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16 Austin Jackson CF
Height/Weight: 6-1/185 | Birthdate: 2/1/1987 | Birthplace: Denton, TX | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Seattle | College: No College | MLB Experience: 5 | Salary: $3,500,000 | Owned/Started%: 76/56 | Average Draft Position: 135.84
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Austin Jackson uses his wheels to keep M's alive


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2014) It may not have been pretty, but Mariners outfielder Austin Jackson used his wheels to lead his team past the Angels in extras on Saturday.

With two outs and runners on the corners, Jackson grounded out to second and was able to beat out a relay throw to first base for the double play. Brad Miller scored to give the Mariners a 2-1 victory in 11 innings. Jackson went 0 for 5 with a walk and an RBI, lowering his batting average to .255 on the year. With the win, the Mariners stay alive and remain one game back of the A's heading into the final day of the regular season.


Austin Jackson provides all of the offense for Seattle


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2014) Mariners outfielder Austin Jackson had a big day at the plate, providing all of the offense in his team's 4-2 victory over the White Sox.

Jackson ripped a bases-clearing double in the second and singled in a run in the seventh. He added another single and finished 3 for 4 with four RBI. He owns a .273/.332/.390 slash line with four homers and 38 RBI in 410 at-bats.


Austin Jackson set to lead off for Seattle


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2014) Lloyd McLendon has announced that newly acquired outfielder Austin Jackson will be placed in the leadoff spot for the Mariners, the Seattle Times has reported.

Jackson began this season batting lower in the lineup for Detroit, but moved back to his familiar top spot in the order in July. He is batting .327 leading off with a better on-base percentage and slugging percentage at that spot than any other.


Mariners acquire Austin Jackson; Rays get Nick Franklin in three-team deal


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2014) The Mariners butted their way into the David Price sweepstakes and came away with outfielder Austin Jackson from the Tigers, in exchange for infielder Nick Franklin, who was then sent to the Rays.

Jackson is hitting .270/.330/.397 in 370 at-bats for the Tigers, who removed him from Thursday's game just before the trade was announced.

Franklin has struggled in his second major-league season, though he also hasn't had many chances prior to this. He has yet to homer in 52 at-bats, and has just nine in 279 at-bats at Triple-A Tacoma. 


Hitters to start in Week 18


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/27/2014) Need a sleeper hitter for Fantasy Week 18 (July 28-Aug. 3)? You won't find one much better than Austin Jackson. Of course, he's not the only "start" for the week. Stephen Vogt, Mike Napoli, Emilio Bonifacio, Chase Headley and Jed Lowrie also fit the bill.

Find out why in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.


Austin Jackson slugs fourth home run Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) Tigers outfielder Austin Jackson went 2 for 5 with a double and a solo home run in his team's 4-3 win over the Diamondbacks Monday.

Jackson has recorded multiple hits in four straight outings and eight of his last 10 games. His current four-game streak includes at least one extra-base hit in each game. Jackson has started to catch fire in July and now owns a .266/.328/.400 line with four home runs, 28 RBI and nine stolen bases in 335 at-bats.


Austin Jackson back to being a catalyst


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2014) Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson has been back in the leadoff spot for 16 games, and he's getting very comfortable, reports the Detroit News. After going 0 for 9 in his first two games at leadoff, Jackson has hit .386 (22 of 57) with a .429 on-base percentage over his last 14 games.

He went 2 for 3 with a double and a walk in Sunday's 5-1 win. 

"It really wasn’t something that was hard for me to do, just because I’ve been in that position before and it’s something about getting the offense started," Jackson told the paper. "You have a different mindset and you’re more aggressive. It’s a mental thing that I really enjoy."


Austin Jackson's home run drought at 45 games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/16/2014) Tigers outfielder Austin Jackson is having his best month offensively since April. Through 12 July games, Jackson is batting .333 (17 for 51) with a .471 slugging percentage, .834 OPS, one triple, five doubles and two RBI.

