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Follow the Prospects: Jackson Cluff, SS
« Topic Start: June 23, 2020, 11:16:47 AM »
Full Name: Jackson Paul Cluff
Age: 23 (December 3, 1996)
Birthplace: Littleton, CO
Bats/Throws: L/R Ht: 6' 0" Wt: 185
Draft: Round 6 (2019, WSH)
School: Brigham Young

Ranked as the Nationals #20 prospect by milb.com as of June 2020

Interesting note, he only played a year in college (2016) before taking 2 years off from baseball for his mission trip.  He returned in 2019 to put up .327 / .458 / .518  with 56 RBIs and 12 stolen bases.

.229   .320   .367 at Hagerstown in 2019 with 5 HRs and 11 SBs in 240 ABs

Milb.com scouting report - https://www.mlb.com/news/nationals-jackson-cluff-scouting-report

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Jackson Cluff, SS
« Reply #1: August 24, 2020, 04:48:13 PM »
Pack your bags Cluffy boy, you are heading to Fredricksburg!

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Jackson Cluff, SS
« Reply #2: August 24, 2020, 06:06:34 PM »
Pack your bags Cluffy boy, you are heading to Fredricksburg!
what the Cluff?


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Re: Follow the Prospects: Jackson Cluff, SS
« Reply #4: November 22, 2020, 05:48:21 PM »
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/11/19/nationals-position-player-prospects/
More from the 11/19/20 article on Nats position prospects.  Most are in low minors.

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Jackson Cluff, the next player listed by Scialabba, is a similarly versatile shortstop who bats from the left side. Cluff, 23, was drafted by the Nationals out of Brigham Young in 2019.

Both Antuna and Cluff fit one of the Nationals’ organizational trends: They like to collect and develop shortstops who can later move around the infield. Trea Turner, for example, played some second and some center field before settling in as the franchise shortstop. Kieboom, another lifelong shortstop, is now getting his shot to stick at third. And García, who was MLB’s youngest player for part of the summer, was the everyday second baseman after Starlin Castro broke his wrist. García, like Turner and Kieboom, is a true shortstop. Antuna and Cluff are, too, and yet that doesn’t mean they will always play there.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Jackson Cluff, SS
« Reply #5: July 14, 2021, 01:30:08 PM »
Through 20 games across 3 levels -- .194/.316/.254. Small sample size, but he has moved up to AA.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Jackson Cluff, SS
« Reply #6: July 14, 2021, 01:43:02 PM »
Thats some nice pop

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« Reply #7: July 14, 2021, 01:50:33 PM »
Thats some nice pop

It seems like people want that third one as SLG, not OPS so I changed it.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Jackson Cluff, SS
« Reply #8: July 14, 2021, 02:16:03 PM »
Through 20 games across 3 levels -- .194/.316/.254. Small sample size, but he has moved up to AA.

looks like he came off the injury list on June 28.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Jackson Cluff, SS
« Reply #9: October 22, 2021, 03:23:39 PM »
small sample size, but so far: .308 / .412 / .615 in 13ABs, 1 double, 1 homer, 3 walks, 6Ks

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Jackson Cluff, SS
« Reply #12: October 26, 2021, 07:13:12 AM »
continuing to rake, 2-4, BB, 2B, 3R yesterday.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Jackson Cluff, SS
« Reply #13: October 26, 2021, 08:56:34 AM »
so, would the urls for stories about this guy be called "clufflinks?"

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Jackson Cluff, SS
« Reply #14: October 26, 2021, 09:19:53 AM »
this is an old article about Cluff from 2/2020:

https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/jackson-cluff-gains-perspective/

Talk about his mission years and his debut at Hagerstown, and has some quotes from Scialaba on his progress.  One thing to note is that, while he has been playing SS in the minors for the Nats, he played 3rd in college.

In an article on him being named to the AFL roster, Federal baseball notes he was on the DL twice. 
https://www.federalbaseball.com/2021/10/7/22713905/washington-nationals-prospect-jackson-cluff-excited-about-new-opportunity

Only played 35 games at AA due to DL time.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=cluff-001jac

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Jackson Cluff, SS
« Reply #15: October 26, 2021, 09:31:03 AM »
He'll be 25 going into next season, I assume he starts the year in Rochester with an eye on bringing him up if he does well.

he's currently at .350   .462   .600 in 20 ABs

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Jackson Cluff, SS
« Reply #16: October 26, 2021, 10:30:13 AM »
could see starting the year at Harrisburg.  He really has not played much at AA, and Antuna is still ahead of him. 

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Jackson Cluff, SS
« Reply #17: October 28, 2021, 12:49:14 PM »
Yesterday: 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, and a stolen base

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Jackson Cluff, SS
« Reply #18: October 28, 2021, 02:04:40 PM »
They have been using robo umps in the AFL and supposedly they have a small strike zone which benefits the hitters.

Like 20 guys with an OPS over 1.000 so far.

https://www.mlb.com/arizona-fall-league/statistics


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Re: Follow the Prospects: Jackson Cluff, SS
« Reply #19: October 28, 2021, 04:02:11 PM »
could see starting the year at Harrisburg.  He really has not played much at AA, and Antuna is still ahead of him. 
Antuna is now classified as an OF according to the Baseball America update today.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Jackson Cluff, SS
« Reply #20: October 28, 2021, 04:22:34 PM »
Antuna is now classified as an OF according to the Baseball America update today.
well, he's trying OF in the AFL, but I haven't seen that they have given up on him in our system.  That'd actually be big news given the SS situation without Trea.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Jackson Cluff, SS
« Reply #21: October 28, 2021, 04:45:53 PM »
well, he's trying OF in the AFL, but I haven't seen that they have given up on him in our system.  That'd actually be big news given the SS situation without Trea.
Antuna isnt an MLB shortstop

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Jackson Cluff, SS
« Reply #22: October 28, 2021, 05:18:37 PM »
Antuna isnt an MLB shortstop
see, you are vocalizing when you read.  I avoid "an historic" and "an MLB."

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Jackson Cluff, SS
« Reply #23: November 04, 2021, 11:59:50 AM »
Still raking - 2-4, BB, 2SBs yesterday

.390   .480   .537, 3 doubles, 1 HR, 5 SBs, 8BBs, 11Ks, in 41 ABs

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Jackson Cluff, SS
« Reply #24: November 04, 2021, 02:17:40 PM »
OK, so sending him to the AFL looks like a good move.  The ABs start to make up for the missed time this season, maybe the equivalent of an extra month. Guy is supposed to be decent defensively too.  Really curious how they project him.