Norfolk Tides' catcher Michael Jacobs, who missed most of the 2004 season, sits down with NYfansonly…
Scouting Mets' Prospect #14: Michael Jacobs
Vital Statistics: Name: Michael Jacobs Position: Catcher DOB: October 30, 1980 Height: 6'2" Weight: 200 Bats: Left Throws: Right Michael Jacobs attended Chula Vista High School in the San Diego area before attending Grossmont Junior College in El Cajon. Jacobs, not known for his defensive abilities behind the plate, had some good offensive potential. Seen more as a "tweener", a player with a promising bat but no real projectable position, Jacobs was a late round pick by the Mets on the second day of the 1999 draft and was immediately assigned to the Gulf Coast League to begin his professional career. As expected, Jacobs immediately impressed the Mets' coaches with his offensive game, hitting .333 with 4 homeruns and 30 RBI in his first 40 pro games. After just getting some limited playing time in 2000 with the Capital City Bombers, Jacobs was sent to Kingsport once the rookie leagues opened to get him some more at-bats. Jacobs once again responded very well offensively, leading...
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