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Kyle Jacobsen

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High School: Allatoona HS, Acworth, Ga.
College: Hillsborough (Fla.) JC
State: Fla.

Ht.: 6'0"
Wt.: 185 lbs
Bats: R
Throws: L

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Scouting Report

Jacobsen is a right-handed hitting, left-handed throwing center fielder who brings advanced instincts in the outfield and a feel for hitting. He's a plus runner who stole 25 bases this spring and also hit eight home runs, although most scouts believe his power will play more gap-to-gap than over the fence. There are questions about the mechanics of Jacobsen's swing, as it can get a bit long and flat, and also features an arm bar. With that, scouts wonder how well he'll be able to handle increased velocity and spin at the next level. If those concerns are validated, Jacobsen could be limited to fourth outfield type instead of an everyday player. He could be in play on day two of the draft, or he could choose to attend South Carolina, where he prove himself offensively and boost his draft stock. He would be a draft-eligible sophomore in 2019 if he becomes a Gamecock.

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