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Justin Jackson | Shortstop

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/11/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 175
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Braves signed RHP Justin Jackson to a minor league contract.
The 25-year-old has spent his seven-year minor league career in the Blue Jays organization, primarily as a shortstop before transitioning to the mound in 2013. Between High-A Dunedin and Double-A New Hampshire in 2014 he registered a 4.66 ERA, 1.62 WHIP and 45/25 K/BB ratio over 58 innings of work. Sat, Nov 22, 2014 08:41:00 AM

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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

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
C1Tyler Flowers
2Anthony Recker
3Blake Lalli
4A.J. Pierzynski
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Jace Peterson
2Emilio Bonifacio
SS1Dansby Swanson
2Chase d'Arnaud
3Daniel Castro
3B1Adonis Garcia
2Brandon Snyder
3Rio Ruiz
LF1Matt Kemp
2Mallex Smith
CF1Ender Inciarte
RF1Nick Markakis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Michael Foltynewicz
3Robert Whalen
4Matt Wisler
5John Gant
6Josh Collmenter
7Tyrell Jenkins
8Williams Perez
9Aaron Blair
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jim Johnson
2Arodys Vizcaino
3Mauricio Cabrera
4Eric O'Flaherty
5Ian Krol
6Chris Withrow
7Chaz Roe
8Matt Marksberry
9Jose Ramirez
10Shae Simmons
11Ryan Weber
12Jed Bradley
13Brandon Cunniff
14Joel de la Cruz