Sunday, February 10, 2013

Meet A Prospect : Jake Cave

Jake Cave was taken by the New York Yankees in the 6th round of the 2011 MLB First Year Players Draft out of Kecoughtan High School in Hampton, VA. Jake would ultimately sign with the Yankees for a $825K signing bonus which was the second highest bonus given out by the Yankees that season and more then their first round pick Dante Bichette Jr. Cave pitched from the left side all through High School but the Yankees announced that they drafted him as an outfielder on draft day, something that caught a lot of people off guard. Cave brings a frame that is a little on the smaller side at 6' 180 lbs and is listed as a 1B/OF/LHP so the versatility is there.

Jake attended Hampton Christian Academy his first two years of High School and impressed in his sophomore year with a 10-0 record and a 1.23 ERA with 109 K's in 61 IP. After transferring to Kecoughtan High School he hit .621 with 4 HRs and 16 RBIs with 38 runs scored while being voted an Aflac All American before being drafted by the Yankees. Jake has only appeared in two at bats in the Yankees system before a knee injury derailed his career. He is deemed to finally be healthy now and is looking to make major strides in the 2013 season.

ETA: Late 2018, Early 2019

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