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Justin Jackson | Shortstop

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/11/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 175
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Blue Jays infield prospect Justin Jackson will transition to the role of starting pitcher this season.
Still just 24 years old, the former first-round pick hit a meager .230/.320/.315 over six minor league seasons as a shortstop. He's said to have a plus arm, but the right-hander is incredibly raw and unlikely to make an impact at the major league level in the near future. Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:32:00 PM

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Justin Jackson went 0-for-4 with three more strikeouts Friday for Single-A Dunedin.

Jackson is still regarded as one of the Jays' top prospects even though he hit .238/.340/.368 in low-A ball last season. However, he's really putting his ranking to the test this year. He's hitting .147 with just one extra-base hit and 36 strikeouts in 75 at-bats for Dunedin. Since he's just 20 and he projects as a quality defensive shortstop, he can afford a poor year with the bat. However, the rate at which he's striking out right now is completely unacceptable.
Sat, May 2, 2009 02:30:00 AM

Low Single-A Lansing's Justin Jackson went 4-for-5 with a triple and a double on Wednesday.

The 19-year-old Jackson is batting .311/.446/.511 with five steals in six tries. This after the 2007 supplemental first-round hit just .187 in Rookie ball last year. A toolsy shortstop, he went into the season as one of the Jays' most intriguing prospects anyway.
Thu, Apr 17, 2008 03:27:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Dioner Navarro
2Josh Thole
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2Dan Johnson
2B1Maicer Izturis
2Steve Tolleson
3Munenori Kawasaki
SS1Jose Reyes
3B1Brett Lawrie
2Juan Francisco
3Danny Valencia
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Colby Rasmus
2Kevin Pillar
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Adam Lind
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1R.A. Dickey
2Brandon Morrow
3Mark Buehrle
4Drew Hutchison
5J.A. Happ
6Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Casey Janssen
2Aaron Loup
3Brett Cecil
4Dustin McGowan
5Todd Redmond
6Aaron Sanchez
7Chad Jenkins
8Brandon Morrow