Brandon Foster Jacobs
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 225 lb.
- High School Parkview High School (Lilburn)
Outfielder Brandon Jacobs was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 10th round of the 2009 amateur draft. Scouted by Tim Hyers, he was signed for a reported $750,000, bypassing a football scholarship to Auburn University. He began his pro career with 8 games for the GCL Red Sox that year. He spent 2010 with the Lowell Spinners of the New York-Penn League, hitting .242/.308/.411 in 64 games.
He had his first solid season in 2011, with the Greenville Drive of the South Atlantic League. He played 115 games that year, hitting .303/.376/.505 with 32 doubles, 17 homers and 80 RBI. He also stole 30 bases in 37 attempts. In 2012, he moved to the Salem Red Sox of the Carolina League but fell back to .252/.322/.410. He still had 30 doubles and 13 homers with 61 RBIs. In 2013, he was back at Salem to start the year and hit .244 in 81 games with 24 doubles and 11 homers. He was promoted to the AA Portland Sea Dogs at the end of June but got into only a couple of games before being traded on July 12th to the Chicago White Sox in return for veteran reliever Matt Thornton. He then played 43 games for the Birmingham Barons of the Southern League, hitting .237/.291/.327 with 2 homers and 22 RBIs.
On December 13th, Jacobs was sent from the White Sox to the Arizona Diamondbacks to complete a three-team trade concluded a few days earlier, in which the Sox had acquired OF Adam Eaton while sending P Hector Santiago to the D-Backs.