Edwin Jackson (Chicago White Sox)
(Ranked 92nd SP in our Draft Kit) – A bit of a surprise to be undrafted; Jackson is a low-risk high-reward pick.
Again, I am aware that pitching is deep this year, but with pitchers like Josh Beckett, John Lackey and Scott Baker all getting drafted, Jackson is getting overlooked and can be a greater value than the aforementioned pitchers.
Jackson hit a bit of a wall in his first year in Arizona, and the club decided to trade him.
After the trade to the White Sox, Jackson’s numbers improved.
Jackson’s ERA dropped by almost two whole runs (from 5.16 in ARI to 3.24 in CHI) and his K/9 improved from 7.0 to 9.2 after moving to the south side.
Jackson finished the season with over 200 innings pitched and over 180 strike outs; I see a bright season with Jackson in Chicago.