Brett Jackson impresses Cubs vets

Written by Blaine Clemmens on .

From the Cubs ESPN website... written by Bruce Levine

A few clubs, including the Braves, have watched Cubs CF Marlon Byrd all spring and approached the Cubs about a deal, according to league sources. The Cubs must decide if they are ready to start the major league clock for 23-year-old prospect Brett Jackson, who was the most impressive position player in Cubs camp this spring and has since been sent to minor league camp.

Sveum said last week Jackson was the best young player he had ever seen in a major league spring training. Three players on the current roster told ESPNChicago.com that Jackson is ready for the big leagues and is mature enough to handle himself on and off the field.

“He did not go out one night in spring training, that’s how focused he was,” Byrd said.

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