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Brett Jackson

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Brett Jackson
Name: Brett Elliot Jackson
Born: Aug 2, 1988 in Berkeley, Calif. USA
High School: Miramonte HS, Orinda, Calif.
College: California
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
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Career2,263.260.355.43970
Drafted in the 1st round (31st overall) by the Chicago Cubs in 2009 (signed for $972,000)
Jackson is most frequently compared with J.D. Drew, at least physically. But while critics often question Drew's passion, the same accusation could never be directed at Jackson. Strong and muscular, Jackson is a wonderful athlete who is a perpetual motion machine on the field and plays with flair. He is an enthusiastic, upbeat and supportive teammate, and he's an aggressive baserunner who challenges outfielders and takes the extra base, often diving in headfirst while doing so. He uses his above-average speed to chase down drives in the gaps in center field, and he has the range to flag down balls hit in front of him or over his head. His arm can be inconsistent, but he has enough arm strength for both left and center. Most criticism surrounding Jackson centers on his hitting, where he's not nearly as polished as Drew. He utilizes an inward-turning, hand-pumping, leg-kicking, load-up-and-let-it-fly swing. He has excellent bat speed and shows the ability to rifle the ball around the diamond, with acceptable home run power, particularly for a leadoff man. His high strikeout totals hurt his draft chances, though, and he had 58 whiffs in 206 at-bats this season.
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