The Detroit Tigers have selected Jackson Jobe with the third overall pick in the 2021 MLB First-Year Amateur Player Draft. The organization has submitted its selection, taking a high school arm from Heritage Hall in Oklahoma.
The Detroit Tigers leave a little bit of shock after leaving prep shortstop Marcelo Mayer on the board with the third overall pick. The high school arm is a good prospect who has a lot to like about him. There are some question marks and without looking into the pick too much, here’s a bit about Jobe.
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It was known that Jobe could sneak up into the top three of the draft, it was just more shocking after seeing it actually happen to leave Mayer on the board.
But Jobe is an eighteen, almost nineteen-year-old prospect who will start working his way through the team’s organization.
He offers a big three-pitch mix that should play well as he works towards the big leagues.
The right-hander works a fastball/slider/changeup combination that will play well. The question is how he will fare on his long road to the big leagues ahead of him.
The Detroit Tigers selected Jackson Jobe with the third overall draft pick.
Jobe is a great arm and will do big things, but it may not have been the best pick for the organization. The right-handed pitcher was someone the team did their due diligence on and it showed with their selection of him at three.
The Tigers will be looking to pay him just above $7 million with his slot value, but he may more than likely sign for less than that, saving some money for the organization. He’s committed to Ole Miss but that won’t be happening and he will begin his ascent to the big leagues.
Welcome to the Detroit Tigers organization, Jackson Jobe!