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Follow the prospects: Jake Noll, IF
« Topic Start: February 28, 2019, 01:53:35 PM »
At the risk of jinxing his torrid early spring.....

Jacob "Jake" Noll
Positions: Second Baseman, Third Baseman and First Baseman
Bats: Right  •  Throws: Right
6-2, 195lb (188cm, 88kg)
Draft: Drafted by the Washington Nationals in the 7th round of the 2016 MLB June Amateur Draft from Florida Gulf Coast University (Fort Myers, FL).
High School: Charlotte HS (Punta Gorda, FL)
School: Florida Gulf Coast University (Fort Myers, FL)

2018:
AFL .265 / .309 /.429 2 HR in 49 PAs
Harrisburg: .278 / .328 / .359 3HR in 260 PAs
Potomac: .302 / .353 / .460, 8HR in 289 PAs

Scouting report:
https://www.federalbaseball.com/2018/12/8/18131810/washington-nationals-prospects-scouting-report-jake-noll-arizona-fall-league

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Noll is short on tools but has done nothing but hit since the Nationals took him in the 7th round in 2016. He lacks any one carry tool, but Noll’s ability to put the bat on the ball gives him a chance at the big leagues. Washington has tried him at 2B and 3B, but he’s below-average at both spots and likely winds up playing 1B down the road. The ceiling is a bench bat that’s a good fit for the National League given pinch hitting opportunities, though there’s a chance he winds up a 4A type if no one attribute is strong enough to carve out a full-time role.

https://2080baseball.com/spotlight/jake-noll/
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Noll was the Nats’ 7th round pick in 2016 on the strength of a well-built frame and offensive upside, despite lacking a true defensive position. That still could be said today, as Noll—now 24-years-old—continues to have success against minor league pitching while struggling with the glove. He broke out last year in Hagerstown, slashing .270/.312/.448 in 2017. This year, Noll turned it up another level, slashing .302/.350/.460 in the first half with High-A Potomac before playing in the Carolina League All-Star Game before a recent promotion to Double-A.

While his production has been solid to this point, Noll is a good example of an older player having success in A-Ball. He has a good approach at the plate and a polished swing, but it isn’t particularly fast nor explosive, and the offensive profile runs the risk of blending in a bit more in the high-minors. His fringy raw power plays more to the pullside, and Noll projects more as a doubles hitter with occasional power than a true masher with enough bat to play everyday on a corner. The Nationals tried him at second base last season Hagerstown—an experiment that didn’t last more than a season—and while he’s a better physical fit for the hot corner at 6’2’’ and 195-pounds, Noll’s hands and actions are well below average. At the big league level, there isn’t much keeping him away from being a first baseman.

A right-handed corner bat without tons of raw power, Noll will have to continue producing and proving it at every level to earn his shot at the majors. The best-case ceiling is a FV 40 bench bat who faces mostly lefties, though the lack of a carry tool could wind up profiling as a 4A type if there isn’t enough to carve out a regular reserve role.

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Re: Follow the prospects: Jake Noll, IF
« Reply #1: February 28, 2019, 10:31:25 PM »
Seems like all the scouting is the same, he is a 1b in the future but one you might want to have a LH option to platoon with. Seems like if Zim goes down he is an option to pair with Adams.

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Re: Follow the prospects: Jake Noll, IF
« Reply #2: March 01, 2019, 08:58:12 AM »
Needs a nickname.  I'm thinking Grassy.

eh, it was worth a shot.

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Re: Follow the prospects: Jake Noll, IF
« Reply #3: March 01, 2019, 09:02:51 AM »
Needs a nickname.  I'm thinking Grassy.

eh, it was worth a shot.

:hysterical:

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Re: Follow the prospects: Jake Noll, IF
« Reply #4: March 01, 2019, 09:29:44 AM »
with a name like Noll, where's Mitlen?

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Re: Follow the prospects: Jake Noll, IF
« Reply #5: March 01, 2019, 09:53:44 AM »
https://www.naplesnews.com/story/sports/mlb/2019/02/28/former-fgcu-star-jake-noll-making-great-impression-nationals-camp/3005753002/

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Noll has opened the exhibition season on fire, going 6 for 8 with a homer, double, three walks, four RBIs and five runs scored in limited action. He started at third base in Thursday's loss to the Red Sox and batted fifth, going 1 for 2 with a well-struck double off the top of the Green Monster in the top of the second. He also drew a walk, was hit by a pitch and scored a run.

And while Noll, who turns 25 on March 8, likely won’t be in spring camp for the duration, he’s enjoying every moment he’s here.

“It’s crazy, I’m out here on this field playing and just last year I was out here checking out the field because I was working the field crew for (FGCU) and trying to see how we could make our field better,” Noll said. “It’s hard to put into words how I’m feeling right now, but I’m definitely excited about it.”

Since being drafted in the seventh round by the Nationals in 2016, the 6-foot-2, 195-pound Noll has made a steady climb through the organization. Last year, he batted .291 across two levels, advancing to Double-A for the first time. He hit 11 homers and knocked in 72 runs while playing three infield positions – first, second and third. After the season, he received the organization’s Bob Boone Award – given to the player who "best demonstrates the professionalism, leadership, loyalty, passion, selflessness, durability, determination and work ethic required to play the game the Washington Nationals way."

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Re: Follow the prospects: Jake Noll, IF
« Reply #6: March 01, 2019, 11:39:45 AM »
Sounds a bit like a Steve Pearce type.  Decent bat with medium power, not so hot defense at multiple infield positions, righty.

Reminds my of the joke in Annie Hall about two women complaining about the food at a restaurant.  "The food is no good"  "Yes, and in such small portions."

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Re: Follow the prospects: Jake Noll, IF
« Reply #7: March 17, 2019, 05:56:12 PM »
Nice article on Noll in the Post.  Makes me want to root for him to progress so he can get a September call up one of these years.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2019/03/17/jake-noll-was-college-walk-on-now-hes-having-great-spring-with-nationals/?utm_term=.dcfba8388a11


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Re: Follow the prospects: Jake Noll, IF
« Reply #8: March 26, 2019, 10:51:34 AM »
might be the quickest FTP thread to major league debut ever.

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Re: Follow the prospects: Jake Noll, IF
« Reply #9: March 26, 2019, 12:01:54 PM »
might be the quickest FTP thread to major league debut ever.
did I even update the master list?

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Re: Follow the prospects: Jake Noll, IF
« Reply #10: April 03, 2019, 05:03:48 PM »
Recorded his first major league career walk-off RBI on April 3, 2019.

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Re: Follow the prospects: Jake Noll, IF
« Reply #11: April 03, 2019, 05:16:01 PM »
Happy for Jake.     Nice at bat.      :clap:     

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Re: Follow the prospects: Jake Noll, IF
« Reply #12: April 03, 2019, 07:44:26 PM »
If Difo is the SS, then any chance they go with Dozier as the backup SS when Kendrick comes up and il or send down someone other than Noll?

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Re: Follow the prospects: Jake Noll, IF
« Reply #13: April 03, 2019, 09:06:14 PM »
Nats option Noll to Fresno.