Jackson had just a .200/.295/.534 slash line in May and a .235/.282/.595 line in June after he posted a .307/.520/.911 slash line in April. Though, Jackson remains in a serious home run drought, as he hasn't hit a homer in 45 games.


Hitters to sit in Week 15


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/6/2014) Thinking about starting Derek Norris, Steve Pearce, Josh Harrison, Nick Castellanos, Jed Lowrie or Austin Jackson in Fantasy Week 15 (July 7-13)? You might want to think again.

Find out why in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.


Austin Jackson emerges from slump against Oakland


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2014) Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson broke a slump in style Wednesday against the Athletics. His three hits were his first since June 26. Included was a double, as well as an RBI single in the fourth inning.

Jackson had been in a 0-for-15 slide before the fine performance at the plate.


Austin Jackson dropped to ninth in batting order


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2014) A day after batting leadoff for the first time this season, the Tigers dropped outfielder Austin Jackson to ninth in the lineup Monday against the A's. It's just the second time in his career he has hit ninth, with the first time coming May 1, 2011.

Manager Brad Ausmus said he was going to hit Jackson in the leadoff spot again Monday, but Rajai Davis' numbers against Scott Kazmir led him to make a lineup change.

Jackson is batting .244 in 24 June games and .244 for the season. He hasn't homered in 32 games and has just three home runs through 73 games.


Tigers manager trying to get Austin Jackson back on track


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2014) Tigers outfielder Austin Jackson began a game in the leadoff spot for the first time this season Sunday against the Astros. Manager Brad Ausmus said he would consider leaving Jackson, who has a career .277 average batting leadoff in 549 games, in the top spot in the lineup, if the results are positive.

"Well, he's done it before," Ausmus said, per MLB.com. "I hope he goes 3 for 4 and I have to end up leaving him in there and he keeps hitting."

Ausmus said returning Jackson to the leadoff spot is an attempt to get his bat going. He is hitting .249 in 72 games.

"He's still having good at bats, but the hits aren't always falling," Ausmus said. "Hopefully we change his luck."


Austin Jackson a no-go for game against Kansas City


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2014) Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson has not hit well against Royals right-hander Jeremy Guthrie in the past and he won't get a chance to hit against him Wednesday afternoon unless used as a sub. He is out of the lineup.

Jackson is 5 for 27 lifetime against Guthrie. He also has just four hits in his last 25 at-bats.


Austin Jackson reaches for times in win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2014) Tigers outfielder Austin Jackson is in the midst of one of his best stretches of the season, as he put together his second multi-hit effort in three days in an 8-6 win over the Red Sox Saturday.

Jackson, who had gone 10 games without a multi-hit game before he went 2 for 3 Thursday, had just one game between them this time around. He went 3 for 3 in the game and added a walk, though he scored just once while also being caught stealing for second time all season.

Jackson has raised his average from .233 to .253 by going 6 for 9 over the last three games. 


Austin Jackson getting night of rest against Astros


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2014) Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson is getting Wednesday night off for the clash against Houston. Don Kelly is starting in his place and will bat fifth.

Jackson has hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games, but has just one multi-hit game since April 19. He has remained steady, however, and boasts a strong stat line of .289/.371/.464.


Austin Jackson slugging .625 through six games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2014) Tigers outfielder Austin Jackson connected for his first home run during Tuesday's 3-2 loss against the Dodgers. Jackson hit a solo home run off Dan Haren in the second inning for his only hit in four at-bats.

Jackson has hit safely in five of six games this season. He is batting .333 (8 for 24) with a .360 on-base percentage, .625 slugging percentage and .985 OPS. He has one home run, one triple, one RBI, two doubles and four runs.


Tigers unveil opening day lineup


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2014) Tigers manager Brad Ausmus announced his opening day lineup for Monday's game against the Royals. Second baseman Ian Kinsler will hit leadoff and be followed by right fielder Torii Hunter, first baseman Miguel Cabrera, DH Victor Martinez, center fielder Austin Jackson, catcher Alex Avila, third baseman Nick Castellanos, shortstop Alex Gonzalez and left field Rajai Davis.

