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.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 07:14:21 -0700
Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said he's "95 percent sure" that 1B Miguel Cabrera and DH Victor Martinez will hit third and fourth, respectively, this season but that he is "not solid on anyone anywhere" else in the batting order.
Fantasy Tip: Watch to see how the lineup arrangement will affect the run and RBI totals of hitters like Ian Kinsler, Torii Hunter and Austin Jackson. Drafters will have to adjust their expectations based on their slots.
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:55:02 -0800
Detroit Tigers OF Austin Jackson has been hot to start the Grapefruit League spring schedule, hitting a two-run home run Tuesday, March 4. He has eight hits in 13 at-bats with a home run, double, two walks, seven RBI and five runs scored. "Let's hope he continues to stay hot for six and a half more months," manager Brad Ausmus said. Jackson has been working with new hitting coach Wally Joyner on making his swing feel more natural and comfortable, and he has brought back a leg kick before his swing.
Fantasy Tip: So far, so good for Jackson working with Wally World. Still, he remains a mid-round selection in most mixed fantasy formats. Hopefully he can pare down his strikeout totals, which can be a killer for fantasy owners in head-to-head leagues.
Fri, 17 Jan 2014 11:43:59 -0800
The Detroit Tigers avoided arbitration with OF Austin Jackson Friday, Jan. 17, by agreeing to a one-year, $6 million deal.
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 20:25:43 -0800
Updating a previous report, FOXSports.com's Jon Paul Morosi feels a possible trade from the Los Angeles Dodgers to Detroit Tigers for OF Matt Kemp is complicated and unlikely. The Tigers signed OF Rajai Davis, and they would need to move OF Austin Jackson to make sense.
Wed, 16 Oct 2013 22:03:28 -0700
Detroit Tigers OF Austin Jackson was dropped to the eighth spot of manager Jim Leyland's batting order for Game 4 of the American League Championship Series Wednesday, Oct. 16, against the Boston Red Sox. He responded by going 2-for-2 with a pair of walks, a run scored, stolen base and two RBI. "I think it just helped me relax," Jackson said. "That was the goal. To get me to relax a little, be patient get a good pitch and let the rest take care of itself."
Wed, 16 Oct 2013 11:55:23 -0700
Detroit Tigers OF Torii Hunter is leading off in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series Wednesday, Oct. 16, and OF Austin Jackson has been dropped to eighth in the order. 3B Miguel Cabrera is hitting in the No. 2 spot.