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Postby j24jags » Thu Aug 25, 2005 1:15 am

I'm in love with this guy already, he has a sweet lefty swing and he's had some nice scoops and line drive snags in the field.
Through his first 4 games he has 4 HRs and is hitting .538
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Postby The_Met_Threat » Thu Aug 25, 2005 1:34 am

Im applying right now. :-B
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Postby pokerplaya » Thu Aug 25, 2005 1:53 am

Why wasn't he hyped at all as a prospect? He did very well in the minors, but I heard very little fanfare about him. Piazza Jr??
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Postby DK » Thu Aug 25, 2005 2:28 am

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).
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Postby pangbones » Thu Aug 25, 2005 3:08 am

I am impressed. 4 HR's in first 4 games is sick.

I don't know much about him, is this guy for real? Is he going to stay on the team, or is this just a temp recall?
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Postby clarkw267 » Thu Aug 25, 2005 8:27 am

I think he has the starting 1B gig nailed down for the rest of the year.. Does anyone know if this kid can hit lefties at all? Ryan Howard is frustrating me with all of the games he's been missing.
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Postby AT » Thu Aug 25, 2005 9:08 am

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.
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Postby The Kavorka » Thu Aug 25, 2005 9:12 am

His swing reminds me a lot of Olerud's swing but with power.

Upright lefty stance and a very level sweet swing.
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Postby unclepaulie » Thu Aug 25, 2005 10:48 am

His swing has a bit of Chipper and some Chavez in it. I love the kid so far but I also realize that this could be the Mets version of Kevin Maas only time will tell.
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Postby Drunken Rhino » Thu Aug 25, 2005 10:55 am

I think he's got a bit of Griffey, some Olerud, a pinch of Helton, a dash of Thome, a cup of Chavez and just a sprinkle of Palmiero.

And no, I haven't actually seen him hit.
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