Brett Jackson to Triple-A

By Brian Bedo

Photo credited to Minor League Baseball

Cubs top prospect Brett Jackson has been promoted to Triple-A Iowa, as miCubs reported first on Monday night. At 22 years-old, Jackson hit .256 with a .372 OBP, 10 homers, 32 RBI, 10 doubles and 15 stolen bases in 66 games for Double-A Tennessee.  The left-handed hitting centerfielder was recently listed by Baseball America as the 32nd best prospect in all of baseball.  The Cubs selected Jackson in the first round of the 2009 draft out of the recently revived Cal baseball program.

Jackson's Double-A teammate Ryan "Flash" Flaherty was also promoted to Iowa.  The 41st overall selection in the 2008 draft hit.301 with 14 homers, 66 RBI and 20 doubles in 82 games.  miCubs ranked the 25 year-old infielder the 15th best outfielder upon Opening Day 2011.  Flaherty has out-played his miCubs ranking to date.

Two roster spots for Iowa were vacated earlier this week when the Cubs released veterans Fernando Perez and Augie Ojeda.

It was later reported that Jae-Hoon Ha will head to Double-A Tennessee to replace Jackson.  miCubs ranked Ha as the 12th best prospect in the system.