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Jacobs Ready for the Next Step

Jacobs slugged 12 home runs this season

His second season with Brooklyn certainly proved more productive for the second-year catcher / first baseman. This year, Jacobs was relied on to knock in runs and to handle the young and rookie-laden pitching staff. After leading the team in home runs and runs batted in, and helping the staff achieve a league-leading ERA, Jacobs entered the winter feeling positive about his work.

He started the year at a slow pace, hitting just .179 with three RBI from the cleanup position in the Cyclones order. Yet, catcher Jason Jacobs was set on getting his bat going and turning the season around. As the reigning veteran on the young club, and Jacobs knew his production could help lead the team by example. "It was a really close group of guys in Brooklyn who just went out the park...

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