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2016 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 24)
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Birth Date8-24-1991
Height6' 2"
Weight210 lbs
Age24 years, 11 months, 5 days
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DRA-Based WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2015 TEX MLB 7 0 6.3 5 2 6 1 .256 101 7.1 2.8 1.4 8.5 53% .222 .229 1.11 4.21 4.26 100 4.13 0.0
2016 TEX MLB 8 0 11.7 22 8 3 4 .262 17.0 6.2 3.1 2.3 33% .383 .394 2.57 9.12 10.80 141 9.40 -0.6
CareerMLB15018.0271095.2603613.55.02.54.539%.338.3442.067.398.501297.58-0.6

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2011 HIC A 19 19 75.0 83 48 78 9 .258 108 10.0 5.8 1.1 9.4 41% .338 .294 1.75 5.09 5.64
2012 HIC A 13 13 64.0 63 33 72 4 .270 108 8.9 4.6 0.6 10.1 48% .347 .257 1.50 3.92 4.92
2012 MYR A+ 13 13 65.7 67 32 74 2 .270 89 9.2 4.4 0.3 10.1 42% .376 .277 1.51 3.17 4.39
2013 MYR A+ 19 19 101.0 79 47 104 6 .253 105 7.0 4.2 0.5 9.3 48% .284 .229 1.25 3.55 2.41
2013 FRI AA 6 4 27.0 13 12 30 0 .262 100 4.3 4.0 0.0 10.0 48% .213 .176 0.93 2.17 0.67
2014 FRI AA 15 14 83.3 58 24 83 5 .258 98 6.3 2.6 0.5 9.0 44% .242 .211 0.98 2.92 3.02
2014 ROU AAA 11 10 40.0 56 28 43 9 .279 99 12.6 6.3 2.0 9.7 45% .395 .357 2.10 6.72 10.35
2015 TEX MLB 7 0 6.3 5 2 6 1 .256 101 7.1 2.8 1.4 8.5 53% .222 .229 1.11 4.21 4.26
2015 ROU AAA 39 5 66.3 62 35 79 3 .271 97 8.4 4.7 0.4 10.7 54% .335 .266 1.46 3.43 4.34
2016 TEX MLB 8 0 11.7 22 8 3 4 .262 17.0 6.2 3.1 2.3 33% .383 .394 2.57 9.12 10.80
2016 FRI AA 7 0 8.0 10 5 14 3 .256 11.2 5.6 3.4 15.8 47% .438 .316 1.88 6.39 6.75
2016 ROU AAA 16 0 22.0 13 15 27 2 .282 5.3 6.1 0.8 11.0 45% .244 .223 1.27 4.68 2.45

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2015 110 0.4909 0.5455 0.7167 0.7222 0.3750 0.7179 0.7143 0.2833
2016 241 0.4979 0.4315 0.8846 0.6500 0.2149 0.8846 0.8846 0.1154
Career3510.49570.46720.8320.67260.26510.83240.83120.168

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 TEX $508,500
2015 TEX $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$508,500
1 yrTotal$508,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 40 d1 year/$0.5085M (2016)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5085M (2016). Re-signed by Texas 2/27/16.
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2015). Contract selected by Texas 11/20/14. Re-signed by Texas 3/4/15.
  • Drafted by Texas 2010 (1s-45) (Calvary Christian HS, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.). $1.545M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .143 .143 .143 .097
11 vs R (Multi) .222 .300 .444 .275
18 Split (Multi) -.079 -.157 -.302 -.178
19 LgAvg (Multi) .009 .023 .019 .016
30 vs L (2015) .143 .143 .143 .097
31 vs R (2015) .222 .300 .444 .275
38 Split (2015) -.079 -.157 -.302 -.178
39 LgAvg (2015) .009 .024 .022 .017

