Jacob Dwayne Goebbert (pronounced "GO-burt")...Wife's name is Heather...Is a 2007 graduate of Hampshire (IL) High School, where he earned three varsity letters in baseball, football and basketball... Was an All-State baseball player as a junior...Attended Northwestern University, where he played baseball for three seasons (2007-2009)...Was a second-team All-Big Ten selection as a sophomore...Broke a 31-year-old school season record by posting a Big Ten-leading 22 doubles in 2008... Spends time in the offseason working at his family's pumpkin patch and farm market, which has been in business for 67 years in Hampshire, IL (goebbertspumpkinpatch.com)...Participated in PirateFest this past December.
Spent entire season with El Paso (Padres' AAA), where he made 40 appearances (31 starts) in left field, 29 appearances (22 starts) at first base, 25 appearances (18 starts) in center field and 21 appearances (15 starts) in right field...Homered twice while also collecting a seasonhigh four hits and four RBI on 6/7 at Las Vegas...Produced a .332 batting average and a .947 OPS in his final 57 games, dating back to 7/2...Hit .360 (32-for-89) with four home runs and 19 RBI in 28 games during the month of August...Was granted free agency on 11/6 and signed with Pittsburgh on 11/25.
Hit .296 (83-for-280) with 20 doubles, 14 home runs and 60 RBI in 79 total minor league games with two organizations...Began season with Sacramento (Athletics' AAA), where he made all 25 defensive appearances in left field...Homered twice on 4/21 at Tacoma...Had five RBI on 4/25 vs. El Paso...Was acquired by San Diego on 5/15 and was assigned to El Paso...Hit two home runs and had a minor league career-high seven RBI on 6/12 vs. New Orleans...Was selected by San Diego on 6/19... Made Major League debut on 6/20 vs. Los Angeles (NL) and singled off Dan Haren as a pinch hitter in his first big league at bat...Hit safely in each of his first four games with the Padres (4-for-8)...Made first Major League start on 6/21 (left field) and went 1-for-4...Connected off Jair Jurrjens for first Major League home run on 7/9 at Colorado...Hit .250 (12-for-48) with a homer and three RBI in 22 games with San Diego before being optioned back to El Paso on 7/25...Hit safely in 13 of his 16 Triple-A games between 7/26 and 8/11, going 25-for- 60 (.417) with three homers, 17 RBI and a 1.277 OPS...Was recalled by San Diego a second and final time on 8/12...Had a career-high three RBI on 8/16 at St. Louis...Made a total of 25 appearances (19 starts) at first base and eight appearances (four starts) in left field while playing with the Padres...Also went 6-for-22 (.273) as a pinch hitter...Was designated for assignment on 1/7/15.
Was acquired by the Oakland organization prior to the start of the season on 4/4...Spent majority of the year with Midland (Athletics' AA), where he earned Texas League mid-season All-Star honors...Was promoted to Sacramento on 8/3 and finished season at the Triple-A level... Hit .262 (122-for-466) with a career-high 22 home runs and 81 RBI in 126 games with the two teams...Was named a MiLB.com Organizational AllStar following the season.
Hit a combined .291 (116x398) with 24 doubles, nine homers, 54 RBI and an .838 OPS (.388 OBP/.450
SLG) in 130 combined games between Triple A Oklahoma City (16g) and Double A Corpus Christi (114g) in
2012...ranked tied for fourth in the Texas League with a .304 batting average...named the Texas League Player
of the Week for April 5-16...was also named Corpus Christi's Offensive Player of the Month for August...spent
the majority of the season with Corpus Christi, but made a brief, three-week stint at Triple A OKC from June
9-29...played in 17 games in the Venezuelan Winter League
Advanced three levels in 2011, combining to hit .290 (140x482) with 27 doubles, 12 home runs and 67 RBI in 132 games with Advanced Class A Lancaster, Double A Corpus Christi and Triple A Oklahoma City...progressed systematically up the minor league chain, playing one month with Lancaster, three months with Corpus Christi and one month with Oklahoma City...named Corpus Christi's Defensive Player of the Month in June and July...following the season, played for Salt River in the Arizona Fall League and hit .247 (21x85) with two home runs and 10 RBI in 22 games.
Advanced to Class A Lexington in his second professional season and earned the club's MVP Award after hitting .291 (151x519) with a .363 on-base percentage, 48 doubles, 10 home runs and 98 RBI in 135 games...named Lexington's Defensive Player of the Month in April and June and the club's Offensive Player of the Month in August...earned the South Atlantic League's Player of the Week from July 26-Aug. 1...led all Astros minor leaguers with his 98 RBI on the
Signed nine days after being drafted on June 19, spent his season with short-season Class A Tri-City...hit just .238 (45x189) but posted a .332 on-base percentage with 22 walks in his 59 games...made 47 starts in the outfield.