Yankees Got Jackson At The Right Time

If you go by just the career numbers, it doesn't seem like the Yankees got a lot in the form of Steven Jackson as part of the Randy Johnson trade this past week. But 2006 was a career year for the former Clemson product and he says his stuff finally coming together for him was a big reason why, which means the Yankees got him at the right time.

"I'm pretty excited about it," Steven Jackson said of being traded to the Yankees, "actually I'm very excited about it. It's going to be a new opportunity for me. The Yankees are a great organization, but the Diamondbacks were a great organization to me too. It's going to be just another step for me getting to the big leagues."

In Jackson, the Yankees got themselves yet another sinker-baller, although the 24-year old has a bit of a twist to his contact repertoire.

"I throw all sinking two-seam fastballs," he admitted. "I don't throw overly hard, it's usually around 90 MPH. My out-pitch is usually my split-finger fastball. That's developed into my out-pitch, my two-strike pitch."

Jackson struck out a career-high 125 batters with the Tennessee Smokies in 2006 and it was the first time he recorded triple digits in punch-outs.

Considering his approach is much like Chien-Ming Wang (who has a career-high 125 strikeouts he set in 2004) in attempting to induce ground ball outs, his strikeouts last year were a pleasant surprise.

"I think that was a reason," Jackson said of split-finger being the reason for his improved numbers last year. "I think it just added another element to my game. Before I always had a good fastball and my slider got a lot better last year. Before last year, I was really a one-pitch pitcher. Now I'm able to throw three or four pitches consistently. It finally all just clicked at one time and that helped put me over the top."

After going 10-5 with a 5.33 ERA in the Midwest League in 2005, the development of his slider and split-finger allowed him to nearly cut his ERA in half in 2006 - going 8-11 with a 2.65 ERA in the Southern League.

"The pitch I need to work on more than anything is my slider," said Jackson. "It's come a long way but it's still not as consistent as I want it to be. I also throw a changeup, but I don't throw it as much as I should, but I do throw one."

Like his good friend and roommate Ross Ohlendorf, who was also part of the Randy Johnson deal, Jackson is a pronounced ground ball pitcher. Like Ohlendorf, he induced over 200 ground ball outs (212 to be exact) in Tennessee last year and the two are always compared to one another.

"It doesn't differ that much," Jackson said when asked to compare his game to Ross Ohlendorf's. "We both throw two-seam sinking fastballs and sliders. The only thing is I throw that split-finger that gives me more of an out-pitch."

"His out-pitch is his slider. His slider is a little bit better than mine. I guess when he gets two strikes he goes to the slider and when I get to two strikes I go to the split-finger. That's the biggest difference."

And just like Ohlendorf, Jackson has also drawn comparisons to Diamondbacks hurler Brandon Webb as a sinker-ball pitcher, a comparison that Jackson embraces.

"I guess I would say kind of like a Brandon Webb from the Diamondbacks," he said when asked to compare his game to a big league pitcher. "His sinker is a lot better than mine but that's a guy I could compare myself to because I throw a lot of sinkers. I would say a Brandon Webb, but his sinker is really good. Hopefully one day mine will be able to get like his."

Jackson says he would like to work on the mental side of his game next season and improve his preparation on the mound. He believes that part of the game is what separates a lot of pitchers from making it to the big leagues and not making it.

But while he wants to improve his mental preparation, Jackson also believes one aspect of his mental and emotional game gives him an edge.

"My competitiveness," he listed as his strongest attribute. "I always want to win and that's what I'm always set out to do, to pitch to win."

A tenth round pick out of Clemson University back in 2004, Jackson has really turned some heads in a short period of time and, after making his mark in Double-A in 2006, he is inching his way closer to the big leagues.

"You know you always try to make a name for yourself," said Jackson. "I had a great time at Clemson and I enjoyed it. We got to play in the College World Series and everything, but I'm just trying to make it to the big leagues just like everybody else."

"I don't take it as a disgrace that I was a tenth round pick. I was more than happy to be a tenth round pick. I'm still just trying to make a name for myself and make it to the big leagues."

The first step in making it to the majors is opening some eyes in big league Spring Training and Jackson was recently added to the Yankees non-roster invitee list, which will be his first trip to big league camp.

"I mean I was really excited to hear I was going," he quickly admitted. "I was ecstatic to hear I was going to be invited to big league camp. I just want to go in, show them I can pitch, and show what kind of stuff I have. That's all you can really do, go in, show them what you've got, and do the best that you can."

While he has his sights set on making the Yankees roster at some point in 2007, the laid-back pitcher from South Carolina also doesn't know what to expect this coming season.

"I really don't know," he said of his 2007 destination. "I don't know too much about the organization. I'm just going to go in and pitch and they'll decide where I'll go. That's all I can do. If I pitch well, they'll put me where I need to be. If it were up to me I'd be in the big leagues but it's not up to me and I don't have any control over that."

If he winds up with the Yankees in 2007 or where he begins his debut season in the organization are just semantics at this point. What the Yankees got in dealing for Steven Jackson however is what is important and that is a pitcher who seems to peaking at the right time.

"It's got to be the split-finger, that's been the biggest thing," he said in what is the biggest difference in his game between his college days and now. "It put me over the hump."

"I've always had the good sinking fastball but with the split-finger I've been able to get a lot more strikeouts than I was able to in the past. Whenever I've needed to get the big strikeout I've been able to, especially last year. My split-finger let me get over the top."

