AB 2184
AVG .271
OBP .351
SLG .407
HR 52
  • Full name Conor Sims Jackson
  • Born 05/07/1982 in Austin, TX
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 215 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School California
  • Debut 07/28/2005
  • Drafted in the 1st round (19th overall) by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2003 (signed for $1,500,000).
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    Jackson has had a tough year physically. He injured his right ankle rounding second base in the first game of the year and later was shelved with an arm injury. He started slowly at the plate but lifted his average to almost .400 by May, even though he was pitched around. He hasn't shown the consistent power he did in 2002, when he homered 16 times. But a big weekend against Stanford was seen by a lot of influential scouts. Jackson takes huge hacks at the plate and can put a charge in the ball, though not quite like Xavier Nady, his predecessor at third base. He is one of the draft's top power hitters, and yet leads the Pacific-10 Conference in on-base percentage. He walks almost three times as often as he strikes out--stats that are sure to endear him to a team like the Athletics, who have three of the first 33 picks and value plate discipline. Where Jackson plays is another matter. Though he makes throws on the run exceptionally well at third base, his actions and range are just average. He'll likely end up at first base, where he spent most of his sophomore year. Jackson's father John is an actor, and has portrayed "JAG" leader Admiral A.J. Chegwidden on the CBS drama. Jackson himself has had bit parts growing up.

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  • Rated Best Batting Prospect in the California League in 2004

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