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Brett Jacobson

RHP | RockiesCOL
Brett Jacobson
Name: Brett S. Jacobson
Born: Nov 9, 1986 in Carefree, Ariz. USA
High School: Cactus Shadows HS, Carefree, Ariz.
College: Vanderbilt
Ht.: 6'6" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 4th round (133rd overall) by the Detroit Tigers in 2008 (signed for $230,000)
Jacobsen was the Arizona high school player of the year as a senior and rated by BA as the No. 93 prospect for the 2005 draft. Because of a dip in velocity and a strong commitment to Vanderbilt, however, he slipped to the Diamondbacks in the 11th round. He honored his commitment to the Commodores and made just six appearances--two starts--as a freshman. He split time between starting and relieving as a sophomore, but has seen more time in the pen this season, making only four starts and serving as Vandy's closer. Jacobsen has been a tough guy for scouts to figure out. As a starter he pitches between 88-91 mph, but as a reliever his velocity jumps to the mid-90s. He also throws a slurvy breaking ball and changeup, both with potential to be average. The inability to consistently throw strikes has been Jacobsen's downfall, keeping him out of a starting role, and that's the reason most scouts think he'll be a reliever in the pros as well. Jacobsen is 6-foot-6, 205 pounds and pitches from a three-quarters arm slot. He has effort in his delivery, but can pitch downhill with a steep plane when he's on. He's a high risk, high reward prospect.
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