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Birth Date12-25-1995
Height6' 2"
Weight215 lbs
Age23 years, 2 months, 22 days
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics


Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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2014 MRN Rk AZL 23 94 .000 .000 .000 .362 0.0 121 0 0.0 0.0 -1.9 0.0
2015 CLN A MID 28 121 .252 .321 .358 .230 105 -9 3.3 -1.1 33 0 -2.9 0.5 -10.1 -1.1
2015 EVE A- NWL 48 197 .253 .323 .363 .326 107 6.1 5.4 -2.1 116 0 6.5 0.4 -2.9 0.8
2016 CLN A MID 92 381 .246 .313 .354 .317 97 9.4 10.1 -3.9 121 0 5.6 3.4 2.8 2.0
2017 BRV A+ FSL 66 282 .252 .317 .367 .329 102 13.4 7.8 -0.1 133 0 -2.1 -1.3 3.1 0.8
2017 MIS AA SOU 30 120 .245 .314 .371 .315 95 0.9 3.3 1 111 0 -1.3 -0.1 -0.8 0.2
2017 PER Wnt AFL 20 86 .000 .000 .000 .308 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2018 MIS AA SOU 64 252 .242 .318 .374 .280 94 -6.6 7.2 4.1 70 0 -2.1 -0.9 -12.5 -0.4
2018 GWN AAA INT 35 125 .247 .315 .385 .292 100 -0.2 3.7 1.7 87 0 2.7 0.2 -3.4 0.5

Statistics For All Levels

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2014 MRN Rk AZL 94 82 11 23 6 2 2 39 16 9 24 0 1 .280 .344 .476 .195 2
2015 CLN A MID 121 108 10 17 6 0 0 23 13 6 35 1 1 .157 .240 .213 .056 1 0
2015 EVE A- NWL 197 163 31 39 11 1 8 76 25 21 61 2 4 .239 .365 .466 .227 1 0
2016 CLN A MID 381 333 43 81 20 1 11 136 55 34 103 2 1 .243 .332 .408 .165 2 1
2017 BRV A+ FSL 282 257 44 70 17 0 14 129 45 13 74 0 1 .272 .333 .502 .230 1 0
2017 PER Wnt AFL 86 80 15 21 5 0 5 41 16 4 23 0 0 .263 .314 .513 .250 0 0
2017 MIS AA SOU 120 110 12 28 4 0 5 47 20 10 32 0 0 .255 .317 .427 .173 0 0
2018 GWN AAA INT 125 108 15 22 11 2 3 46 17 12 42 0 0 .204 .296 .426 .222 2 0
2018 MIS AA SOU 252 225 27 45 12 1 5 74 24 20 78 0 0 .200 .282 .329 .129 1 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-22 2014-08-09 Minors 48 0 - Face Fracture Batted Ball -


Year Team Salary
2019 ATL $


Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d2019

  • 2019. Contract selected by Atlanta 11/20/18.
  • Acquired by Atlanta in trade from Seattle 11/28/16.
  • Drafted by Seattle 2014 (1-6) (Rancho Bernardo HS, Escondido, Calif.). $4.2M signing bonus ($3.5759M slot).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

90o 143 15 27 7 1 5 15 11 47 0 0 .208 .278 .392 60 -0.1 C -4 -0.4
80o 122 12 22 6 1 4 11 9 41 0 0 .198 .262 .378 51 -1.8 C -3 -0.5
70o 106 10 17 5 0 3 10 7 36 0 0 .175 .236 .320 45 -2.6 C -3 -0.6
60o 93 8 15 4 0 3 9 6 32 0 0 .176 .237 .329 39 -3.1 C -3 -0.6
50o 80 7 12 3 0 2 7 5 28 0 0 .164 .225 .288 34 -3.3 C -2 -0.6
40o 67 6 10 3 0 2 6 4 24 0 0 .161 .224 .306 29 -3.3 C -2 -0.6
30o 54 4 7 2 0 1 4 3 19 0 0 .140 .204 .240 24 -3.2 C -1 -0.5
20o 38 3 5 1 0 1 3 2 14 0 0 .139 .184 .250 17 -2.6 C -1 -0.4
10o 17 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 6 0 0 .133 .188 .200 8 -1.4 C 0 -0.2
Weighted Mean86813402863000.165.230.29137-3.2C -2-0.6