Jackson has primarily hit leadoff in his career, but after the spring he put together, Ausmus made the decision to hit him in the heart of the order. Jackson hit .429 (24 for 56) with two triples, two home runs, five doubles, 14 RBI and 17 runs in 18 spring games.

"The way Austin Jackson hit this spring, he was the best option to bat fifth," Ausmus said.


Austin Jackson unlikely to bat leadoff this season


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2014) Tigers outfielder Austin Jackson has been a constant presence atop the Tigers lineup over the last few years, but he'll be hitting in a different spot in the order this season, MLB.com reports.

Trade acquisition Ian Kinsler has been leading off for the Tigers more often than not this spring, and it's likely he'll remain atop the lineup once the regular season begins. Jackson has scored 90 runs or more in each of his first four major-league seasons, but he may have trouble reaching that mark in 2014.


Less movement means more production for Austin Jackson


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2014) Tigers leadoff hitter Austin Jackson is "quieter" at the plate this spring - and it's paying off. His 3-for-3 game Thursday raised his batting average to a ridiculous .520. He now boasts an OPS of 1.396.

Jackson was racking up the strikeouts last year using a toe-tap and leg-kick. His poor timing at the plate and lack of production motivated then-manager Jim Leyland to drop Jackson in the lineup during the playoffs.

"Going into the offseason, I had a plan I wanted to do," Jackson told the Detroit News. "I wanted to eliminate a lot of extra movement. A lot has to do with the tap."

Jackson has just four strikeouts in 25 at-bats in exhibition play.


Austin Jackson filling up the stat sheet


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/13/2014) Tigers outfielder Austin Jackson spent the offseason working on refining his approach at the plate. It seems his work is paying off.

Jackson had three hits, including his second triple this spring, and scored once during Thursday's 4-2 loss against the Marlins. Jackson ran his spring average to .520 (13 for 25). He also has one double, one home run, eight RBI, right runs, one stolen base, .840 slugging percentage and 1.396 OPS in nine spring games.


Austin Jackson wants 'quieter' approach at plate


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/26/2014) After struggling during the playoffs, Tigers outfielder Austin Jackson wants to refine his approach this spring. His batting stance has often featured a leg-kick or toe-tap.

"Not so much movement. I want to be quieter with my feet," Jackson said, per The Detroit News. "I just want to feel comfortable and not go up there doing something I’ve seen someone else do. I don’t want to be somebody I’m not. I just want to let it flow. Hitting is always a work in progress. And, for me, it always will be."

New hitting coach Wally Joyner is eager to get to spring training and start working with Jackson.

"My hope is he can find something he’s comfortable with and he can use it consistently," Joyner said. "He’s a very excitable player with a lot of talent."


Austin Jackson to make $6 million


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/17/2014) Tigers outfielder Austin Jackson has avoided arbitration with the club.

Jackson is set to receive $6 million next season. He's coming off a year in which he hit .272/.337/.417 in 552 at-bats.


Austin Jackson another trade candidate


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/21/2013) USA Today reports that the Tigers are willing to listen to offers on outfielder Austin Jackson, though they wouldn't be opposed to keeping him. Jackson hit .272 with 12 homers, eight steals and a .754 OPS in 129 games last year, missing about a month early in the year with a strained hamstring.

Austin Jackson reaches base four times after lineup move


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/16/2013) Moved to the eighth spot in the lineup Wednesday, Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson went 2 for 2 with two walks, one run and two RBI in his team's 7-3 win over the Red Sox in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series.

Jackson, who also stole a base in the win, entered the game just 3 for 33 during the postseason. He had only served as the leadoff hitter in every plate appearance during both the regular season and postseason before Wednesday.


Austin Jackson on bench for season finale


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/29/2013) After having started every game since Sept. 2, Austin Jackson was left out of the Tigers' starting lineup for Sunday's game at Miami.

Don Kelly got the nod in center field for team's regular season finale.