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Austin Jackson

29-Year-Old Outfielder – Free Agent

2015 Stats

AVG

.267

HR

9

RBI

48

R

56

SB

17

2016 RotoWire Projections

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Jackson spent most of last year with Seattle before coming over to the Cubs at the end of August. Though he can steal bases and has a little pop, his walk rate has been steadily declining while his st...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 203   DOB: 2/1/1987   BORN: Denton, TX   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 8th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Austin Jackson Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $7.7 million contract with the Mariners in January 2015, avoiding arbitration.

October 10, 2015  –  Austin Jackson News

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Austin Jackson Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2005 18 AA NEW 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2005 18 AAA SYR 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2006 19 AAA NAS 19 31 28 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 3 0 0 .107 .107 .143 .250
2007 20 A CHA 60 259 235 33 61 20 16 1 3 25 19 6 24 59 0 0 0 .260 .336 .374 .710
2007 20 A TAM 67 280 258 53 89 31 15 6 10 34 13 5 22 48 0 0 0 .345 .398 .566 .964
2007 20 AA TRE 6 27 25 2 5 1 1 0 0 3 1 0 2 8 0 0 0 .200 .259 .240 .499
2007 20 AAA NAS 30 45 41 3 9 4 3 0 1 8 0 0 0 10 3 1 0 .220 .214 .366 .580
2008 21 AA TRE 131 584 520 75 148 47 33 5 9 69 19 6 56 113 2 4 2 .285 .354 .419 .773
2008 21 AAA BUF 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2008 21 AAA NAS 22 9 9 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .333 .333 .444 .777
2009 22 AAA COL 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2009 22 AAA SCR 131 552 500 67 150 36 23 9 4 64 24 4 39 121 1 6 6 .300 .354 .406 .760
2010 23 MAJ DET 151 675 618 103 181 48 34 10 4 41 27 6 47 170 3 3 4 .293 .345 .400 .745
2011 24 MAJ DET 153 668 591 90 147 43 22 11 10 45 22 5 56 181 14 3 4 .249 .317 .374 .691
2012 25 AAA TOL 2 9 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 .125 .222 .125 .347
2012 25 MAJ DET 137 617 543 103 163 55 29 10 16 66 12 9 67 134 2 3 2 .300 .377 .479 .856
2013 26 AAA TOL 3 14 13 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 .231 .286 .231 .517
2013 26 MAJ DET 129 614 552 99 150 49 30 7 12 49 8 4 52 129 3 3 4 .272 .337 .417 .754
2014 27 MAJ DET 100 420 374 52 102 34 25 5 4 33 9 4 35 85 1 8 2 .273 .332 .398 .730
2014 27 MAJ SEA 54 236 223 19 51 6 5 1 0 14 11 2 12 59 0 1 0 .229 .267 .260 .527
2014  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ DET/SEA 154 656 597 71 153 40 30 6 4 47 20 6 47 144 1 9 2 .256 .308 .347 .655
2015 28 AAA TAC 9 42 38 4 10 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 4 12 0 0 0 .263 .333 .289 .622
2015 28 MAJ SEA 107 448 419 46 114 29 18 3 8 38 15 9 24 107 3 1 1 .272 .312 .387 .699
2015 28 MAJ CHC 29 79 72 10 17 8 7 0 1 10 2 1 5 19 0 0 2 .236 .304 .375 .679
2015  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ SEA/CHC 136 527 491 56 131 37 25 3 9 48 17 10 29 126 3 1 3 .267 .311 .385 .696
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3-Year Averages     139 597 546 75 144 41 28 5 8 48 15 6 42 133 2 4 3 .264 .318 .377 .695
Career  (View All)     860 3,757 3,392 522 925 272 170 47 55 296 106 40 298 884 26 22 19 .273 .333 .399 .732

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Austin Jackson: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 135 4 115 22
2014 154 154
2013 129 129
2012 137 137
2011 152 152 1
2010 149 149

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Austin Jackson: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
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Austin Jackson Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015167246253.281.437.770
2014174221146.299.379.735
2013160274100.213.363.681

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20153243232314.259.358.657
20144234933314.239.333.622
2013392728398.296.439.784

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015238245215.261.395.707
20142883022511.299.399.750
2013251483211.267.367.724

