Found April 17, 2013 on isportsweb.com:
PLAYERS: Austin Jackson
TEAMS: Detroit Tigers
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With Detroit Tigers centerfielder Austin Jackson, it’s all becoming quite clear now just who he is. Sometimes you watch a young player develop and you can’t make heads or tails of what to expect from one year to the next. Jackson was initially such a case. As a rookie he smoked line drives all over the field on his way to a .293 average. He did this even though he struck out 170 times. His strong offensive season was fueled by a .396 batting average on balls in play (BABIP). Austin Jackson In his 2nd season Jackson toiled most of the year as his strikeout rate increased to 27.1% of his at-bats and he was a little less lucky in the BABIP department (although still above league average) with a .340 mark. Jackson K’d 181 times in 2011 at the top of the Tigers’ lineup and caused unrest among fans and concern on the part of management. Changes were imminent with Jackson’s approach but the results are never a given in his line of work. He busted his tail during the 2011-12 offseason with ...
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