Jackson is a very good overall athlete that at this point in time is more about his tools than his tangible productivity, although he did have a nice summer playing in the Northwoods League in 2007. Currently he has more of a slashing bat but has enough size and bat speed to develop more over the fence power as he matures. He has very good speed and first-step quickness that allows him to leg out infield singles, cover a good amount of ground in centerfield while also being a threat on the basepaths. His arm is solid and more than good enough for centerfield, and he profiles as a prototypical leadoff hitting centerfielder. Much of his seasoning is dependent on his approach at the plate. He strikes out far too much for a player of his skill-set, but he does know how to work the count to draw walks and get on base. He could surge into the first round with a strong junior campaign, especially given the lack of impact outfielders available for the 2009 draft.
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