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20152533242712.273.375.685
2014309412229.217.298.566
2013301519287.276.458.777
Austin Jackson Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 18 AA NEW 0% 0% 0.00 0% .000 .000
2005 18 AAA SYR 0% 0% 0.00 0% .000 .000
2006 19 AAA NAS 31 28 0% 25.8% 0.00 71% .150 .036
2007 20 A CHA 259 235 9.3% 22.8% 0.41 75% .335 .114
2007 20 A TAM 280 258 7.9% 17.1% 0.46 81% .395 .221
2007 20 AA TRE 27 25 7.4% 29.6% 0.25 68% .294 .040
2007 20 AAA NAS 45 41 0% 22.2% 0.00 76% .267 .146
2008 21 AA TRE 584 520 9.6% 19.3% 0.50 78% .349 .134
2008 21 AAA BUF 0% 0% 0.00 0% .000 .000
2008 21 AAA NAS 9 9 0% 22.2% 0.00 78% .429 .111
2009 22 AAA COL 0% 0% 0.00 0% .000 .000
2009 22 AAA SCR 552 500 7.1% 21.9% 0.32 76% .389 .106
2010 23 MAJ DET 675 618 7% 25.2% 0.28 72% .399 .107
2011 24 MAJ DET 668 591 8.4% 27.1% 0.31 69% .343 .125
2012 25 AAA TOL 9 8 11.1% 22.2% 0.50 75% .167 .000
2012 25 MAJ DET 617 543 10.9% 21.7% 0.50 75% .374 .179
2013 26 AAA TOL 14 13 7.1% 35.7% 0.20 62% .375 .000
2013 26 MAJ DET 614 552 8.5% 21% 0.40 77% .336 .145
2014 27 MAJ DET 420 374 8.3% 20.2% 0.41 77% .344 .125
2014 27 MAJ SEA 236 223 5.1% 25% 0.20 74% .311 .031
2014  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ DET/SEA 656 597 7.2% 22% 0.33 76% .332 .091
2015 28 AAA TAC 42 38 9.5% 28.6% 0.33 68% .385 .026
2015 28 MAJ SEA 448 419 5.4% 23.9% 0.22 74% .349 .115
2015 28 MAJ CHC 79 72 6.3% 24.1% 0.26 74% .308 .139
2015  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ SEA/CHC 527 491 5.5% 23.9% 0.23 74% .343 .118
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3-Year Averages     597 546 7% 22.3% 0.32 76% .336 .113
Career     3,757 3,392 7.9% 23.5% 0.34 74% .355 .126

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2015 Stat Review for Austin Jackson    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.267 AVG
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74% Contact Rate
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.343 BABIP
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Power

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.385 SLG
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.118 ISO
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Plate Discipline

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0.23 BB/K
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5.5% BB Rate
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23.9% K Rate
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OPS/OBP

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.696 OPS
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.311 OBP
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2016 Projected Stats Breakdown for Austin Jackson

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Austin Jackson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Jackson won't start Monday against the Cardinals.

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Jackson was a late addition to Wednesday's lineup against the Reds.

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Jackson was added to the active roster Tuesday.

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Jackson has been dealt to the Cubs in advance of the waiver trade deadline, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

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Jackson is not in Saturday's lineup, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News-Tribune reports.

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Jackson is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Athletics.

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Jackson went 2-for-5 Saturday with his seventh home run of the season.

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Jackson hit a pair of doubles and scored a run against the Orioles on Wednesday.

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Jackson is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rangers.

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Jackson is out of the lineup Monday against the Rockies, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

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Jackson doubled and connected on his sixth homer of the season in Thursday's loss to the Twins.

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Jackson (back) will return to the lineup for Saturday's game against the Angels.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2015

Jackson was acquired at the trade deadline last year and immediately became the Mariners' best defensive outfielder. His bat, though, never made the trip from Detroit. After posting a .390 OBP for the Tigers in July, the Mariners' new leadoff hitter finished with a .267 OBP in Seattle. His SLG dropped to a mere .260 as he had just six extra-base hits with the Mariners. The only thing Jackson did better was steal bases – 11 to 9 in about half the games. It's unclear what caused his offensive woes, though better plate discipline and better contact will help after he struck out in 25 percent of his plate appearances with the Mariners with a mere five percent walk rate. Jackson's defense will keep him in the lineup, but the Mariners need the bat they thought they were getting atop the lineup.

2014

After taking an apparent leap in 2012, Jackson took a step back last year. As expected, his .374 BABIP dropped to a more sustainable .336 mark, which led to a drop in batting average from .300 to .278. Jackson also saw a dip in power, clearing the fence just 12 times. But the most disappointing aspect of Jackson’s 2013 campaign was his career-low total of eight steals. A couple of minor lower-body ailments, and an ex-Tigers manager's general reluctance to run likely played a factor into Jackson’s limited action on the basepaths. He still has plenty of speed, though, and with a new manager (Brad Ausmus) at the helm in Detroit, Jackson could be given more freedom to run. Even if given the green light, Jackson will have to improve his plate discipline and start getting on base more. While he has made strides at the plate the past couple years, Jackson remains far too strikeout prone (0.40 BB/K) for a leadoff hitter, which could lead to a drop in the batting order in 2014. If Jackson does get moved out of the leadoff spot, he will likely score fewer runs – easily his best category since cracking the Tigers' lineup. Still, at 27, Jackson is just now entering his prime. He remains a stellar defensive player for the Tigers and has flashed potential for better production at the plate and on the bases. His down campaign in 2013 will lead to less hype heading into draft season, but there’s still plenty of upside here to target Jackson as a breakout candidate once again in 2014.

