Jacob Wallace Player Pool Pitcher

       
 
Age: 22
Born: August 13, 1998
Birthplace: Lawrence, MA
Height: 6-1
Weight: 190
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: 3rd round, 2019 by COL
How Acquired: Acquired from COL for Kevin Pillar (Sep. 2020)
College: UConn
High School: Methuen (MA)
ETA: Mid 2023

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First Pro Contract: June 13, 2019 (COL)
Signing Scout: Mike Garlatti (COL)
Signing Bonus: $581,600
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2022
MLFA Eligible: November 2025
   
Pro Debut: June 21, 2019 (Boise)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/20): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2020): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: @jacob_wallace18
Instagram: @jacob_wallace4

 
 
 
 
 
     
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  Physical Description: Average, proportional frame with minimal remaining projection. Above-average athlete.

Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm slot. High-effort delivery. High leg kick, but gets low coming forward. Long arm action behind before he whips his arm forward.

Fastball: 93-95 mph. Tops out at 97 mph. Pitch shows life and tail. Pitch jumps on hitters. Command and control need refinement. Potential plus offering.

Slider: 84-86 mph. Long, sweeping pitch with above-average depth. True swing-and-miss pitch with major league out pitch potential with development. Potential above-average offering.

Changeup: Third pitch used on occasion with late, arm-side movement. Added the pitch after turning pro.
  Career Notes: Originally from Methuen, Massachusetts, grew up a Red Sox fan and starred at Methuen High before becoming the closer at UConn. Pitched for Bourne in the 2018 Cape Cod League, where he was named the co-recipient of the John Claffey New England Top Prospect Award and was named a CCBL All-Star. Was acquired so late in the 2020 season that the club did not have him report to the Alternate Training Site. Participated in the 2020 Fall Instructional League.

Summation: Potential relief type. Ceiling of a closer. Fastball/slider combination is very intriguing in a bullpen role. Potential for two above-average pitches at least and a unique delivery that gives hitters a very different look on the mound. Unclear at this point if the Red Sox will try to develop him as a starter, as he does also have a changeup. Command and control need refinement in order to reach his potential. Very intense on the mound, always competes.

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    Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2017 Connecticut AAC NCAA --- 18 0 1 6.00 13 0 0 12.0 13 12 8 1 2 7 12 1.67 9.00 5.25
  2018 Connecticut AAC NCAA --- 19 1 0 3.95 28 0 3 43.1 37 24 19 3 0 21 63 1.34 13.08 4.36
  2019 Connecticut AAC NCAA --- 20 2 0 0.47 11 0 7 19.0 8 1 1 0 0 3 27 0.58 12.79 1.42
  2019 Boise Hawks Nwst A- Col 20 0 0 1.29 22 0 12 21.0 9 3 3 1 1 9 29 0.86 12.43 3.86
   
     
    2020 Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2020 Boston Red Sox AL MLB Bos 21     stats                            
   
     
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  2019 Northwest League All-Star   -  
   

   
     
     
     
 
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