Michael James Jacobs...Married Vanessa…has 4 daughters: Isabella, Havana, Sophia and Juilana...Attended Grossmont (Calif.) Junior College...Graduated from Hilltop (Calif.) High School where he played baseball and football…was selected First-Team Metro League in baseball and Second-Team in football...Drafted by the Devil Rays in the 48th round of the 1998 draft but did not sign.
Started the season with Oaxaca of the Mexican League, hitting .275 (36-for-131) with 10 homers and 30 RBI...Signed by the D-backs as a Minor League free agent on June 2 and hit .304 (100-for-329) with 17 doubles, 18 home runs and 65 RBI in 82 games for the Aces...Named Pacifi c Coast League Player of the Week for June 10-16...Participated in Spring Training with Seattle as a non-roster invitee but was released on March 23.
Made 19 appearances (3 starts) with Arizona, going 4-for-19 (.211) in his ﬁrst MajorLeague action since 2010...contract was selected from Triple-A Reno on Sept. 19 andappeared as a pinch-hitter that night vs. Padres, his ﬁrst Major League game since April17, 2010 at St. Louis...began the season with AAA Reno and hit .279 (93x333) with 15doubles, 18 home runs and 60 RBI in 101 games...hit 4 home runs with 12 RBI in 10postseason games for the Paciﬁc Coast League and Triple-A Champions...reinstatedfrom the suspended list on May 7.
Spent the entire seasonwith AAA Colorado Springs in the Rockies organization where he led the club in games,at-bats, hits, doubles, home runs and RBI...was the first time since 2004 that he didn'tspent time on a Major League roster...his 23 home runs set a minor league career high...released from minor league contract on Aug. 17.
Began the season back with the team that originally drafted him, the New York Mets...was signed by theclub to a Minor League contract, but made the Major League club out of Spring Training...Spent the first two-plus weeks of 2010 in the Majors before being designated for assignment and lateroutrighted to the Minors...Went 5-for-24 with a double, a home run and 2 RBI before his designation...Was traded to Toronto for a Player to be Named Later on 7/30 and assigned to Triple-A Las Vegas...Combined to bat .273 (128-for-469) with 29 doubles, 21 home runs and 91 RBI in 120 games at Triple-A between the two clubs.
Spent his first season in the American League and with the Royals...posted career-lows in average (.228), on-base pct. (.297) and slugging pct. (.476)...Played his best baseball in the late innings, hitting .308 (41-for-133) with 8 doubles, 8 home runs and 23 RBI in the seventh inning or later...also batted .326 (15-for-46) in close and late situations...Hit 11 home runs in 36 games from the sixth spot in the order and 9 in his other 92 games...Similar to the Royals, got off to a good start, batting .270 with 9 home runs and 23 RBI through his fi rst 36 games, posting a .540 slugging pct...hit just .210 theremainder of the season with 10 home runs and 38 RBI in 92 games...Hit a solo homer off Kerry Wood with 1 out in the ninth inning on May 19 to begin a dramatic 4-run comeback in the Royals 6-5 win...Hit a pinch-hit 3-run home run with 2 outs in the eighth inning on August 17 in Chicago, tying the game at 7...the blast was the third pinch-hit homer of hiscareer.
Joins the Royals after an off season trade with Florida on October 30...Had a career season in 2008, posting highs in games played, at bats, runs, home runs and RBI...Along with Dan Uggla and Hanley Ramirez, became only the second infi eld trio in Major League historyto record 30 or more home runs in the same season, joining the 2001 Oakland Athletics' Jason Giambi (38),Eric Chavez (32) and Miguel Tejada (31)...His 32 home runs were the second highest by a Marlins left-handed batter in franchise history, trailing onlyCarlos Delgado's 33 in 2005...His 18 home runs on the road tied for the seventh-most in the Majors...Homered once every 14.9 at bats, ranking 10th in the Majors and third among fi rst basemen trailing only NLMVP Albert Pujols and Ryan Howard...Posted three 2-homer games, equaling his personal best: April 9 at Washington, June 1 at Philadelphia andJuly 27 at Chicago-NL...61 of his 118 hits went for extra bases, posting a .514 slugging pct...Recorded his fi rst career walk-off home run on April 4 at Pittsburgh...parked his fi rst career grand slam thenext day off Pittsburgh's Paul Maholm.
