Ryan Jackson

HS Grad 2006
Age 30 and 1 mos
Age on 2006 Draft 18 and 0 mos
Position(s) SS  
Ht/Wt 6-2, 170 lb
School  Florida Christian Academy
Hometown  Miami Springs, FL USA
Summer Team  Midland Redskins
Fall Team  HS team
MLB Debut 
Cardinals Aug 11, 2012
MLB Draft 
Round 5 by Cardinals in 2009
National Rank - Class of 2006
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2006
Position - SS
FL State Rank - Class of 2006
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2006
Position - SS

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2005 National Showcase   Jun 17, 2005
PG Grade: 10
Ryan Jackson is a 2006 shortstop from Miami Springs, FL with a lean athletic build at 6-2, 170 lbs. He is one of the country's best defensive players, if not the best, of his age and he showed it in Atlanta. Jackson has excellent balance in the field and very smooth, soft hands. He has complete control of his body when fielding and throwing and can throw on the run with as much accuracy and velocity as when he's planted. There are no bad hops when Jackson is playing shortstop and he's especially good at charging the ball. If he has a defensive flaw, it's that he doesn't have the classic gun from the hole, but he has the knack of making the spectacular play along with making the difficult play look routine. Offensively, Jackson is a switch hitter who has really been working hard on his left handed swing. He still tends to hit around the ball but his bat speed and bat head skills have improved. Right handed, Jackson has very good power potential once he starts filling out and the ball is jumping off his bat now. His bat takes back seat to his defense right now but Jackson has consistently shown he can hit good pitching with wood and he's a bit overlooked in this regard. Top level prospect who will garner loads of professional attention next spring.
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 10.00
1.50 improvement beginning on Jan 02, 2004
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Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

60 7.09 sec
80.28% Rank
best 6.19  avg 7.40
 (2006 class in 2005)

best 6.19  avg 7.44
 (2006 class)
IF 84 mph
88.94% Rank
best 93  avg 77
 (2006 class in 2005)

best 93  avg 76
 (2006 class)
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