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March 15, 2020 11:28 AM
Braves' Alex Jackson: Bumped to Gwinnett
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.

While the move currently doesn't matter much with both the MLB and MiLB seasons suspended, it does confirm that Jackson will begin the regular season in the minors whenever play does resume. The 24-year-old did slug 28 homers in 85 games for Gwinnett last year, but his hit tool and defense behind the plate both remain a work in progress.

February 22, 2020 09:24 AM
Braves' Alex Jackson: Gets nod behind plate
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson (knee) is in the lineup for Saturday's spring opener against the Orioles.

Jackson ended last season on the 60-day injured list because of his injury, but he has put that behind him and will start behind the plate in the Braves' first spring game.

September 5, 2019 02:56 PM
Braves' Alex Jackson: Summoned to majors, sent to IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett and placed on the 60-day injured list with a left knee sprain Thursday.

With less than a month left in the season, this effectively ends Jackson's 2019 campaign. The backstop spent most of the season with Gwinnett, slashing .229/.313/.533 with 28 home runs and a 34.2 percent strikeout rate in 85 games. Darren O'Day (forearm) was activated from the 60-day IL in a corresponding move.

August 24, 2019 03:28 PM
Braves' Alex Jackson: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday.

Jackson was optioned after the Braves signed Francisco Cervelli. He was just called up Wednesday, but he drew only one start in the three-game span. Jackson has yet to record a hit in 13 major-league at-bats.

August 21, 2019 03:24 PM
Braves' Alex Jackson: Back to majors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett prior to Wednesday's game against the Marlins.

Brian McCann was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left knee sprain, and he is expected to miss a couple weeks. Tyler Flowers will serve as the primary catcher. Jackson has significant raw power (.286 ISO, 25 HR in 81 games at Triple-A), but he has not hit above .225 since he was at Double-A in 2017.

August 22, 2019 11:16 PM
Braves' Alex Jackson: Likely headed to majors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson (undisclosed) received a clean bill of health after exiting his game Tuesday at Triple-A Gwinnett and is expected to be promoted to the majors ahead of the Braves' game Wednesday against the Marlins, Mark Bowman of reports.

Though Jackson was pulled from his contest at Gwinnett shortly after Brian McCann (knee) exited the Braves' 5-1 win over the Marlins, the former's departure was apparently for injury-related reasons and not a precautionary move. In any case, Jackson's injury wasn't anything concerning, so he'll likely head to Atlanta with McCann set to land on the 10-day injured list ahead of Wednesday's series finale versus Miami. While McCann is on the shelf, Jackson likely won't be asked to play more than one or two times per week behind Tyler Flowers, who takes over as the team's new top backstop.

August 21, 2019 04:08 PM
Braves' Alex Jackson: Dealing with apparent injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson was removed from Tuesday's game with Triple-A Gwinnett due to an injury, 680 The Fan Atlanta reports.

Jackson was originally thought to have been removed since Brian McCann exited Tuesday's game against the Marlins with knee soreness, but it appears Jackson is also managing an injury. It's not clear if the young backstop is expected to require a trip to the injured list.

July 16, 2019 04:12 PM
Braves' Alex Jackson: Continues power surge
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson went 3-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI for Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday.

Monday's two-homer game marked the fourth time Jackson has accomplished the feat, and he now has a career-high 20 home runs this season, including eight over the past 12 games. The catcher recorded 20 RBI during those 12 games to bring his total to 47 at the Triple-A level in 2019. However, he's a bit of a one-trick pony, as he carries a slash line of .239/.325/.561 and a 17:73 B:KK through 58 games this year with Gwinnett. It's possible Jackson could get called up when rosters expand or if Brian McCann or Tyler Flowers goes down with an injury, but it's unlikely that he sees regular playing time at the major-league level in the immediate future

July 12, 2019 10:44 AM
Braves' Alex Jackson: Providing power at Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson went 4-for-5 with a double, two home runs, three runs scored and six RBI for Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday.

The 23-year-old now has 17 homers on the season for Gwinnett, leaving him two shy of tying his previous career high in the minors. Jackson's .229/.321/.526 slash line and 17:68 BB:K through 55 games mark him as a fairly one-dimensional player, though, and he might never be anything more than a depth catching option or utility bench player in the big leagues.

April 17, 2019 01:24 PM
Braves' Alex Jackson: Returns to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Wednesday.

Jackson is no longer needed at the big-league level with Brian McCann (hamstring) back from the injured list, so he'll head back to the minors to continue his development. The 23-year-old backstop appeared in just three games during his brief stint in the majors, going 0-for-10 with a walk and a trio of strikeouts.

April 7, 2019 12:36 PM
Braves' Alex Jackson: Promotion official
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Braves officially recalled Jackson from Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday.

Jackson will get his first big-league promotion after the Braves' top two catchers -- Brian McCann (hamstring) and Tyler Flowers (hand) -- both exited Saturday's game against the Marlins with injuries. McCann was subsequently placed on the 10-day injured list, while Flowers is listed as day-to-day after avoiding any structural damage to his hand when he was struck by a 98-mile-per-hour fastball. Flowers is still presumably dealing with some soreness, however, so Jackson will receive his first major-league start Sunday against the Marlins, according to 680 The Fan Atlanta.

April 7, 2019 12:20 AM
Braves' Alex Jackson: Will be called up Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson will be called up from Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday, 680 The Fan Atlanta reports.

Brian McCann (hamstring) will be placed on the injured list Sunday and Tyler Flowers (hand) was hit by a pitch Saturday as Atlanta's catching depth took a major blow. Jackson could see plenty of action over the next few days if Flowers misses any time.

