Wednesday, February 10, 2010

More on Jacobs

As reported yesterday Mike Jacobs is returning to the Mets, Jacobs was originally signed by the Mets in 1999 and traded to the Marlins for Carlos Delgado in 2006.

In 2003 Jacobs received the Sterling award as the top prospect in the Mets farm system, he originally was a catcher but tore his labrum in 2004 which caused his move to first base.

He made his major league debut in 2005 with the Mets and spent his entire major league career as a first baseman.

Jon Heyman tweeted today that Jacobs will have a chance to steal a roster spot from Tatis or Murphy. There was some speculation today that maybe Jacobs could spend sometime at catcher but Ted Berg relays that Mike was not that good at the position...

Not to throw water on this, but last year one of Jacobs' MiLB coaches told me he just didn't have it as a catcher, at all. source Ted Burg twitter

In the minors he played 309 games at catcher and only 81 games at 1B.