Jacob Andrew Nottingham
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 3", Weight 227 lb.
- High School Redlands High School
- Debut April 16, 2018
Catcher Jacob Nottingham was selected out of high school by the Houston Astros in the 6th round of the 2013 amateur draft. The scout was Brad Budzinski. He made his debut with the GCL Astros that season, hitting .247 in 44 games, with 10 doubles, 23 runs scored and 20 RBIs. In 2014, he played for the Greeneville Astros of the Appalachian League where his hitting line was .230/.307/.385 in 48 games. He took a big step forward the following season, 2015, when he started the season by hitting .326 in 59 games for the Quad Cities River Bandits of the Midwest League. Promoted to the Lancaster JetHawks of the California League at the end of June, he got off on the right foot by maintaining a .324 average in 17 games. He had already hit 14 home runs between the two stops, more than double the total of 6 he had hit in his first two seasons, when he was included in a trade to the Oakland Athletics on July 23rd. Alongside pitcher Daniel Mengden, who had been his teammate at both Quad Cities and Lancaster, he was traded in return for major league starting pitcher Scott Kazmir. He finished the year by playing 43 games for the Stockton Ports, still in the California League, where he hit .299. For the year, his batting line was .316/.372/.505 in 119 games, with 33 doubles and 17 homers.