New York Yankees Vice President of Domestic Amateur Scouting, Damon Oppenheimer, selected Jacob Stevens with the 992nd overall pick in the 33rd round out of Boston College in the 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
Stevens made a strong impression in the ACC during his freshman season in 2016, starting 14 games and averaged 8.4 strikeouts per nine innings as the NEIBA Rookie of the Year. Despite his auspicious start, he was unable to sustain his early success and went just 5-7 with a 5.10 ERA this spring as a sophomore.
Noted for his sound work ethic, Stevens relies on command and movement with his offerings since he does not possess an overpowering fastball. According to Perfect Game, Stevens features a high-80s to low-90s fastball, a changeup, and a curveball with 11-5 movement. If Stevens can revert to the form he displayed during his freshman season, he should have a smooth transition to professional baseball
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