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Alex Jackson

Alex Jackson

C | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 215 | Age: 24
Draft: 2014 (Rd: 1, #6, Seattle Mariners) - Rancho Bernardo (CA) HS
Escondido, CA USA
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 15 13 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .133 .000 .133
1 Season 15 13 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .133 .000 .133
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .000 0 0 0 .133
1 Season .000 0 0 0 .133

Standard MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2019 ATL NL 4 15 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 1 .000 .133 .000 .133
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Advanced MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGPATBLOBSACSFBABIPXBHGIDPGIDPONPP/PAK/PAHR/PABB/KISOROEWO
2019 ATL NL 15 0 14 0 0 .000 0 1 2 38 2.53 .333 .000 .200 .000 .000 0

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Hit: 40 | Power: 50 | Run: 45 | Arm: 55 | Field: 45 | Overall: 40

Back in 2014, Jackson was considered the best bat, high school or college, in the Draft class and went No. 6 overall to the Mariners, who immediately moved the prep catcher to the outfield so his bat could carry him. He had trouble gaining any traction, and following a 2016 season in the Midwest League, the Mariners sent him to the Braves in the trade for Max Povse and Rob Whalen. Atlanta moved Jackson back behind the plate, and while he hasn't hit consistently, he did make it to Triple-A in 2018 and was added to the 40-man roster in the offseason and made his big league debut in 2019.

Since joining the Braves, Jackson's power has shown up on occasion, hitting 19 homers in 2017, then five more in the Arizona Fall League that offseason. That didn't carry over to 2018, where his approach regressed and his strikeout rate jumped over 30 percent, keeping him from tapping into his plus raw pop. On the positive side, Jackson's work behind the plate has improved markedly. He's always had a strong arm but had struggled with receiving. His blocking remains a work in progress, and given his size, he's not very agile. He has gotten better at framing after watching a lot of video of fellow Braves catcher Tyler Flowers, who is similarly built.

Jackson is still only 23 years old, but his ceiling is very limited. At this point, Jackson's best path to the big leagues is as a power-only backup backstop with decent catch and throw skills.


Statcast - Batting

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2019 38 8 0 0.0 78.5 28.4 .109 .141 .051 .153 .178 0.0 33.3 6.7
ALL 38 8 0 0.0 78.5 28.4 .109 .141 .051 .153 .178 0.0 33.3 6.7
MLB 40553 6.3 87.5 11.2 .251 .412 .317 .318 .371 34.5 21.7 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
11/04/2019 Atlanta Braves activated C Alex Jackson from the 60-day injured list.
09/05/2019 Atlanta Braves recalled C Alex Jackson from Gwinnett Stripers.
09/05/2019 Atlanta Braves placed C Alex Jackson on the 60-day injured list. Left knee sprain.
08/24/2019 Atlanta Braves optioned C Alex Jackson to Gwinnett Stripers.
08/21/2019 Atlanta Braves recalled Alex Jackson from Gwinnett Stripers.
05/03/2019 Gwinnett Stripers activated C Alex Jackson from the 7-day injured list.
04/26/2019 Gwinnett Stripers placed C Alex Jackson on the 7-day injured list retroactive to April 24, 2019.
04/17/2019 Atlanta Braves optioned C Alex Jackson to Gwinnett Stripers.
04/07/2019 Atlanta Braves recalled C Alex Jackson from Gwinnett Stripers.
03/12/2019 Atlanta Braves optioned C Alex Jackson to Gwinnett Stripers.
11/20/2018 Atlanta Braves selected the contract of Alex Jackson from Gwinnett Stripers.
07/15/2018 C Alex Jackson assigned to Gwinnett Stripers from Mississippi Braves.
01/26/2018 Atlanta Braves invited non-roster C Alex Jackson to spring training.
07/30/2017 C Alex Jackson assigned to Mississippi Braves from Florida Fire Frogs.
06/19/2017 Florida Fire Frogs activated C Alex Jackson from the 7-day disabled list.
05/19/2017 Florida Fire Frogs placed C Alex Jackson on the 7-day disabled list.
04/04/2017 C Alex Jackson assigned to Florida Fire Frogs from Rome Braves.
11/28/2016 Atlanta Braves traded RHP Max Povse and RHP Rob Whalen to Seattle Mariners for RF Alex Jackson and Player To Be Named Later.
11/28/2016 OF Alex Jackson assigned to Rome Braves.
05/19/2016 RF Alex Jackson assigned to Clinton LumberKings from Everett AquaSox.
03/19/2016 RF Alex Jackson assigned to Seattle Mariners.
08/08/2015 RF Alex Jackson assigned to Everett AquaSox from Clinton LumberKings.
07/31/2015 RF Alex Jackson assigned to Clinton LumberKings from Everett AquaSox.
04/07/2015 RF Alex Jackson assigned to Clinton LumberKings from AZL Mariners.
03/19/2015 OF Alex Jackson assigned to Seattle Mariners.
06/24/2014 RF Alex Jackson assigned to AZL Mariners.
06/23/2014 Seattle Mariners signed C Alex Jackson.