|High School:||Foothill HS|
2012 MLB DRAFT: Selected by the Washington Nationals in the 34th round (1,044 overall) of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft.
FOOTHILL HS: A 2012 graduate of Foothill High School in Pleasanton, Calif • Played three years of varsity baseball at both second base and shortstop for head coach Angelo Scavone • In 2012 was named to the All-East Bay first team after hitting .474 with 19 RBIs, 13 extra-base hits and 15 stolen bases • Led the Falcons to the CIF North Coast Section Division I semifinals in 2012 • Was a two-time East Bay Athletic League first team pick and two-time team MVP (2011 and 2012) • Played for the Oakland A's Area Code team • As a junior in 2011, batted .347 with 20 RBIs and nine doubles • As a sophomore in 2010, batted .348 with 25 runs scored and earned EBAL honorable mention accolades • Also played one year of varsity football.
PERSONAL: Born in St. Louis, Mo. • Parents are Gregg and Melanie Jefferies • Has two younger brothers (Jace and Luke) and one younger sister (Maddie) • Major is kinesiology • Father (Gregg) had a 14-year career in Major League Baseball (1987-2000) playing for the Philadelphia Phillies, New York Mets, St. Louis Cardinals, Kansas City Royals, Detroit Tigers and the Anaheim Angels, and was named the Minor League Player of the Year in 1986 and 1987, and was named to the National League All-Star Team in the 1993 and 1994 seasons with the Cardinals • Jake’s favorites include: Robinson Cano (baseball player), Wrigley Stadium (baseball stadium), In-N-Out (restaurant), San Francisco Giants (baseball team), “Miracle” (movie), BBQ (food).