09/04/2020 - MS All-Region Tournament
Jackson is a skilled R/R OF who showed well at the All-Region Tournament. In the OF, he has active prep and takes a quick first step. He takes solid routes/angles to track down fly-balls and works into position behind the ball, securing it with 2-hands. He gathers well and has a clean transfer, firing strong/accurate throws to his target. With the bat, this righty has a balanced setup with smooth rhythm to load. He jumps on pitches he likes, barreling the ball up and spraying it to all parts of the field. Only a 2025 grad - Merdalo has an impressive skill-set that will only continue to get better. He's one to keep an eye on.
09/08/2019 - Interactive Video Program - Oak Creek (Milwaukee), WI
Jackson is an athletic, 2-way player with long legs. In the OF, Jackson gets in a good ready position, he takes good angles to the ball, and he makes plays consistently. He has a clean exchange and a long arm action with accuracy to his target. Behind the plate, Jackson has a presentable glove, he sits in well, and he keeps the ball in front when blocking. He tracks to his glove, plays with energy, and throws with good direction toward his target. At the plate, Jackson has a square set-up, a short stride, and good balance. He swings aggressively, makes hard contact, and he uses his lower body. Jackson can improve solid skills with work on the following.
2. Fielding position
1. Lower body
2. Barrel accuracy