02/20/2023 - National Showcase - Gambrills, MD
Jackson continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities on the diamond. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date, now a 7.10 runner. At the plate, potential has improved through an athletic setup. Hands are quick and work through an aggressive swing path. He stays inside he ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Lower half work well through the swing with an aggressive hip turn. At SS, he shows smooth / fluid actions. Feet are active as attacks ball and but needs to play through with his body. Hands are clean and presents out front. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date at 65 mph. fastball showed a range of 74-75 mph with late life. Breaking ball displays 10/4 shape with early break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup with arm side run. Slider is harder with short break. Getting on a long toss program to develop more arm strength will aid in improving stock on the mound.
04/10/2022 - Official College Recruiting Membership - Washington, DC
Jackson is a RHP/SS who will graduate in 2024. Medium frame lean build with strength present and room to add throughout. At SS, good pre-pitch routine to start, with active/efficient footwork, and has good body control at the baseball. Works from right to left and has a low funnel with soft hands out front. Showed ability to pick out hops as he fields from an athletic/low fielding position. Made accurate/on-line throws to first base from a high 3/4 arm slot with an arm velocity up to 76mph. On the mound, he has a simple and repeatable delivery. He gets a good rear hip coil and separates his hands on time. He works with good tempo and keeps his eyes on target throughout delivery. He throws a FB that sits 67-69mph with plus command, a 10/4 shaped breaking ball, a slider from the same window as his breaking ball, and a developing changeup. FB was best pitch during his bullpen. At the plate, he hits from an athletic and open stance. Starts with a short/square glide step and keeps his hands inside the baseball. He made contact to all fields with a bat exit velocity up to 76mph. With 2 years of continued growth and development, we foresee Jackson making huge strides on the baseball field.
01/14/2022 - 2022 Baseball Factory Pre-Season Prospects Tournament (HS)
Jackson is a 2024 RHP/2B who showcased his skills during the Baseball Factory Pre-Season Prospects Tournament. At 2B, he starts with a good prep-step, with active feet, and showed ability to cover ground. Fields from a square fielding position, with his eyes behind glove, and has a low funnel. Made accurate and on-line throws to first base with an arm velocity up to 73mph. On the mound, he showed ability to pitch inside and did a good job of controlling the run game by varying his looks. He has a controlled landing and showed a clean arm stroke. He attacks hitters with a FB that topped out at 68mph with cutting action, an 11/5 shaped breaking ball with medium break, and a developing changeup. At the plate, this right-handed hitter hits from an athletic and open stance. Quiet head and level eyes enable him to track pitches well. Showed a flat barrel path as he made contact to all fields with a bat exit velocity up to 65mph. With 2 years of continued growth and development, we foresee this 2-way prospect making huge strides on the baseball field.
12/12/2021 - Official College Recruiting Membership - Gambrills, MD
Jackson is a 2024 2B/RHP that keeps improving due to his coachability and dedication to the game. In the field, his feet are light and active. He moves well laterally and has solid glove presentation. He has short arm action and makes accurate throws to his targets. On the mound, he works from the stretch. He has solid control in a high 3/4 arm slot. His CB has a 10-4 shape with late break. His CH has sinking action that will keep hitters off balance. At the plate, he demonstrates a line drive approach. He has fluid timing and stays balance during his swing. When Jackson learns to gain separation with his hands in the load, he will generate more explosion in his swing. As Jackson continues to play, he will keep improving.
07/22/2020 - Official Player Development Membership - Bowie, MD
Jackson continues to work hard on his game. With the bat is where he excels. He display an athletic setup with centered balance and fluid rhythm to load. He whips the barrel with some bat speed, connects and his line-drives back up the middle of the field. Get his hands loaded will help to get more bat whip, resulting in increased power. Behind the plate, the dies in well and tracks pitches into a soft mitt. Exchange is clean with accurate throws down to 2B - pop times at 2.65. Working to gain ground when throwing to 2B will help to get more into his throws and lower pop times. At 2B, he hustles right and left and shows some lateral range. He tracks GB's into his mitt, gathers well and works in-line toward his target at 1B. Working more right to left on his approach to the GB will help to improve skills at 2B. Jackson has tools with still a lot of time to progress to get to where he wants to be.
08/05/2019 - Baseball Factory Pro Select Training at Pirate City (Ages 12-14)
Jackson is a coachable 2B/RHP prospect who worked hard on his skills during the Pro Select Training at Pirate City. In the field, Jackson shows efficient footwork and gets into a low position. He fields the ball out in front of his body and makes a clean exchange, keeping his throws accurate to his target. Increasing his lateral range can help Jackson improve defensively. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a square stance and takes a short stride. He gets his hands activated and takes a short swing, leading to solid contact. Jackson can improve as a hitter by working a smoother rhythm into his load. On the mound, Jackson gathers over the rubber and separates his hands on time. He works with a clean arm and accelerates through his release, staying inline towards the plate. Jackson shows a three pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 56mph. Breaking ball sits from 45-47mph with 11-5 break. Changeup sits from 51-52mph. Long tossing to build up his arm strength can help Jackson improve as a pitcher. With five more years to develop, Jackson has the time and potential to further progress his skills on the field.
04/07/2019 - Interactive Video Program - Bowie, MD
Jackson is a thin, 2nd baseman with good hitting skills. Defensively, Jackson has active feet, he fields aggressively, and keeps the ball in front of his body. He takes good angles, has a clean exchange, and can throw from multiple arm angles with accuracy to his target. At the plate, Jackson has a square set-up, good balance, and a level swing path. He has good bat control, he can spray to all fields, and he repeats his swing well. Overall skills can continue to improve with work on the following.
2. Play more through
2. Lower body
09/23/2017 - FDI Hitting Accelerated Training Weekend (12-14)
Jackson is a coachable player who worked hard on his skills during his time at the Hitting Accelerated Training Weekend. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a tall stance and maintains center balance. He leads well with his lower half and produces solid contact. Jackson can improve as a hitter by taking a shorter stride and by working a smoother load into his swing. With seven more years to develop, Jackson has the time and potential to further progress his skills at the plate.