(does Mike Jacobs stand in the way of Chris Carter making the roster?)
27 years old (28 in September)
6'0" 230 pounds
3rd Major League Season (26 at bats in his career)
Bats L/Throws R.
The Good: A Professional hitter. Has hit at every level of the minors (.306/.380/.510), but hasn't gotten a chance to prove he can hit major league pitching yet. Hit 24 HR in AAA in 2008. Relentless worker, nicknamed "The Animal" by Jerry Manuel. He slugged .502 vs righties last year in AAA, so could be a platoon option.
The Bad: Has struggled defensively in the outfield, and doesn't have "1st base power". Unproven commodity in the majors (but he hasn't gotten a chance).
Projected Role: I would love for him to get a chance to play in the Majors, but my guess is that he will start in AAA.