Steven Jackson, originally drafted in the 10th round of the 2004 MLB Draft out of Clemson University, was part of the Randy Johnson trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks a couple of years ago. The former starting pitcher took a little time adjusting to the Yankees organization before playing himself into a 40-man roster spot with a solid season in 2008 while transitioning to the bullpen.
December 22, 2008
Here are the Top 50 Yankees' prospects. PinstripesPlus.com gives a little insight on each selection in our rankings but will follow up more in-depth with individual scouting reports on each player throughout this offseason, starting in descending order.
November 11, 2008
Acquired in the Randy Johnson trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks as a sinker-ball starting pitcher, Steven Jackson didn't have immediate success in the same role with the Yankees but now he's found a new home in the bullpen and he is starting to flourish there.
August 17, 2008
For most pitchers, particularly power pitchers, a four-seam fastball is a staple: the one pitch to be relied on and thrown more often than any other, gripped in the most elementary way around the horseshoe. But for Trenton Thunder reliever Steven Jackson, a self-proclaimed "sinker-slider guy," it's the four-seam fastball that has been his primary work-in-progress this season.
September 2, 2007
Starting pitcher Steven Jackson struggled through the first month of the season but he may have turned a corner, his five walks on Sunday notwithstanding. The 6-foot-5 Clemson grad has the ideals pitcher's build and a high ceiling. If he can maintain his consistency on the mound, Jackson could end up being an important component of the Yankees' 2008 pitching staff.
May 14, 2007
We sat down with Yankees Pitching Coordinator Nardi Contreras to get updates on Humberto Sanchez, Ivan Nova, and Jesse Hoover, to find out why the likes of Dellin Betances and Zach McAllister didn't make the long-season leagues, what he saw from George Kontos to skip a minor league level, if Alan Horne pitched his way into Trenton this spring, and much, much more.
April 6, 2007
We sat down with Yankees Pitching Coordinator Nardi Contreras to get his impressions on the new hurlers in the farm system, Humberto Sanchez, Kevin Whelan, Russ Ohlendorf, and Steven Jackson, to get an update on Steven White, and to find out which pitching prospect is impressing the most in big league camp thus far.
February 21, 2007
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.
January 14, 2007