The Dodgers lost utility man Drew Jackson in the rule five draft but there is a chance he could be coming back after the Orioles designated him for assignment to make room for Dan Straily. Drew was poached by the Phillies who then traded him to the Orioles for international signing bonus money.
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Drew Jackson made his big league debut this year and went 0-3 with the Orioles. If he makes it through waivers then he will be offered back to the Dodgers or they can let him go to the minors with the Orioles which usually would net them some cash. If a team claims Jackson on waivers then the same rule five rules are in effect and he must stay on the active MLB roster for the duration of the season.
Jackson was one of two Dodgers’ plucked in the MLB portion of the rule five draft. The other was Connor Joe who was selected by the Reds and has since made his way over to the Giants. The Dodgers faced Joe in their most recent series with the Giants. Jackson turns 26 years old in July and profiles as a Chris Taylor type utility player.
Last year in the Dodgers’ minor league system, Jackson played for the Tulsa Drillers and hit .251 with fifteen home runs. Drew also stole 22 bases after stealing 21 across three minor league stops in 2017 so he has above average speed. Defensively, Jackson has played second base, third base, shortstop, and all three outfield positions in recent season. It will be worth monitoring if the Dodgers bring him back.