Chicago Cubs outfielder Brett Jackson will spend the final month of the 2012 season trying to convince the club's front office to give him a look as the starter in centerfield for next season, says CSN Chicago's Patrick Mooney.
Jackson, who was the Cubs' first round pick in the 2009 MLB First-Year Player Draft, made his major league debut on Aug. 5, and has shown flashes of power and on-base ability, despite struggling to a .190 batting average in his first month of action. Cubs manager Dale Sveum isn't convinced that Jackson will be guaranteed a spot in the lineup when 2013 rolls around, but he is encouraged about Jackson thus far.
"...He's shown enough that there's a lot to work with, and make some adjustments, and then there might be something pretty special."
Jackson owns a .313 on-base percentage, and has hit four homers, five doubles, and triple in 84 at-bats, good for a .417 slugging percentage. He has also been well above-average defensively, saving the Cubs approximately five runs according to Baseball-Reference's Total Zone Fielding.