Jacob Wallace Greenville Drive Pitcher

       
 
Age: 23
Born: August 13, 1998
Birthplace: Lawrence, MA
Height: 6-1
Weight: 200
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)
   

Photo © Jerry Coli
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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 (1/21): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2021): 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. Quick leg kick and gets low coming forward. Long arm action behind before he whips his arm forward. Extremely quick arm. Opens chest towards the plate while arm drags behind. Lands on-line to the plate before falling off to the first base side. Deception comes from off-putting delivery.

Fastball: 96-98 mph. Pitch shows life and can be thrown up in the zone. Really jumps on hitters. Command and control need refinement. Potential plus-plus offering.

Slider: 84-86 mph. 10-to-4 shape with depth and bite. True swing-and-miss pitch with major league out pitch potential with development. Elite spin rate that has been recorded at over 3000 rpm consistently. Potential plus offering with improved consistency.
  Changeup: Third pitch used on occasion with late, arm-side movement. Did not throw in outing scouted in 2021. Added the pitch after turning pro.

Career
Notes: Grew up in 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 late in the 2020 season, so club did not have him report to the Alternate Training Site. Participated in the 2020 Fall Instructional League.

Summation: Potential middle reliever. Ceiling of a late-inning reliever. True relief profile with the potential for a standout fastball/slider combination. Has potential for two plus pitches, and his unique delivery gives hitters a very different look on the mound. 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 Season Cancelled --- --- Bos 21 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
   
     
    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
2021 Greenville HAE A+ Bos 22     stats                            
   
     
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  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  2019 Northwest League All-Star   2021 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star  
   

   
     
     
     
 
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