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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 23)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .215 6 25 26 5 .223 -0.4
Birth Date12-8-1990
Height6' 1"
Weight225 lbs
Age23 years, 10 months, 16 days
BatsR
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2009 RSX Rk 8 27 .237 .249 .327 .347 .259 .375 94 -0.7 0.8 -0.4 -0.0 -1.0 -1.3 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1
2010 LOW A- 64 263 .265 .251 .328 .361 .261 .298 103 1.4 7.4 -2.3 1.9 0.5 7.8 1.0 7.8 1.0
2011 GRN A 115 502 .295 .260 .330 .389 .259 .381 111 18.7 14.5 -3.9 0.4 5.4 35.3 3.6 35.3 3.6
2012 SLM A+ 114 487 .260 .258 .326 .398 .265 .324 97 0 14.6 -2.7 -1.6 1.0 12.7 1.1 12.7 1.1
2013 SLM A+ 81 337 .253 .251 .328 .372 .251 .308 108 -2.6 9.8 -2.5 0.5 -0.5 6.0 0.6 6.0 0.6
2013 BIR AA 43 176 .233 .243 .317 .361 .255 .321 99 -4.8 4.8 -1.5 0.4 0.2 -0.6 -0.0 -0.6 -0.0
2013 PME AA 3 8 .372 .254 .314 .366 .247 .500 100 0.9 0.2 0 -0.0 -0.1 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2014 VIS A+ 89 347 .254 .267 .337 .422 .270 .266 101 -2.3 10.2 -3.8 -2.7 -1.3 1.7 -0.1 1.7 -0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2009 RSX Rk 27 1 6 2 0 0 0 2 8 0 0 .250 .333 .333 .083 .237 -1.3 -0.0 -0.1
2010 LOW A- 263 30 57 18 2 6 31 21 59 4 1 .242 .312 .411 .169 .265 7.8 1.9 1.0
2011 GRN A 502 75 134 32 3 17 80 43 123 30 7 .303 .376 .505 .201 .295 35.3 0.4 3.6
2012 SLM A+ 487 62 110 30 0 13 61 39 128 17 9 .252 .322 .410 .158 .260 12.7 -1.6 1.1
2013 PME AA 8 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 .375 .375 .750 .375 .372 0.9 -0.0 0.1
2013 SLM A+ 337 44 71 24 0 11 44 33 88 10 4 .244 .334 .440 .196 .253 6.0 0.5 0.6
2013 BIR AA 176 13 37 8 0 2 22 11 50 2 3 .237 .291 .327 .090 .233 -0.6 0.4 -0.0
2014 VIS A+ 347 42 65 10 2 16 36 30 111 3 3 .210 .291 .410 .200 .254 1.7 -2.7 -0.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

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Details

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 514 63 118 27 1 15 58 36 149 13 5 .255 .315 .417 .263 12.5 LF 0, CF -1 1.3
80o 492 57 107 24 1 14 53 33 146 12 5 .240 .299 .393 .249 5.3 LF 0, CF -1 0.5
70o 476 54 100 23 1 13 50 30 144 11 5 .230 .286 .376 .239 0.6 LF 0, CF -1 0.0
60o 463 50 93 21 1 12 47 29 142 10 4 .221 .276 .361 .231 -3.3 LF 0, CF -1 -0.4
50o 450 48 88 20 1 11 44 27 140 9 4 .212 .266 .347 .222 -6.7 LF 0, CF -1 -0.8
40o 437 45 83 19 1 11 42 25 138 9 4 .204 .257 .334 .214 -9.9 LF 0, CF -1 -1.1
30o 424 42 76 17 1 10 39 23 135 8 3 .195 .246 .319 .206 -13.1 LF 0, CF -1 -1.5
20o 408 39 70 16 1 9 36 21 133 8 3 .185 .234 .302 .196 -16.5 LF 0, CF -1 -1.8
10o 386 35 61 14 0 8 32 19 128 7 3 .171 .217 .279 .182 -20.8 LF 0, CF 0 -2.3
Weighted Mean4564991211124528141104.216.271.354.226-5.1LF 0, CF -1-0.6

