Over the last several seasons, the Wildcats have been able to build one of the deepest minor league systems in the league, placing particular emphasis on positional players.
Round 1 Pick 2: Corky Jackson (P)
– Just a slight step behind #1 pick Flores from a potential standpoint,
Jackson may turn out to be the top pitcher in this year’s class when
it’s all said and done due his superior ability to stay healthy.
Excellent control, good velocity and three ML grade pitches, Jackson
will be the mainstay of the Wildcats rotation when he fully develops.
The only question mark on Jackson heading into the draft was his work
ethic and desire to fully realize his potential ratings. Provided the
Wildcats are able to keep him motivated, Jackson is an excellent pick at
the #2 position.
ML Projections: sub 1.20 WHIP, sub 3.30 ERA
Other notable selections: None.
B. Jackson will likely develop into one of the league’s top pitchers in
time and fills a need for the Wildcats. After their first round
selection, the Wildcats did not pick again until round 4.