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.
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.