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
201524250274912172816785.216.271.373.232-0.3-2.70.0-0.914.9-16.7-0.3
201625250275113072716765.222.280.368.234-0.2-1.4-0.1-1.014.9-15.2-0.3
2017266356912427218694119514.214.273.361.229-0.7-6.00.1-2.714.9-18.3-0.6
2018276286912530118694219213.218.279.368.234-0.4-3.4-0.3-2.814.9-15.2-0.6
2019286357213030119714518213.226.289.380.242-0.00.6-0.5-3.114.9-10.8-0.6
2020296116912628117674317012.229.291.377.2420.00.6-0.7-3.114.9-10.5-0.6
2021306297213229118704517112.231.294.379.2440.00.9-1.0-3.414.9-9.6-0.6
2022316337313429117704616312.235.299.381.2470.22.2-1.2-3.614.9-7.9-0.6
2023326377213330117704617110.231.294.377.244-0.10.0-1.4-3.814.9-9.8-0.6

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
00.62out of baseballout of baseballout of baseball2.6

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 84)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 95 Neil Medchill 2010 .000 DNP
2 94 Collin DeLome 2009 .000 DNP
3 93 Nick Akins 2011 .000 DNP
4 91 Marcus Knecht 2013 .000 DNP
5 91 Robby Hefflinger 2013 .000 DNP
6 90 Mark Shorey 2008 .000 DNP
7 90 Ryan Royster 2010 .000 DNP
8 89 Kevin Clark 2009 .000 DNP
9 89 Brandon Meredith 2013 .000 DNP
10 89 Kevin Rivers 2012 .000 DNP
11 89 Tyler Henson 2011 .000 DNP
12 88 Kyle Jensen 2011 .000 DNP
13 88 Adam Milligan 2011 .000 DNP
14 88 Brady Shoemaker 2010 .000 DNP
15 88 Zoilo Almonte 2012 .000 DNP
16 88 Quincy Latimore 2012 .000 DNP
17 88 Matthew Spencer 2009 .000 DNP
18 88 Juan Crousset 2013 .000 DNP
19 88 Alejandro Selen 2012 .000 DNP
20 87 Marc Krauss 2011 .000 DNP
21 87 Angelo Songco 2012 .000 DNP
22 86 John Tolisano 2012 .000 DNP
23 86 Chris Lubanski 2008 .000 DNP
24 86 Jeremy Moore 2010 .000 DNP
25 85 Brian Fletcher 2012 .000 DNP
26 85 Blake Smith 2011 .000 DNP
27 85 Matt Joyce 2008 .285
28 85 Marvin Lowrance 2008 .000 DNP
29 85 Dusty Robinson 2013 .000 DNP
30 85 Jeremy Synan 2010 .000 DNP
31 84 Kevin Keyes 2012 .000 DNP
32 84 Kyeong Kang 2011 .000 DNP
33 84 Chris Swauger 2010 .000 DNP
34 84 Ronnie Welty 2011 .000 DNP
35 84 Brandon Tripp 2008 .000 DNP
36 83 Travis Taijeron 2012 .000 DNP
37 83 Khris Davis 2011 .000 DNP
38 83 Raul Reyes 2010 .000 DNP
39 83 Eric Thames 2010 .000 DNP
40 83 Brandon Guyer 2009 .000 DNP
41 83 Daniel Dorn 2008 .000 DNP
42 83 Cole Garner 2008 .000 DNP
43 82 Corey Dickerson 2012 .000 DNP
44 82 Jon Talley 2012 .000 DNP
45 82 Geraldo Rodriguez 2011 .000 DNP
46 82 Jared Hoying 2012 .000 DNP
47 82 Sean Ratliff 2010 .000 DNP
48 81 Michael Taylor 2009 .000 DNP
49 81 Carlos Moncrief 2012 .000 DNP
50 81 Edgardo Baez 2009 .000 DNP
51 81 Yazy Arbelo 2011 .000 DNP
52 81 Chris Epps 2012 .000 DNP
53 81 Roger Kieschnick 2010 .000 DNP
54 81 Matt LaPorta 2008 .000 DNP
55 81 Johermyn Chavez 2012 .000 DNP
56 81 Tyler Colvin 2009 .187
57 81 Steven Selsky 2013 .000 DNP
58 81 Jason Place 2011 .000 DNP
59 81 Kyler Burke 2011 .000 DNP
60 81 Nelson Perez 2011 .000 DNP
61 81 Thomas Hickman 2011 .000 DNP
62 81 Brahiam Maldonado 2009 .000 DNP
63 81 Danny Perales 2008 .000 DNP
64 81 Kevin Patterson 2012 .000 DNP
65 81 Jon Gaston 2010 .000 DNP
66 81 Jai Miller 2008 -.015
67 81 John Shelby 2009 .000 DNP
68 81 Juan Portes 2009 .000 DNP
69 81 Steven Caseres 2010 .000 DNP
70 80 Christian Marrero 2010 .000 DNP
71 80 Bryan Petersen 2009 .000 DNP
72 80 Jon Edwards 2011 .000 DNP
73 80 Edgar Lara 2012 .000 DNP
74 80 Rogelio Noris 2012 .000 DNP
75 80 Lee Orr 2012 .000 DNP
76 80 Steven Hill 2008 .000 DNP
77 80 Thomas Pham 2011 .000 DNP
78 80 David Winfree 2009 .000 DNP
79 80 Melky Mesa 2010 .000 DNP
80 80 Brian Cavazos-Galvez 2010 .000 DNP
81 80 Jeramy Laster 2008 .000 DNP
82 80 Cory Vaughn 2012 .000 DNP
83 80 Matt Clark 2010 .000 DNP
84 80 Jake Blalock 2007 .000 DNP
85 80 Chad Huffman 2008 .000 DNP
86 80 Lance Ray 2013 .000 DNP
87 80 Jonathan Greene 2009 .000 DNP
88 80 Brandon Allen 2009 .226
89 80 Cody Decker 2010 .000 DNP
90 80 Aaron Baker 2011 .000 DNP
91 80 Jarek Cunningham 2013 .000 DNP
92 80 Collin Cowgill 2009 .000 DNP
93 79 Donald Lutz 2012 .000 DNP
94 79 Kody Hinze 2011 .000 DNP
95 79 Kyle Gaedele 2013 .000 DNP
96 79 Angel Castillo 2012 .000 DNP
97 79 Travis Ishikawa 2007 .000 DNP
98 79 Jordan Danks 2010 .000 DNP
99 79 Jon Mark Owings 2008 .000 DNP
100 79 Michael Burgess 2012 .000 DNP

