Justin Jackson

HS Grad 2007
Age 28 and 9 mos
Age on 2007 Draft 18 and 5 mos
Position(s) SS  
Ht/Wt 6-2, 175 lb
B/T R/R
School  T C Roberson
Hometown  Asheville, NC USA
Summer Team  Midland Redskins
Fall Team  Impact Dirtbags
MLB Draft 
Round 1 by Blue Jays  in 2007
All Americans/All Regions
2007 Rawlings-Perfect Game 1st Team All-American
Atlantic - All Region 1st Team
 
National Rank - Class of 2007 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Overall
9
Position - SS
NA
Outstanding actions, plus runner, 6.5-60, plus arm, power projects, true shortstop. Aflac All American. Good in Jupiter
NC State Rank - Class of 2007 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Overall
NA
Position - SS
NA
GPA
3.6
SAT
--
ACT
--

4 yr Commitment
Arizona State 

College(s) interested in
Auburn 
Miami 
North Carolina 
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PG Grades

Best PG Grade
10
12/28/2005
Latest Showcase Report
2006 National Showcase   Jun 16, 2006
PG Grade: 10
Justin Jackson is a 2007 righ hand hitting shortstop from T.C. Roberson HS, residing in Asheville, NC. Jackson has an athletic, long, lithe, sinewy build on his 6'2" 170 lb. frame. His body movements are smooth and fluid without trying to be so. Jackson has been a nationally acclaimed player and is no secret to the scouting community as he is a former high school teammate of 2005 1st round pick Cameron Maybin and highly regarded '06 grad RHP Josh Thrailkill. Jackon lived up to his advanced billing, even improving his stock. He was ranked #1 among PG National Top 100 position players and is just getting better and better. There has never been a question about Jackson's ability to play the shortstop position, but there was some question about what type of hitter he would become. Well, in Fayetteville he started to answer that question. Jackson showed an effortless swing and made a whole lot of plus barrel contact. He is still developing in a physical sense but the ball is already coming off his bat so much better than most figured it would at this stage of development. He looks now looks like a future three-hole who is going to hit for power and average, not to mention steal some bases. Jackson accelerates through contact and his hands really work in his swing. His hitting tools are now both above average, making Jackson one of the rare legitimate five tool prospects. In the field his actions are silky smooth and he is a pure joy to watch play. He flows to and through the ball well and has a plus arm. His hands are soft, his footwork polished, and frankly, there is not much to pick at. Jackson has Big League shortstop tools and they are already playable. His running has also moved to the plus side of the grading scale, with a 4.15 time home/1st and a laser timed 6.57 60 yard dash. At this point Jackson is a 1st round pick in Junen 2007.

Best PG has recorded

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 92 mph
10/26/2006
97.11% Rank
best 99  avg 83
 (2007 class in 2006)

best 99  avg 83
 (2007 class)
60 6.57 sec
6/16/2006
99.28% Rank
best 6.38  avg 7.39
 (2007 class in 2006)

best 6.33  avg 7.45
 (2007 class)
IF 92 mph
6/16/2006
99.71% Rank
best 94  avg 77
 (2007 class in 2006)

best 94  avg 76
 (2007 class)
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