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Conor Jackson

Conor Jackson
MLB Player information
NameConor Jackson
PositionLeft fielder / First baseman
BatsRight
ThrowsRight
MLB debutJuly 28, 2005 for the Arizona Diamondbacks
Career statistics
Batting average.271
Home runs52
Runs batted in295
Teams
*Arizona Diamondbacks (2005 2010) *Oakland Athletics (2010 2011) *Boston Red Sox (2011 present)
*All-Star Futures Game selection (2005) *1× Player of the Week (4/14/08)

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Conor Sims Jackson (born May 7, 1982) is an American professional baseball outfielder with the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. He bats and throws right-handed. He is 6'2" and roughly 225 pounds. His father is actor John M. Jackson.

After graduating from El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills, California in 2000, Jackson proceeded to have a stellar collegiate career at the University of California (Berkeley) as a third baseman. He developed a reputation for a patient batting eye and led the Pac-10 with a .538 OBP in 2003. Jackson was drafted in the first round (19th overall) of the 2003 MLB amateur draft.

Jackson switched to the outfield shortly after being drafted. In his initial debut with Yakima of the shortseason Northwest League, he batted .319 with a league record 35 doubles. After his minor league debut, Jackson successfully climbed the minor league ladder. After fielding only .964 in the outfield in the minors, he was moved to first base, where his defensive struggles continued.


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