Greg Jacobs, 30, was voted the league’s best defensive player in 2006, while posting the second-highest on-base percentage (.444) and third-best slugging percentage (.571) in the independent Northern League.
You’ll never guess where Jacobs last played affiliated ball. Here's a clue: Bobby Livingston. If you guessed Tacoma, Triple-A affiliate of the vaunted Seattle Mariners, you earn a gold star.
Jacobs, a left-hand hitting outfielder, packs an interesting resume. He began his career as a pitcher in the Anaheim system (1998-2001) before switching to outfield and eventually landing in the Seattle farm system (2003-2005).
For the past two seasons, Jacobs posted sick numbers for the independent Kansas City T-Bones. He finished second in the Northern League's batting race with a .333 average in 89 games. He has some pop, hitting 15 homers with 64 RBIs. Apparently a slick defender, Jacobs also led the league with 15 outfield assists. Check out his bio [here].