Hit .265 with 17 home runs and 54 RBI in 114 games ... missed five weeks with fractured right thumb ... Had season-high four hits April 27 at Philadelphia and August 15 vs. Arizona, matching career high (4x) ... had best month in April,batting .310 (22x71) with three home runs and 10 RBI in 19 games ... had five home runs in 26 games in September ... Batted .292 (52x178) in final 46 games, after club-record streak of 33 at bats (July 28 to August 9) without a hit ... previous record was30 at bats (RHP Brad Penny, 4/23-9/16/00) ... longest stretch by a non-pitcher was 29 at bats by Hanley Ramirez (6/7-6/18/06), DerrekLee (5/29-6/8/98), Bret Barberie (9/9-20/1993) ... Homered in three straight games from September 9-11 ... hit in six consecutive at bats from August 14-16 ... hit pinch-hit home runMay 9 vs. Los Angeles-NL, his second career pinch-hit homer (also 8/21/05 vs. Washington in first ML at bat) ... was 3x8 with home runand three RBI as pinch hitter ... Went on 15-day Disabled List with fractured right thumb on May 17 (retroactive to May 14), and was reinstated June 23 ... batted.227 (5x22) with two home runs and five RBI in seven rehab games between Jupiter (A) and Carolina (AA) ... Appeared in 108 games at first base, compiling .992 fielding percentage (seven errors, 845 total chances).
Hit .262 with 20 home runs and 77 RBI in 136 games...established career highs for runs (54), hits (123), doubles (37), triples (1), homeruns (20), runs batted in (77), walks (45)...finished among the Marlins leaders in doubles (third), home runs (fourth) and runs batted in (third)...Clubbed 20th home run on September 24 at Philadelphia, becoming the third Marlins rookie to reach 20 HR for the season with Dan Uggla and Josh Willingham...the Marlins became just the second team in Major League history with three rookies that each had20+ home runs (also the 1982 Minnesota Twins)...just two of his home runs came off left-handed pitchers, the only two off left-handedpitchers during his career...the first was April 4 off Houston's Andy Pettitte, and the second came August 26 off Milwaukee's Doug Davis...was one of five Marlins rookies to have 10+ home runs, joining Dan Uggla, Josh Willingham, Hanley Ramirez, Cody Ross... the only other Major League team with five rookies with 10+ homers was the 1958 Giants: Orlando Cepeda (25), Willie Kirkland(14), Bob Schmidt (14), Leon Wagner (13), Jim Davenport (12)...Hit in career-best 11 straight games from July 4-17...batted .357 (15x42) with three home runs and eight RBI during the streak, whichmatched the longest by a Marlins player on the season (Reggie Abercrombie, Miguel Cabrera, Hanley Ramirez and Dan Uggla alsohad 11-game hit streaks)...Batted .283 (105x371) with 16 home runs and 63 RBI over final 107 games (May 12-end of season), after hitting just .184 (18x98) withfour homers and 14 RBI in first 29 games (April 3-May 11)...had career-high six RBI on May 15 at Atlanta, becoming just the 10thMarlins player to record six RBI in a game (first since Miguel Cabrera on June 23, 2005, at Atlanta)...Cody Ross later became the11th Marlins player ever and second on the season to record six or more RBI in a game, when he recorded seven RBI in a three-homerun performance on September 11 vs. New York (NL)...Went 1x11 with two RBI as a pinch hitter...recorded lone pinch-hit on August 28 vs. Milwaukee with a walkoff double in the ninthinning...appeared only at first base defensively, playing the corner in 124 games (120 starts)...had .993 fielding percentage, makingseven errors in 995 total chances...also played in one game as designated hitter on June 25 at New York (AL), going 1x4.
