Former Cal Star Conor Jackson Named Seventh Top Prospect in Arizona Fall League
Dec. 10, 2004
BERKELEY, CA - Former University of California baseball standout, Conor Jackson, has been named the seventh-best prospect in the prestigious Arizona Fall League by Baseball America. Following last summer, Baseball America had named Jackson the fifth-best professional prospect in the California League, and the 11th-best pro prospect in the Texas League.
Jackson was a member of the Scottsdale Scorpions, finishing the fall batting .324 (36-for-111) with five doubles, eight home runs and 26 RBI . He was joined by two other former Cal baseball standouts in the Arizona Fall League - John Baker and Trevor Hutchinson. Baker, a catcher for the Bears from 2000-02; and Hutchinson, a right-hander who pitched for Cal from 1999-02, are members of the Phoenix Desert Dogs. The Desert Dogs defeated the Scorpions, 6-2, on Nov. 21 to win the league title.
Jackson, who played for the Golden Bears from 2001-03 and was a first-round draft pick of the Arizona Diamondbacks, played the majority of last summer with the single A Lancaster Jethawks of the California League, batting .345 (89-for-258) with 19 doubles, two triples, 11 home runs and 54 RBI. He then was moved up to the double AA El Paso Diables where he played 47 games in the outfield and six games at third base, batting .301 (68-for-226) with 13 doubles, two triples, six home runs and 37 RBI.