IP 71
ERA 4.944
WHIP 1.437
BB/9 5.958
SO/9 9.254
  • Full name Kevin Walker Jacob
  • Born 03/26/1989 in Baltimore, MD
  • Profile Ht.: 6'6" / Wt.: 225 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Georgia Tech
  • Drafted in the 31st round (950th overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2011.
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    Georgia Tech has its own once-touted prospect who has faltered in Kevin Jacob, a righthander who was the No. 1 prospect in the Alaska League in 2009, when he was hitting 97-99 mph. Jacob always had unusual pitching mechanics, with an over-the-top delivery, and he broke down last season, missing much of the year with a shoulder injury. He avoided surgery, but hasnt found that elite velocity since then. He had a good outing against Georgia in late April when he threw 91-93 mph and didn't walk a batter; scouts who saw him then may bite on the senior, who didn't sign as an 18th-round pick of the Yankees last season.

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