Was a 2000 graduate of El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills, CA...Had his jersey retired by his high school on Jan. 11,
2011...Attended the University of California, where he was named a third-team All-American by Baseball America following his
senior season after batting .388 with 14 doubles, a triple, 10 home runs, 44 RBI and a Pac-10 leading .538 on-base percentage...
Played for the USA National Team in 2002...Was also one of four players to maintain an Arizona Fall League journal for MLB.
com during his time in the 2004 AFL...His father, John, is an actor and played Admiral A.J. Chegwidden on the television series
"JAG"...Made a cameo on "General Hospital" as part of an ESPN The Magazine feature, portraying a physical therapist for Sonny
and Carly's son Michael Corinthos, who was recovering from a year-long coma.
Spent the season with Triple-A Charlotte in the White Sox' system after going to spring training with Texas as an NRI ... Was 3rd on the club in doubles (23) and walks (41), batting .277/.363/.434 in 88 games ... Hit .293/.376/.461 in 232 AB vs. RHP, hitting seven of his nine HR ... Batted .412/.492/.706 in 14 games in June ... Hit .309/.373/.456 in 149 AB after the All-Star break ... Had season-high four hits three times (April 13, June 20 and July 25) ... Collected three HR and a season-high four RBI on June 21 ... Had season-high 16-game hit streak, July 16-August 3, batting .443 (27-61).
Combined for a .244 (86-352) average with 5 homers and 43 RBI in 114 games with Oakland and Boston...was one of just 4 major leaguers to appear in at least 5 games each at 1st and 3rd base and left and right field...had a .997 (1 E/372 TC) fielding percentage in 53 overall games at 1st base, a .989 (1 E/88 TC) figure with 4 assists in 52 games in the outfield and handled 10 errorless chances in 7 games at 3rd base...batted .313 (5-16) with 4 RBI as a pinch-hitter, ranking 2nd in the A.L. in pinch hits and tying for 4th in pinch RBI...hit .244 vs. both left-handed (32-131) and right-handed (54-221) pitchers with all 5 homers off RHP.
OAKLAND: Spent majority of the season with the A's with starts at 1st (43), right (24), left (14), and 3rd (2)...batted .291 (23-79) in his 1st 23 games through May 8...had a .210 (29-138) average over his next 46 contests, falling to .240 on July 8...hit .365 (23-63) in next 17 games and was at .268 through end of July...that included season best 8-game hitting streak, July 20-28...batted just .151 (8-53) in 16 August games to finish with a .249 average in 102 contests at Oakland...drove in 4 runs, July 17 vs. Los Angeles (AL).
BOSTON:Was acquired by the Red Sox on August 31 and made 3 starts in left and 2 in right the rest of the year...was 3-for-19 in 12 total games with Boston...was hitless in career high 27 straight at-bats with A's and Red Sox before pinch-single on Sept. 16 vs. Tampa Bay...had his 2nd career grand slam on Sept. 19 (Game 2) vs. Baltimore, tying career high with 4 RBI...left game on Sept. 4 vs. Texas with a bruised right knee and did not return to action until Sept. 11.
Combined to hit .236 with two home runs and 16 RBI in 60 games with Arizona and Oakland in a season
that was interrupted by three stints on the disabled list...was on the Diamondbacks' DL from April 19 to May 7 with a strained right hamstring and the A's DL from July 1 to Aug. 15 with the same injury...
was placed on the DL a third time Aug. 20 with a lower abdominal strain...had season-ending surgery
for a sports hernia Sept. 1...now has four stints on the DL over the last two years...has a .218 average
with three home runs and 30 RBI in 90 games over the last two seasons after hitting .292 with 42 home
runs and 214 RBI in 414 games over the previous three seasons...had more walks (31) than strikeouts
(27) for the third time in his six seasons...was 6-for-7 (85.7%) in stolen bases attempts and is 24-for-29
(82.8%) in his career...batted .346 (9 for 26) with runners in scoring position with Arizona and .125 (3
for 24) with RISP with the A's for a .240 mark overall...had a .316 average with RISP and two outs...
hit both of his home runs in the seventh inning or later...batted .181 against a pitcher the first two times
he saw him in a game, .396 with both of his home runs and nine of his 16 RBI after that...started 49
games in left field (34 with Arizona, 15 with Oakland) and three at first base (all with Arizona)...was
also 1-for-6 (.167) with a strikeout as a pinch hitter and is now 7-for-49 (.143) in his career...hit .304 in
14 games batting first and .196 in 16 games hitting third.
