Baseball Prospect Report: Jay Jackson

November 21, 2009 by  

If you are looking for an under-the-radar starting pitching prospect with the potential to make an impact in 2010, the Cubs’ Jay Jackson may be your answer. 

While his name may not be well known, at least not yet, the 6′1″, 195 pound 22 year old reached Triple-A in 2009 and is potentially on the precipice of making an impact.

He seemingly has the arsenal to make his presence felt. He was described by Baseball America as the team’s fourth best prospect.

“Jackson has good feel for four pitches that are average or better. His best offering is a fastball ranging from 90-95 mph. His mid-80s slider and high-70s curveball are distinct pitches that rate as above-average at times. He also has an effective changeup....

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