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Luke Jackson

#64 | RHP
Atlanta Braves Atlanta Braves
Luke Jackson
Name: Luke Ray Jackson
Born: Aug 24, 1991 in Southwest Ranches, Fla. USA
High School: Calvary Christian HS, Fort Lauderdale
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 210 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
201815.22.871.285.1712.06
Career84.15.121.554.066.72
Drafted in the supplemental 1st round (45th overall) by the Texas Rangers in 2010 (signed for $1,545,000)
Jackson didn't start pitching seriously until his freshman year in high school, and he immediately showed aptitude and a live arm. By his junior season, he earned a spot in the Area Code Games. He's athletic and has a quick arm, rivaling bigger-name Florida prep pitchers Karsten Whitson and A.J. Cole in terms of pure velocity. Several scouts have seen Jackson's fastball hit 95-96 mph, and he usually sits in the 90-94 range, a significant jump after sitting 87-91 as a junior. The Miami recruit has room to grow on his 6-foot-2, 170-pound frame, and he'll need to get bigger and stronger to harness his quick arm, improve his durability and maintain his mechanics. Jackson has a bit of effort to his delivery and had inconsistent command as the season wore on. His changeup and curveball, while flashing potential, rate as below-average pitches now. Scouts use words like "electric" to describe Jackson's stuff and athletic ability, and at his best he's not far from his peers in the Sunshine State who were expected to go out in the first round. His inconsistency pushes him down draft boards, and his signability will ultimately determine how far down.
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