ARIZONA: Was the Diamondbacks' Opening Day starter in left field...hit safely in 10 of his first 11
games, going 12-for-45 (.267) with a double and two RBI before he was placed on the 15-day disabled list
April 19 with a strained right hamstring...went 3-for-11 (.273) with four runs, a home run and two RBI in
a three-game rehab assignment with Triple-A Reno from May 5 to 7...was reinstated from the DL May 8
and hit safely in his first two contests to extend his hitting streak to a season-high nine games (11-for-37,
.297)...however, hit .192 over his first 21 games following his return...doubled in six consecutive games
from May 19-25, tying the Diamondbacks franchise record, which he accomplished twice previously...
then went 1-for-18 over his next six contests to drop his overall batting average to .220...finished May with
a .191 batting average...hit safely in eight of his final 10 games with the Diamondbacks (10-for-33, .303)
from June 4 to 13...was batting .238 with 11 doubles, one home run and 11 RBI in 42 games with Arizona
when he was traded to Oakland with cash considerations for minor league pitcher Sam Demel, June 15.
OAKLAND: Batted .228 with a home run and five RBI in 18 games with the A's...arrived during the game
June 15 at Chicago (NL) and went 0-for-1 as a defensive replacement in left field that night...then started
each of the next eight games (seven in left field, one at designated hitter), batting .345 (10 for 29) with two
doubles and three RBI over his first nine games with the A's through June 23...went 2-for-16 (.125) over his
next five contests...was batting .267 in 14 games overall with Oakland when he was placed on the 15-day
disabled list July 5, retroactive to July 1, with a strained right hamstring...went 2-for-22 (.091) with three RBI on a seven-game rehab assignment with the A's affiliate in the Arizona Rookie League (Aug. 8-10),
Single-A Stockton (Aug. 11-12) and Triple-A Sacramento (Aug. 13-15) before he was reinstated from the DL
Aug. 16...homered in the seventh inning in his first game back that night against Toronto for the A's only hit
and was the second player in Oakland history to homer for the A's only hit in a game (Ken Phelps, April 20,
1990 vs. Seattle)...matched his career-high with three walks, Aug. 17 against Toronto...started four games in
left field, going 1-for-12 with five walks before he was placed back on the disabled list Aug. 20 with a lower
abdominal strain...had surgery for a sports hernia Sept. 1 in Philadelphia...the surgery was performed by Dr.
William Meyers...was transferred to the 60-day DL Sept. 13 and missed the remainder of the season.
Played in 30 games prior to being diagnosed with Valley Fever, an ailment that cost him the rest of his season...Hit a pinch-hit, 3-run homer on April 14 vs. Cardinals, the third pinch blast of his career and first homer in 224 at-bats...Hit his second career walk-off hit in the 12th inning of a 5-4 win on April 26 vs. Giants...Placed on disabled list on May 12 with general illness, later diagnosed as Valley Fever...In an attempted comeback, played in 3 games for Single-A Visalia (0-for-10) before being shut down for the remainder of the season...Following the season, played for Leones del Escogido in the Dominican Winter League...in 23 games, hit .425 (31-for-73) with 6 doubles, 2 home runs, 16 RBI, 21 walks, and .561 on-base and .589 slugging percentages.