2013

Jackson was the Tiger that made the biggest leap in fantasy value last season. He finished his breakout season with career-highs in batting average (.300), home runs (16), runs (103) and RBI (66). The strikeout prone outfielder also improved his plate discipline significantly thanks in part to an altered stance, which included a reduced leg kick. As a result of his tweaks at the plate, Jackson was able to lower his strikeout percentage (27.1 to 21.7 percent) while also taking more free passes, which led to a career-high .377 OBP. And while his .374 BABIP appears unsustainable, it's actually only a notch above his career mark of .372, so a huge drop in batting average should not necessarily be expected unless Jackson reverts back to his huge strikeout totals from previous seasons. The only disappointment from Jackson in 2012 was a drop in steals from 22 the previous season to 12 last year. He was caught stealing nine times after converting 82 percent of his attempts over his first two seasons, so expect him to bounce back on the basepaths. There might be regression in some areas with Jackson, but at just 26, he's just entering his prime and should be a solid fantasy option for years to come.

2012

While Jackson was productive enough in 2011 to avoid his campaign being labeled a sophomore slump, he did take a slight step back during his second season in the majors. He continued to struggle with his plate discipline, finishing third in the majors with 181 strikeouts. After an extremely lucky 2010 campaign at the plate (.399 BABIP), Jackson's batting average predictably fell, dropping from .293 as a rookie to .249 last season. The drop in batting average was clearly reflected in his .317 OBP. Not all was bad, though. Jackson saw more doubles clear the fence, finishing with 10 home runs while also finishing tied for fourth in the AL with 11 triples. He also managed 22 steals and a respectable 90 runs scored as the Tigers leadoff hitter. Jackson's Gold Glove caliber defense will keep him in the Tigers lineup everyday no matter what type of batting average he posts, but his continued problem with whiffing could result in a demotion from the leadoff spot in the future. At 25, Jackson still hasn't reached his peak, so we haven't seen the best from him yet, but expect to see gradual growth from year-to-year in the short term.

2011

Jackson had a stellar first season with the Tigers, hitting .293 while leading all American League rookies in hits (181), runs (103) and steals (27). The 24-year-old outfielder also provided the Tigers with Gold-Glove caliber defense in spacious Comerica Park. His two biggest shortcomings are at the plate with his lack of power (four home runs and questionable plate discipline -- 170:47 K:BB). The power is expected to develop over time, but Jackson's high strikeout total and unsustainable .399 BABIP hint at a drop in batting average. Despite those worries, Jackson showed enough overall value in his rookie campaign to be considered a solid outfield option in mixed leagues looking for a cheap source of steals with potential for moderate power down the line.

2010

Following a strong campaign at Double-A Trenton in 2008, Jackson carried the success to the next level last season, hitting .300 with a .354 OBP at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He has good baserunning skills (24 steals in 28 tries) and is strong defensively, but he'll have trouble hitting for a high average at the big league level until he cuts down on his strikeouts. After being traded to Detroit in the Curtis Granderson deal, Jackson will be given every opportunity to secure the starting job in center field for the Tigers during spring training.

2009

Jackson parlayed a strong showing as a 21-year-old at Double-A Trenton into a place among the organization's elite prospects in 2008. He may eventually take over as the team's everyday center fielder, since Johnny Damon's arm is better suited in left and being deployed as a DH will save Hideki Matsui's legs, but that doesn't appear to be the plan for 2009. Jackson has very good speed on the basepaths, and his 33 doubles in 520 at-bats hint at the possibility of more power than the nine homers he compiled with Trenton last season. Even without a power spike, fantasy owners can benefit from his 30-40 steals potential down the road, provided that he improves his contact rate enough to consistently get on base. He'll get regular at-bats at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this season, with an eye towards potentially competing for a starting job with the Yankees in 2010.

2008

Jackson began 2007 at Low-A Charleston and managed to finish by playing one game at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. While most of his time was spent at Charleston and High-A Tampa, Jackson displayed a consistent ability to get on base (.370 OBP over all three stops) and to steal extra ones as needed (33-for-44 on stolen-base attempts). The Yankees sent Jackson to play winter ball in the Hawaiian League, and the results were impressive with a .271/.368/.489 mark to go along with three homers and eight steals in 39 games. He'll need to develop more power if he's going to stick as a corner outfielder in the bigs, but the plus-speed makes him worth keeping an eye on.