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Austin Jackson impressive in Hawaii

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Nov 20, 2007 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Baseball America named Austin Jackson as the No. 2 prospect in the Hawaii Winter Baseball League.

Here is what BA wrote:

After having a breakout season during which he hit .304/.370/.476 across three levels of the minors, Jackson reported to Honolulu and never slowed down. A premium athlete, Jackson finally grew into his tools in 2007. A line-drive hitter with gap power, Jackson’s profile is likely as a No. 2 or No. 3 hitter with the ability to drive in runs. He is an above-average defender in center field, getting good reads and jumps on balls while running quality routes. While he doesn’t always get out of the batter’s box quickly, he’s a graceful runner. “Once he gets underway he’s a plus-plus runner,” an NL scout said. “He’s the best athlete in this league. He doesn’t have that first-step explosion, but this guy is a real crowd pleaser on the bases.”

If you’re interested in checking stats on prospects, including winter ball, try Minor League

Chad Jennings, who covers the AAA Scranton Yanks, has several informative posts on his blog that give a good look at who the Yankees have.




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