Drew Jackson

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Drew Jackson
Drewjackson.jpg
Jackson with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes
Los Angeles Dodgers
Outfielder / Shortstop
Born: (1993-07-28) July 28, 1993 (age 26)
Berkeley, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
March 28, 2019, for the Baltimore Orioles
MLB statistics
(through April 10, 2019)
Batting average.000
Home runs0
Runs batted in0
Teams

Drew Hamilton Jackson (born July 28, 1993) is an American professional baseball shortstop for the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. He has previously played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Baltimore Orioles.

Career[edit]

Jackson attended Miramonte High School in Orinda, California. He then enrolled at Stanford University and played college baseball for the Stanford Cardinal.[1]

The Seattle Mariners selected Jackson in the fifth round of the 2015 Major League Baseball (MLB) draft.[2] He signed and played for the Everett AquaSox of the Class A-Short Season Northwest League.[3] He was named the league's Most Valuable Player[4] after he slashed .358/.432/.447 with two home runs, 26 RBIs and 47 stolen bases in 59 games. Jackson spent the 2016 season with the Bakersfield Blaze of the Class A-Advanced California League,[5] where he batted .258 with six home runs, 47 RBIs and 16 stolen bases.

On March 1, 2017, the Mariners traded Jackson and Aneurys Zabala to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Chase De Jong.[6] The Dodgers assigned him to the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes of the California League,[7] where he played in 66 games, posting a .254 batting average with eight home runs and 30 RBIs before his promotion to the Tulsa Drillers of the Class AA Texas League, where he finished the season, hitting .234 with one home runs and ten RBIs in 29 games.[8][9] In 2018, he was named to represent the Drillers at the mid-season Texas League All-Star Game.[10]

The Philadelphia Phillies selected Jackson in the Rule 5 Draft on December 13, 2018, and traded him that day to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for international bonus slot money.[11] During spring training in 2019, the Orioles tried out Jackson as an outfielder.[12] Jackson made the Orioles' Opening Day roster.[13] He batted 0-for-3 with a walk before being designated for assignment on April 5 following the signing of Dan Straily.[14]

Jackson was returned to the Dodgers on April 10, 2019.[15]

Personal life[edit]

His older brother, Brett, has played in MLB.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Drew Jackson's monster season with AquaSox resonating with M's brass". The Daily Herald. August 23, 2015. Retrieved January 31, 2016.
  2. ^ Stanford Athletics (June 9, 2015). "Stanford's Jackson goes to Mariners in the MLB Draft". Palo Alto Online. Retrieved January 3, 2016.
  3. ^ "Northwest League notes: Seattle Mariners' Drew Jackson stays 'locked in' with Everett AquaSox". MiLB.com. August 14, 2015. Retrieved January 31, 2016.
  4. ^ "Mariners prospect Drew Jackson set for Class A". Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  5. ^ Glaser, Kyle. "CAL LEAGUE: Ten must-see players in 2016". The Press-Enterprise. Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  6. ^ Osborne, Cary (March 1, 2017). "Dodgers acquire two promising prospects from Seattle and clear a spot on 40-man". Dodgers Insider. Retrieved March 1, 2017.
  7. ^ Lindskog, Mike (April 3, 2017). "Quakes Announce 2017 Roster". milb.com. Retrieved April 4, 2017.
  8. ^ "Drew Jackson Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  9. ^ "Drew Jackson Minor & Fall League Statistics & History". Baseball Reference.
  10. ^ Lewis, Barry (June 13, 2018). "Five Drillers selected for Texas League All-Star Game". Tulsa World. Retrieved June 17, 2018.
  11. ^ "2018 Rule 5 Draft Results". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  12. ^ "Orioles' Drew Jackson believes he can be an 'elite corner outfielder' as he gets first start in right field". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
  13. ^ "Eleven Orioles experience their first Opening Day vs. Yankees: 'It's a dream come true'". Baltimore Sun. February 16, 2019. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
  14. ^ https://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/orioles/bs-sp-orioles-dan-straily-20190405-story.html
  15. ^ Adams, Steve (April 10, 2019). "Orioles Return Rule 5 Pick Drew Jackson To Dodgers". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved April 11, 2019.

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