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Austin Jackson | Outfielder

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/1/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 203
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Austin Jackson went 2-for-5 and hit his second homer Saturday against the Twins.
Jackson was homerless in his first 65 games in Seattle before hitting two in the last six. We still harbor serious doubts that he'll prove to be a quality leadoff man for the Mariners this year, but at least things are looking up from last year's dreadful results. Apr 26 - 12:56 AM

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Austin Jackson launched his first home run of the season on Sunday, helping to propel the Mariners to a victory over the Rangers.

Jackson led off the game by depositing a Ross Detwiler offering into the seats in left-center. He also collected a pair of singles, finishing the afternoon 3-for-5 with a pair of runs scored and two RBI. With the three-hit attack, Jackson is now hitting .277/.333/.362 with a homer and two RBI. He has also yet to steal a base after vowing to run more this season.
Apr 19 - 8:08 PM

Austin Jackson is not in the Mariners' lineup Monday.

It appears to just be a day of rest with Jackson hitting just .231/.286/.269 in the early going. Dustin Ackley is playing center field and batting leadoff.
Apr 13 - 5:41 PM

Austin Jackson went 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI in a losing effort against the Padres on Tuesday.

Jackson also picked up his third stolen base of the Cactus League season. He's been on fire at the dish thus far, hitting .351 (13-for-37). He should be a tremendous source of runs hitting atop the Mariners lineup.
Mar 24 - 9:55 PM

Austin Jackson reached base in all three trips to the plate Thursday versus the Athletics.

Jackson tripled and scored the Mariners' first run in the third inning. He added a walk and a single as well. Jackson is hitting .385 in 13 at-bats in the Cactus League thus far. The Mariners got a paltry .527 OPS out of him after acquiring him at the trade deadline last season.
Mar 12 - 5:37 PM

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said Sunday that Austin Jackson will see extra rest this season in an effort to keep him fresh.

The 28-year-old outfielder appeared to wear down as the 2014 season neared its conclusion, hitting just .191 in September. While he struggled in his 54 games with the Mariners to finish the season, McClendon believes that Jackson is a dynamic talent and will be a catalyst atop the M's lineup in 2015.
Mar 1 - 4:50 PM

Mariners and OF Austin Jackson avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $7.7 million contract.

It's his final year of arbitration eligibility. Jackson hit .256/.308/.347 with four homers and 20 steals between the Tigers and Mariners last season. He'll patrol center field again in 2015.
Jan 16 - 2:57 PM

Austin Jackson went 2-for-5 with two stolen bases in Sunday's loss to the Athletics.

Jackson singled and stole second base in both the first and fifth innings. He's now got 18 stolen bases in 24 attempts this year. Jackson is hitting .264/.316/.363 between the Tigers and Mariners this season.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 08:26:00 PM

Austin Jackson fanned three times on Saturday and is 0-for-12 with nine strikeouts in his last three games.

Jackson has been a brutal leadoff hitter for the Mariners to date, hitting .239 with just eight walks and 15 runs scored in 163 at-bats and 39 games. He had a respectable .332 on-base percentage for the Tigers, but since the trade, he's come in at .274. The Mariners will have to consider moving him down in the order.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 12:49:00 AM

Austin Jackson went 2-for-4 with an RBI single as the Mariners trampled the Rangers in a win on Thursday.

Jackson put the Mariners up 2-0 in the second inning with his RBI single, part of a six-run outburst. The center fielder has not hit well since coming over from the Tigers in the David Price trade, but Thursday's effort brought his Mariner OPS up to .612 in 136 plate appearances.
Thu, Sep 4, 2014 11:14:00 PM

Austin Jackson reached twice and stole a bag in Tuesday's 6-5 win over the A's.

He finished 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI, both of which came courtesy of a third inning single off Oakland starter Sonny Gray. Jackson slashed just .265/.308/.319 in his first month with the Mariners (.272/.332/.398 with the Tigers). Some regression was expected due to working in a less advantageous hitting environment and being co-workers with a less talented group, but we think you'll see a little uptick in production this month to split the difference.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 01:04:00 AM

Austin Jackson went 1-for-4 with a triple on Tuesday.

The triple was Jackson's sixth of the season. Since being traded to the Mariners at the deadline, Jackson's struggled mightily, as his numbers have dropped in the slash categories (.272/.332/.398 with the Tigers, just .239/.293/.283 with the Mariners). It's never a good sign when you're slugging less than your OBP. Hopefully this triple is able to get him going.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 01:14:00 AM

Austin Jackson reached twice and stole two bases Tuesday in the win over the Phillies.

Jackson stole second and third off A.J. Burnett in the first for his first two-steal game since April 2013. He hasn't done much hitting since being traded to Seattle, but at least he is 4-for-5 stealing bases in 17 games. He was 9-for-13 in 100 games as a Tiger.
Tue, Aug 19, 2014 10:50:00 PM

Austin Jackson drove in all four of the Mariners' runs on Sunday, going 3-for-4 with four RBI a 4-2 win over the White Sox.

Jackson delivered a three-run double in the second inning and added an RBI single in the seventh. He'd driven in just one run in his first eight games as a member of the Mariners. He's taken well to his new team, going 10-for-36 (.278) atop the Mariners lineup.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 10:45:00 PM

Mariners acquired OF Austin Jackson from the Rays via the Tigers for SS Nick Franklin in Thursday's three-team trade that sent David Price to Detroit.

We mocked Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik earlier in the day for attempting to patch huge outfield holes with Chris Denorfia, but Trader Jack got the last laugh. For a year now, he refused to sell low on Franklin, whom the organization had clearly soured on. His patience paid off today, when Tampa Bay had Jackson in the Price package but nowhere to put him with Desmond Jennings manning center field. James Jones and Dustin Ackley project to flank Jackson in Seattle's outfield for now, with Endy Chavez, Stefen Romero, Corey Hart and Denorfia coming off the bench. Jackson is suffering through a down year (.270/.330/.397), but we aren't concerned about him long-term.
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 06:34:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Mike Zunino
2Jesus Sucre
1B1Logan Morrison
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Brad Miller
3B1Kyle Seager
2Willie Bloomquist
LF1Dustin Ackley
2Rickie Weeks
CF1Austin Jackson
RF1Seth Smith
2Justin Ruggiano
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4J.A. Happ
5Taijuan Walker
Relief Pitcher
R1Fernando Rodney
2Danny Farquhar
3Yoervis Medina
4Charlie Furbush
5Tom Wilhelmsen
6Carson Smith
7Tyler Olson
8Dominic Leone
9Edgar Olmos
10David Rollins