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Brandon Jacobs | Outfielder

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/8/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Royals signed OF Brandon Jacobs to a minor league contract.
The 24-year-old had a disappointing 2014 season at High-A Visalia, slashing a mere .210/.291/.410 with 16 homers and 36 RBI while striking out 111 times in just 310 at-bats. He still has nice power potential, but the shine has worn off his once top prospect status. Jan 10 - 12:44 PM

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Diamondbacks outfield prospect Brandon Jacobs went 2-for-3 with a double and two walks on Saturday for High-A Visalia.

He is hitting .271/.340/.479 with three home runs and a double on the season in his return to High-A. Jacobs is a tremendous athlete who has struggled to turn his athletic ability into baseball production. After a breakout 2011, he struggled for the next two seasons, which included getting traded twice (from the Red Sox to the White Sox to the Diamondbacks) in a five month span in 2013. If he can cut down on his strikeouts, he could turn into a middle of the order force with 25-plus home run potential.
Sun, Apr 20, 2014 10:12:00 AM

Diamondbacks acquired OF Brandon Jacobs from the White Sox to complete the Adam Eaton trade.

Jacobs batted .244/.320/.407 with 13 homers and 12 steals in 127 games this past summer between High-A and Double-A. The The 23-year-old was a 10th-round pick of the Red Sox in the 2009 MLB Amateur Draft.
Fri, Dec 13, 2013 04:10:00 PM

White Sox acquired OF Brandon Jacobs from the Red Sox for LHP Matt Thornton.

Jacobs, a 22-year-old outfielder, was a 10th round selection by the Red Sox in the 2009 draft. In 81 games this season at High-A Salem, he hit .244/.334/.440 with 11 homers, 44 RBI and 10 stolen bases. He possesses plenty of raw talent, but has been slow to develop and is still a few years away from contributing at the big league level.
Fri, Jul 12, 2013 10:48:00 PM

Brandon Jacobs went 2-for-5 and hit his third homer in four games for low Single-A Greenville on Sunday.

Jacobs was considered more of a raw talent after the Red Sox signed him away from an Auburn football scholarship last year, but he's off to a fantastic start for Greenville, having gone 6-for-14 with a 3/3 K/BB ratio. Last year, he hit .242/.308/.411 with six homers and a 59/21 K/BB ratio for short-season Single-A Lowell.
Mon, Apr 11, 2011 12:05:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Alex Gordon
2Ben Zobrist
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
RF1Alex Rios
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Johnny Cueto
2Edinson Volquez
3Danny Duffy
4Yordano Ventura
5Jeremy Guthrie
6Chris Young
7Jason Vargas
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Ryan Madson
5Luke Hochevar
6Franklin Morales
7Kris Medlen
8Brian Flynn
9Tim Collins