AZDR Prospect Snapshot: Hamilton’s Jacob Thiele (2018 Uncommitted)
When the 2017 season began for the Hamilton Huskies, the 2016 champs had most of their bases covered in terms of position player starters.
One spot that was very unsettled, however, was third base, where Coach Mike Woods had a number of options but none with varsity experience.
In the 4th game of the season, Jacob Thiele broke out with a 3-3 game in the Desert Vista Tournament, and went on to play in 32 of the Huskies 34 games.
Jacob had an excellent junior season, hitting .333 for the Huskies, playing a solid third base defensively, and the Huskies, of course, went on to repeat as big school champions.
Not long after the championship game I was talking to Coach Woods and I mentioned how well Jacob had played for him all season. Without hesitation he said “he might have been our most valuable player.”
Jaob has an athletic 6-0 175 pound frame that has a lot of room for future growth. He already possesses a lot of wiry strength in his body with strong hands ( a very good 145 on grip test). He has very good arm strength and is capable of playing any infield position.
At the plate Jacob shows a loose athletic swing with some whip to the barrel.
He also ran a 6.95 60 yard dash at the AZDR Fall Showcase.
Jacob is a solid student with a 3.3 GPA. He is currently uncommitted, but this is a player that will definitely help a college program next year.
20 Questions with Jacob Thiele
All time favorite Major Leaguer ? Manny Ramirez
Favorite current Major Leaguer? Javier Baez
Who has been the biggest influence on you athletically? Kyle Skipworth
One word to describe your style of play? Smooth
What is the one thing most people don’t know about you? I don’t know how to do laundry.
4 artists currently in my mp3 player? J Cole, SZA, Phil Collins, Maroon 5
Favorite Movie? Oceans Eleven
On my secluded island, strand me with ? Kylie Jenner, Bear Grylls
In 10 years I hope to be….In the bigs.
Refreshing beverage of choice? Kombucha
Three people I’d like to have at my dinner table: Derek Jeter, Barrack Obama, Rocky
What’s on the menu for your perfect dinner? An Acai Smoothie
When they make the movie based on your life, who gets the starring role? Channing Tatum
Dogs or Cats? Dogs
In my sparetime, when I’m not playing baseball, I like to….Workout
Best player I’ve played against? Nolan Gorman, Matthew Liberatore
Best teammate I’ve had? Jacob Thiele
Beach or Mountains? Beach & Mountains
Favorite TV shows? MLB Network, Cooking Shows
Most embarassing moment on the baseball field. Going to the plate with no batting helmet.