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Top Prospect #34: Jacob Barrack

Top Prospect #34: Jacob Barrack

At Pepperdine, Jacob Barrack worked as a starting pitcher and put up impressive numbers. The Phillies though saw a reliever in Barrack and immediately converted him to pitching out of the bullpen. He's continued to develop and embrace the role.

At 5' 11" and 165 pounds, Jacob Barrack is on the small side, especially for the kind of pitcher that the Phillies generally like to draft. His size is the primary reason that most teams stayed away from drafting him and he lasted until the 19th round of the 2004 Draft. While he's small in stature, opponents and scouts often mention his hard-nosed attitude and how he goes right at hitters...

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