Monday, January 12, 2015

Alex Jackson Scouting Report - Seatle Mariners

Basic Info:

Birthdate: 12/25/1995
Bats/Throws: R/R
Height/Weight: 6-2/215
Position: OF
Drafted: 2014 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 6, Overall: 6, Team: Seattle Mariners

Card: 2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Autograph 
Recent Pricing:
Base Auto: $60 - $75
Refractor:  $100
Blue Refractor /150:  $250
Green Refractor /99:  $250
Gold Refractor /50:  $425
Orange Refractor /25:  $740

Scouting Report:

Alex Jackson, the sixth overall pick last year and the best high school hitting prospect in the draft, could be a star one day and his 2014 Bowman Chrome Draft autograph prices reflect that.

“Everyone is really excited about him,” general manager Jack Zduriencik said. “We think he’s a legit hitter. When we took him, we thought that was the case. When we watched him, he has a presence about him as a player. When he got out in the organization and we watched him compete, it was exciting to see."

Seattle is taking the former catcher and turning him into an outfielder, where he could wind up becoming very similar to Wil Myers and Bryce Harper.  He has 30 HR potential and a bat that can easily rake for a .270 clip.

He missed a month last year after getting hit in the face with a line drive, but we caught a glimpse of some potential.  He's pricey, but the upside is certainly there.

Verdict:  Buy if you can afford.

No comments:

Post a Comment