Highly touted Detroit Tigers prospect Jackson Jobe showcases impressive pitching velocity in Spring Training victory.

Detroit Tigers pitching prospect Jackson Jobe showcased his impressive arm strength during Spring Training on Tuesday.

The 21-year-old right-hander took the mound in the ninth inning against the Minnesota Twins, with the Tigers holding a narrow 1-0 lead. Jobe efficiently retired the side, inducing a groundout to short and recording two strikeouts to secure the save.

Sarah Langs of MLB.com compiled detailed pitch-by-pitch data from Jobe’s performance, illustrating the effectiveness of his pitches. Out of the 13 pitches thrown, seven were swung at, with five resulting in strikeouts and two in fouls.

Jobe demonstrated his exceptional velocity, with three pitches exceeding 100 miles per hour, peaking at 101.8 mph. His average fastball velocity for the day stood at 100.2 mph.

In addition to his impressive fastball, Jobe showcased his repertoire by utilizing a cutter, sweeper, and changeup.

Although the Tigers reassigned Jobe to Minor League camp last week, eliminating his chances for an Opening Day roster spot, he remains a highly regarded prospect in the organization. MLB Pipeline ranks Jobe as the third-best player and top pitcher in the Tigers’ farm system, and he holds the 25th spot among all prospects in baseball, making him the third-highest-ranked pitcher in the Top 100.

Selected by the Tigers as the third overall pick in the 2021 MLB Draft, Jobe signed with Detroit for $6.9 million and made his professional debut in 2022.

Despite limited experience above High-A, Jobe’s strong showing in Spring Training suggests the potential for an MLB call-up later in the 2024 season. Throughout his minor league career, he has accumulated a 3.38 ERA, 1.146 WHIP, and averaged 10.5 strikeouts per nine innings across 37 appearances, all of which have been starts.

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