Split season between New York Mets and Binghamton (AA)...combined to hit .319 with 36 home runs and 116 RBI in 147 games between the two Clubs...Batted .310 with 11 home runs and 23 RBI in 30 games with New York, after he was recalled on August 17...Hit safely in 12 of his last 15 contests...batted .333 (17x51) with nine runs scored, two doubles, seven home runs and 13RBI during that span...finished the season with seven home runs and 13 RBI in his last 14 games...Collected his 10th home run in his 91st major league at-bat on September 30 vs. Colorado...over the last 20 years, theonly major league players to reach double-digits in career home runs in fewer than 100 at-bats are: Shane Spencer (66AB), Kevin Maas (77 AB), Benny Agbayani (88 AB) and Sam Horn (99 AB)...besides Agbayani, the only player in Metshistory to reach 10 career home runs in fewer at-bats was Ron Swoboda (90 AB)...Hit in a career-high six games from September 20-27...was 6x23 (.261) with two runs, a double, two home runs and sixRBI in those contests...drove in the game-winning run with an RBI single in the bottom of the 12th inning on September20 vs. Florida...Collected a career-high four RBI and career-high four hits on August 24 at Arizona...also scored five runs in that game,the most by a Mets player since Edgardo Alfonzo scored a club-record six runs in Houston on August 30, 1999...Registered the first multi-home run game of his career on August 24 at Arizona, homering off Russ Ortiz and JoseValverde...Became the first player in Major League history to hit four home runs within four days of his debut (August 21-24)...Hit a pinch-hit, three-run home run in his first Major League at-bat on August 21 vs. Washington (off Esteban Loaiza)...became the fourth Mets player to hit a home run in his first major league at-bat and the ninth player to hit a home runin his first Mets at-bat...became the 90th player in Major League history to hit a home run in his first career at-bat...When recalled from Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League, had a 22-game hitting streak (31x79, .392), three gamesshy of the club record of 25 set by Jay Payton...also, was leading the league in RBI and doubles, was tied for the leaguelead in extra-base hits (94), ranked fourth in home runs and was fifth in on-base percentage (.589)...Batted .321 with 25 home runs and 93 RBI in 117 games with Binghamton...played 54 games at first and 43 at catcher...Was named the Mets Sterling Organizational Player of the Year for the second time (also in 2003)...named the EasternLeague's Most Valuable Player...named to Baseball America's Double-A All-Star team...was Topps Eastern LeaguePlayer of the Year...was selected to the Eastern League All-Star squad and the post-season All-Star team...was thestarting catcher for the Northern Division in EL All-Star Game on July 13 and went 0x3 in the contest...Played for Occidente in the Venezuelan Winter League, hitting .237 with one homer and nine RBI in 27 games.
His season came to an end on June 14 when he underwent surgery to repair his right labrum... his last appearancewas May 19 against Rochester. - Played in 27 games, 16 as a catcher, one at first base, eight as a Designated Hitterand two as a pinch-hitter at Norfolk (AAA) of the International League... went 6-14 (.429) with six runs scored, adouble, home run and three RBI in his first three games.
Won the Sterling Award, emblematic of the top minor league player in the Mets' organization... his .329 battingaverage ranked second in the Eastern League... also finished first in the EL with a .548 slugging percentage. -Played in 65 games as a catcher, six games at first base and was the Designated Hitter 41 times.
Put together 29 multiple-hit games: 20 games with two hits, seven games with three hits and two games with fourhits, June 27 with Tampa and August 24 vs. Brevard County... hit home runs in three straight games from July 12-15.
Appeared in 65 games between Short-Season A Brooklyn and Single-A Capital City and batted .280 (69-for-246) with 18 doubles, 3 home runs and 41 RBI...On June 25 vs. Mahoning Valley, drove home the winning run in the fi rst professional baseball game played in Brooklyn in 43 years with a 10th-inning sacrifice fly.
Combined to hit .258 (67-for-260) with 20 doubles, 4 triples, 7 home runs and 48 RBI in 77 games between Single-A Kingston and Capital City...Ranked fi fth in the Appalachian League in triples (4)...On disabled list from May 8-June 13 with a sprained left ankle.
Made his professional debut with the Rookie Gulf Coast League Mets and hit .333 (49-for-147) with 12 doubles, 4 home runs and 30 RBI in 44 games...Named to the GCL All-Star Team...Ranked among GCL leaders in batting average (3rd), slugging percentage (4th, .497) and sacrifi ce fl ies (5th, 5).