AUSTIN JACKSON RUMORS

Tigers move Austin Jackson in lineup, make Ian Kinsler their leadoff hitter

The Tigers have made second baseman Ian Kinsler their leadoff hitter, bumping center fielder Austin Jackson down to the fifth slot in the lineup, MLB.com’s Jason Beck writes in his latest column. Since joining the Tigers in December 2009 in a three-way trade with the Diamondbacks and Yankees, Jackson has taken 2,554 of his 2,574 career plate appearances (99.2 percent) out of the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers notes: Austin Jackson thriving in new batting order spot

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Detroit Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson is wearing out pitchers consistently, and batting .483 halfway through the Grapefruit League season. He's never looked more balanced at the plate in four previous seasons, and credits that with his effectiveness. "When you don't have that balance," Jackson said, "you rush to the hitting position...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: who is most likely to flop?

Last week, I looked at three x-factors for the 2014 Detroit Tigers. Now, it’s time to examine the likely 25-man roster and determine three players that have the biggest potential to flop in 2014. As in the last article I’ll nominate one player from each position group (offense, starting pitching, and bullpen). Caveat: by no means am I saying that these three players will all...
Via isportsweb.com
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Austin Jackson can dunk a basketball with ease (Video)

Detroit Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson is a tremendous athlete. Baseball America named him the best 12-year-old baseball player in the nation in 1999 and the best 15-year-old player a few years later. Coming out of high school, Jackson was also a top-ranked point guard prospect after averaging 22.5 points per game as a junior. […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss
LET'S GET PHYSICAL

Austin Jackson does push-ups after steal

One of the biggest weaknesses of the Detroit Tigers’ lineup is their inability to play small ball.  They have a few players who should be able to manufacture runs by stealing and taking an extra base, but they rarely do.  Austin Jackson is a guy who should easily steal north of twenty bases a year, but he has seven. So when Jackson stole second Monday against John Lackey and...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Tigers’ Austin Jackson not close to returning

Detroit Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson is recovering from a hamstring injury that landed him on the disabled list earlier this month. Unfortunately for Jackson and the Tigers, he told reporters – including Lynn Henning of The Detroit News – that he’s not going to return anytime soon. Jackson threw on Friday, and he’s also preparing to hit a baseball from...
Via MLB Injury News
May 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Austin Jackson’s star rises

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...
Via isportsweb.com
April 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: time to extend Austin Jackson is now

Due to the Detroit Tigers’ spendthrift habits of late on the free agent market it seems as though they are at a crossroads with budding star Austin Jackson. In my opinion, it is time to extend Jackson on a long-term deal before the price tag gets too high. Recent players to get such deals include the Cardinals’ Allen Craig and Chicago’s Chris Sale. As for Jackson, he recently...
Via isportsweb.com
March 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers rumors: Torii Hunter time

Your newest member of the Detroit Tigers is Torii Hunter! Or at least that’s my best guess at this point. Some people who are ‘in the know’ have indicated that Hunter is most likely going to land with the Tigers or the Texas Rangers. Hunter is 37 (turns 38 in July) and will likely get a 2-year contract, wherever he lands, for approximately $10M/year. Hunter says, “It’s...
Via isportsweb.com
November 13, 2012  |  2 Comments
CATCH A TIGER

Austin Jackson saves the game for Detroit

Austin Jackson of the Detroit Tigers is one of the best fielders in baseball, yet he doesn't get talked about all the much for making extraordinary catches. Well in Thursday's Tigers-Blue Jays matinee, Jackson made one. In the tenth inning of a 2-2 game and Mike McCoy on second base, Toronto rookie Anthony Gose hit a sinking line drive to the right center field gap. Jackson...
Via The Outside Corner
August 23, 2012  |  Discuss
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