Drew Hamilton Jackson was originally signed by Mariners scout Stacey Pettis…graduated from Miramonte High School in Orinda, Calif. in 2012…played three seasons at Stanford University (2013-15)…his brother, Brett, was a first round selection by the Chicago Cubs in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of California.
Was selected by the New York Mets organization in the Triple-A portion of the Rule 5 draft following the 2020 season and spent the entire year at Triple-A Syracuse…batted .251 with nine home runs and 37 RBI in 85 games…added 53 walks for a .397 on-base percentage...Was 24-for-27 (88.9%) in stolen base attempts…ranked second in the Mets farm system and tied for eighth in the Triple-A East in stolen bases...Also ranked fifth in the Mets farm system in walks...Hit .278 (20-for-72) with five home runs and a .972 OPS against left-handed pitchers compared to .240 (41-for-171) with four home runs and a .757 OPS against right-handers...Had a .215 batting average with the bases empty, .296 with runners on...Was a perfect 13-for-13 in stolen base attempts on the road...Started games at eight different positions (25 at shortstop, 24 at second base, eight at third base, seven in left field, five in center field, four in right field, two at first base and one at designated hitter)…also made his professional debut as a pitcher with two appearances…committed five errors at short, two each at second and third and one each at first and in right...Hit in every spot in the order and had his most games hitting ninth (26).
Did not play as the minor league season was canceled due to the pandemic.
Was a Rule 5 selection and made his Major League debut with Baltimore…went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout in three games, including one start in center field, before he was designated for assignment April 5…was returned to the Los Angeles Dodgers organization on April 10 and spent the balance of the season at Triple-A Oklahoma City where he hit a career-low .209 with six home runs and 28 RBI in 85 games…added 31 walks for a .300 on-base percentage…the on-base percentage was also a career low as was his slugging percentage (.319) and OPS (.619)… hit .226 with five of his six home runs against right-handed pitchers, .167 against left-handers… connected for five of his six home runs on the road…four came in the sixth inning…started 33 games at second base, 18 at shortstop, 17 in center field and five at third base…also appeared in one game in right field…had just two errors in 36 games overall at second base for a .984 fielding percentage…also made five errors at shortstop, two at third base and one in center field…hit in every spot in the order except clean-up…saw his most action with 21 games in the seven spot, 18 hitting ninth and 17 batting sixth…had back-to-back three-hit games on April 15 at Iowa and April 17 against Omaha but was hitting .229 in 13 games when he was placed on the injured list April 28 with a concussion…was reinstated on May 6 and went 0-for-5 with five strikeouts that day at New Orleans…went 12-for-29 (.414) with eight runs scored during a seven-game hitting streak from May 27 to June 4…was hitting .241 in 44 games when he was placed on the injured list a second time on June 11, this time with a sprained left wrist…returned on June 29 and hit .172 over his final 41 contests.
Named a MiLB.com Organization All-Star with Double-A Tulsa...Named a Texas League Mid-Season All-Star...Named the Texas League Player of the Week for the week on 5/13: .438 (7-for-16), 4-2B, 1 HR, 4 R, 5 RBI, 5 G...Reached base safely in 22 consecutive games (6/22-7/19), tied for 10th-longest streak in Texas League…Hit .324 (24-for-74) with three doubles, a triple, four home runs, 18 runs, and 11 RBI over that stretch...Hit safely in 15-consecutive home games from 6/22-8/14...Had a season-high 11-game hit streak from 4/6-4/22...Hit a career-high 15 home runs, matching his combined total from 2016 and 2017...Stole a team-high 22 bases; has stolen 16-or-more bases in each of his four professional seasons (106 total)...Recorded a season-high five RBI on 5/10 at Northwest Arkansas.
Named a MiLB.com Organization All-Star…appeared in games across three different minor league levels, hitting a combined .247 with 21 doubles, five triples, nine home runs, 71 runs, 44 RBI, and 21 stolen bases…started the season with Single-A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga and finished the season with Double-A Tulsa…was hit by a career-high 19 pitches…homered in three straight games from April 22-24…drove in a season-high four runs on July 5 at San Jose, including hitting a three-run home run off San Francisco’s Madison Bumgarner who was making a rehab start.
Named the Mariners number 3 prospect by Baseball America heading into 2016…traded from Seattle, along with right-handed pitcher Aneurys Zabala, to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for right-handed pitcher Chase De Jong on March 1…spent the entire season with Single-A Advanced Bakersfield…led the Blaze in stolen bases (16), and runs (87), tied for first in at bats (524), and was second in hits (135)…recorded a career-high three doubles on May 30 vs. Inland Empire…played for Peoria in the Arizona Fall League.
Began his professional career with Short-Season A Everett…named the Northwest League Player of the Year…named by Baseball America as the fifth-best prospect in the NWL following the season…named to the NWL All-Star team as the starting shortstop…named a MiLB.com Organization All-Star…among all minor league players, ranked sixth in batting average (.358), tied for 11th in on base percentage (.432) and 14th in stolen bases (47)…named NWL Player of the Week on July 26 (15-for-26, .577, two doubles, one home run, two RBI and eight runs in six games) and Aug. 9 (5-for-10, .500, two doubles and seven runs in three games)…led the NWL in batting average (.358), stolen bases (47), on base percentage (.432) and runs scored (64) while ranking second in OPS (.879) and hits (81) and fifth in slugging percentage (.447)…reached base safely in 50 of 59 games, including hits in 44 games…hit safely in a season-high 20 consecutive games from July 19-Aug. 15, which was the second longest streak in the NWL…hit his first career home run on July 24 vs. Spokane with a solo home run in the seventh inning…led the NWL during the month of August in average (.417), on base percentage (.505), OPS (1.041) and stolen bases (20).