Orioles Top Prospect No. 26: Brett Jacobson

Posted: 7th October 2009 by Zachary Ball in MLB
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Reliever Brett Jacobson came to the Orioles via a trade with the Detroit Tigers earlier this season as the centerpiece (and only piece) of the Aubrey Huff deal. And while he didn't necessarily enhance his reputation as "inconsistent," he still provides the Orioles with one of the most talented relieving prospects in the system. Jacobson came to the Orioles from the Tigers, but before that he came to the Tigers via the 4th round of the 2008 MLB Draft. The 6'6'' right hander could have gone higher due to his skill set but fell to the fourth after concerns about his consistency scared other teams away. Prior to being a part of the Detroit organization, Jacobson was a three year starter-reliever at Vanderbilt. He started each season as a starter, but finished each in the bullpen, where he ha ...

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