Conor Sims Jackson, popularly known as Conor Jackson, is a professional baseball left fielder and first baseman. He is 6”2 tall, 225 pounds, and he bats and throws right-handed. Conor Jackson is the son of the actor, John M. Jackson. In this article, we are going to learn more about the career of Conor Jackson.
College Career and Minor Leagues
After Conor Jackson graduated from El Camino Real High School in 2000, he proceeded to have a fantastic collegiate baseball career as a third baseman for the University of California. In 2001, he decided to play collegiate summer baseball for the Bourne Braves in the Cape Cod Baseball League. There he developed a reputation for having a patient batting eye because he led the Pac-10 with a .538 OBP. In 2003, Jackson was drafted during the first round of the 2003 Major League Baseball amateur draft.
Not long after being drafted, Jackson decided to switch to the outfield. During his initial debut with Yakima of the Northwest League, Jackson managed to bat .319 with a league record 35 doubles. After his debut in the minor league, Jackson slowly but successfully climbed the minor-league ladder.
Major League Career
Jackson received his first taste of the majors in 2005; that was when he batted .303, .200, .306, along with two home runs. In 2006, he became the Diamondbacks’ starting first base; he managed to finish the season with 15 home runs and a .291 average in 140 games. Since then, Jackson played a majority of the first base for the Diamondbacks. However, in 2007, Jackson missed some games because of an injury. The following year, Diamondbacks took an early lead in the NL West as Jackson started the hot bat season. Jackson’s 2009 season was halted in May because he contracted Valley Fever, which caused him to lose about 35 pounds during the illness. In 2010, he hit .238 for the Diamondbacks before being traded to the Oakland Athletics.
In June 2010, Jackson was traded to the Oakland Athletics for pitcher Sam Demel with cash considerations. After the demotion of Daric Barton in the spring of 2011, Jackson played the majority of his starts at first-base until Brandon Allen was called-up for trade acquisition. Jackson only played in 18 games for the Oakland Athletics during that year and only 60 games for the entire season. He finished with two home runs, a .236 batting average, and 16 RBI. In 2011, Conor Jackson played only 102 games for the Oakland Athletics before being traded to the Boston Red Sox.
In August 2011, Conor Jackson was traded to the Boston Red Sox. In September that year, Jackson managed to hit his first home run as a Red Sox; aside from that, he also had a grand slam over the “Green Monster” at Fenway Park. However, that was his final home run during that season because Jackson only played 12 games with Boston. Jackson finishes that year with five home runs, a .244 batting average, and 43 RBI.