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Ryan Jackson

Ryan Jackson
Name: Ryan Christopher Jackson
Born: May 10, 1988 in Miami, Fla. USA
High School: Florida Christian HS, Miami
College: Miami
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 180 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 5th round (159th overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2009 (signed for $157,500)
Jackson developed into one of the draft's bigger enigmas as the year progressed. As a sophomore, he was a premium defender and .360 hitter toward the bottom of a loaded Miami lineup. He helped the Hurricanes reach the College World Series, then joined USA Baseball's college national team for the summer. Scouts have questioned Jackson's bat since he was in high school; he wasn't drafted as a prep and scouts have seen his bat go backward this spring. Jackson was dropped from high in the Miami order to the bottom before moving back up as the draft approached. He's a below-average runner with below-average raw power, and virtually all his value is in his glove. Despite his lack of speed, Jackson plays shortstop with grace, showing good hands, a strong arm, outstanding instincts and smooth actions. Jackson's glove is good enough to make him a regular if he can hit .250 with wood, but he was barely hitting .250 with metal, making it difficult to peg his draft position.
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