Jacob Stallings

Position: C
Born: 12/22/1989
Height: 6'5
Weight: 225
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Drafted in the seventh round of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft (PIT).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: .199 with four homers and 21 RBIs along with eight doubles. He’d drawn six walks and struck out 38 times in 43 games.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Indianapolis (Triple-A) on June 19 when INF Jason Rogers was sent down.
MLB Debut Date: 6/19/2016

Debut Details
June 19, in a 10-5 loss to the Chicago Cubs. The starting catcher, he batted eighth and went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts, leaving five runners stranded.

Player Notes
You don’t get much more local than Stallings when it comes to Pittsburgh: His dad, Kevin, is the men’s head basketball coach at Pitt. His moment to shine on the local stage came as the Pirates were in desperate need of some reliable catching depth on the bench, with Francisco Cervelli on the 15-day DL and Chris Stewart sidelined with a sore ankle. Stallings spent the 2015 season at Altoona (Double-A), hitting .275 with three homers and 32 RBIs. A senior sign after being drafted in the 42nd round of 2011 by Cincinnati, he raised his stock that last year at UNC. He’s been a reliable backup catcher during his steady rise through the system, never playing more than 78 games in a full-season campaign or fewer than 60.