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BP Articles

Luke Jackson is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
2016 Prospects: Texas Rangers Top 10 ProspectsChristopher Crawford2016-03-01
2016 Prospects: Texas Rangers Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2016-03-01
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: The September Crash CourseBP Fantasy Staff2015-09-09
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: The September Crash CourseBP Prospect Staff2015-09-09
This article requires BP Premium accessRubbing Mud: The Cole Hamels DecisionMatthew Trueblood2015-07-02
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, April 27, 2015Jeff Moore2015-04-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Done ZoR.J. Anderson2015-04-27
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, April 21, 2015Jeff Moore2015-04-22
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: April 20, 2015BP Prospect Staff2015-04-20
This article requires BP Premium accessLeague Preview Series: Pacific Coast LeagueCraig Goldstein2015-04-06
Notes from the Field: Texas' Extraordinary Organizational DepthCraig Goldstein2015-04-03
Spring Training Notebook: Cactus League: April 1, 2015BP Prospect Staff2015-04-01
Notes from the Field: Seven Days and 32 Prospects in the DesertAl Skorupa2015-04-01
Every Team's Moneyball: Texas Rangers: Shortstop DepthKate Morrison2015-03-31
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: Texas Rangers Top 10 ProspectsNick J. Faleris2015-01-28
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: Texas Rangers Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2015-01-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: 40-Man Additions to KnowCraig Goldstein2014-11-25
This article requires BP Premium accessThe 40-Man Additions: American LeagueJeff Moore2014-11-24
This article requires BP Premium accessThe 40-Man Additions: American LeagueTucker Blair2014-11-24
Fantasy Team Preview: Texas RangersCraig Goldstein2014-10-27
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: The Season's Most Disappointing ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2014-09-22
This is Not Your Father's Baseball Road Trip: Day Nine: FriscoJake Mintz2014-06-05
This is Not Your Father's Baseball Road Trip: Day Nine: FriscoJordan Shusterman2014-06-05
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, June 4Jeff Moore2014-06-05
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, May 12Jeff Moore2014-05-13
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, April 21Jeff Moore2014-04-22
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, April 15Jeff Moore2014-04-16
PECOTA Takes on Prospects: Introduction: I Now Pronounce You Scout and StatAndrew Koo2014-04-15
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, April 10Jeff Moore2014-04-11
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Relief Pitcher ProspectsBen Carsley2014-03-05
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: 2014 Organizational RankingsJason Parks2014-02-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher ProspectsCraig Goldstein2014-02-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher ProspectsBen Carsley2014-02-26
BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 8-10Bret Sayre2014-02-05
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: AL Rotation RumblingsDaniel Rathman2014-01-13
The Lineup Card: 13 Trade Offers for Mike TroutBaseball Prospectus2013-12-18
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Texas Rangers Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-11-11
This article requires BP Premium accessEyewitness Accounts: September 7, 2013BP Prospect Staff2013-09-06
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 27, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-27
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of August 23-25Zach Mortimer2013-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, August 20Zach Mortimer2013-08-21
This article requires BP Premium accessEyewitness Accounts: August 9, 2013Jason Parks2013-08-09
This article requires BP Premium accessEyewitness Accounts: August 9, 2013BP Prospect Staff2013-08-09
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, July 22Zach Mortimer2013-07-23
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, April 22Zach Mortimer2013-04-23
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, April 11Zach Mortimer2013-04-12
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of July 17.Kevin Goldstein2012-07-18
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 21Kevin Goldstein2012-05-22
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Morning Ten PackKevin Goldstein2012-04-23
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Chat AccountabilityJason Parks2012-04-19
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 11Kevin Goldstein2012-04-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Baseball is My Stereo: Rangers ProspectsJason Parks2012-03-27
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Rangers RenaissanceJohn Perrotto2011-10-18
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 16Kevin Goldstein2011-06-17
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: An Embarrassment of Riches: The Texas Rangers, Part IJason Parks2011-04-19


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-04-14 20:00:00 (link to chat)How probable is that with their better stuff one of Kela or Dyson replaces Tolleson as TEX's closer? And would Tolleson be attractive enough on his own or as part of a package to bring back a decent C or moderately useful SP in a deal? He's controllable for a few more seasons for cheap. We could fill his spot with prospect Luke Jackson who's throwing gas @ AAA. Thanks!
(Kristen from Canada)
It's not hard to imagine Dyson supplanting Tolleson as the closer in TEX. And I think Dyson would get the first crack over Kela. If Tolleson loses the closer's gig, he also loses nearly all of his trade value. I think the Rangers will acquire a catcher sometime soon, but if they do so by trading TOlleson after taking the closer's role from him, it'll be a marginal player at best. (Scooter Hotz)
2015-02-04 19:00:00 (link to chat)Which of these Rangers minor league pitchers ends up having the best career? Jake Thompson , Chi Chi Gonzalez , Luis Ortiz or Luke Jackson?Can jackson be a starter or is he ultimately bound for the bullpen?
(Chad from OKC)
Chi Chi slightly ahead of Thompson, gap, Jackson, Ortiz. It's going to come down to command for Jackson, but he's definitely got the stuff to be a starter. It'd be great in short bursts, but they'll give him every chance to start. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-09-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can you please throw out a few SP with expected near-term ETAs but mid-rotation upside a la Matt Wisler? Bigger names/higher upside guys are already rostered and looking for some draft targets. Thanks.
(JoJo from SD)
How about: Kingham, Marco Gonzales, Eduardo Rodriguez, Rafael Montero, Robbie Ray, Luke Jackson, Jake Thompson (Craig Goldstein)
2014-08-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think the Rangers should/will give Chi Chi or LuJax a shot at the big leagues in september this year?
(JP from TX)
I think Chi-Chi going from High-A to MLB is a bit of stretch, but Luke Jackson should get a shot in my opinion. He's struggled to adjust to Triple-A from a statistical standpoint, but it's not the friendliest environment. The strides he made in Double-A were really big to me, in terms of harnessing his stuff, and I'm hopeful that can hold going forward. I think he's made it far more likely he's a starter than a reliever with this season. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-07-07 11:00:00 (link to chat)I know you see Luke Jackson has a possible bullpen arm, but was he discussed for the top 50 at all? Top 101 possibility if he keeps this up in Frisco?
(Bryce from Cambridge)
He wasn't in the discussion. 101 is likely, even with a reliever profile. (Jason Parks on the Top 50)
2014-07-07 11:00:00 (link to chat)I know you see Luke Jackson has a possible bullpen arm, but was he discussed for the top 50 at all? Top 101 possibility if he keeps this up in Frisco?
(Bryce from Cambridge)
He wasn't in the discussion. 101 is likely, even with a reliever profile. (Jason Parks on the Top 50)
2014-07-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Better Texas pitcher: Chi Chi or Luke Jackson?
(scott from az)
I'll take Chi Chi going forward. I think he's more likely to settle into a consistent mid-rotation arm. (Mark Anderson)
2014-06-27 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who has more upside ? Giolito, harvey or dylan for orioles and nats? Have you ever watched luke jackson of frisco ? Any thoughts? Tia
(joe from north carolina)
Giolito has the upside, hands down. There might be mechanical caveats, but stuff wins out over mechanics every day of the week and twice on Sunday. It is easier to teach mechanics than it is to teach raw stuff, and his delivery just adds risk factors while his stuff will likely determine his success on the mound. I should also note that Giolito has excellent stability.

