Austin Jackson: A-Jacks Sent Packing After Slam

Micheal RobinsonSenior Analyst IIMarch 25, 2009

The man I've overheard teammates already giving him a nickname "A-Jacks" at just the ripe young age of 22 is headed back to camp.

On Tuesday night, Jackson hit a grand slam during the Yankees’ six-run eighth, then was reassigned to minor league camp after the game with infielders Juan Miranda and Eduardo Nunez.

He got a taste of the Red Sox/Yankees rivalry, with this slam coming against Boston.

Jackson impressed in such short amounts of playing time, hitting .333 with three home runs and showed good plate discipline for someone who shouldn't.

In many other programs, Jackson would of probably won the starting job, but with the Yankees being a little deep in the outfield, he won't get his chance just yet.

There is no doubt that Jackson is a prized prospect in the Yankees organization, the best one right now as a matter of fact.

If Brett Gardner or Melky Cabrera slips up, he will be on his way to the Bronx in no time.  I wish the best for Gardner and Cabrera this season but I am anxious to see what this kid can do at the big league level.