06/09/2019 - Interactive Video Program - Hoover (Birmingham), AL Jackson is a solid, athletic, 2-way player who catches and plays OF. Behind the plate, Jackson has firm hands, efficient footwork, and sticks the ball well. He moves well laterally, centers when blocking, and he throws with accuracy from a long arm action to 2nd base. Pop times were as low as 3.15 seconds. In the OF, Jackson has active feet and he covers ground well. He has a firm/presentable glove, plays through properly, and his arm is quick and accurate to his target. Offensively, Jackson has a closed stance, good balance, and he has a short/direct swing path to the ball. He makes consistent contact, gap to gap, and he taps into some lower body. Jackson can improve overall skills with work on the following.
Catching 1. Release 2. Hands 3. Arm strength Outfield 1. Avoid drifting 2. Work behind sooner Offense 1. Lower body 2. Rhythm 3. Bat speed