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Luke Jackson | Starting Pitcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 8/24/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 180
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Rangers right-handed pitching prospect Luke Jackson was perfect through 5 2/3 innings on Monday, finishing the night with seven shutout innings.
Jackson only allowed three hits and struck out eight batters in his second consecutive dominant start for Double-A Frisco. His ERA is down to 2.95 on the year with a 0.938 WHIP and 8.4 K/9. The Rangers are struggling to find more than three consistent starters, and Jackson could be in the rotation in Arlington before the end of the season. Apr 22 - 9:36 AM

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Rangers prospect RHP Luke Jackson fired six scoreless innings Tuesday for Double-A Frisco, allowing three hits and two walks while striking out eight batters.

Jackson, 22, was rocked for seven runs in 3 1/3 innings his last time out, so it was good to see him get back on track Tuesday. Overall, the right-hander owns a 4.40 ERA and 12/5 strikeout-to-walk ratio through 14 1/3 innings this season. Jackson is likely to contribute in the major leagues later this season if all goes as planned with his development.
Apr 16 - 1:58 PM

Rangers prospect RHP Luke Jackson allowed seven runs on seven hits and two walks in 3 1/3 innings for Double-A Frisco on Thursday.

A week after throwing five shutout innings in his season debut, Jackson, 22, recorded only one strikeout on Thursday and didn't escape the fourth inning. The right-hander enjoyed a breakout campaign in 2013 and finished the year at Double-A Frisco, where he posted a 0.67 ERA and 30/12 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 27 innings spanning four six appearances (four starts). Expect Jackson to bounce back from the rough outing next time out.
Apr 11 - 5:31 PM

Rangers prospect RHP Luke Jackson was sharp once again on Sunday for Double-A Frisco, allowing one earned run on three hits and a walk over five innings with seven strikeouts.

Few pitchers have been better than Jackson since the beginning of August. In his first month at the Double-A level, the 21-year-old has registered a 0.39 ERA and 27/10 K/BB ratio in 23 innings. In general, the right-hander has taken a huge step forward this season, as evidenced by his impressive 2.03 ERA and 131/57 K/BB ratio in 124 innings between High-A Myrtle Beach and Frisco. He'll likely open the 2014 season back at Double-A with a chance to reach the major leagues later in the year.
Mon, Aug 26, 2013 03:03:00 PM

Rangers prospect Luke Jackson tossed two scoreless innings in his debut with Double-A Frisco on Sunday.

The 21-year-old right-hander struck out four and walked a batter before he was lifted after two frames. His early departure from the start had nothing to do with an injury or poor performance, but rather the organization's desire to limit his workload over the remainder of the season. Jackson, the No. 45 overall selection in the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft, was promoted to Double-A after he registered a 2.41 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 104/47 K/BB ratio in 101 innings (19 starts) with High-A Myrtle Beach.
Wed, Aug 7, 2013 02:00:00 PM

Rangers prospect Luke Jackson will make his professional debut on Friday for Low-A Hickory.

Jackson was selected 45th overall in the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft and agreed to a $1.57 million signing bonus last August. He spent the last couple of weeks pitching in extended spring training games while the Rangers decided where to place him. The 19-year-old righty went 8-0 with a 0.90 ERA as a high school senior.
Tue, May 17, 2011 12:03:00 PM

The Rangers agreed to terms with supplemental first-round pick right-hander Luke Jackson on a $1,557,000 bonus.

The Rangers are already spending plenty of bank. Jackson, who turns 19 later this month, committed to play at the University of Miami, however the significant signing bonus changed his mind. It's the fifth highest signing bonus we've seen so far. Selected No. 45 overall in June's draft, Jackson features a fastball that touches the mid-90s.
Thu, Aug 12, 2010 03:28:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Geovany Soto
2Robinson Chirinos
3J.P. Arencibia
1B1Prince Fielder
2B1Jurickson Profar
2Donnie Murphy
3Josh Wilson
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Luis Sardinas
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Kevin Kouzmanoff
LF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Jim Adduci
CF1Leonys Martin
2Michael Choice
RF1Alex Rios
2Dan Robertson
DH1Mitch Moreland
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yu Darvish
2Derek Holland
3Matt Harrison
4Tanner Scheppers
5Martin Perez
6Colby Lewis
7Robbie Ross
8Joe Saunders
9Nick Martinez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joakim Soria
2Alexi Ogando
3Neal Cotts
4Jason Frasor
5Shawn Tolleson
6Joseph Ortiz
7Pedro Figueroa
8Aaron Poreda