Found November 01, 2011 on Lions Blog:
Tigers in contention are catcher Alex Avila and centerfielder Austin Jackson.

2011 Tigers Review – Austin Jackson

What’s his Grade – I give Austin Jackson a “C.”  This is probably higher then most people might have thought but buried in Jackson’s low batting average were some optimistic signs.  Yes, he only hit .249 (I wonder who could have predicted that) but he turned some of those doubles into home runs a little [...]

Austin Jackson Gets Award for Fielding

Tigers outfielder Austin Jackson did not win a Gold Glove Award this year, but he won a more relevant award.  He was voted the top center fielder on the Fielding Bible All Defensive Team for 2011.  The Fielding Bible awards are selected by a diverse group including statisticians, Baseball Info Solutions Video Scouts who study every game, sports writers, former MLB outfielder Doug Glanville and

Avila wins Silver Slugger

Alex Avila won the American League's Silver Slugger award for catchers Wednesday night, ending a two-day losing streak for the Tigers. Avila and Austin Jackson lost on out on Gold Gloves on Tuesday, while Miguel Cabrera, Jhonny Peralta and Victor Martinez were losing finalists for Silver Slugger awards. Avila went from a backup catcher to starting in the All-Star Game at the...

Tigers Austin Jackson, Alex Avila shut out of AL Gold Gloves

In one vote announced Tuesday, Austin Jackson of the Tigers was selected as this season's best defensive centerfielder in the major leagues. The Fielding Bible put him on its 2011 all-defensive team. In another vote Tuesday, Jackson wasn't selected as the best defensive centerfielder in the American League.

Player Reviews and Tiger Trivia

This week I plan on doing a review of each of the Tigers.  I’m going to take a little bit of a different approach so be sure to give me some feedback on what you like and don’t like.  First up will be Austin Jackson.  Look for him tomorrow or Tuesday. Also, I’m doing some [...]

Batting Jackson

Kurt Mensching makes the case for Austin Jackson batting at the bottom of the order. As I’ve alluded to, he shouldn’t be expected to hit 300. Nor 250, I would guess. I find it perfectly reasonable to expect the line drive rate to go up a bit. Given his history and minor league numbers, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the BABIP go up along side it. And if he can do that and maintain...

Tigers shut out in Gold Glove balloting

Tigers catcher Alex Avila and centerfielder Austin Jackson were finalists in their positions, but lost out to Baltimore's Matt Wieters and Boston's Jacoby Ellsbury, respectively.

Avila, Jackson Gold Glove finalists; not Peralta

Two Tigers could be announced as American League Gold Glove winners tonight -- Alex Avila at catcher and Austin Jackson in centerfield. But the Tigers' Jhonny Peralta won't win the Gold Glove at shortstop despite making only seven errors.

Tigers Come Up Short in Gold Glove

No Tigers won a gold glove this year despite the fact that one was very deserving and another you could have made a major argument for.  Matt Wieters won at catcher and while I can live with that I do think Alex Avila has a great season behind the plate. WAR doesn’t really spell it [...]

American League Silver Slugger Predictions

Tonight (11/2/11), the Silver Sluggers will be announced at 7 PM EST. Yesterday, I announced who my picks should be for the National League – now onto the Junior Circuit. Catcher: Alex Avila (Detroit Tigers) Stat Line: .295/.389/.506 (143 OPS+), 33 2B, 19 HR, 82 RBI Alex Avila enjoyed a break-out season for the American League Central champion Tigers. The all-star hit finished...

Biblical Fielders

The Fielding Bible awards are out.  Brett Gardner and Austin Jackson both won in the outfield, both products of the Yankees system.
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