Luke Jackson
Luke Jackson
28-Year-Old PitcherRP
Atlanta Braves
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Braves in June of 2018.
Earns ninth win in relief
PAtlanta Braves
September 25, 2019
Jackson (9-2) earned the win Wednesday after holding the Royals scoreless with four strikeouts across 1.1 innings.
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The right-hander punched out all four batters faced through the fifth and sixth innings as the Braves took the lead for good. Through 69 appearances this season, Jackson owns a 3.88 ERA and 1.42 WHIP with 18 saves.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
18
Last 10 Games
19
Last 5 Games
21
How many pitches does Luke Jackson generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Luke Jackson generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-40%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-53%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-25%
BAA vs LHP
2017
 
 
-33%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .190 286 73 32 47 12 0 5
Since 2017vs Right .316 437 112 34 125 19 2 12
2019vs Left .157 117 44 9 17 3 0 5
2019vs Right .331 198 62 17 59 6 0 5
2018vs Left .214 72 18 12 12 4 0 0
2018vs Right .284 112 28 9 29 6 1 3
2017vs Left .217 97 11 11 18 5 0 0
2017vs Right .322 127 22 8 37 7 1 4
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-24%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-19%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-15%
ERA at Home
2017
 
 
-37%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 3.68 1.30 85.2 7 2 6 9.5 2.9 0.9
Since 2017Away 4.83 1.62 78.1 5 2 13 10.9 4.4 0.9
2019Home 3.41 1.28 34.1 4 1 6 13.4 2.1 1.6
2019Away 4.23 1.51 38.1 5 1 12 12.9 4.2 0.9
2018Home 4.13 1.29 24.0 1 1 0 8.3 3.8 0.8
2018Away 4.86 1.86 16.2 0 1 1 13.0 5.9 0.5
2017Home 3.62 1.32 27.1 2 0 0 5.6 3.3 0.3
2017Away 5.79 1.63 23.1 0 0 0 6.2 3.5 1.2
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Stat Review
How does Luke Jackson compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
4.08
 
K/9
13.1
 
BB/9
3.2
 
HR/9
1.2
 
Fastball
96.1 mph
 
ERA
3.84
 
WHIP
1.40
 
BABIP
.400
 
GB/FB
3.06
 
Left On Base
77.3%
 
Exit Velocity
88.3 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
7.3%
 
Spin Rate
2482 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
34.1%
 
Swinging Strike
16.2%
 
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Jackson was expected to compete for a spot in the Rangers bullpen out of spring training, but some recurring back problems held him out for the bulk of the spring slate, leaving the Rangers brass no choice but to send him back to the minors. He performed well during his time at Triple-A Round Rock, piecing together a 2.45 ERA and 11.1 K/9 in 22 innings out of the bullpen. This helped him garner a couple of brief cups of coffee in Arlington, although he pitched horrifically against major league hitters. In 11.2 innings, the electric 25-year-old was shelled for 14 runs on 22 hits (four home runs) while compiling a dreary 3:8 K:BB, leading to a demotion all the way to Double-A Frisco. Jackson has a lot of life on his mid-90s fastball, but his below-average command and control have limited his ability to compete for a high-leverage role thus far. The Braves saw an opportunity to swap declining assets with Texas this offseason, acquiring Jackson in a deal that sent another failed prospect, Tyrell Jenkins, to the Rangers. The trade should offer Jackson a better chance to break camp in the majors, given the Braves' lack of quality bullpen depth.
Jackson began the year at Triple-A, where he posted a decent performance that was a big improvement from his disastrous debut at Round Rock in 2014, where he was converted to relief after five poor starts to the season. Jackson's plus fastball and shaky command seemed to always hint at a reliever role, and it appears that Texas has elected to go that route. He made seven appearances out of the Texas bullpen in 2015, and it will be difficult for him to carve out an Opening Day roster spot in a bullpen that already features Shawn Tolleson, Sam Dyson, Keone Kela and the newly-acquired Tom Wilhelmsen from the right-side.
The 6-foot-2 righty enjoyed a 3.02 ERA and 0.98 WHIP with a 83:24 K:BB ratio in 83.1 innings at Double-A Frisco, but that excitement was short lived, as Jackson gave up 46 earned runs in 40 innings (10.35 ERA) following his promotion to Triple-A Round Rock. His HR/9 rate quadrupled and his BABIP ballooned to almost .400, so there was some bad luck involved with his disastrous turn at Round Rock, but posting a career-high 13.9% walk rate did not help matters. The stretch at Frisco was the best run of Jackson’s career, and it’s likely that his performance at Round Rock simply qualifies as a minor setback. A strong start to 2015 at Triple-A could place him in the Rangers’ rotation this summer. Entering his age-23 season, Jackson still possesses a fastball that borders on double-plus, with a curveball and changeup that also have plus potential, so the worst-case scenario here is that he ends up pitching the eighth or ninth inning in Arlington.
Jackson began the year repeating a stint at High-A, but ended the year with 27 innings at Double-A Frisco. There are questions about the repeatable nature of his high-effort delivery, and some related questions about the consistency of his breaking pitches as a result, which could limit his future to a late-inning option out of the bullpen. It's a role that he might eventually pitch his way into, but he'll be given every opportunity to succeed in the rotation first. He's expected to begin the year in the rotation at Double-A Frisco.
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Records 18th save
PAtlanta Braves
August 11, 2019
Jackson allowed three hits but pitched a scoreless ninth inning to record his 18th save in a 5-4 win over the Marlins.
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Moves to setup role
PAtlanta Braves
August 1, 2019
Jackson will transition to a setup role following the acquisition of Shane Greene, 680 The Fan Atlanta reports.
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Encounters more struggles
PAtlanta Braves
July 31, 2019
Jackson allowed two runs on two hits without recording an out during the ninth inning in a 5-4 extra-inning victory against the Nationals on Wednesday.
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Struggles continue Tuesday
PAtlanta Braves
July 31, 2019
Jackson gave up three runs on three hits and a walk in the ninth inning of Tuesday's win over the Nationals.
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Bailed out after blown save
PAtlanta Braves
July 19, 2019
Jackson (5-2) blew his seventh save of the season Friday but recorded the win in a 4-3 victory over the Nationals, giving up two runs on two hits in an inning of relief while striking out two.
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