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BP Chats

2017-07-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)The bats of Milwaukee prospect, Monte Harrison, and Atlanta prospect, Alex Jackson, have both awakened this year. Which one is the better prospect for fantasy?
(cracker73 from Florida)
I've been intrigued by Harrison for awhile, especially as a potentially great source for speed. The pop has been a pleasant surprise, and I'm looking forward to seeing how he handles High-A. With Jackson, I think I'm most excited to see that he's catching again. That makes him infinitely more interesting. (Mark Barry)
2017-05-15 17:00:00 (link to chat)Any chance the Braves may have caught lightning in a bottle with Alex Jackson? It seems his move back to catcher has brought back his confidence and even if it takes a few years his defense behind the plate should be ok and his bat could be special.
(Craig from Atlanta)
It's quite possible. Sometimes players like this just need a change of scenery. (Mike Gianella)
2017-02-14 12:00:00 (link to chat)Any hope left for Alex Jackson with the move to catcher? It feels to me he is being over looked for struggling at a young age in the minors, what if he was in college and tearing the covering off of the ball like Seth Beer? Same age. Different outlooks for some reason.
(Julia from Atlanta, Georgia)
Multiple Alex Jackson questions! The flame never dies. I would worry that the move to catcher--while lowering the offensive bar--will bring a whole new set of challenges to focus on that will distract from developing the bat. But it's worth a shot. (The Top 101 Prospect Chat with Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)What is the likelihood of a Alex Jackson rebound ? Would you put him behind the plate or keep in the OF ?
(Jason from Charlotte)
I'm sure with some research I can find a prospect that whiffed as much as he did in the low minors and eventually put it together and was a solid major leaguer, but way more that just kept striking out. I think you need to let him focus on the offensive adjustments and not throw "hey now you are a catcher too" on him as well. Ship sailed on that one. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any thoughts on Max Povse (just traded to SEA from ATL for Alex Jackson) I like 6'8" pitchers.
(kyduncan from Rochester, NY)
He's a much higher-ranked prospect in the Mariners system? I tend to like taller pitchers less, but there's three major league pitches here. I don't know what the out pitch is in the majors yet, so he may just be a backend starter in the end. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-06-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)is Kyle Lewis the Mariners top prospect right now?
(Chad from Tacoma)
I think so. Edwin Diaz moved to the 'pen a little quicker than some expected, though I saw a guy who would have better value in the 'pen at the Futures Game last year. He's got more athleticism and speed than Alex Jackson, and a higher overall ceiling than Drew Jackson and Tyler O'Neil. (Live Draft Chat)
2016-04-19 12:00:00 (link to chat)Biggest surprise player to open in Extended Spring Training for you? Except Alex Jackson, I guess.
(Steve from Philly)
I'll say Mike Nikroak, but I shouldn't have been so surprised. He's had a rough go since signing. I really liked him coming out of the draft, and especially as a northeast prep arm, I'm going to maintain that. I didn't see him in ST, so maybe if I had it would have explained more why he was held back in Extended (heard the CB is still a significant point of needed improvement/development), but I thought of him as more polished than he's shown thus far in his career when Colorado took him 27th overall last season. Swing and a miss, me. Happens... (Adam McInturff)
2016-03-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)Which group sucks less? Anthony Alford, Rusney Castillo, Manuel Margot, Brett Phillips, Nick Williams,Spencer Adams, Mark Appel, Dylan Cease, Josh Hader, James Kapeielian, Triston McKenzie,Vince Velasquez or Blake Swihart, Jon Singleton, Dansby Swanson, Alex Jackson, Clayton Blackburn,Tyrell Jenkins, Rob Kaminsky, Zach Lee, Keuy Mella, Justin Nicolino, Aaron Nola, Tyler Jay. God these teams are awful.
(Clark from The 19th Hole)
The first group, but you're right, but they're both bad. (Mike Gianella)
2016-01-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)Alex Jackson. How much are you down on this guy from last year? A lot of guys seem pretty down on him. Is this a good buying opportunity to get him at $0.80 on the dollar?
(fightingmoose from Manitoba, Canada)
I personally have never been very in. I've been told by scouts that I'll be wrong, so there's obviously room for disagreement. It's just a big gap between the tools and the functionality of those tools. He's an incredibly talented player though, it's just the risk factors involved in getting it all to play out. (Top 101 Chat with Craig Goldstein)
2015-12-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Alex Jackson is coming off a down year where he struggled to hit above .150 in A-ball. What does the future hold for him? Is he a bust?
(Pink_Avenger_429 from Hong Kong SAR, China)
Definitely not a bust, I refuse to label someone a bust off a one bad professional season as a teenager. I have some concerns I didn't have when he was a prep, which is...weird...but there's still a lot of upside here. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-09-30 19:00:00 (link to chat)Do you expect any of these guys to bounceback in 2016?: Arismendy Alcantara D.J. Peterson Alen Hanson Alex Jackson David Dahl Tyler Kolek Braden Shipley Reynaldo Lopez Sorry for the huge question, thanks!!!
(Max from Connecticut)
I would put my faith in Reynaldo Lopez and David Dahl. Arismendy Alcantara's approach hasn't matured from where it was last year so I'm not expecting him to bounce back. Alex Jackson looked lost at the MWL, he still has talent but that might take some time for him to figure it out. I've heard awful things on Tyler Kolek, high exertion with a terrible body and nary a dependable secondary pitch.

