Detroit Tigers hoping for development from Jackson Jobe this fall.
The Detroit Tigers are sending a half dozen prospects or so out west for the Arizona Fall League as things wrap up with the 2023 season. That being said, it will be an excellent opportunity for some of their prospects to hone in on their development and take some strides before the books close on 2023 officially.
The Detroit Tigers are sending one of their former first-round draft picks out west as Jackson Jobe will be heading to join the Salt River Rafters for the fall. He battled through some injuries this summer, and the Tigers hope this fall will be a good chance for him to add in a few more outings and try to make more strides and progress in his development.
Jobe has been battling since he came into the organization, working his way through the levels of the organization, but with nothing short of an easy road. He's had to deal with some adversity as a back injury has not made things easy for the right-handed pitcher, but there's still hope for him.
The Tigers hope that Jobe can string together a couple of outings out west and try to close the book on the 2023 season on a positive note. He's got plenty to look forward too as a prospect and put together some good outings in 2023.
Jobe spent most of his time with the between the Single-A Lakeland and High-A West Michigan affiliates when he was healthy. In Single-A with the Lakeland Flying Tigers, Jobe made six starts where he pitched to a 2.25 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP, managing just three walks and 20 strikeouts.
He was elevated to join the High-A affiliate in West Michigan, where he wound up making eight starts, and it seemed like he was getting into a groove as of late before earning another promotion. Jobe pitched to a 3.83 ERA, a 1.05 WHIP, and managed three walks to 54 strikeouts over 40.0 innings of work.
Jobe was elevated to Double-A to joining the Erie SeaWolves, where he navigated an impressive 6.0-inning performance, and he'll now head out west to likely try and snowball together a couple more outings, with the hopes of continuing to get the job done.
The big thing for Jobe is going to be focusing on his development. He's shown an improvement with his pitch mix but needs to continue to refine some things. Not to mention, after missing time this summer, it will be a good time for the Tigers to get Jobe some more opportunities to pitch before the season comes to an end.