• Full name Jacob Howard Hannemann
  • Born 04/29/1991 in Kahuku, HI
  • Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 200 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School Brigham Young
  • Debut 09/09/2017
  • Drafted in the 3rd round (75th overall) by the Chicago Cubs in 2013 (signed for $1,000,000).
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    Drafted by the Royals in the 48th round out of high school in 2010, Hannemann headed to Brigham Young to play football and baseball. He went on his two-year Mormon mission in the spring of his freshman year, then showed his natural talent by hitting for the cycle in the team's fall alumni game when he returned. A cornerback for the football team, Hannemann is 6-foot-1 and 195 pounds with loose athleticism. He is a well above-average runner and has some work to do defensively, but he has the tools and instincts to stay in center field, though his arm grades out at the bottom of the scouting scale. A lefthanded hitter, he has a compact swing with natural strength. He needs to work on his pitch recognition, but has performed well considering he was away from the game for two years. Scouts love his makeup and intensity on the field. Already 22, Hannemann is the rare draft-eligible freshman. He's a high-risk, high-reward pick with Jacoby Ellsbury upside.

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  • Rated Best Athlete in the Milwaukee Brewers in 2014
  • Rated Fastest Baserunner in the Milwaukee Brewers in 2014
  • Rated Best Athlete in the Chicago Cubs in 2014
  • Rated Fastest Baserunner in the Chicago Cubs in 2014

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