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Brett Jackson Working To Earn Cubs' Starting CF Job For 2013

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.

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