Future Watch: Drew Jackson Baseball Rookie Cards, Mariners

Future Watch: Drew Jackson Baseball Rookie Cards, MarinersFuture Watch: Drew Jackson Baseball Rookie Cards, Mariners – This young shortstop hails from Berkley, California. The Seattle Mariners drafted Drew Jackson in the fifth round in 2015 and since then, although not much time has passed, his stock has risen quickly.

In his first 374 at-bats this season in A-ball he has four homers, 35 RBI, 10 steals and 60 runs scored all with a .265 batting average. Imagine if he can add just 10-15 points to that average, what his numbers might be then?!? Last year in Short-A playing for the Everett AquaSox he hit .358, nabbed the league MVP honors, so he’s progressing nicely.

Jackson attended Stanford University before turning pro. The Giants drafted him in 2012 but he chose this route and didn’t sign. In his three seasons, his last, in 2015 was a breakout season. He led the team in batting average hitting a cool .320 and he hit safely in 20 of his 23 games. He did have a hand injury that caused him to miss 17 games otherwise he could have been an All-American.

Drew’s older brother, Brett, played some center field for the Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks so talent runs deep in this family.

Drew Jackson has autographed baseball cards in 2016 Bowman Baseball, 2016 Bowman Inception Baseball and 2016 Topps Pro Debut Baseball. His first autographed baseball card can be found in 2015 Panini Elite Extra Edition Baseball.

Here’s a look at his Stanford highlight reel that shows off his defensive prowess as well:

According to his MLB.com draft profile:

“His 47 stolen bases not only led the Northwest League, but ranked second in the Mariners organization despite him playing just 59 games and not having blinding speed. He is, however extremely athletic and that helps him on both sides of the ball. His best defensive tool by far, though, is his arm, a pure cannon that could help him stay at shortstop.” ETA 2018.

This prospect has a bright future.

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Russ Cohen