Alex Jackson

Alex Jackson

25-Year-Old CatcherC
Miami Marlins
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Despite having just four games of big-league experience under his belt, Jackson got the Opening Day start behind the plate for Atlanta in 2020 with both Travis d'Arnaud and Tyler Flowers unavailable at the time. His stay with the major-league team did not last long and Jackson ended up logging just seven at-bats across four separate stints in the majors. He finally got on the board with his first two MLB hits and Jackson is still just 25 years old -- even if he feels like 35 after busting as the sixth overall pick by Seattle in 2014. He moved from the corner outfield back to catcher after a trade to Atlanta in 2016. He's not bad back there and right now he's in the running to be d'Arnaud's backup. The team will likely want to limit Jackson's exposure if he is on the roster. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#599
ADP
$Traded to the Marlins in July of 2021.
Remains on bench
CMiami Marlins
September 21, 2021
Jackson isn't starting Tuesday's game against Washington.
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Jackson has lost out on playing time recently and will be out of the lineup for the fifth time in the last six games. Nick Fortes will start behind the dish and bat seventh.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
14
9
1
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
5
3
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+112%
OPS vs RHP
2021
 
 
+97%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
-100%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+50%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019vs Left .259 48 1 0 1 0 .071 .188 .071
Since 2019vs Right .548 125 12 3 11 0 .156 .264 .284
2021vs Left .286 40 1 0 1 0 .086 .200 .086
2021vs Right .562 111 12 3 11 0 .156 .270 .292
2020vs Left .000 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2020vs Right 1.000 5 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 .600
2019vs Left .167 6 0 0 0 0 .000 .167 .000
2019vs Right .111 9 0 0 0 0 .000 .111 .000
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+18%
OPS on Road
2021
 
 
+9%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
-100%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
-100%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019Home .432 93 6 2 5 0 .120 .215 .217
Since 2019Away .510 80 7 1 7 0 .147 .275 .235
2021Home .469 86 6 2 5 0 .132 .233 .237
2021Away .513 65 7 1 7 0 .145 .277 .236
2020Home .000 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2020Away .714 7 0 0 0 0 .286 .286 .429
2019Home .000 7 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2019Away .250 8 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000
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Stat Review
How does Alex Jackson compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. 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 and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as 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.
BB/K
0.18
 
BB Rate
8.6%
 
K Rate
48.3%
 
BABIP
.273
 
ISO
.099
 
AVG
.137
 
OBP
.252
 
SLG
.237
 
OPS
.488
 
wOBA
.230
 
Exit Velocity
77.6 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
37.9%
 
Barrels/PA
2.7%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Jackson made his big-league debut in 2019 but is yet to record his first big-league hit, as he went 0-for-13 in his four-game audition. In a larger, 85-game sample with Triple-A Gwinnett, he posted a lopsided but productive .229/.313/.533 slash line. He showed considerable power, hitting 28 homers, but couldn't shake his swing-and-miss issues, striking out 34.2% of the time. Still, the combination of strengths and weaknesses should be enough to clear the low offensive bar at the catcher position. There remains the risk that Jackson's strikeout woes would tick up to an untenable level over a larger stretch in the big leagues, however, and a competitive team like the Braves may not want to take that risk with proven options in place ahead of him in Travis d'Arnaud and Tyler Flowers. If he winds up on team with starts available behind the plate, though, his power would make him worth a deep-league gamble.
He has only logged 30 games at Double-A and another 20 games in the Arizona Fall League, but Jackson's bat already projects to be at least average for his position. That position is now catcher, as he was moved back to his high school position after Seattle gave up on him as an outfielder and traded him to Atlanta after the 2016 season. The sixth overall pick in 2014, Jackson still possesses the plus raw power that led to his lofty draft slot. There is plenty of swing-and-miss in his game (26.7 percent strikeout rate at Double-A), and that might preclude him from profiling as a regular if he still played the outfield. However, he could hit .250, blast 20-plus home runs and strike out 30 percent of the time and finish the year as a top-10 offensive catcher. His defense is a work in progress, but as that's the only place his bat will play, he will be given a long leash to improve behind the dish. He could reach the majors in 2019.
Jackson's standing in the Mariners organization crumbled in just over 30 months as he failed to endear himself to GM Jerry Dipoto (who took over in 2015). Drafted sixth overall in 2014 -- ahead of the likes of Trea Turner, Michael Conforto and Aaron Nola -- Jackson was held back in extended spring training in his third professional season. After being turned loose in late May, Jackson mostly underwhelmed with Low-A Clinton with a 27 percent strikeout rate overshadowing the few positives. He's still just 21 but the M's lost patience and flipped Jackson to the Braves in November. The Braves asked Jackson if he'd consider a return to catcher, his primary position in high school, but there has been no clarification on that front as of press time. Of course, a return behind the plate would change a multitude of factors, but right now, it's hard to make a case for Jackson as a worthwhile stash.
The sixth overall pick in the 2014 draft was believed to have the most offensive upside of any hitter in that class, but he has been unable to gain much momentum in the lower levels of the minor leagues. Last season, Jackson dealt with injuries to his shoulder and hand and was subsequently going back-and-forth all year between Low-A Clinton, short-season Everett and extended spring training. When he was in the Midwest League the results were not pretty, though the results were a bit more encouraging in the Northwest Leagues with Everett. While Jackson still has plenty of power and batting average upside, he is forever away from the big leagues and carries as much risk as any hitter who will be ranked as a top-200 prospect for dynasty leagues.
Drafted sixth overall by the Mariners in June, Jackson was considered to be the top prep bat in the 2014 draft class. He projects to have plus right-handed power, and he has a plus arm that the Mariners hope to utilize in right field down the road. Jackson has good bat speed and strength at 6-foot-2, 210 pounds, which should only improve as he develops and fills out. Jackson fractured a cheek bone trying to make a catch last summer in rookie ball, but he returned to finish his pro debut with an .820 OPS. He is at least a couple years away, but keeper leagues should make the investment now, if they haven't already.
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Retreats to bench
CMiami Marlins
September 20, 2021
Jackson isn't starting Monday's game against the Nationals.
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Not in Friday's lineup
CMiami Marlins
September 3, 2021
Jackson isn't starting Friday against the Phillies, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports.
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Retreats to bench
CMiami Marlins
September 2, 2021
Jackson isn't starting Thursday's game against the Mets, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
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Not starting Tuesday night
CMiami Marlins
August 31, 2021
Jackson is on the bench for Tuesday night's game against the Mets, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports.
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Not in Sunday's lineup
CMiami Marlins
August 29, 2021
Jackson is out of the lineup Sunday against the Reds, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
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