Jackson, like Gavin Stone and Pepiot, has a few appearances at the major league level. His six innings of work in the spring have resulted in zero runs given up and seven strikeouts. Jackson is not rated as high as the other prospects/young pitchers who are nearing their MLB debuts or have already made them, but the stats speak for themselves. Jackson has inserted himself right into consideration with Stone, Pepiot and other top prospects like Bobby Miller for a call-up in case of any injuries to the Dodgers’ rotation. We wouldn't be surprised if he starts the season in the bullpen, either.
While the Dodgers search for options at the shortstop position because of Gavin Lux's injury, Eddys Leonard has put together a great Spring Training at the right time. While he may be too young to make it to the Opening Day roster, he could be an emergency option if Miguel Rojas, the projected starter at shortstop, is unable to play at any point in the season. Leonard is slashing .409/.435/.591 this spring and is one of only six players with 10 at-bats and an OPS of 1.000 or higher. Leonard, at the very least, has proven that he may be worth a shot as an emergency backup shortstop.