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Brett Jackson the Untouchable?

I often find myself saying that people out there underrate the crap out of Brett Jackson. The CF prospect is a whole 4 days older than me, and already significantly more promising in what appears to be his chosen field. He's a career .302/..405/.495 hitter in the minors. He's currently hitting .295/.420/.518 in his second stint at AA, where he hit .276/.366/.465 last year in 268 PA.

Many experts out there peg Jackson as a 20/20 candidate, and he managed to steal 30 bases last year. He's got 13 SBs in 15 attempts this year, and could steal 30 again. The power is coming along too as he hit 12 HRs last year to go with 32 doubles and 14 triples (58 XBHs), and he's already got 14 XBHs this year. Couple that with a surprisingly good eye, Jackson holds a 128/214 BB/K in the minors, and we just might be looking at a 5 tool CF stud.

He also passed my personal eye test. The first time I saw him I saw a compact hitter who squares up at the plate and doesn't offer any moving parts. His swing covered more of the plate than I expected, and while he'll probably strike out in the big leagues it won't be extravagant. I definitely see the potential for a good average and consistently solid contact.  His lower body looked a little more filled out than I'd want to see in a true CF prospect, but by all accounts he should be able to handle the position early in his career.

So who would you trade him for? Is there anyone? What kind of player do you see this guy becoming? When the hell are we the people going to see him? Does he have the potential to become a 3 hole hitter? 

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of SB Nation or Al Yellon, managing editor (unless it's a FanPost posted by Al). FanPost opinions are valued expressions of opinion by passionate and knowledgeable baseball fans.

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