#9 Pitching Coach
|Date of Birth||6/1/1989|
Beach Bums Career
Jake had a standout rookie season in 2014 batting .271, three homers and 30 RBI. He was one of the club’s representatives at the mid-season All-Star Game.
Jake graduated from Murray State University where he hit for a combined .294 with eight home runs and 67 RBI during his two years with the Racers. He twice earned Ohio Valley Conference Hitter of the Week honors.
Prior to Murray State, Rhodes spent two years at Wabash Valley College where he received All Conference Awards in 2009 and 2010 as well as earning All-American Honorable Mention, and the GRAC Conference Tournament MVP awards in 2010. He batted .410 his freshman year and .401 his sophomore year with 17 home runs in the 2 years combined.
Rhodes was a four-year varsity athlete and earned All-State catcher honors while playing for Ypsilanti High School in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
Jacob graduated from Murray State University in 2012, earning his degree in Media Electronics. He calls Ypsilanti home during the off-season. His proud parents are Michael & Karrie Rhodes.
My favorite athlete growing up was ... Mike Piazza
Most impressive person I have ever met ... Mel Rojas Jr.
If I played another sport, it would be ... hockey
My advice for kids ... never give up on your dreams
The sport I play the worst ... cross country
Worst habit ... nail biting
If I had one superpower it would be … shape shifting
Favorite MLB team ... Detroit Tigers
Favorite cartoon/TV show growing up ... Spongebob Squarepants
Favorite book ... Game of Thrones
Favorite movie ... Pulp Fiction
Favorite video game ... Call of Duty
Favorite food ... Shrimp
One word to describe me … passionate
If I had one wish it would be to ... have unlimited wishes