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Alex Jackson

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Alex Jackson
Name: Alexander J. Jackson
Born: Dec 25, 1995 in Escondido, CA
High School: Rancho Bernardo HS, San Diego
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 215 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 1st round (6th overall) by the Seattle Mariners in 2014 (signed for $4,200,000)
Jackson burst onto the national scene in 2012, when he led California prep players with 17 home runs as a sophomore, then put on a show at the Area Code Games that summer. In the two years since, the Oregon commit has cemented himself as one of the top power bats in the draft class, and a lock to become Rancho Bernardo's sixth first-round pick in the last 20 years, following in the footsteps of Hank Blalock and Cole Hamels. Jackson's muscular 6-foot-2, 215-pound frame is packed with present strength. He stands out most for his plus to plus-plus righthanded power potential, but he also has a solid approach and drives the ball with authority to the middle and opposite fields. He has a loose swing, electric bat speed and a knack for making hard contact. Jackson has another premium tool in his arm, which grades out as plus or even plus-plus, depending on which scout you ask. If an organization wants to develop him as a catcher, most scouts think Jackson can become a solid defensive backstop in time, but his receiving and blocking need plenty of work. He'll have an impact bat no matter where he plays, so a team could fast-track him by putting him in right field, and he also has flashed promise at third base. He's a below-average runner but not a clogger.
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