|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||595.00||15.00||.279||58.00||105.00||10.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs L.A. Angels||49||12||0|| .304|| .245|| .245|
|vs Rasmus (Career)||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||420||100||3|| .288|| .333|| .238|
|Last 10 Games|
Mariners' Austin Jackson looking to bounce back in 2015
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(10:08 am ET) After being acquired by the Mariners at the trade deadline last season, outfielder Austin Jackson struggled to produce for the Mariners. In 54 games, Jackson hit .229 and Jackson said the trade affected his playing ability, reports The News Tribune.
"Not making excuses, but I think getting traded and trying to get used to the travel and the sleep - those things affect your play on the field," Jackson said.
By starting the season in Seattle, Jackson said he hopes to avoid the distractions from last season and he's looking to return to his old form.
"Hopefully, getting started here and staying here, those distractions won't be there," Jackson said.
Report: Mariners, Austin Jackson agree to $7.7-million deal
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(1/16/15) The Mariners have avoided arbitration with outfielder Austin Jackson by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $7.7 million, the Seattle Times reports.
The team was able to avoid arbitration with five players in all Friday by agreeing to the terms of one-year contracts for each player. First basman Logan Morrison is scheduled to make $2.725 million with incentives for reaching 500 and 600 plate appearances. Outfielder Dustin Ackley will take in $2.6 million as well as another $50,000 bonus for reaching 500 plate appearances.
Outfielder Justin Ruggiano, who was acquired from the Cubs earlier this offseason, will make $2.5 million and can earn another $20,000 if he reaches 375 plate appearances. Pitcher Charlie Furbush will earn $1.3 million.
Mariners' McClendon has confidence Jackson will bounce back in 2015
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(12/2/14) Mariners outfielder Austin Jackson didn't quite make the impact Seattle was looking for following his acquisition from Detroit at the trade deadline in July. Jackson had just a .229/.260/.527 slash line in 54 games, which was a far cry from his production in about 4 1/2 seasons with Detroit (.277/.413/.755).
Despite his struggles, Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon has confidence Jackson can get back on track. McClendon was the Tigers' hitting coach in Jackson's first four seasons before taking over as the Mariners manager last season.
"From what I saw with Austin -- and I probably know Austin better than anybody -- I think he's going to be just fine," McClendon said, per MLB.com. "We didn't see the best of Austin Jackson, for a number of different reasons.
"One, he was a little beaten down physically. He needs to get himself stronger this offseason. He has to find a way to keep the weight on. And there's some things from a mechanical standpoint we need to shore up. But this guy is a good player. He's an above-average center fielder defensively and an above-average offensive player when he's going like he can go."
|2014 summary: The up-and-down career of Austin Jackson continued in 2014, sticking him with probably his worst numbers yet. And the most discouraging part is that his nemeses of the past, injuries and strikeouts, weren't so clearly tied to his struggles this time. For whatever reason, he just stopped driving the ball. It was especially bad after the Tigers traded him to Seattle, where he hit .229 with just six extra-base hits over the final one-third of the season.|
Playing time status: After spending time on the DL with a strained abdominal in 2012 and a strained hamstring in 2013, Jackson was as healthy as he's ever been last year, playing a career-high 154 games. His above-average defense in center field should help keep him in the Mariners lineup even if he doesn't rebound completely as a hitter.
2015 outlook: Of course, for him to matter in Fantasy, he'll need to rebound completely. Even at his best, he's not a standout in any one category, delivering 12-to-15 home runs and 15-to-20 stolen bases, so across-the-board production is critical to his value. Fortunately, his current manager Lloyd McClendon was also his hitting coach during his formative years in Detroit, and McClendon said after the season that he noticed Jackson's mechanics were off. Jackson needs a lot to break right just to be relevant in mixed leagues, so don't draft him until late, if at all.
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