury slowing Jacobs (7.20.12)
2013 Prospect Preview
Scouting Scratch: Wrapping up Spring Training (4.3.13)
Coyle, Jacobs move forward (4.19.13)

Traded to Chicago (AL) for Matt Thornton and cash considerations (July 2013)

Scouting Report
: Prior to signing with the Red Sox, Jacobs was a football commit to Auburn who focused his future on football rather than baseball. Initially raw upon entering the organization, but has shown strong baseball acumen and ability to incorporate adjustments. Ideal power hitter's frame. Body has been evolving into that of a baseball player's. Fluid swing with plus bat speed via strong hands and lower body torque. Swing is on the long side and can hit out on his front foot too much against breaking balls. High power ceiling. Plus-to-better power potential. Has put a lot of time into developing an approach and learning to be selective at the plate. Shows the knack for getting the barrel on the ball. Strong plate coverage. Fringe-average pitch recognition. Will be tested against advanced secondary offerings. Has trouble turning on balls and likes pitches out and over the plate. High offensive ceiling. Average arm that has been improving as weight drops in his chest and shoulders. Below-average defensive outfielder. Currently struggles reading balls off the bat and tends to freeze on contact, but improvement should come with experience. Solid-average speed and range. Projects as a left fielder during his career. Offense will need to carry him at higher levels, as defensive versatility is limited.

 
   
  Hitting Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
  2008 Parkview HS HS --- 17 --- --- --- --- --- --- 6 52 --- --- --- 11 --- 0.520 --- 1.307 ---
  2009 Parkview HS HS --- 18 --- --- --- --- --- --- 5 18 --- --- --- --- --- 0.507 --- --- ---
  2009 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 18 8 24 1 6 2 0 0 0 8 2 8 0 0 0.250 0.333 0.333 0.667
  2010 Lowell NYPL A Bos 19 64 236 30 57 18 2 6 31 97 21 59 4 1 0.242 0.308 0.411 0.719
  2011 Greenville SAL A Bos 20 115 442 75 134 32 3 17 80 223 43 123 30 7 0.303 0.376 0.505 0.881
  2012 Salem Car A Bos 21 114 437 62 110 30 0 13 61 179 39 128 17 9 0.252 0.322 0.410 0.732
  2013 Salem Car A Bos 22 81 291 44 71 24 0 11 44 128 33 88 10 4 0.244 0.334 0.440 0.774
  2013 Portland EL AA Bos 22 3 8 2 3 1 1 0 0 6 0 2 0 0 0.375 0.375 0.750 1.125
  2013 Birmingham Sou AA CWS 22 43 156 13 37 8 0 2 22 51 11 50 2 3 0.237 0.291 0.327 0.618
  2014 Visalia Cal A+ Ari 23 89 310 42 65 10 2 16 36 127 30 111 3 3 0.210 0.291 0.410 0.701
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
August 11, 2009 by Tim Hyers
Signing Bonus: $750,000
MiLB Debut: August 16, 2009 (GCL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
-
     
  Awards
2011 South Atlantic League All-Star
2011 Topps South Atlantic League Player of the Year
2011 South Atlantic League Year-End All-Star

SoxProspects.com Awards
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (April 7-10, 2011)
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (June 6-12, 2011)
2011 SoxProspects.com All-Star - OF
2012 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star
2013 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star

 

  

 
 

  x

 

  
Copyright © 2003-2014 SoxProspects, LLC
 
All Rights Reserved.
 
email:
info@soxprospects.com
Search Player Stats
    
   MLB, Minor League, and College Players
The Baseball Cube

SoxProspects.com is in no way affiliated with the Boston Red Sox, Pawtucket Red Sox, Portland Sea Dogs, Salem Red Sox, Greenville Drive, Lowell Spinners, Gulf Coast League Red Sox, Major League Baseball, the International League, Eastern League, Carolina League, South Atlantic League, New York-Penn League, Gulf Coast League, or Minor League Baseball.