Pinstripes Plus Top Stories

\r\n \r\n\r\n\"I'm pretty excited about it,\" Steven Jackson said of being traded to the Yankees, \"actually I'm very excited about it. It's going to be a new opportunity for me. The Yankees are a great organization, but the Diamondbacks were a great organization to me too. It's going to be just another step for me getting to the big leagues.\"
\r\n
\r\nIn Jackson, the Yankees got themselves yet another sinker-baller, although the 24-year old has a bit of a twist to his contact repertoire.
\r\n
\r\n\"I throw all sinking two-seam fastballs,\" he admitted. \"I don't throw overly hard, it's usually around 90 MPH. My out-pitch is usually my split-finger fastball. That's developed into my out-pitch, my two-strike pitch.\"
\r\n
\r\nJackson struck out a career-high 125 batters with the Tennessee Smokies in 2006 and it was the first time he recorded triple digits in punch-outs.
\r\n
\r\nConsidering his approach is much like Chien-Ming Wang (who has a career-high 125 strikeouts he set in 2004) in attempting to induce ground ball outs, his strikeouts last year were a pleasant surprise.
\r\n
\r\n\"I think that was a reason,\" Jackson said of split-finger being the reason for his improved numbers last year. \"I think it just added another element to my game. Before I always had a good fastball and my slider got a lot better last year. Before last year, I was really a one-pitch pitcher. Now I'm able to throw three or four pitches consistently. It finally all just clicked at one time and that helped put me over the top.\"
\r\n
\r\nAfter going 10-5 with a 5.33 ERA in the Midwest League in 2005, the development of his slider and split-finger allowed him to nearly cut his ERA in half in 2006 - going 8-11 with a 2.65 ERA in the Southern League.
\r\n
\r\n\"The pitch I need to work on more than anything is my slider,\" said Jackson. \"It's come a long way but it's still not as consistent as I want it to be. I also throw a changeup, but I don't throw it as much as I should, but I do throw one.\"
\r\n
\r\nLike his good friend and roommate Ross Ohlendorf, who was also part of the Randy Johnson deal, Jackson is a pronounced ground ball pitcher. Like Ohlendorf, he induced over 200 ground ball outs (212 to be exact) in Tennessee last year and the two are always compared to one another.
\r\n
\r\n\"It doesn't differ that much,\" Jackson said when asked to compare his game to Ross Ohlendorf's. \"We both throw two-seam sinking fastballs and sliders. The only thing is I throw that split-finger that gives me more of an out-pitch.\"
\r\n
\r\n\"His out-pitch is his slider. His slider is a little bit better than mine. I guess when he gets two strikes he goes to the slider and when I get to two strikes I go to the split-finger. That's the biggest difference.\"
\r\n
\r\nAnd just like Ohlendorf, Jackson has also drawn comparisons to Diamondbacks hurler Brandon Webb as a sinker-ball pitcher, a comparison that Jackson embraces.
\r\n
\r\n\"I guess I would say kind of like a Brandon Webb from the Diamondbacks,\" he said when asked to compare his game to a big league pitcher. \"His sinker is a lot better than mine but that's a guy I could compare myself to because I throw a lot of sinkers. I would say a Brandon Webb, but his sinker is really good. Hopefully one day mine will be able to get like his.\"
\r\n
\r\nJackson says he would like to work on the mental side of his game next season and improve his preparation on the mound. He believes that part of the game is what separates a lot of pitchers from making it to the big leagues and not making it.
\r\n
\r\nBut while he wants to improve his mental preparation, Jackson also believes one aspect of his mental and emotional game gives him an edge.
\r\n
\r\n\"My competitiveness,\" he listed as his strongest attribute. \"I always want to win and that's what I'm always set out to do, to pitch to win.\"
\r\n
\r\nA tenth round pick out of Clemson University back in 2004, Jackson has really turned some heads in a short period of time and, after making his mark in Double-A in 2006, he is inching his way closer to the big leagues.
\r\n
\r\n\"You know you always try to make a name for yourself,\" said Jackson. \"I had a great time at Clemson and I enjoyed it. We got to play in the College World Series and everything, but I'm just trying to make it to the big leagues just like everybody else.\"
\r\n
\r\n\"I don't take it as a disgrace that I was a tenth round pick. I was more than happy to be a tenth round pick. I'm still just trying to make a name for myself and make it to the big leagues.\"
\r\n
\r\nThe first step in making it to the majors is opening some eyes in big league Spring Training and Jackson was recently added to the Yankees non-roster invitee list, which will be his first trip to big league camp.
\r\n
\r\n\"I mean I was really excited to hear I was going,\" he quickly admitted. \"I was ecstatic to hear I was going to be invited to big league camp. I just want to go in, show them I can pitch, and show what kind of stuff I have. That's all you can really do, go in, show them what you've got, and do the best that you can.\"
\r\n
\r\nWhile he has his sights set on making the Yankees roster at some point in 2007, the laid-back pitcher from South Carolina also doesn't know what to expect this coming season.
\r\n
\r\n\"I really don't know,\" he said of his 2007 destination. \"I don't know too much about the organization. I'm just going to go in and pitch and they'll decide where I'll go. That's all I can do. If I pitch well, they'll put me where I need to be. If it were up to me I'd be in the big leagues but it's not up to me and I don't have any control over that.\"
\r\n
\r\nIf he winds up with the Yankees in 2007 or where he begins his debut season in the organization are just semantics at this point. What the Yankees got in dealing for Steven Jackson however is what is important and that is a pitcher who seems to peaking at the right time.
\r\n
\r\n\"It's got to be the split-finger, that's been the biggest thing,\" he said in what is the biggest difference in his game between his college days and now. \"It put me over the hump.\"
\r\n
\r\n\"I've always had the good sinking fastball but with the split-finger I've been able to get a lot more strikeouts than I was able to in the past. Whenever I've needed to get the big strikeout I've been able to, especially last year. My split-finger let me get over the top.\"
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