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Draft Focus: Jacob Gatewood

Draft : : Prospect Scouting Reports
David Rawnsley        
Published: Tuesday, February 04, 2014


Every weekday leading up to the 2014 MLB Draft, Perfect Game will be providing a scouting profile on a notable draft-eligible prospect.  Stay tuned to Perfect Game and be sure to visit the Draft Page for all of the latest info and reports pertaining to the draft.




Jacob Gatewood Perfect Game profile

Position:  SS
Height:  6-5
Weight:  190
Bats/Throws:  R-R
Birthdate:  Sept. 25, 1995
High School:  Clovis
City, State:  Clovis, Calif.
Travel Team:  San Diego Show
Commitment:  Southern California
Projected Draft Round:  1

A common method of generalizing a prospect’s potential at the big league level is to describe him using the floor and ceiling method. A high floor player, for instance, is one whose polish and present skills ensure him success even if he doesn’t develop much more. A high ceiling player has the physical tools to become a true standout if everything goes well, an All-Star caliber player.


A high ceiling position prospect is usually associated with one of two things; either a player whose bat could become truly elite level or a premium position talent whose bat is well above average at the position.

Fresno area shortstop Jacob Gatewood combines those two elements of a high ceiling prospect. He has enormous power potential at the plate. And he also has the athletic ability to potentially stay in the middle of the infield at shortstop. Major League shortstops who hit 25-plus home runs a year are in very short supply.


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