12/27/2017 - Baseball Factory Winter Classic - Session 2 (Ages 12-14)
Jackson continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities and has a promising future on the diamond. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. In the OF, defensive abilities have improved as he displays smooth actions. Feet are aggressive as he takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. He reads balls well off the bat and works to get behind balls but needs to play through with momentum to his target. Range will increase as he improves foot quickness. At the plate, hitting / power potential has improved through an athletic setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He works to keep hands inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. On the mound, fastball shows a range of 55-60 mph. He maintains arm speed on his changeup with sinking action. Stock on the mound will continue to improve as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and a very hard worker.
08/03/2017 - Baseball Factory Pro Select Training at Historic Dodgertown (Ages 12-14)
Jackson is a coachable 2B/OF prospect who worked hard on his skills during his time at the Baseball Factory Pro Select Training at Historic Dodgertown. In the field, Jackson fields the ball in a low position and keeps his throws accurate to his target with on-line carry. Jackson can improve defensively by fielding the ball out in front of his body. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a square stance and takes a square stride to the ball. He gets into his load well and comes through the zone with a direct swing, barreling up the baseball. Jackson can improve as a hitter by driving his lower half through the zone. With five more years to develop, Jackson has the time and potential to further progress his game.
04/30/2017 - Interactive Video Program - Fort Myers, FL
Jackson is a 2-way player at 2B/OF. Defensively at 2B, he hustles from right to left as he tries to get into a square fielding position. He works to play through the ball and makes accurate throws to his target. In the OF, he takes aggressive routes as he tracks down fly balls. He tries to work behind the ball and comes up with a clean exchange to throw. With the stick, Jackson sets up square in the box and gets back into a load. He's patient tracking pitches into the zone and he looks to drive the ball back up through the middle of the field. Overall abilities in his game will improve with work on the following.
1. Active prep
2. Develop soft hands
3. Clean exchange to throw
1. Lateral range
2. Get behind the ball
3. Arm strength (long toss)
1. Develop rhythm
2. Improve bat speed/hands
3. Level swing path