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 A toolsy and athletic former running back, Brandon Jacobs has yet to turn those assets into performance on the field.
2012 Boston's 2009 10th-rounder broke out in 2011, collecting 17 homers and 52 extra-base hits to go along with a .300 average, .500-plus slugging, and 30 steals in 37 chances. Jacobs was always toolsy and athletic, but this is the first time he had a chance to show it off, as his previous campaigns in Rookie ball and in the New York-Penn league were full of disappointment. While his .381 BABIP means the 20-year-old has more work to do than his line suggests, he has the power/speed potential to make him an intriguing prospect.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: What Did I Miss: Mookie BettsJason Parks2014-05-01
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: Backfield/Minor-League Game NotesBP Prospect Staff2014-04-08
This article requires BP Premium accessRaising Aces: Bush League: Andrew HeaneyDoug Thorburn2014-02-28
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of August 9-11Zach Mortimer2013-08-12
BP Unfiltered: The 2013 Trade Deadline Transaction Analysis ThreadBaseball Prospectus2013-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Altuve, All the TimeMark Anderson2013-07-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Altuve, All the TimeR.J. Anderson2013-07-15
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 13, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-13
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, June 3Zach Mortimer2013-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of May 10-12Zach Mortimer2013-05-13
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, April 10Zach Mortimer2013-04-11
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of July 23Kevin Goldstein2012-07-24
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 17Kevin Goldstein2012-05-18
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 16Kevin Goldstein2012-05-17
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 11Kevin Goldstein2012-04-12
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Minor League Road TripsKevin Goldstein2012-04-11
Future Shock Blog: Top 101 Prospects: Opening Day AssignmentsKevin Goldstein2012-04-05
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: AL East Prospect PreviewKevin Goldstein2012-03-27
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Boston Red Sox Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2012-02-14
Future Shock: Top 101 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2012-02-13
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Let's Make a DealKevin Goldstein2011-11-16
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 23Kevin Goldstein2011-08-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Positional Primacy: Left FieldJason Parks2011-08-04
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of July 28Kevin Goldstein2011-07-29
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of July 18Kevin Goldstein2011-07-19
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 23Kevin Goldstein2010-06-24


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-04-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can Brandon Jacobs eventually crack the BOS lineup? Is there room if Bogaerts ends up in RF?
(Steven from Boston)
I don't think Jacobs will crack the Boston lineup. The bat could be good, but he's limited defensively and I don't see the bat being THAT good in the end. On the other hand, Bogaerts bat will force the issue and find a way to get time on a roster. (Jason Parks)
2012-02-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Brandon Jacobs as a top 50 guy is higher than I would have expected. What have you heard/seen that has him so highly regarded?
(Nater1177 from levittown pa)
Fantastic combination of performance and tools. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-07-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Brandon Jacobs? Any chance we see him crack some Top 100 lists next year?
(Michael from Ohio)
I don't know about others, but he's going to crack mine. Big, athletic outfielder translating tools into skills? Sign me up. (Kevin Goldstein)


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