March 9, 2009

Top 50 MiLB Prospects 2009: #44 Austin Jackson

Top 50 MiLB Prospects 2009 | #44 | Austin Jackson | Yankees

Position | Outfield

Bats/Throws | Right/Right

| February 1, 1987 (Denton, Texas)

| Ryan High School

| 6'1''

| 185 lbs.

2008 Ranking | Not Ranked

Austin Jackson was drafted by the Yankees in the 8th round of the 2005 draft. Although his numbers are for-the-most-part pedestrian, he offers a lot more potential. He has a strong build and Baseball America named him the most athletic prospect in the Yankees system. Jackson has good potential on both sides of the ball and should give the Yankees a reliable outfielder within the next year or two. Scouts started to notice Jackson a lot after he hit .345/.398/.566 with 31 extra-base hits including 10 home runs in just 258 at bats in 2007. Jackson should continue to get better with age and I expect to see him in a Yankee uniform sometime around September this season.

2008 Statistics
Level      G     PA     AVG     OBP     SLG     XBH     HR      SB
AA       130    584    .285    .354    .419      47      9      19

2009 Outlook

Jackson will probably continue to be challenged and should be with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees. He could be an injury away from making his big league debut with the Yankees.


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