The Seattle Mariners and scout Myron Pines picked outfielder Alex Jackson with the sixth overall pick in the 2014 amateur draft.
He joined the AZL Mariners right away and made his professional debut that summer, hitting .280 in 24 games. As the 2015 season began, he was assigned to the Everett AquaSox of the Northwest League after batting just .157 in 28 games with the Midwest League’s Clinton LumberKings.
Despite his good power, he only managed to hit.239 in 48 games for the A’s (11 doubles and 8 homers). He returned to Clinton in 2016 and played in 92 games for the team.
It was in the right field that he had the most success, slashing .243/.332/.408. In 333 at-bats, he racked up 43 runs and 55 hits, but he also walked 103 times.
The Mariners dealt him to the Atlanta Braves on November 28th in exchange for young pitchers Max Povse and Rob Whalen, both of whom are right-handed pitchers.
In 2017, the Braves made him a catcher and he hit.267/.328/480 in 96 games with the Florida Fire Frogs and Mississippi Braves, respectively, in the minor leagues.
With 21 doubles and 19 home runs, he showed a lot of power. But in 2018, he had a poor year, posting an average of just 201/.286/.360 in 99 games. During that season, he played for both Mississippi and the AAA Gwinnett Braves.
In the first two games of 2019, he returned to Gwinnett, but was then called up to the Braves, where he made his debut on April 7th. In his debut season in the majors, he went 0-for-13; in the following five games, he went 2-for-7.
As the minor leagues were shut down due to the Coronavirus outbreak, these were his only competitive games of the year. They were separated into two blocks: three at the beginning of the season, and two in mid-August.
How Old Is Alex Jackson?
Alex Jackson is 26 years old. He was born on December 25, 1995.