March 12, 2019 07:36 PM
Braves' Alex Jackson: Heads to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Braves optioned Jackson to Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday.

With six hits -- three for extra bases -- and only five strikeouts in 22 at-bats during Grapefruit League play, Jackson turned some heads this spring and might have cemented himself as the organization's No. 3 catcher behind big leaguers Brian McCann and Tyler Flowers. Jackson's defense remains more questionable than his bat, so he may need to show some improvement in the former area before the Braves consider keeping him in the big leagues for an extended stretch.

March 8, 2019 04:04 PM
Braves' Alex Jackson: Could make Opening Day roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson has made a strong impression on the Braves' coaching staff and could break camp on the 25-man roster, Mark Bowman of reports.

With a fairly light early schedule that features plenty of off days, Atlanta could carry an extra bench player instead of loading up its pitching staff, creating an opening for Jackson on the roster that would allow the club to use Tyler Flowers and Brian McCann as pinch hitters. Jackson's stay in the majors would likely be brief, but it's clear the 23-year-old still has a place in the organization's future plans despite his rough 2018 at the plate for Double-A Mississippi and Triple-A Gwinnett.

November 20, 2018 10:52 AM
Braves' Alex Jackson: Protected from Rule 5 draft
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson was added to the Braves' 40-man roster Tuesday.

Jackson and several other prospects had their contracts selected by Atlanta in order to protect them from the Rule 5 draft. While he has big-time pedigree (No. 6 overall pick in 2014 by Seattle) and plus power, Jackson has struggled to hit in the upper levels of the minors. He posted strikeout rates north of 30 percent at Double-A and Triple-A while hitting just .201 across those two stops in 2018. Look for him to spend the bulk of 2019 back at Triple-A working on improving his on-base skills.

July 16, 2018 10:36 AM
Braves' Alex Jackson: Promoted to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson was promoted from Double-A Mississippi to Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday.

After struggling in his first three seasons of professional ball with the Mariners, the No. 6 overall pick in the 2014 first-year player draft revived his flagging stock after being dealt to Atlanta prior to the 2017 campaign. Jackson posted an .808 OPS across two stops last season, but hasn't been nearly as productive at the plate in 2018 at Mississippi, slashing a meager .200/.282/.329. The Braves were evidently pleased by the strides Jackson made defensively, so he'll move up a rung on the minor-league ladder and share time with Jonathan Morales and Chris Sewart behind the dish.

March 14, 2018 03:44 PM
Braves' Alex Jackson: Sent back to minors camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Braves reassigned Jackson to their minor-league camp Tuesday, Mark Bowman of reports.

After struggling at the plate while mostly serving as an outfielder in his first three professional seasons with the Mariners, the No. 6 overall pick of the 2014 first-year player draft has boosted his stock in dynasty settings since being dealt to the Braves in November 2016. In addition to moving back to catcher -- the position he played in high school -- Jackson displayed the premium power that had eluded him during his time with the Mariners, finishing his first season in the Atlanta system with an .808 OPS across two levels. That earned Jackson an invitation to major-league spring training, and he'll now look to apply the instruction he received to what will likely be a full-season assignment at Double-A Mississippi. If the 22-year-old displays further improvement defensively and reduces his strikeout rate this season, he could make a big climb up prospect lists.

February 11, 2018 10:36 PM
Braves' Alex Jackson: Invited to spring training
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson has received a non-roster invite to spring training.

Jackson spent 2017 at Double-A Mississippi, where he slashed .255/.317/.427. The 22-year-old catcher has shown steady improvement throughout his first four seasons in the minors, especially at the plate. He'll need to focus his attention on improving defensively behind the dish if he wants to make it to the major leagues.

August 30, 2017 02:36 PM
Braves' Alex Jackson: Will play in AFL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson will be one of eight Braves prospects to take part in the Arizona Fall League this year, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The team's 19-year-old phenom, Ronald Acuna, headlines the group, but Jackson -- the Braves' No. 13 fantasy prospect -- has had a solid season in his own right, slashing .272/.333/.502 with 14 homers in 66 games at High-A before taking a step back with a .241/.305/.379 line in 23 games for Double-A Mississippi. His defense in his first season back behind the plate has been erratic at best, but the organization will be patient with the 21-year-old given the offensive potential in his bat if he can stick at catcher.

July 30, 2017 09:08 PM
Braves' Alex Jackson: Earns promotion to Double-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson was promoted from High-A Florida to Double-A Mississippi on Sunday.

After disappointing in his first three professional seasons with the Mariners, Jackson is starting to make good on the potential that made him the No. 6 overall pick in the 2014 first-year player draft, though it took an offseason trade to the Braves in order for it to happen. The 21-year-old's plate discipline (13:74 BB:K in 282 plate appearances this season) still leaves something to be desired, but his resurgent power (31 extra-base hits, .502 slugging percentage) earned him a promotion to the Southern League. Jackson's outlook in dynasty leagues has also improved thanks to a move from outfield to catcher, though it remains uncertain that he'll be able to stick behind the plate at the big-league level.

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2014R-Azl Mariners238211236221692401.281.344.476
2015ASX-Everett Aquasox481633139111825216124.239.365.466
2015AFX-Clinton Lumberkings2810810176001363511.157.240.213
2017AA-Mississippi Braves30110122840520103200.255.317.427
2017AFA-Florida Fire Frogs6625744701701445137401.272.333.502
2018AAA-Gwinnett Stripers351081522112317124200.204.296.426
2018AAX-Mississippi Braves642252745121524207800.200.282.329
2019AAA-Gwinnett Stripers8530652709028652011810.229.313.533

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