The top position player in the Cubs system entered Monday night’s game versus the Huntsville Stars (Milwaukee Brewers) hitting .301 with a .425 OBP in 29 games. Brett Jackson went through a brief slump at the plate but has managed to reach base in eight of the last nine games he’s started.
Jackson tripled in three runs Monday night, his third three-bagger of the season, in a 10-2 win over the Stars. Brett Jackson was 1-for-5 Monday night with two strikeouts (both against lefty Lucas Luetge) and is hitting .296 with a .944 OPS in 108 at bats (30 games).
In 30 games at the Double-A level, Jackson has recorded 32 hits, stolen 11 bags (caught twice) and walked 22 times to go along with 26 strikeouts. Of his 32 hits, 14 have gone for extra bases … seven doubles, three triples and four home runs with 17 RBI.
Prior to his struggles with Lucas Leutge Monday night, Jackson had compiled a .303/.410/.333/.744 slash line against southpaws with six walks and six strikeouts. Jackson is hitting .300 with a .432 OBP and is slugging .614 (1.046 OPS) versus right handed pitching with 16 walks and 20 strikeouts.
Jackson recently walked three times in the same game and discussed his approach as a leadoff hitting on ESPN 1000. Brett Jackson joined Bruce Levine and Fred Huebner during Talkin’ Baseball on April 30 … click here for a link to the Podcast.
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