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Jake Esch

RHP | PadresSD
Jake Esch
Name: Jacob Otto Esch
Born: Mar 27, 1990 in St. Paul, Minn. USA
College: Georgia Tech
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career6684.101.352.946.51
Drafted in the 11th round (343rd overall) by the Florida Marlins in 2011 (signed for $200,000)
More attractive for most scouts than Kevin Jacob is raw arm Jacob Esch, who is the Yellow Jackets' starting shortstop. One of the club's few lineup veterans, Esch opened the season as the starting second baseman, then flipped spots with freshman Mott Hyde and sparked the Jackets' season by providing solid defense and gap power. He has pitched sparingly this season, with just six appearances spanning five innings after being used for 19 innings in 2009. Esch, who went to Joe Mauer's alma mater, Cretin-Derham Hall in St. Paul, Minn., has a pitcher's body at 6-foot-3, 195 pounds, and his fastball hit 95 mph in fall practice. He sat in the 89-91 range this season and has piqued scouts' interest more than any Yellow Jackets player save Jed Bradley.
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