Austin Jackson

Austin Jackson

Height: 6' 1"Weight: 205 lbsAge: 31Country: USA

2018 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
Draft Rank (ECR) H #209
Best / Worst #126 / #383
ADP #619




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Austin Jackson up to .500 for spring

With about five Giants' outfielders currently hitting over .300, it's a competitive spring. Jackson went 2-for-2 on Saturday to raise his average to .500.

Fantasy Impact

Jackson has been said to be the Giants' fourth outfielder by both the GM and VP. He may be the starting centerfielder, but he'll be moving around and sharing with somebody.

Doug Brown2 weeks ago
Austin Jackson signs to Giants

Austin Jackson moves to the Giants on Tuesday. This could be a good move for Jackson. While GM Bobby Evans and Executive Vice President, Brian Sabean, both called Jackson a great addition as depth, and an excellent fourth outfielder, Jackson should still amass more than the 280 ABs he got with Cleveland last year. In 2017 Jackson hit .318 with seven HRs and three SBs. The Giants have Hunter Pence and Andrew McCutchen pencilled into left and right, respectively. That leaves the question, who is playing center? Many sites suggest the Giants are all in on their 24-year-old minor leaguer, Steven Duggar, to handle center. Last year Duggar moved from A League to AAA and amassed a .262 average. Between the 34-year-old Pence, the new 31-year-old right fielder, McCutchen, and the rookie Duggar, Jackson should see maybe 400 ABs.

Fantasy Impact

Austin Jackson will likely see an uptick of playing time with the Giants this year. He's a good hitter, and the Giants have only rookie Steven Duggar as competition in center.

Doug Brown8 weeks ago
Austin Jackson to 10-day DL

Austin Jackson has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a toe injury.

Fantasy Impact

Jackson was off to a nice start, posting an .853 OPS, but his limited playing time had him outside of fantasy relevance. This is a bigger deal for the Indians than fantasy owners.

Blaine Blontz46 weeks ago
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 Sosic1 year 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.