I haven't watched Luke Jackson yet, so we'll have to ping the BP prospect team for that one.

On the jukebox: Black Sabbath, "Electric Funeral" (Doug Thorburn)
2014-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Has Luke Jackson learned to throw more strikes this year and become the #2 starter we all thought he could be?
(Tom from TX)
I don't think the upside is quite #2, however, he's one of the most underrated pitchers in the minors. The profile is more of a mid rotation guy for me, but the stuff is really good. He could have two plus pitches and an average one (FB, CH, CB respectively), and reports on the make up are extremely good. While his ceiling isn't quite as high as some of the big names on the minor league pitching radar nowadays, 190-200 innings with a 3.75 ERA is nothing to scoff at. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-05-29 19:30:00 (link to chat)Is Luke Jackson underrated by the prospect community? His stats have been absurd.
(SK from Boston)
I think he's rated just fine. Not as good as the stats indicate, but A Guy. (Ben Carsley)
2014-02-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Back in September, Jason Parks answered in a chat that he preferred Luke Jackson over CJ Edwards as a long term prospect. I was wondering if that is the consensus among the experts, and if the Rangers were indeed correct to trade away CJ Edwards rather than Luke Jackson. While Parks stated that he would take Jackson over Edwards, it is Edwards who is ranked on the top 100 list (#81), and I have seen him ranked much higher on other top prospects lists like in the 30s at MLB.com. Who do you think has more upside and a higher probability of being a good starting pitcher?
(locdog284 from Dallas, TX)
The Jackson vs. Edwards debate was heated internally. The consensus was Jackson over Edwards long-term. (Ronit Shah)
2013-12-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Luke Jackson a future major leaguer? Not a star but has a career?
(FutureCloser from NYC)
Yes. No doubt. I see more of a reliever than a starter--delivery isn't overly conducive for repeatability and command projection. But the stuff is intense, and I think he can develop into a very good late-innings type. Smart kid as well. Knows the game.

Kurt Russell was very sharp in the movie "Tombstone" (Jason Parks)
2013-09-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)C.J. Edwards or Luke Jackson?
(6 of 1 from Half dozen of the other)
I'd take Jackson. (Jason Parks)
2013-08-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Austin Hedges worth driving 3+ hours to see in San Antonio because he DH'd the last day of the Frisco series?
(K. from Frisco)
He'll likely be back in San Antonio to open the 2014 season, so if you don't mind waiting awhile, you don't need to make that drive. But I'll be down in San Antonio for the Frisco series next week. Austin Hedges, Matt Wisler, Rougned Odor, Luis Sardinas, Luke Jackson, and more. That's a fun series. (Jason Cole)
2013-08-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Luke Jackson?
(Kate from Texas)
Very good arm. Lively fastball that he gets up to 96-97 mph in just about every start. Changeup has really taken a step forward. Curveball a slight step back but has flashed easily plus in the past. Having said that, I do think it's likely a reliever long term. He has trouble working down in the zone and there's definitely energy/effort to the delivery. There's a slight chance to start though. (Jason Cole)
2013-06-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any sleeper candidates to make the Rangers Top 10 this offseason?
(Brian from LA)
Nick Williams and Rougned Odor, if you want to consider them sleepers. Maybe Luke Jackson. (Jason Cole)
2013-03-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Below AA, which Rangers prospects have the most upside? Luke Jackson and CJ Edwards?
(Scott from Houston)
Jackson for me. (Paul Sporer)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Luke Jackson has thrown 335 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2015 and 2016, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (95mph), also mixing in a Slider (87mph), Curve (81mph) and Change (83mph).