Braden Shipley hurts me. (Mauricio Rubio)
2015-09-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)What can we make of Gettys first season? He didn't put up big numbers but he also didn't struggle like Alex Jackson. All the tools still there?
(padremurph from Los Angeles)
He has all the tools in terms of athleticism and arm strength, but I still don't like that swing, and I don't see any chance he hits for average. Gotta give him time, but I'm not terribly optimistic. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-08-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Alex Jackson kinda started hitting again. He's probably not a top-50 prospect, but does he still have the 60 hit, 65 power potential?
(Tom from SF)
I thought he was a 60-60 guy coming out of high school, and I still think that potential exists. He was a disaster in Clinton, but a lot of teenagers are disasters, not just in baseball. He's just not the fact-track guy so many of us thought he was, but the upside is still legit. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-07-28 18:00:00 (link to chat)These outfield prospects N Williams j winker h renfroe j bell c Frazier a meadows a Jackson how do you rank these guys for a dynasty league? Who has the highest ceiling? Who are the safest guys? What are your overall expectations for this group?
(Snowborne from Pittsburgh )
Williams - far and away the best talent/ceiling here
and then Alex Jackson

I'm not that big on Alex Jackson after a look in the MWL. Raw power is there but I doubt he actualizes it in game because his hit tool is so loose. (Mauricio Rubio)
2015-07-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do Alex Jackson's early struggles mean he has lost some of his lustre? Or do you still see him as an elite prospect?
(markdavo4 from Newcastle, Australia)
Sorry about the delay there. Maybe some, but I don't think he was an "elite" prospect to begin with. That being said, this is still a guy who has above-average hit and power tools at his disposal, he's just obviously not as advanced as many (me) thought he was. Don't give up on him just yet. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-07-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)How far off was Alex Jackson from the top-50? Seems like he's getting his stroke back in Everett, could the issues have been partially from the shoulder injury?
(bdiamond from CT)
Jackson wasn't even mentioned in our discussion, though that's as much because of his struggles this season as anything, His talent level hasn't changed, though the general analysis of the advancement of his hit tool seems to have taken a step back. There's just a lot of pressure on his bat now that he's an OF and he hasn't shown that it's going to play yet which means we would have had to be REALLY sure it's going to in order to justify him on this list. (Jeff Moore)
2015-06-15 19:00:00 (link to chat)Brendan- what one player's tool has surprised you the most so far this season?
(Randy W from Las Vegas)
I'm surprised that Alex Jackson didn't hit at all in Low-A. Hopefully it was just the shoulder, but his issues with contact have been exposed. (Brendan Gawlowski)
2015-06-02 18:00:00 (link to chat)Have you heard anything about Alex Jackson or Marcos Molina's injuries lately? Also, how far do you drop Dahl in the BP 101 after the slow start (albeit in hard environment) and injury (though it only sounds like 4-6 weeks)?
(Taylor from MIL)
Nothing outside of what's been reported. The Alex Jackson injury seems a little convenient but regardless the reason he needed to get out of the Midwest League as he was just plain overmatched. (Mauricio Rubio)
2015-06-02 18:00:00 (link to chat)What range would you rank these guys now compared to their preseason rank: Difo, D.J. Peterson, Alex Jackson, Fisher, Brad Zimmer, Hoffman, and Honeywell. Thank you!
(Pat from Texas)
Difo, Zimmer, Hoffman, Fisher and Honeywell all take jumps up. Peterson takes a hit and Alex Jackson's stock took a serious hit. (Mauricio Rubio)
2015-03-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you like better long term: Alex Jackson or David Dahl?
(Brandon from Connecticut)
Don't make me choose Brandon!

