How are the Mariners Top Prospects Faring this Spring?
Drew Jackson – SS
The Stanford alum took home the Northwest League MVP last season, and he earned the number 4 spot in our list of the Mariners top prospects. Drew Jackson has only played in 5 games this spring, and he has gone hitless in 5 at bats. He has struck out once, and has yet to draw a walk. Jackson has played decent defensively, but did commit a throwing error.
Originally selected in the fifth round of the 2015 draft, Jackson was phenomenal lat season with the Everett AquaSox season. He hit .358 with 2 home runs, 26 RBI and 47 stolen bases across 59 games with the Sox. The young shortstop registered a .432 on base percentage and slugged .447. His 35:30 strikeout to walk ratio through 266 plate appearances is ideal.
The 22-year-old will likely rise quickly through the M’s system, and could be seen at Safeco Field as early 2017. Jackson will begin the 2016 season with the Clinton LumberKings or the Bakersfield Blaze.
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