Sun, 10 Aug 2014 01:24:09 -0700
The Detroit Tigers may be in on the sweepstakes for 2B/OF Rusney Castillo, given that they dealt OF Austin Jackson in a trade last month.
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:22:39 -0700
Seattle Mariners OFs Austin Jackson and Chris Denorfia are both making their starting debuts with the team Friday, Aug. 1. Jackson is leading off and playing center field and Denorfia is hitting sixth and starting in right field.
Fantasy Tip: Jackson's value won't change much at all. However, with the M's sending both James Jones and Stefen Romero to the minors, Denorfia could see enough at-bats in his new home to be considered in deep mixed leagues now.
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:00:23 -0700
Seattle Mariners OFs James Jones and Stefen Romero were optioned to Triple-A Tacoma Friday, August 1, to clear roster spots for OFs Austin Jackson and Chris Denorfia.
Fantasy Tip: Jones and Romero can be dropped in the majority of formats. Finding a stolen-base replacement for Jones should be a priority for his owners.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:03:50 -0700
Seattle Mariners OF Austin Jackson probably will hit leadoff, according to manager Lloyd McClendon.
Fantasy Tip: It's a big blow departing the Tigers' lineup and heading to Seattle. Maybe Jackson can survive it because of his hot hitting lately, but it's not a fine environment in which to succeed.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:25:14 -0700
The Tampa Bay Rays acquired SP Drew Smyly and SS Nick Franklin from the Detroit Tigers and Seattle Mariners, respectively, as part of a three-way deal involving SP David Price and OF Austin Jackson.
Fantasy Tip: Smyly remains a low-end starter in mixed league. The Rays' offense lacks the punch of Detroit's, but Tampa Bay has been rolling of late. His value takes a minor hit. Franklin is of interest in deep AL-only formats, if he gets recalled, otherwise he should be considered in keeper/dynasty formats only.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:09:36 -0700
The Seattle Mariners acquired OF Austin Jackson from the Detroit Tigers, as part of a three-way deal involving SP David Price and SP Drew Smyly. The Mariners are sending SS Nick Franklin to the Tampa Bay Rays in the deal.
Fantasy Tip: Jackson's fantasy stock takes a bit of a hit, but he has been scorching hot in July. Hopefully, the relocation won't interfere with his recent surge. Rajai Davis will take over the center field job in Detroit, which increases his fantasy value significantly. The already crowded Mariners outfield adds another body. James Jones' playing time and fantasy value will take the biggest hit.
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 13:39:42 -0700
Detroit Tigers OF Austin Jackson is hitting leadoff for the second time in three games Tuesday, July 1. Manager Brad Ausmus said he's trying to find a spot that'll make Jackson comfortable and get him going at the plate.
Fantasy Tip: Jackson's recent ineptitude has been further diminished by the emergence of J.D. Martinez. Jackson could be a buy-low target in deep leagues, but the chances of him paying off still aren't great.
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:36:35 -0700
Updating a previous report, Detroit Tigers OF Austin Jackson is receiving a day off Wednesday, June 25.
Fantasy Tip: He might be in danger of losing time to J.D. Martinez if his struggles continue.
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:09:33 -0700
Detroit Tigers OF Austin Jackson (undisclosed) is not in the lineup Wednesday, June 25.
Fantasy Tip: Probably just a day of rest, but it's also a testament to the way J.D. Martinez has hit lately. For now, deactivate A-Jax from your daily lineups.
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 07:48:07 -0700
Detroit Tigers OF Austin Jackson is hitting fifth in the season opener Monday, March 31.
Fantasy Tip: This gives him more RBI potential and freedom to steal more bases.