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Blue Jays Converting Former First Round Pick To A Pitcher

Jan 08, 2013 7:22 AM EST

The Blue Jays drafted Justin Jackson in the supplemental portion of the first round as a high school shortstop in 2007.

Back then, Jackson was touted as a five-tool prospect.

Unfortunately, his hitting in the minors have been lackluster with a career .230/.320/.315 line.

Toronto tried to convert him into an outfielder starting in 2011, but that hasn't panned out.

This spring, the Blue Jays will try to convert Jackson into a pitcher.

Via Blue Bird Banter