DK wrote:Don't misconstrue this, because I'm not saying he's as good, but he reminds me a bit of Todd Helton. Lefty, powerful 1B (although Jacobs can catch, too), look bigger (and hit bigger) than their weight would tell you (Jacobs 6'2, 190, Helton 6'2", 195).
It's funny you mentioned Helton because thats exactly who I thought of watching him swing yesterday. He has a "Helton-like" swing. Like any rookie I need to see more, see how he hits the breaking ball, how he handles tough lefties etc... before I go bananas. But he's got some promise and the Mets clearly need the 1B bat. I'd be surprised if he doesn't keep that job for the forseeable future.