By Jason Shetler
The Pirates have signed former Washington (PA) WildThings outfielder Bralin Jackson to a minor league deal, this according to John Dreker of Pirates Prospects.
Jackson was selected out of Raytown South High School in Missouri as a fifth round pick by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2012. Upon being drafted, Jackson was considered toolsy, having a quick bat, good speed on the basepaths and a strong arm for a center fielder. Baseball America at one point rated him the 27th best Rays prospect.
During his five seasons in the Rays system, Jackson posted just a .653 OPS. He was released by Tampa Bay in December of last year and signed on with the Washington WildThings of the Frontier League in February. Jackson had good numbers for the WildThings this year, putting up an OPS of .802, while hitting a career high 16 home runs in 95 games played.