Brett Jackson has been far from spectacular in his time with the Cubs, but he has shown glimpses of his five-tool potential.
Despite only hitting .182 with 4 HR and 8 RBI, and striking out 45 times in 88 at-bats, the Cubs seem to be pleased with how he looks at this point in time.
He will certainly begin next year in Triple-A and work his way back to the team if he can find a way to limit his strike outs. I hate to admit it, but he chased a breaking ball over the plate that was popped up to the shortstop last night against the Nationals, and he looked eerily similar to Corey Patterson doing it.
Bent low at the knees, wide swing, one arm follow through. Hate to see it.
However, there's no way we can close the book on Jackson. He simply is loaded with talent but does not have a good grasp of the strike zone. If he can improve on that, he could be an impact player for years to come.