Mariners take high school star Alex Jackson

Mariners take high school star Alex Jackson

Credit: Reid Compton-USA TODAY Sports

Aug 24, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; American catcher Alex Jackson (10) during the 2013 Under Armour All-American Baseball game at Wrigley Field.

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on June 5, 2014 at 6:34 PM

Updated Thursday, Jun 5 at 6:34 PM

SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle Mariners have selected high school slugger Alex Jackson with the No. 6 pick in the amateur baseball draft.
    
Jackson was selected by the Mariners on Thursday night. It was the fourth time in the past six seasons Seattle has made a pick in the top six spots in the draft.
    
Jackson was a star at Rancho Bernardo High School near San Diego.  He batted .400 with 11 home runs in his senior season after hitting 14 homers as a junior and 17 as a sophomore.
    
While his success came as a catcher, the right-handed hitter could transition to playing a corner outfield position in the pros.  Finding a right-handed bat with power has been difficult for the Mariners in the past.

 

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