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Brett Jackson Making It Look Easy

Brett Jackson

PEORIA — Brett Jackson became the 31st pick of the 2009 draft when the Chicago Cubs selected him in June. He finished his college baseball career in May at the University of California as a junior and hit .321 with eight home runs and 41 RBI, and earned All-Pac 10 honors as the Golden Bears' leadoff hitter.

Jackson said he was excited to see an organization such as the Cubs draft him because he knew contract negotiations would be painless and he could get back to the game he loves. "When I was drafted by the Cubs, I knew it was going to be an easy sign," Jackson said. "We wanted it to go as smoothly as possible. I wanted to get going with my career as quickly as possible and get the uniform on and...

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