Okay I will. I choose Dahl, just because of the positional value. They're both top 40 prospects, though. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-02-26 20:00:00 (link to chat)Does Alex Jackson crack the top 20 next year?
(Steve from Long Beach)
It's certainly possible, but I'd bet on no at this point. He's a very gifted hitter, but it may not show up right away, especially if they challenge him with a full-season assignment. (Bret Sayre)
2015-03-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which prospects ranked in BP's 2015 top 50-101 have the best chance of vaulting into the top 10 or 20 for 2016?
(GLK from Boston)
I like Sean Manaea most for this category. Nods to Jeff Hoffman, Alex Jackson, Franklin Barreto. (Sam Miller)
2015-02-18 19:00:00 (link to chat)Saw Alex Jackson ranked #20 on Fangraphs top 200 list the other day. How good can he be? I have to imagine Safeco will affect his offensive potential. Where would you have him ranked?
(Marco from From Tropoja)
If it clicks, he's a middle of the order power hitter with a great arm in right field. Jackson has a great chance to climb the 101 next season; there aren't many high school hitters with a complex resume who crack the list in the first place. (Brendan Gawlowski)
2015-02-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who projects as the best bat from the group of Schwarber, Alex Jackson, and Plawecki?
(ajsteiny8 from Milwaukee)
pure bat, I'll take Schwarber. I don't know much about Plawecki, and I do like Jackson a lot. But Schwarber I saw do nothing but sting baseballs in Kane County. He smacks the snot out of red stitched spheres. FYI. (Harry Pavlidis)
2015-01-28 19:00:00 (link to chat)Is steven Souza a top 5 pick in an AL only slg/OBP rookie draft? (He's obviously available for this since he was an NL transfer. I was thinking rusney, Rodon, Heaney (nL), alex jackson. Now I'm wondering where Souza fits in there.
(oakiegu007 from Ny )
I would take him over Alex Jackson, so yeah I think he's in the top five. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-12-11 18:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you think becomes the better MLB player? Kyle Schwarber or Alex Jackson?
(Allen from Ridgewood)
Two very different players with much different paths to the big leagues. I think it is pretty reasonable to assert that Jackson has the much higher overall ceiling, but is also at a far greater risk for flaming out. I like Schwarber as a solid everyday player, though I'm not sure at what position. I tend to prefer raw ceiling over proximity when I'm looking at prospects, and as a result, I'm inclined to give the edge to Jackson. (Mark Anderson)
2014-11-04 18:00:00 (link to chat)Of the young hitters in the low minors, who has the highest ceiling? Are there any "franchise" type players with elite ceilings?
(Drew from Washington, DC)
I won't suggest there are elite ceilings out there among the hitters in the lowest levels of the minors, as that's a pretty special player, but there are some really incredible players at the lowest levels....a guy like Rafael Devers has game-changing potential. Someone like Alex Jackson could be a beast. Eloy Jimenez carries a ton of risk but is really talented and could be the type of power prospect that is rare in today's game. (Mark Anderson)

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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year lvl CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2018 AAA .008 2.8 44 .000 0.0 14 .014 .001 -0.1 3.6 2.7

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