Rangers select Joe Jackson in fifth
The Ranger selected The Citadel catcher Joe Jackson with the 160th overall selection in the fifth round.
His great-great-great uncle is former Chicago White Sox outfielder “Shoeless” Joe Jackson. Jackson is listed at 6-foot-1, 190 pounds. The junior hit .279, 64-for-229, in 58 games this season with a home run and 26 RBIs.
Jackson made the Southern Conference All-Freshman Team in 2011. He was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 50th round of the 2010 MLB Draft.