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.
Tue, 08 Oct 2013 19:49:00 -0700
Detroit Tigers OF Austin Jackson struck out three times in Game 4 of the American League Division Series against the Oakland Athletics Tuesday, Oct. 8, and he has now struck out 10 times so far in the series.
Fri, 14 Jun 2013 10:32:12 -0700
Detroit Tigers OF Austin Jackson (hamstring) has been activated from the 15-day disabled list. He'll be active for the team's series opener versus the Minnesota Twins on Friday, June 14. In a corresponding move, the club has optioned OF Avisail Garcia to Triple-A Toledo. Jackson was 3-for-13 with three singles, a walk and five strikeouts in three games for Toledo during his rehab assignment.
Fantasy Tip: Don't worry about Jackson's results during his rehab assignment and plug him back in there. Garcia figures to get an opportunity at some point again this season, particularly if the club continues to get poor production regularly in left field.
Tue, 11 Jun 2013 19:42:08 -0700
Detroit Tigers OF Austin Jackson (hamstring) was able to play in his first minor-league rehab game for Triple-A Toledo Tuesday, June 11. He had a hit in three at-bats. He is scheduled to have the day off Wednesday, June 12, before playing a road game Thursday, June 13. He is expected to either play seven innings in center field, or a full game as the designated hitter Thursday.