One of the Bay Area's own, Brett Jackson is a major part of what the Chicago Cubs hope is a bright future. Here is a link to a Q&A with Jackson, on the Chicago Cubs Report at ESPNChicago.
Jackson played at Miramonte HS and Cal, was a 1st round pick and has steadily produced in his minor league career. He is expected to reach the big leagues some time in 2012. The Bay Area World Series "Most Outstanding Player" Award was renamed the Brett Jackson Award in 2010. Jackson participated in BAWS I and BAWS II and his younger brother Drew, now a senior at Miramonte HS (and signed at Stanford) also participated in the event, in 2010.