Jacob Webb Salem Red Sox Pitcher

       
 
Age: 23
Born: March 23, 1999
Birthplace: Fairborn, OH
Height: 6-5
Weight: 250
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: 14th round, 2021 by BOS
How Acquired: Draft
College: Miami (OH)
High School: Fairborn (OH)
   

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First Pro Contract: July 24, 2021 (BOS)
Signing Scout: Matt Davis
Signing Bonus: $122,500
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2024
MLFA Eligible: November 2027
   
Pro Debut: August 17, 2021 (FCL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/22): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2022): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: @jakewebb06
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  Physical Description: Extra-large pitcher's frame. Looks listed height and weight. Imposing figure on mound. Will need to watch his conditioning. No remaining projection.

Mechanics: Throws from a low three-quarters arm slot. Starts on the first base side of the rubber and does not use a wind-up. Drop-and-drive motion. Effort in delivery. Shorter arm action, hides the ball well. Quick, live arm.

Fastball: 92-94 mph. Sat in the mid-90s in college and reportedly topped out at 100 mph. Velocity was down some in initial looks in pro ball. Pitch shows late movement. Heavy pitch. Will show bat-missing ability. Potential above-average offering.

Slider: 81-85 mph. Primary secondary pitch. Will vary shape deliberately at times. Usually shows frisbee-like 10-to-4 shape, but at other times pitch is more vertical with depth, and at others is shorter and more cutter-like. Potential above-average offering.
  Changeup: Third pitch that he does not incorporate often and did not throw in outing scouted in 2021.

Career Notes: Was committed to Toledo out of high school, but did not qualify academically so he spent two years at Sinclair Community College prior to transferring to Miami (Ohio). Named a Northwoods League All-Star in 2021 after throwing 12 2/3 innings, allowing only four hits while striking out 29. Worked out for the Red Sox in June prior to being selected.

Summation: Potential organizational reliever. Ceiling of an up-and-down reliever. Huge frame with a unique delivery makes for an uncomfortable at-bat for hitters. Even with diminished velocity, fastball/slider combination is interesting. If he can regain his premium velocity, his long-term projection could change.

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Scouting Report Update (3.6.2022)
 
   
     
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
2019 Sinclair CC NJCAA NJCAA --- 20 5 4 4.12 12 12 0 54.2 56 29 25 3 0 20 64 1.39 10.54 3.29
  2020 Miami MAC NCAA --- 21 2 0 4.91 6 0 1 14.2 14 8 8 3 0 4 19 1.23 11.66 2.45
  2021 Miami MAC NCAA --- 22 1 2 2.08 18 0 4 39.0 25 14 9 0 2 14 59 1.00 13.62 3.23
  2021 FCL Red Sox FCL Rk Bos 22 0 0 0.00 2 1 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 0.50 22.50 0.00
  2021 Salem Red Sox LAE A Bos 22 2 0 0.90 6 0 0 10.0 5 1 1 0 1 6 12 1.10 10.80 5.40
   
     
    2022 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
2022 Salem Red Sox Car A Bos 23     stats                            
   
     
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