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Justin Jacome

LHP | MarlinsMIA
Justin Jacome
Name: Justin Christian Jacome
Born: Oct 19, 1993 in Santa Barbara, Calif. USA
College: UC Santa Barbara
Ht.: 6'6" / Wt.: 230 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
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Career105.13.331.413.676.49
Drafted in the 5th round (146th overall) by the Miami Marlins in 2015 (signed for $365,900)
Jacome, a physical lefty, complemented Dillon Tate as the ice to Tate's fire, and the Gauchos led the NCAA in ERA much of the season. Jacome earns comparisons to all the tall big league lefties who figure out how to pitch with average to fringe-average command. Jacome has come along the more he's used his changeup, which he locates well and is his best pitch, earning 50-55 grades, depending on the scout. Jacome has to pitch with angle to his fastball, driving it down and working it inside to righthanded hitters, because he usually sits 88-92 mph. He holds his velocity better now than he did earlier in his career and has a feel for adding and subtracting from his heater, but it can be straight and vulnerable when he catches too much of the zone. A good athlete with a solid pickoff move, Jacome has plus control and has a chance for above-average true command down the line. Most area scouts had him pegged as a fourth-rounder in the J.A. Happ mold.
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