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Top 50 Prospects: #36 – Brett Jackson

#36 Brett Jackson

Chicago Cubs

DOB: 8/2/1988

Previous Rank: 43

ETA: 2012

Jackson is hands-down the top player in the Cubs system, even after they drafted what some think was the highest upside bat in the 2011 draft in Javier Baez.  Jackson slashed .274/.379/.490 beginning the year in the Southern League and finishing up with a little over 200 plate appearances for Des Moines (Triple-A).

Year Age Tm Lg Lev G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA
2009 20 3 Teams 3 Lgs A-A–Rk 53 249 211 50 67 6 3 8 36 13 2 .318
2009 20 Cubs ARIZ Rk 3 15 11 6 5 0 1 0 4 0 0 .455
2009 20 Boise NORW A- 24 106 88 14 29 1 1 1 15 2 1 .330
2009 20 Peoria MIDW A 26 128 112 30 33 5 1 7 17 11 1 .295
2010 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AA 128 580 491 103 146 32 14 12 66 30 11 .297
2010 21 Daytona FLOR A+ 67 312 263 56 83 19 8 6 38 12 7 .316
2010 21 Tennessee SOUL AA 61 268 228 47 63 13 6 6 28 18 4 .276
2011 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA 115 512 431 84 118 23 5 20 58 21 7 .274
2011 22 Tennessee SOUL AA 67 297 246 45 63 10 3 10 32 15 6 .256
2011 22 Iowa PCL AAA 48 215 185 39 55 13 2 10 26 6 1 .297
3 Seasons 296 1341 1133 237 331 61 22 40 160 64 20 .292
AA (2 seasons) AA 128 565 474 92 126 23 9 16 60 33 10 .266
A (1 season) A 26 128 112 30 33 5 1 7 17 11 1 .295
Rk (1 season) Rk 3 15 11 6 5 0 1 0 4 0 0 .455
A- (1 season) A- 24 106 88 14 29 1 1 1 15 2 1 .330
AAA (1 season) AAA 48 215 185 39 55 13 2 10 26 6 1 .297
A+ (1 season) A+ 67 312 263 56 83 19 8 6 38 12 7 .316
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 11/26/2011.
Year Age Tm Lg Lev G PA AB HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB
2009 20 3 Teams 3 Lgs A-A–Rk 53 249 211 8 36 31 56 .318 .418 .488 .906 103
2009 20 Cubs ARIZ Rk 3 15 11 0 4 3 4 .455 .533 .636 1.170 7
2009 20 Boise NORW A- 24 106 88 1 15 17 20 .330 .443 .398 .841 35
2009 20 Peoria MIDW A 26 128 112 7 17 11 32 .295 .383 .545 .927 61
2010 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AA 128 580 491 12 66 73 126 .297 .395 .493 .888 242
2010 21 Daytona FLOR A+ 67 312 263 6 38 43 63 .316 .420 .517 .937 136
2010 21 Tennessee SOUL AA 61 268 228 6 28 30 63 .276 .366 .465 .831 106
2011 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA 115 512 431 20 58 73 138 .274 .379 .490 .869 211
2011 22 Tennessee SOUL AA 67 297 246 10 32 45 74 .256 .373 .443 .816 109
2011 22 Iowa PCL AAA 48 215 185 10 26 28 64 .297 .388 .551 .939 102
3 Seasons 296 1341 1133 40 160 177 320 .292 .393 .491 .884 556
AA (2 seasons) AA 128 565 474 16 60 75 137 .266 .370 .454 .823 215
A (1 season) A 26 128 112 7 17 11 32 .295 .383 .545 .927 61
Rk (1 season) Rk 3 15 11 0 4 3 4 .455 .533 .636 1.170 7
A- (1 season) A- 24 106 88 1 15 17 20 .330 .443 .398 .841 35
AAA (1 season) AAA 48 215 185 10 26 28 64 .297 .388 .551 .939 102
A+ (1 season) A+ 67 312 263 6 38 43 63 .316 .420 .517 .937 136
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 11/26/2011.
Year Age Tm Lg Lev G Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G
2009 20 3 Teams 3 Lgs A-A–Rk CF 47 102 97 2 3 0 .971 2.11
2009 20 Cubs ARIZ Rk CF 1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00
2009 20 Boise NORW A- CF 20 34 31 1 2 0 .941 1.60
2009 20 Peoria MIDW A CF 26 66 64 1 1 0 .985 2.50
2010 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AA CF 82 205 197 5 3 3 .985 2.46
2010 21 Daytona FLOR A+ CF 62 152 146 4 2 2 .987 2.42
2010 21 Tennessee SOUL AA RF 18 24 23 1 0 0 1.000 1.33
2010 21 Tennessee SOUL AA CF 20 53 51 1 1 1 .981 2.60
2010 21 Tennessee SOUL AA LF 17 20 19 1 0 0 1.000 1.18
2011 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA CF 105 264 248 10 6 1 .977 2.46
2011 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA DH 4 0.00
2011 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA OF 110 270 253 11 6 1 .978 2.40
2011 22 Tennessee SOUL AA LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
2011 22 Tennessee SOUL AA CF 60 136 130 2 4 0 .971 2.20
2011 22 Tennessee SOUL AA RF 6 6 5 1 0 0 1.000 1.00
2011 22 Tennessee SOUL AA DH 2 0.00
2011 22 Tennessee SOUL AA OF 65 142 135 3 4 0 .972 2.12
2011 22 Iowa PCL AAA CF 45 128 118 8 2 1 .984 2.80
2011 22 Iowa PCL AAA DH 2 0.00
2011 22 Iowa PCL AAA OF 45 128 118 8 2 1 .984 2.80
3 Seasons 278 621 589 20 12 4 .981 2.19
CF (3 seasons) CF 234 571 542 17 12 4 .979 2.39
RF (2 seasons) RF 24 30 28 2 0 0 1.000 1.25
DH (1 season) DH 4 0.00
LF (2 seasons) LF 19 20 19 1 0 0 1.000 1.05
OF (1 season) OF 110 270 253 11 6 1 .978 2.40
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 11/26/2011.

Jackson is a phenomenal athlete at 6-foot-2 and 210-pounds.  He posted a 20 home run/21 stolen base season in 2011 while walking 73 times in just over 500 plate appearances.  He strikes out too much, but the power numbers justify it to some extent.  As a 60-speed guy, Jackson has plenty to stay in center and challenge for 20 stolen bases in The Show.  With a 50 to 55 arm, he has a chance to be an above-average CF for years.

His speed plays well on the bases and should for at least a few years as he was successful in over 75% of his stolen base opportunities.  Jackson, despite having no obvious barrier in the way of playing time at the Big League level, still might end up starting 2012 in Triple-A.  The Cubs have once again managed to load up their outfield with overpaid trash in the form of Alfonso Soriano and Marlon Byrd and, if they decide to give a guy like Tyler Colvin or one of these two old-timers a starting job, Jackson will return to Des Moines and destroy Minor League pitchers until Theo decides to get serious.  As it is, he has nothing left to prove in our eyes and is more than ready to take his talent to Wrigley.

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