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2014 Avg.
.271
 
Career Avg.
.277
Name  Austin Jackson
Born  2/1/1987
Height  6-1
Weight  185
Number  14
Position  CF
Bats  R
Throws  R
Hot7/23/2014 8:43:00 PM
Description: Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson had yet another multi-hit game Wednesday against the Diamondbacks (2-5, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 2 R)
Insight: That makes six straight and nine in his past 10 games. Jackson has batted .382 with 10 doubles, two triples, one homer, nine RBI and 17 runs in his past 18 games.
 
7/2/2014 5:24:00 PM
Description: Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson snapped a 0-for-15 slump with three hits Wednesday against the Athletics.
Insight: Jackson has hit .205 over his last 45 games and is batting .245 with three homers, 23 RBI, 36 runs and eight steals this season. He can be avoided in most leagues.
 
6/28/2014 3:01:00 PM
Description: Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson is not in the lineup Satday against Houston.
Insight: Torii Hunter is back from a hamstring injury and the team wants to keep hot-hitting J.D. Martinez (.313, 9 HR, 32 RBI) in the lineup and get Rajai Davis some work. jackson is the odd-man out today.
 
6/25/2014 4:23:00 PM
Description: Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Rangers.
Insight: Torii Hunter is back from a hamstring injury and the team wants to keep both J.D. Martinez (.404, 5 HR, 15 RBI during 13-game hitting streak) and Rajai Davis (career .786 OPS vs. LHP) in the lineup against Texas left-hander Joe Saunders. If Jackson (.253, 3 HR, 20 RBI) doesn't start hitting, he could find himself on the bench more often.
 
6/12/2014 6:42:00 PM
Description: Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson won't start Thursday against Chicago.
Insight: With just two hits in 30 lifetime at bats against tonight's starting pitcher, Chris Sale, Jackson wouldn't have helped much anyway. Rajai Davis (.277, 4 HR, 19 RBI) will move over to center field with J.D. Martinez (.257, 3 HR, 14 RBI) getting the start in left.
 
6/12/2014 12:11:00 PM
Description: Detroit center fielder Austin Jackson is 2-for-30 (.067) against Chicago left-hander Chris Sale.
Insight: Jackson is hitting just .258 with a .710 OPS this season. He shouldn't be in any lineups on Thursday. The Tigers moving him down from the leadoff spot this season has really hurt his fantasy value.
 
6/11/2014 10:33:00 AM
Description: Detroit center fielder Austin Jackson is 15-for-39 (.385) lifetime with two doubles and three home runs against White Sox starter John Danks.
Insight: Jackson has hit safely in five straight games while going 8-for-16 (.500) in that span, but he's still hitting just .254 with a .705 OPS this season. He could be useful Wednesday but the Tigers moving him down from the leadoff spot this season really hurt his fantasy value.
 
6/8/2014 9:16:00 AM
Description: Detroit center fielder Austin Jackson has gone 6-for-9 in his last three games.
Insight: Jackson's average tumbled from .301 to .233 after he went 10-for-76 (.132) from May 12 to June 4, but he's pulling himself out of the slump.
 
Cold5/28/2014 10:38:00 AM
Description: Detroit center fielder Austin Jackson is hitting .217 with a .575 OPS in May and hasn't had success against Oakland left-hander Scott Kazmir.
Insight: Jackson has hit .214 (3-for-14) with eight Ks against Kazmir. The move from leadoff to fifth in the order actually hurt his fantasy value because he's not a good run producer (.245 career batting average with RISP) and he's been hitting sixth or seventh over the past month. Jackson used to be one of the top run-scoring threats in the majors, but he has just 23 runs in 45 games.
 
Cold5/22/2014 9:54:00 AM
Description: Detroit center fielder Austin Jackson is hitless in nine at-bats against Texas ace Yu Darvish.
Insight: Jackson's numbers have headed south since 2012 when he batted .300 with a solid .856 OPS. He's batting just .254 with a .724 OPS this season and just .171 over the past two weeks. Avoid.
 
5/21/2014 12:04:00 PM
Description: Detroit center fielder Austin Jackson crushes Indians right-hander Zach McAllister.
Insight: He's hitting .538 against him in 13 lifetime at bats. That bodes well for Jackson (.265, 2 HR, 12 RBI) Wednesday in the series finale at Progressive Field.
 
Cold5/18/2014 10:19:00 AM
Description: Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson is in a 1-for-16 slide, but facing Boston's Jake Peavy Sunday night may be able to stop it.
Insight: Jackson has batted .321 with two triples and one homer in 28 at-bats against Peavy.
 
5/7/2014 4:10:00 PM
Description: Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson will sit out Wednesday against Houston.
Insight: Jackson has reached base via hit or walk in 15 straight games. He should be back in the lineup Thursday.
 
Cold5/4/2014 1:31:00 PM
Description: Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson is only a .176 career hitter against Royals starter Jason Vargas.
Insight: That doesn't bode well for Sunday. Neither does Jackson's .214 average over his last four games (3-for-14, three strikeouts).
 
5/3/2014 12:07:00 PM
Description: Detroit center fielder Austin Jackson will face Danny Duffy on Saturday. That hasn't worked out well for him in the past.
Insight: He enters today's game with just two hits in 13 at bats against the left-hander. We wouldn't expect much from Jackson (.300, 2 HR, 10 RBI) on Saturday.
 
4/23/2014 10:06:00 PM
Description: Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson went deep Wednesday against the White Sox.
Insight: Jackson had his first day off of the season Tuesday and went 1-for-3 with two RBI and a walk Wednesday. He's batting .310 with two home runs, nine RBI, eight runs, one steal and a 13/9 K/BB in 58 at-bats.
 
4/22/2014 2:48:00 PM
Description: Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson is not in Tuesday's starting lineup. It's his first off day of the season.
Insight: Rajai Davis will get the start in center allowing just-called-up J.D Martinez a spot in left field. Martinez was smoking hot at Triple-A with 10 HR and 22 RBI in 17 games and hopes to help the struggling Detroit offense.
 
4/21/2014 11:52:00 AM
Description: Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson is a .378 career hitter against White Sox starter John Danks with three homers and a 1.115 OPS.
Insight: Jackson is batting .308 with a homer and an .846 OPS. We don't like his fantasy value batting fifth and sixth in the order versus past seasons when he led off.
 
4/20/2014 9:34:00 AM
Description: Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson is a .133 career hitter against Angels starter Hector Santiago.
Insight: Jackson is batting .320 so far but he has gone 2-for-15 with six strikeouts against Santiago.
 
Hot3/30/2014 7:39:00 PM
Description: Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson will begin the season as Detroit's No. 5 hitter, according to Jason Beck of mlb.com. Jackson hit .429 with five doubles, two triples, two home runs and three steals this spring.
Insight: Jackson averaged 142 games, 99 runs, 10 home runs, 50 RBI and 17 steals the last four years. Hitting fifth will lead to more RBI chances, but he'll score fewer runs out of that spot.
 

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