Chicago Cubs outfield prospect Brett Jackson has been a highly touted prospect from the start after the Cubs made Jackson their number one draft pick in 2009. In his very first year in minor league baseball Brett showed off the hitting skills that made him a top pick with “five tool potential”, hitting a combined .316 over the three levels he played in over 2009.
Brett Jackson’s arm is rated as average but he has great range in the outfield, plays aggressive defense and is a natural center fielder. Jackson uses his well above average speed both in the outfield and on the basepaths. Jackson already has shown good power for a center fielder, hitting 8 home runs in just 53 games in 2009. He also hits well from both sides of the plate.
Brett Jackson’s first season in the minors was good enough that it has already earned him a trip as a non-roster invitee to Cubs spring training in 2010. He’s not expected to make the team, the Cubs management would just like to get a chance to see him in action. Jackson could be make it to the majors fairly quick but not in 2010. If he keeps progressing as a hitter we just might see Jackson pushing Marlon Byrd into right field in 2012.
Good luck Brett Jackson and I hope we see you in Chicago soon!