• Full name Jacob Tanis
  • Born 06/30/1989 in Peachtree City, GA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 200 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Mercer University
  • Drafted in the 13th round (406th overall) by the Oakland Athletics in 2011.
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    Mercer's top draft pick will be third baseman Jacob Tanis, who is slow afoot but otherwise has solid-average tools. Tanis has a feel for hitting and produces good bat speed and power from the right side. He was much more patient in 2011 (35 walks after 15 last season) and maintained his power production despite the bat change, belting 15 home runs. He may lack the quick feet for third base and profiles better behind the plate at 6-foot-1, 195 pounds. He wasn't picked as a draft-eligible sophomore a year ago.

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