Established career-bests in nearly every offensive category including batting average (.300), games played (144), at-bats (540), runs (87), hits (162), doubles (31) and triples (6)...among National League hitters, tied for 11th in triples and ranked 14th in batting average...was the ninth-hardest player to strikeout in the league, fanning once every 10.03
plate appearances...Honored by the Arizona chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America with
the D-backs' Good Guy Award...was also the D-backs nominee for the Hank Aaron
Award, given annually to the overall offensive performer in each league...Started at first base in 53 of the team's first 65 games before making his first start of the
season in leftfield on June 11 at New York Mets...went back-and-forth between making
starts in leftfield and at first base (14 starts at first, 10 in left) during a 25-game span from
June 11-July 8 before settling in as the starting leftfielder at Washington on July 9...started
64 of the final 72 games in leftfield after Eric Byrnes missed the remainder of the season
because of injury...Among all NL outfielders who played more than 75 games in left, ranked seventh with a
.981 fielding percentage after committing only 3 errors in 154 total chances...his 5 assists
in only 77 games played in leftfield tied for seventh with Adam Dunn, who played in a
total of 119 combined games in left with the D-backs and Reds...Committed only 4 errors in 567 total chances for a .993 fielding percentage in 68 games
(65 starts) at first base, tying him with teammate Chad Tracy for seventh place among
NL first basemen who played in more than 65 games...Earned National League Player of the Week honors twice; from April 14-20 after batting
.480 (12-for-25) with 10 runs scored, 2 doubles, 2 triples, 3 home runs and 10 RBI and
won the award again after hitting .542 (13-for-24) with 9 runs scored, 2 doubles, 1 triple,
3 home runs and 7 RBI in 6 games from July 21-27...Got off to a hot start by batting .331 (43-for-130) with 27 runs scored, 6 doubles, 4
triples, 5 home runs and 32 RBI in his first 37 games through May 14...Almost hit for the cycle on April 18 vs. San Diego and tied a career-best with 4 hits, 4
RBI and 3 runs scored...collected a triple, home run and a single prior to connecting on
a smash to center field in the sixth inning that eluded the Padres' Jim Edmonds...instead
of stopping at second for a double to complete the cycle, he raced to third base for his
second triple of the game...one batter later he scored on Mark Reynolds' sacrifice fly...
was also the fourth time in D-backs history a player collected 2 triples and first since
Robby Hammock on June 8, 2003 vs. Cleveland...His 25 RBI in the first month of the season tied for second in D-backs history with Matt
Williams (1999)...also tied for second with 24 runs scored in the first month, matching
Steve Finley (2000)...Homered in back-to-back games on April 14 and 15 at San Francisco and April 29 and
30 vs. Houston, marking the second and third time he homered in consecutive games
(Sept. 5 and 8, 2007 vs. San Diego and St. Louis)...Had his second career walk-off hit on July 3 vs. Milwaukee, driving in 2 runs with a single
to cap the D-backs 6-run comeback victory in the ninth inning...also had a walk-off
single in the 10th inning on July 28, 2007 vs. Atlanta.
Was the D-backs' Opening Day first baseman for the second straight year...hit a team-leading .308 after the All-Star break, collecting 15 doubles, 10 home runs and 34 RBI...his .555 slugging percentage and .371 on-base percentage ranked second on the team...strung together a season-high nine-game hitting streak from May 24-June 5, batting .417 with eight doubles, a home run and nine RBI...hit his second career pinch-hit home run on July 26 vs. Florida, a game-tying two-run shot in the seventh inning...on July 28 against Atlanta, he lined a 10th-inning single to score Chris Young and cap the D-backs third consecutive walk-off victory...made his first career appearance at third base Aug. 14 at Florida...hit .125 (1 for 8) with a RBI in three NLDS games against Chicago...batted .333 (3 for 9) with a run scored and RBI in three NLCS games against Rockies.
It was an up-and-down season for the rookie first baseman at the plate, but he really came into his own the last two months of the season, hitting over .300 in both August and September. Jackson hit .291 on the season with 15 home runs and 79 RBIs, to go along with 26 doubles.
