photo by Consuelo Gallaher

Congratulations to Alex Jackson, from the Rancho Bernardo High School baseball team, for being selected as a first round draft pick for the Seattle Mariners. “We view Alex as an advanced high school player with a power bat,” said Tom McNamara, Director of Amateur Scouting. “We scouted him extensively during his high school career and like his bat potential and athletic ability.”

According to the Seattle Mariners’ official release, Alex helped lead the Broncos to a 30 – 4 record and a number one ranking heading into the playoffs this year. The Broncos were rated as the sixth-best team in the nation by Baseball America in 2014, and Alex was also named to the 2014 Perfect Game First Team All-American and California All-Region First Team after his senior season.