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Jake Cave

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Minnesota Twins Minnesota Twins
Jake Cave
Name: Andrew Jacob Cave
Born: Dec 4, 1992 in Hampton, Va. USA
High School: Kecoughtan HS, Hampton, Va.
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 200 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
 ABAVGOBPSLGHR
Career283.265.313.47313
Drafted in the 6th round (209th overall) by the New York Yankees in 2011 (signed for $800,000)
Cave was a big reason scouts were excited to cover Virginia this spring, but he and several others had seen their stock fall this spring. A legitimate two-way prospect, Cave has scouts divided on whether he projects better on the mound or in the outfield. As a hitter, he shows bat speed, but he has a loop in his swing that could be a long-term problem. He has a lean frame at 6-foot-1, 180 pounds and figures to move to a corner as he fills out. He also lacks the speed for center field. If he concentrates on hitting, his arm would allow him to stick in right field, though he might not have the power to profile there. On the mound, Cave ranges from 86-93 mph with his fastball, usually sitting around 90-91 and touching 94. His best offspeed pitch is a changeup. He has tinkered with a slider this season, but it needs work and scouts haven't seen it much. While some like his aggressive makeup, others describe it as reckless and immature. He's committed to Louisiana State, where he would contribute on both sides of the ball.
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