Cal's Brett Jackson Drafted in the First Round by the Chicago Cubs

June 9, 2009

BERKELEY, CALIF. - University of California junior center fielder Brett Jackson became the fourth-highest draft pick in Golden Bear baseball history when he was selected in the first round by the Chicago Cubs, and was the 31st pick overall, during the opening day of the 2009 Major League First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday, June 9. Jackson is the third first-round pick for the Golden Bears since 2000 under head coach David Esquer.

Jackson, from Orinda, Calif. (Miramonte High School), trails only right-hander Brandon Morrow, who was the fifth pick overall by the Seattle Mariners in 2006; shortstop/outfielder Ted Parks, who was the 16th pick overall by the Baltimore Orioles in 1966 and first baseman David Cooper, who was the 17th pick overall by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2008; as Cal's top draft picks. Jackson and Cooper were teammates on the Bears NCAA Regional team in 2008.

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