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12 Alex Jackson C

Atlanta Braves

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Key Stats
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Player Updates

May 2, 2021 11:48 AM
Braves' Alex Jackson: Out with hamstring strain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a strained left hamstring.

It's a tough break for Jackson since he was poised for increased playing time with Travis d'Arnaud landing on the 60-day IL with a thumb sprain. William Contreras was recalled from the alternate training site and is starting behind the plate Sunday, while the team also selected the contract of Jeff Mathis.

April 25, 2021 10:32 AM
Braves' Alex Jackson: In lineup again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson will start behind the plate and bat eighth in Sunday's first game against Arizona.

Jackson also started Friday and will be in the lineup for the second straight game after Saturday's contest was postponed due to rain. He'll head to the bench for the later matchup, with Travis d'Arnaud likely retaking the starting role.

April 25, 2021 07:16 PM
Braves' Alex Jackson: Comes up empty in Friday's start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson got the start in Friday's win over the Diamondbacks, hitting eighth and going 0-for-3 with a walk and three strikeouts.

Contact issues are nothing new for Jackson, who has one hit and a 1:7 BB:K in only 16 plate appearances to begin the season. He'll continue to get infrequent work behind Travis d'Arnaud.

March 27, 2021 03:52 PM
Braves' Alex Jackson: Wins roster spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson will open the season as Atlanta's backup catcher, Gabe Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Jackson beat out William Contreras for the role of Travis d'Arnaud's understudy. That may not actually indicate good things for Jackson's future, however, as Contreras will get to continue his development while playing regularly at the Triple-A level while Jackson plays infrequently in the big leagues. If d'Arnaud gets hurt at any point this season, there's no guarantee it will be Jackson and not Contreras who earns the majority of the starts in his absence.

February 17, 2021 11:44 AM
Braves' Alex Jackson: In hunt for big-league spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson heads into spring training with a chance to win the No. 2 catching job for Atlanta, Gabriel Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

At the moment, starter Travis d'Arnaud is the only catcher with significant experience on the roster, leaving prospects Jackson and William Contreras to fight for the backup spot. Jackson is two years older and has shown an impressive power stroke in the minors, launching 28 homers in 85 games for Triple-A Gwinnett in 2019, but he's had significant issues making contact and has struck out in nine of his 22 career big-league PAs. Atlanta could still elect to bring in a veteran such as Tyler Flowers to fill out the depth chart, but barring an outside addition, Jackson might be the front-runner for the job, if only because Contreras is more likely to be a long-term piece for the team and could use more minor-league development.

August 26, 2020 10:40 PM
Braves' Alex Jackson: Sent down after twin bill
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson was optioned to the alternate training site after Wednesday's doubleheader against the Yankees.

Jackson joined the club as the 29th man for Wednesday's twin bill, but he didn't appear in either game. The 24-year-old is unlikely to see worthwhile opportunities with the Braves while Travis d'Arnaud and Tyler Flowers remain healthy.

August 26, 2020 11:00 AM
Braves' Alex Jackson: Brought back for twin bill
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Braves recalled Jackson from their alternate training site Wednesday.

Atlanta optioned Jackson to its alternate training site Tuesday to clear a spot on the active roster for outfielder Ronald Acuna, but the backstop will be able to rejoin the Braves for the day as the team's 29th man for Wednesday's doubleheader with the Yankees. Tyler Flowers and Travis d'Arnaud are both expected to make one start at catcher apiece during the twin bill, so Jackson will likely just be serving as a pinch-hitting option off the bench.

August 25, 2020 11:52 AM
Braves' Alex Jackson: Sent down Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson was optioned to the Braves' alternate training site Tuesday.

Ronald Acuna was activated from the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move. Jackson's placement on the 40-man roster means he could be back in the majors later this summer, but he has four strikeouts in seven at-bats this year and lacks the defensive chops to get playing time when he is not producing at the dish.

August 21, 2020 02:56 PM
Braves' Alex Jackson: Rejoins big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson was recalled from Atlanta's alternate training site Friday.

