Still just 19 years old, the 2014 No. 6 overall pick is looking to find his groove in the Minors. He began the season with Class A Clinton, where he hit .157/.240/.213 with six doubles and 13 RBIs before being reassigned to extended Spring Training after experiencing shoulder pain in mid-May. Two weeks ago, Jackson began his current stint with Everett and has hit .282 in that time.
Tuesday was his first homer since last July with the AZL Mariners. Down in Arizona, Jackson flashed a .280/.344/.344 line while collecting 39 total bases in 23 games before he was sidelined due to a broken jaw courtesy of a line drive. Lauded as one of the top hitters in the 2014 Draft class, Jackson's prep career at Rancho Bernardo High (San Diego County, Calif.) included several All-America nods.
Jackson finished 2-for-4 with two RBIs against Boise and has hit in seven of his past nine games.
Alex M. Smith is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.