Eric Charles Jacques
- Throws Right
- Born ~1966
Rick Jacques has been a Philadelphia Phillies scout (2006-2014, covering Europe and Africa and the northwestern US) and managed the Czech national team in the 2003 European Championship after having coached for them in the 1997 European Championship and 1999 European Championship. He signed Marek Minarik.
He was taken by the Montreal Expos in the 10th round of the 1985 amateur draft out of junior college as a pitcher but did not sign and finished his collegiate career as a shortstop. From 1995-2003, he hit .326/.451/.565 for three different teams in the Czech Extraliga but he mostly was used as a pitcher. In '95, he was 1-3 with a 2.23 ERA for Lokomotiva Louny. He was second in the league in ERA (behind Geoff Samuels), 3rd in pitching Wins Above Replacement (after Samuels and Robert Paul), 1st in K/9 (9.7, just ahead of Paul) and 5th with 48 K.
In '96, he was 1-2 with two saves and a 2.12 ERA for Tegola Praha, finishing 6th in whiffs and 4th in pitching Wins Above Replacement. During 1997, he went 6-1 with 3 saves and a 2.59 ERA for Tegola Praha, placing on the leaderboard in ERA (3rd, after MLB-bound Roger Deago and Samuels), 6th in pitching Wins Above Replacement (1.1, between Michal Kočí and Jakub Vančura), 2nd in K/9 (12.7, 2.1 behind Deago), 3rd in K (59, after Deago and Vančura) and tied Richard Dvořák for 3rd in wins. It was his last season on the leaderboards.
He was 1-1 with a 10.67 ERA for Technika Brno in 1999 and 0-1 with 4 earned runs in one inning for them a year later. He had one at-bat in 2003 but did not pitch after 2000.