Jacob Lawrence Webb....Missed entire 2015 season after undergoing “Tommy John” surgery, Apr. 2, 2015....Attended Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kan. for two seasons (2013 and 2014)...Was a NAIA Honorable Mention All-American in 2014....Is one of three players to ever be drafted out of Tabor College (Tyson Kendrick, 49th round by Detroit in 2010 and Dustin Hurlbutt, 16th round by Oakland in 2015)....Originally signed by Braves scout Terry Tripp.
Began year in Braves organization and was designated for assignment April 12...Claimed off waivers by Diamondbacks April 19 and was assigned to Triple-A Reno... Made six total appearances for Reno...Was recalled by Arizona May 18, but did appear in a game before being optioned back to Reno May 19 postgame...Was on Reno’s 7-day injured list from May 27 - June 2... Traded by Arizona back to Atlanta, June 7 for cash considerations...Spent remainder of season with Triple-A Gwinnett, with a total of 28 relief appearances...Compiled 35 strikeouts in 30.1 innings for Stripers.
In his third major-league season pitched to a 4.19 ERA (16 ER/34.1 IP) with a record of 5-4 in 34 relief appearances for Atlanta...Went 3-2 with a 1.93 ERA (4 ER/18.2 IP) in 20 home games...Recorded six saves and finished 1-2 with a 3.00 ERA (8 ER/24.0) in 24 outings out of the bullpen in Triple-A Gwinnett...Pitched to a 2.95 ERA in 18 appearances with Atlanta after being optioned for the first time May 22...Recorded his first save in the last game of the regular season...Pitched in two games against Los Angeles in the NLCS...Had one scoreless appearance and allowed four runs in 1.2 innings pitched during the other.
In his second major-league season went without a decision and without allowing an earned run in eight appearances (10.0 IP) and 10 strikeouts...Tossed 2.1 scoreless frames in relief on September 26 against Boston to become the first player in Braves franchise history (dating to 1901) without an earned run allowed in 40 of his first 44 career games.
Appeared in three games this postseason...Had a 9.00 ERA (3 ER/3.0 IP) with six strikeouts...Made his postseason debut on October 8 in Game 3 of the NLDS against Miami…Tossed a scoreless inning with a strikeout.
Spent the majority of the season in Atlanta after making his major league debut in April… Appeared in 36 games for the Braves and went 4-0 with a 1.39 ERA (5 ER/32.1 IP), 28 strikeouts and two saves... Made two stints on the injured list with a right elbow impingement…Was placed on the 10-day IL on 7/13 and was reinstated from the IL and optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on 8/4…Was recalled from Gwinnett and placed on the 60-day injured list on 8/19, missing the remainder of the season... Did not allow an earned run in 30 of his first 33 career games, the most such games in Atlanta franchise history through 33 appearances... Larry Bradford, Hunter Cervenka, Craig Kimbrel and John Rocker are tied for second most with 29... Earned his first career win 4/28 vs. COL and earned his first career save the next day, 4/29 vs. SD... Became the second pitcher in Atlanta franchise history to earn his first win and first save in consecutive outings within his first six career appearances, joining Jim Britton, did so 4/19/68 at CIN and 5/9/68 vs. PIT...Webb is the first to do it on consecutive days... Became the third Braves pitcher since saves became an official stat in 1969 to record a win, hold and save in his first 11 career games...The first two were Carlos Díaz and Mark Wohlers... Opened his career with nine consecutive scoreless games before allowing a run on 5/8 vs. LAD... Became the second pitcher in Atlanta history to not allow a run in his first nine outings...LHP Hunter Cervenka set the Atlanta-era record with 15 scoreless appearances in 2016... Made his major league debut, 4/16 vs. ARI… Tossed 0.1 innings with one hit and one strikeout...Fanned Ketel Marte for his first strikeout... Opened the season with Triple-A Gwinnett and logged a 2.25 ERA (1 ER/4.0 IP) and one save in four games before his recall... Appeared in 10 total games with the Stripers, going 0-1 with a 6.97 ERA…Made one rehab appearance with the GCL Braves and tossed 1.0 scoreless inning.
Combined to go 3-4 with a 3.15 ERA (19 ER/54.1 IP) and 18 saves over 51 games between Double-A Mississippi and Triple-A Gwinnett ... Led all Atlanta farmhands with 18 saves, and ranked third in the system (min. 40.0 IP) by allowing just 6.0 hits per 9.0 innings ... Struck out 69 batters in 54.1 innings (11.4 SO/9.0 IP), and has fanned 205 hitters in 166.1 career minor league innings (11.1 SO/9.0 IP).
Set career highs in wins (5), games (38), innings (65.1) and strikeouts (74) while going 5-2 with a 2.07 ERA (15 ER/65.1 IP) between High-A Florida and Double-A Mississippi ... Ranked in the Top 10 among Atlanta relief prospects (min. 30.0 IP) in strikeouts (4th, 74), ERA (5th, 2.07) and hits per 9.0 innings (5th, 6.3).
Returned to action after missing the 2015 season and made 14 appearances between rookie-level Danville and Single-A Rome, combining for a 4.85 ERA (7 ER/13.0 IP) with two saves ... Fanned 31 batters in 13.0 innings of work, and his 21.5 strikeouts per 9.0 innings were most among Atlanta farmhands ... Struck out 12 consecutive batters over four straight 1.0-inning outings from 7/11-24, part of a run in which he struck out 20 of the 25 batters he faced from 7/11-8/11.
Missed the season after undergoing "Tommy John" surgery on 4/2, performed by Dr. Xavier Duralde in Atlanta, GA.