Jacob Wallace Portland Sea Dogs Pitcher

       
 
Age: 24
Born: August 13, 1998
Birthplace: Lawrence, MA
Height: 6-1
Weight: 200
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: 3rd round, 2019 by COL
How Acquired: Acquired from COL for Kevin Pillar (Sep. 2020)
College: UConn
High School: Methuen (MA)
   

Photo © Gwinn Davis/Greenville Drive
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First Pro Contract: June 13, 2019 (COL)
Signing Scout: Mike Garlatti (COL)
Signing Bonus: $581,600
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2022
MLFA Eligible: November 2025
   
Pro Debut: June 21, 2019 (Boise)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/22): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2022): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: @jacob_wallace18
Instagram: @jacob_wallace4

 
 
 
 
 
     
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  Physical Description: Average, proportional frame with minimal remaining projection. Above-average athlete, was a runner in high school

Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm slot. High-effort delivery. Quick leg kick and gets low coming forward. Long arm action behind before he whips his arm forward. Extremely quick arm. Opens chest towards the plate while arm drags behind. Lands on-line to the plate before falling off to the first base side. Off-putting delivery creates deception.

Fastball: 96-98 mph. Pitch shows life and can be thrown up in the zone. Really jumps on hitters. Command and control need refinement and will come and go between or even during outings. Pitch plays below its velocity due to a lack of command. Potential plus offering.

Slider: 83-86 mph. 10-to-4 shape with depth and bite. True swing-and-miss pitch with major league out pitch potential with development. Elite spin rate that has been recorded at over 3000 rpm consistently. Will struggle to land in the zone at times. Potential plus-to-better offering with improved consistency.
  Changeup: Third pitch used on occasion with late, arm-side movement. Did not throw in outing scouted in 2021. Added the pitch after turning pro.

Career Notes:
Grew up a Red Sox fan in Methuen, Massachusetts and starred at Methuen High before becoming the closer at UConn. Pitched for Bourne in the 2018 Cape Cod League, where he was named the co-recipient of the John Claffey New England Top Prospect Award and was named a CCBL All-Star. Was acquired late in the 2020 season. Participated in the 2020 Fall Instructional League.

Summation:
Potential volatile, up-and-down middle reliever. Ceiling of a late-inning reliever. Has among the best raw stuff for a true relief prospect in the system, with the potential for two plus pitches. Unique delivery gives hitters a very different look on the mound, but it also makes his future more unpredictable. Harsh delivery and inconsistent command and control profile give him low odds to reach his peak potential. Even if he reaches the big leagues, will likely have good stretches and bad stretches, making him tough to count on year after year. Very intense on the mound, always competes.

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Scouting Report Update (3.10.2022)
 
   
     
    Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2017 Connecticut AAC NCAA --- 18 0 1 6.00 13 0 0 12.0 13 12 8 1 2 7 12 1.67 9.00 5.25
  2018 Connecticut AAC NCAA --- 19 1 0 3.95 28 0 3 43.1 37 24 19 3 0 21 63 1.34 13.08 4.36
  2019 Connecticut AAC NCAA --- 20 2 0 0.47 11 0 7 19.0 8 1 1 0 0 3 27 0.58 12.79 1.42
  2019 Boise Hawks Nwst A- Col 20 0 0 1.29 22 0 12 21.0 9 3 3 1 1 9 29 0.86 12.43 3.86
  2020 Season Cancelled --- --- Bos 21 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2021 Greenville Drive HAE A+ Bos 22 3 3 5.92  39 0 4 48.2 41 33 32 5 9 25 76 1.36 14.10 4.60
   
     
    2022 Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2022 Portland Sea Dogs East AA Bos 23     stats                            
   
     
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  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  2019 Northwest League All-Star   2021 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star
2022 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star
 
   

   
     
     
     
 
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