Austin Jackson

Austin Jackson

CF - CLE
Height: 6' 1"Weight: 205 lbsAge: 30Bats: RThrows: RCountry: USA

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HOU @ CLE
D. Keuchel #12
Tue, 4/25 6:10pm
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Projection (?) 1.7 pts

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Austin Jackson agrees to a minor league deal with the Indians on Wednesday

The soon-to-be 30-year-old signed a minor league deal that can earn up to $4MM worth of incentives in addition to his base. The Indians were seeking a replacement for Rajai Davis as a right-handed complement for Tyler Naquin in center field and Jackson could fill that role.

Fantasy Impact

Jackson spent the 2016 season with the White Sox but struggled at the plate for two months before he suffered a knee injury that ended his season. In 203 plate appearances, Jackson hit .254/.318/.343 with zero home runs, 18 RBI and two stolen bases. Jackson will have a chance to make the Opening Day roster and will provide insurance behind Michael Brantley (shoulder). His fantasy value is very limited and he will not be an option in season-long leagues but could present an low cost option in daily leagues if he is able to establish a role.

Dennis Sosic13 weeks ago
Austin Jackson will miss remainder of 2016 season

Jackson, who was batting .254 with 18 RBI through 54 games, will not return for the White Sox this season according to GM Rick Hahn. He underwent meniscus surgery on his left knee in June and since then has not made nearly enough progress to inspire a comeback effort this year.

Fantasy Impact

In the rare event you were holding out hope, now is the time to cut ties with Jackson as he will begin to focus solely on rehab until the 2016-17 season where he will once again be a free agent.

Sanni Mohammed-Haruna35 weeks ago
Austin Jackson could be traded

Ken Rosenthal of FOX sports recently said that the White Sox are currently "checking into possible trades" for the center fielder.

Fantasy Impact

Jackson, who has been out with a torn meniscus for the past five weeks, was batting only .254 in 204 plate appearances so far this season. If he ends up being moved to a team with more offensive prowess, be on the lookout for the potential turn-around that a new team and culture can sometimes inspire in players.

Sanni Mohammed-Haruna40 weeks ago
Austin Jackson hits second and does well on Tuesday

The White Sox jumped out to a 5-3 lead, but let that escape and lost 10-5 to the Nationals. Austin Jackson was given the opportunity to hit in the two-hole and had a decent game. He went 2-for-3 with two walks and two runs.

Fantasy Impact

Jackson has been on a tear lately. Over his last 15 games, he is slashing .346/.390/.442. He has scored seven runs and driven in six during that same span. His average is now up to .266. Jackson has limited value in yearly leagues, but if he continues to hit second for the White Sox he will be a great DFS asset.

Austin Jackson remains out with turf toe

Austin Jackson had his turf toe injury flare up over the weekend, and he's been sidelined since. He's considered day-to-day.

Fantasy Impact

The team would do well to give Jackson enough time to fully recover, and it's not clear if this will ultimately result in time on the disabled list. He's been off to a slow start this season, known more for his defense of late than his bat. He's posted an OPS of only .668 in 51 games.

Blaine Blontz47 weeks ago