The 24-year-old is 2-for-7 in three games this season and will rejoin the major-league roster for the weekend matchup with Philadelphia. Jackson is likely to fill a reserve role while Tyler Flowers and Travis d'Arnaud remain healthy.

August 6, 2020 12:36 PM
Braves' Alex Jackson: Sent to alternate site
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Braves optioned Jackson to their alternate training site Thursday.

Jackson's latest stint with the Braves lasted all of one day, as his status as the team's No. 3 catcher made him an obvious choice for a demotion with teams needing to reduce their 30-man rosters to 28 ahead of Thursday's deadline. He'll likely move back up to the big club if either Tyler Flowers or Travis d'Arnaud is forced to miss time at any point.

August 5, 2020 11:40 AM
Braves' Alex Jackson: Moves up to big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Braves recalled Jackson from their alternate training site Wednesday.

Both of the Braves' top catchers (Tyler Flowers and Travis d'Arnaud) are believed to be healthy, so expect Jackson to see limited action as a No. 3 backstop while he's up with the big club. Teams will have to reduce their active rosters from 30 to 28 men Friday, so Jackson will likely be a prime candidate to get optioned to the Braves' alternative training site at that time.

July 29, 2020 03:44 PM
Braves' Alex Jackson: Optioned by Atlanta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson was optioned to the Braves' alternate training site Wednesday.

Jackson and William Contreras were needed for the first several games with both Travis d'Arnaud and Tyler Flowers out with illness, but both primary backstop options are now healthy and back with the team. Jackson went 2-for-7 during his brief time with the team but struck out four times.

July 29, 2020 11:20 AM
Braves' Alex Jackson: Collects first big-league hit
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson went 2-for-3 with a double in Tuesday's loss to the Rays.

His two-bagger off Yonny Chirinos in the third inning was his first big-league hit. Jackson has been holding down the fort as Atlanta's starting catcher to begin the season, but with Tyler Flowers (illness) and Travis d'Arnaud (illness) both potentially ready to rejoin the club as soon as Wednesday, the 24-year-old will soon head to the bench and perhaps lose his spot on the 30-man roster entirely.

July 24, 2020 07:36 PM
Braves' Alex Jackson: Slated to start again Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson will start in Saturday's contest against the Mets, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.

Jackson started in Friday's season opener with Travis d'Arnaud (illness) and Tyler Flowers (illness) both sidelined, and he went 0-for-2 with two strikeouts. However, manager Brian Snitker was impressed with the 24-year-old's defensive performance and said that he'll start once again Saturday. Jackson went hitless in four games with the Braves last season.

July 24, 2020 12:56 PM
Braves' Alex Jackson: May receive Opening Day start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jackson is expected to start at catcher Friday against the Mets since Travis d'Arnaud (illness) and Tyler Flowers (illness) didn't travel with the team, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.

Flowers and d'Arnaud both tested negative for COVID-19, but they remain in Atlanta since they're exhibiting symptoms. Jackson appeared in four games for the Braves last season and went hitless in 15 plate appearances, but he should edge out William Contreras for the start, since the latter has yet to play even at the Triple-A level. It's unclear when the two veteran catchers are expected to rejoin the team.

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.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultABRHHRRBIBBSB
05/01@ TORL 5-62000000
04/30@ TORL 5-132100010
04/28vs CHCW 10-04000000
04/25vs ARIL 0-52000000
04/23vs ARIW 5-43000010
04/17@ CHCL 4-131000000
04/15vs MIAW 7-64000000
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2021ATL1023210021300.043.214.0430.258
2020ATL5702000400.286.286.4290.714
2019ATL41300001500---.133---0.133
Total1943230032200.070.200.0930.293
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2021ATL1000100310
2020ATL510300001
2019ATL400000111
Total1910400422
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2014R-Azl Mariners238211236221692401.281.344.476
2015ASX-Everett Aquasox481633139111825216124.239.365.466
2015AFX-Clinton Lumberkings2810810176001363511.157.240.213
2016AFX-Clinton92333438120111553410321.243.332.408
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
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/215
Birthdate:
12/25/1995
Age:
25
Hometown:
San Diego, CA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Atlanta Braves
College:

MLB Experience:
0