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Jake Fox

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Jake Fox
Name: Jacob Quirin Fox
Born: Jul 20, 1982 in Beech Grove, Ind. USA
High School: Cathedral HS, Indianapolis
College: Michigan
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 3rd round (73rd overall) by the Chicago Cubs in 2003 (signed for $500,000)
Fox enjoyed a breakout season with the bat, hitting .365 and leading the Big 10 Conference in homers (14) and RBIs (63). He drives balls 450 feet in batting practice, and might have had more homers if he didn't play his home games in cavernous Ray Fisher Stadium. He is exceptionally strong at 6 feet and 210 pounds, and has worked hard to improve his catching. He still has just average skills behind the plate, with below-average hands and arm strength. Scouts say he's a better receiver than Toledo's Mitch Maier, the Midwest catcher he's routinely compared to. Fox also compares favorably to Maier as a hitter, though Maier is more athletic and more projectable.
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