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Detroit Tigers pitching prospect Jackson Jobe will miss at least the next 3-6 months after experiencing lumbar spine discomfort.
Jobe, the third overall pick of the 2020 draft, will miss a good chunk of his second professional season with what the team says is lumbar spine discomfort. The 20-year-old right-hander pitched to a 4.52 ERA across 18 Single-A starts in 2022 before recovering to a 1.15 ERA across three outings at the High-A level. He was a controversial pick ahead of the likes of Marcelo Mayer and despite possessing elite raw stuff and spin rates this injury is a significant setback in what was supposed to be an important season for the youngster.
The Tigers have selected Jackson Jobe, a right-handed pitcher out of Heritage Hall High School in Oklahoma.
Jobe has elite stuff, including the best slider in the entire draft. His fastball also sits in the mid-to-upper 90s. It is rare that you find a pitcher who is very polished and poised coming out of high school, but Jobe is that guy. His entire repertoire is truly bizarre.