• Full name Jacob Gage Fox
  • Born 02/12/2003 in Lakeland, FL
  • Profile Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 185 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School Lakeland Christian
  • Drafted in the 3rd round (95th overall) by the Cleveland Guardians in 2021 (signed for $850,000).
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    Fox is a 6-foot-1, 180-pound shortstop out of Lakeland (Fla.) Christian High who has shown impressive feel for both sides of the game. Scouts seem most intrigued by his lefthanded bat. He has a bit of an unorthodox setup and swing at the plate with a hitch in his hands during his load and a bat head drop, but he’s made it work for him. While he didn’t show much impact potential last summer, Fox has added some weight over the offseason and gotten stronger, though he still profiles as more of a doubles hitter with below-average power. Defensively, Fox has the hands to stick at a middle infield position and he’s an above-average or plus runner underway. Scouts think he will be a better fit for second base at the pro level thanks to fringy arm strength, but there’s no reason why he can’t handle the position in college. That still might be a tough ask given Fox’s commitment to Florida, which has multiple solid defensive shortstops currently at the program.

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  • Lake County Captains activated SS Jake Fox.
  • SS Jake Fox assigned to Lake County Captains from Lynchburg Hillcats.

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