One of the organization's top prospects, he was called up the the big leagues on July 27. ... Led Arizona to a 3-2 win with an RBI double on July 30 at Wrigley Field. ... Hit his first big league homer on Aug. 6 vs. Colorado. Was also his first multi-homer game. ... Was starting first baseman for PCL team at the Triple-A All-Star Game.
Conor moved up the organization's chain with a stellar season between Lancaster (A) and El Paso (AA).he posted a composite .324 batting
average with 87 runs, 157 hits, 32 doubles, 4 triples, 7 home runs, 91 RBI, 69 walks, a .406 on-base and .512 slugging percentages in 127 games...led Arizona's farmhands in hits, RBI and walks...reached base safely via a hit or walk in 55 of 57 home games and hit safely in 48 home contests at a .387 clip...was recognized by Baseball America as a Midseason High Class A All-Star (Lancaster) and the California League's Best Batting Prospect...at the conclusion of the season, he was selected to the Minor League
All-Star Second Team and the High Class-A All-Star Team...the publication also ranked
him as the 11th best prospect in the Texas League, the fifth best prospect in the California League and the seventh best prospect in the Arizona Fall League...opened the season with the JetHawks and reached base safely via a
hit or walk in his first 14 games while hitting .373 (19-for-51) with 19 RBI...had a career high-tying 4 hits with 2 home runs and 4 RBI on
April 20 vs. Inland Empire.he collected a career-best 5 RBI on May 6 against Rancho
Cucamonga...was named the California League Player-of-the-Week for May 10-16 after batting .407 (11-for-27) with 10 runs and 9 RBI...Conor had another 2-homer effort on May 16 against Visalia. he reached base safely via
a hit or walk in his first 22 home games through May 18...drew a season-high 4 walks on May 29 vs. Stockton...ended his stay in Lancaster
with a career-high 19-game hitting streak from May 30-June 20 during which he hit at a .440 pace (33-for-75) with 23 runs and 15 RBI...was selected to the California/Carolina League All-Star Game but was unable to participate
due to a June 21 promotion to El Paso...reached base safely via a hit or walk in 40 consecutive affairs with the JetHawks and Diablos from May 24-July 8...took a break to participate in the sixth annual All-Star Futures Game on July 11 during the Midsummer Classic in Houston and
doubled and scored for the U.S. Team in their 4-3 triumph...returned to El Paso and fashioned an 8-game hitting streak from July 12-19 during
which he batted .414 (12-for-29).he had a trio of 7-game hitting streaks with the Diablos: June 25-July 2 (.440, 11-for-25); July 29-August 6 (.500, 13-for-26); and August 16-22 (.406, 13-for-32)...matched his career mark set earlier in the season with a 5-RBI effort on August 18 vs. Arkansas...following the season, he played for the Scottsdale Scorpions in the
Arizona Fall League, tying for the league lead in home runs (8), tying for third in runs (27) and tying for fourth in RBI (26), spanning 32
games...batted .324 (36-for-111) with a .586 slugging pct..earned Player-of-the-Week honors for October 18-23 after posting a .400 average
(10-for-25) with 5 runs scored, a double, 4 home runs and 8 RBI.
Conor was named the Northwest League's Most Valuable Player, selected to NWL Post-Season All-Star team and earned SportsTicker "Star of Stars" honors for overall statistical excellence...was chosen as an outfielder on Baseball America's Short-Season All-Star team...established a league record with 35 doubles while also pacing the circuit with 60 RBI
and 42 extra-base hits...additionally, Jackson ranked second with 82 hits, 137 total bases and .533 slugging percentage, third with .319 average and tied for fourth with .410 on-base percentage...posted 25 multi-hit affairs
and 18 multi-RBI games...had a pair of 3-double games, June 24 at Vancouver and July 23 at Tri-City...collected a season-high 4 RBI on June 24 and matched that total 3 days later vs. Eugene...clubbed his first pro home run on
July 25 at Salem-Keiser...fashioned a 12-game hit streak from August 2-13 and hit .447 (21-for-47), helping him capture honors as the NWL Player-of-the-Week honors for August 4-10.