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Austin Jackson | Outfielder | #16

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (31) / 2/1/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 8 (0) / NYY
Contract: view contract details
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Austin Jackson went 2-for-4 with two doubles, a walk and a run scored in Thursday's 12-inning loss to the Rockies.
With the two doubles, Jackson now has six two-baggers on the season. The veteran outfielder has little positive in his statistical ledger to lean on at this juncture. He's slashing just .236/.317/.292 in 33 games. Look elsewhere for fantasy intrigue. May 18 - 2:26 AM

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Austin Jackson went 1-for-4 and drove in a pair of runs on Friday as the Giants fell to the Pirates.

Jackson's two-out, two-run single tied the game briefly in the fourth inning, but would wind up being the extent of the Giants' offense in the ballgame. The veteran outfielder has struggled at the dish this season and is hitting just .222/.297/.256.
May 11 - 10:37 PM

Austin Jackson finished Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Dodgers with a single, a double and three RBI across four at-bats while posting a run scored.

Jackson entered the game with just three RBI, so his production at the plate was quite the surprise. Like most of his days as a pro his production also came with a couple of strikeouts. He is slashing just .214/.253/.243 and is only worth using in NL-only fantasy leagues at this point. Just be prepared for plenty of whiffs along the way.
Apr 29 - 4:17 AM

Austin Jackson finished hitless with three strikeouts in Tuesday's 1-0 loss in Arizona.

Jackson is a decent leadoff hitter at times, especially for his above-average speed. However, he strikes out a little bit too much for the liking of fantasy owners. He is slashing just .227/.255/.250, so he'll need to bump up those numbers if he is to be trusted outside of NL-only formats. The good news is he played the full game again and appears to be over the groin injury that hampered him last week.
Apr 18 - 1:39 AM

Austin Jackson (groin) went 1-for-5 with an RBI single in his return to action Saturday.

Jackson hadn't played since tweaking his groin Wednesday. He's hitting just .250/.282/.278 in his first nine games for the Giants.
Apr 15 - 8:19 AM

Austin Jackson was pulled in the seventh inning of Wednesday's loss to the Diamondbacks with groin tightness.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy told reporters that the removal was precautionary, and that they believe Jackson will be ready to play in the weekend series against the Padres. If you have Jackson in your fantasy starting lineup, you might wanna make sure he's still playing when Friday rolls around.
Apr 11 - 7:35 PM

Austin Jackson led off in Tuesday's game against Arizona and he finished 2-for-4 with a run scored, a walk and a stolen base.

Jackson has always had a little bit of speed and some pop but he strikes out a bit too much for a leadoff hitter. He should continue to see considerable playing time at the top of manager Bruce Bochy's lineup, but he is more of an NL-only fantasy option than someone to bother with in mixed play.
Apr 11 - 2:15 AM

Austin Jackson had a nice day at the dish in Sunday's Cactus League victory over the Padres, going 3-for-4 with a double.

Jackson delivered an RBI single during the Giants' five-run uprising in the first inning. He has been swinging an extremely hot bat so far in Arizona, hitting .400. On Sunday, he hit out of the leadoff spot in the Giants' lineup which is a place that he could see considerable time during the 2018 season.
Mar 11 - 10:52 PM

Giants president of baseball operations Brian Sabean said Tuesday that Austin Jackson will "probably not" be the club's everyday center fielder.

The Giants inked Jackson to a two-year, $6 million contract on Monday, but the club is keeping an open mind on his ultimate role. Sabean said they'll continue to monitor low-salary trade options and will also consider prospect outfielder Steven Duggar. Jackson slashed .318/.387/.482 with the Indians last season, but most of his production was against lefties and he's not the defender he once was. He's better off in a fourth outfielder or platoon role.
Jan 23 - 3:25 PM

Giants signed OF Austin Jackson to a two-year, $6 million contract.

He'll have an opportunity to earn an addition $2.5 million in incentives. Jackson made the Indians' Opening Day roster last season after having to settle for a minor league contract, and he wound up hitting a robust .318/.387/.482 over 318 plate appearances. The Athletic's Andrew Baggarly hears that the Giants plan on Jackson being their fourth outfielder, as they're still on the lookout for a defensive upgrade in center field.
Jan 22 - 8:49 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Giants have agreed to terms with Austin Jackson on a two-year, $6 million contract.

Heyman says the deal can be worth a total of $8.5 million if Jackson hits all of his incentives. Jackson had to settle for a minor league contract last winter after hitting just .260/.311/.361 over the previous three seasons, but he earned a multi-year deal after batting .318/.387/.482 in a part-time role with the Indians. The soon-to-be 31-year-old should handle the bulk of the at-bats in center field for the Giants, although he could eventually be pushed by Steven Duggar.
Jan 22 - 7:18 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Indians will meet Tuesday regarding free agent outfielder Austin Jackson.

Jackson quietly had a great 2017 with the Indians, batting .318/.387/.482 with seven homers and 35 RBI in 318 plate appearances. The 30-year-old would likely have at least a part-time role if he returns, but he could find a more appealing situation elsewhere.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 11:25:00 AM

Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Indians are interested in bringing back Austin Jackson "at the right price."

The 30-year-old outfielder had a career resurgence with the Tribe in 2017, slashing .318/.387/.482 with seven homers and 35 RBI in 318 plate appearances. Jackson earned just $1.5 million in Cleveland last year and will probably be seeking a raise this winter, even if it's on a one-year deal.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 11:17:00 PM

Austin Jackson went 2-for-5 with a key stolen base and two runs scored in Friday's extra-inning win over the Yankees.

He walked while leading off the bottom of the 13th inning, then stole second base on a very close play that survived a replay review. He came around to score on a Yan Gomes walkoff single. Jackson hit .318 with seven homers and 35 RBI in a part-time role with the Indians this season.
Fri, Oct 6, 2017 11:05:00 PM

Austin Jackson is starting in left field and batting seventh for the Indians in Friday's ALDS Game 2 versus the Yankees.

He's starting over Lonnie Chisenhall with the Yanks throwing southpaw CC Sabathia. Jason Kipnis is not only getting another start in center field but is also staying the No. 2 spot versus the left. The Indians' full lineup looks like this: Francisco Lindor SS, Kipnis CF, Jose Ramirez 2B, Edwin Encarnacion DH, Carlos Santana 1B, Jay Bruce RF, Jackson LF, Yan Gomes C, Giovanny Urshela 3B.
Fri, Oct 6, 2017 02:14:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Nick Hundley
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Alen Hanson
SS1Brandon Crawford
3B1Evan Longoria
2Pablo Sandoval
LF1Hunter Pence
2Mac Williamson
CF1Gorkys Hernandez
2Austin Jackson
RF1Andrew McCutchen
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Chris Stratton
5Derek Holland
6Andrew Suarez
7Dereck Rodriguez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Hunter Strickland
3Tony Watson
4Cory Gearrin
5Sam Dyson
6Will Smith
7Reyes Moronta
8Ty Blach
9Pierce Johnson
10Julian Fernandez