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Scouting Yankees Prospect #2: Austin Jackson

The Yankees drafted Austin Jackson in the 8th-round of the 2005 MLB Draft out of Ryan High School in Texas. A star basketball player who opted to sign with the Yankees in lieu of playing point guard for Georgia Tech, he has developed from a raw athlete to a more polished baseball player and now he's inching his way closer to Yankee Stadium.

Vital Statistics: Name: Austin Jackson Position: Outfielder DOB: February 1, 1987 Height: 6'1" Weight: 195 Bats: Right Throws: Right He leaped on to the national prospect scene with a breakout performance in the Florida State League in 2007, hitting .345 with ten home runs in just 67 games for the Tampa Yankees, and then followed it up with a solid first year in Double-A last season. "I was...