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#1 chester

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Posted 23 August 2009 - 02:08 PM

Brandon Jacobs



Born: December 8, 1990 Lilburn, GA

Height: 5-11 (other sources say 6-3)
Weight: 240

Bats: Right
Throws: Right

Drafted: 10th round, 2009
High School: Parkview (GA)



Stats per http://soxprospects....obs-brandon.htm

Article on signing: http://www.gwinnettd...?...&TM=372.909 -- sounds like the Sox wooed him from playing football at Auburn with a nice check.

While Soxprosects and MiLb.com have him listed at 5-11 240 lbs this article has him at 6-3. That is quite a difference so I wonder which number is more true.

Sounds like he is a raw power prospect. From the weei full count blog Sox amateur scouting director Jason McLeod describes as “goofy power”.

Scouting video: http://mlb.mlb.com/m...tent_id=4521359

Edited by chester, 23 August 2009 - 02:14 PM.


#2 FanSinceBoggs

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 12:52 PM

QUOTE (chester @ Aug 23 2009, 03:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Height: 5-11 (other sources say 6-3)


According to other reports, Jacobs is 6-foot-1:

http://blogs.ajc.com...ox-over-auburn/

http://rivals.yahoo....on-Jacobs-76464

So, the mystery widens. . . .

The latter report claims that Jacobs runs a 4.52 in the 40-yard dash. He should excel in breaking up the double play!

#3 nighthob

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 03:30 PM

QUOTE (FanSinceBoggs @ Aug 26 2009, 01:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
According to other reports, Jacobs is 6-foot-1:

http://blogs.ajc.com...ox-over-auburn/

http://rivals.yahoo....on-Jacobs-76464

So, the mystery widens. . . .


I think that they may be as confused as the rest of us and simply averaging 5'11" and 6'3".

#4 chester

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 10:38 PM

Jacobs only got to play in 8 games and got 26 PAs in the GCL, which ended its season on August 31st, so his numbers are a SSS.

His line was .250/.333/.333

Of his 6 hits 2 were doubles

He drew 2 walks to his 8 strikeouts

He scored 1 run and had 0 rbi


Does anyone know what his next move will be. My guess will be some fall ball in Arizona or somewhere.

#5 Quintanariffic

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 03:19 PM

QUOTE (chester @ Sep 1 2009, 10:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Does anyone know what his next move will be. My guess will be some fall ball in Arizona or somewhere.

Unlikely. Latest word is that the Arizona replacement for the now-defunct HWBL won't start up until next year. Next stop is likely Fall Instrux, unless he gets a cameo in Lowell for their playoff run.

#6 Shore Thing

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 01:46 PM

Figure this thread deserves a bump.

After the first 9 games of 2010, Brandon is off to a .432/.469/.901 start.

No flashes of that big time power potential yet though.

#7 Bigpupp

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 09:10 PM

QUOTE (Shore Thing @ Jun 28 2010, 12:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Figure this thread deserves a bump.

After the first 9 games of 2010, Brandon is off to a .432/.469/.901 start.

No flashes of that big time power potential yet though.


I have a hard time thinking that a .901 SLG isn't at least a small flash of power....but I get your point.

Either way, he hit his first homer of the year tonight smile.gif

#8 Mr Jums

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 09:35 PM

QUOTE (Bigpupp @ Jun 28 2010, 10:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have a hard time thinking that a .901 SLG isn't at least a small flash of power....but I get your point.

Either way, he hit his first homer of the year tonight smile.gif


The numbers quoted are obp/slg/ops. Thus, he has a .432 on base percentage, and a .469 slugging percentage, leading to a .901 OPS. Still, not too shabby.

#9 Bigpupp

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 09:38 PM

QUOTE (Mr Jums @ Jun 28 2010, 08:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The numbers quoted are obp/slg/ops. Thus, he has a .432 on base percentage, and a .469 slugging percentage, leading to a .901 OPS. Still, not too shabby.


Absolutely right. I just assumed the normal slash stats and didn't take the extra second to check on it. That .901 will rise after tonight, as well.

#10 Cuzittt


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Posted 30 June 2010 - 07:37 AM

QUOTE (Bigpupp @ Jun 28 2010, 10:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Absolutely right. I just assumed the normal slash stats and didn't take the extra second to check on it. That .901 will rise after tonight, as well.


As an aside... I'm not sure why anyone would utilize OBP/SLG/OPS (which one can derive from the first two)... instead of BA/OBP/SLG. I realize that Batting Average alone can be misleading, but the 3 stats together bring a lot to the table.

#11 SoxScout


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Posted 25 April 2011 - 10:59 AM

G PA BA OBP SLG OPS GPA RC /PA IsoP IsoD BABIP BB% K% BB/K
20 Brandon Jacobs 16 72 .373 .472 .661 1.133 .378 17.0 .24 .271 .099 .559 14% 31% .45


Jacobs is a year younger than the SAL average batters age.

Not bad for his first shot at pro season ball. A few things stick out, BABIP, Power and Discipline.

BABIP is meteoric, currently .090 higher than the second best in the SAL. There is obviously a bunch of luck going on for Jacobs right now, however he is helping his cause by mashing the ball every time he makes contact. He is 6th in the league in Isolated Power, behind players were born 4, 2, 2, 2, and 0 years ahead of him.

His walk rate is about #22 in the league so far, so he has been doing well in that regard. His K rate is high, but not shockingly so, in my opinion.

Of course this is just a good start, but he is a major prospect follow over the course of the year. April has a way of masking good or bad seasons, so the next few months will be interesting for Jacobs.

#12 Detts

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 08:44 PM

I went searching for an pic of Brandon in his batting stance and found this:

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This is what he looks like as he addresses a pitch. Before this he has his hands higher and waves the bat downwards agains his back, then moves to this set position.

Site link: Awesome.

I will also link on the main ML page as these posts sometimes get missed.

#13 Snodgrass'Muff


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Posted 13 July 2011 - 04:22 PM

Didn't make the mid-season top 50 at BA.com but was mentioned in the comments by J.J. Cooper.

Jacobs would have made the Wait And See list. Like him as a prospect, he’s coming along nicely, but yeah I wouldn’t comp him to Gose, one is a plus-plus runner, the other runs well for his size.




http://www.baseballa...#comment-106554


#14 Shore Thing

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 08:41 AM

I had high hopes for Brandon this year, but it's been a disappointing year - fewer walks, more strikeouts, less power.

Edit - table formatting issues.

Edited by Shore Thing, 15 August 2012 - 08:46 AM.


#15 Orel Miraculous

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 11:19 PM

Starting the year in Salem again.  To be expected given last year's numbers, but still disappointing.  He's one of my favorites and I'd love to see him start to put the tools together.






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