Scouting Yankees Prospect #3: Austin Jackson Premium Story

Jackson has learned to slow the game down
Jackson has learned to slow the game down
By Patrick Teale
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Date: Jan 28, 2008

Considered a first round talent, the Yankees drafted Austin Jackson in the 8th round of the 2005 MLB Draft out of Ryan High School in Denton, Texas. A star basketball player who opted to sign with the Yankees in lieu of playing point guard for Georgia Tech, focusing solely on baseball for a couple of years allowed him to breakout in a huge way last season and now he's one of the top prospects.

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