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Seattle Mariners: Areas of concern

At 16-20, the Seattle Mariners are 7.5 games back of the Houston Astros in the American League West and 4.5 games out of the wild card race. With the vast majority of the season still in front of them, let’s examine which three areas the Mariners must improve in if they wish to get back into contention in the American League. 1. Center Field The Mariners have not been getting...
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May 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: The effect of the top of the order

Austin Jackson, Seth Smith, and Justin Ruggiano have been the primary 1-2 hitters in the Seattle Mariners lineup. Jackson usually starts in center field, and while he primarily hits leadoff, he’s also been hitting from the #2 spot. Smith and Ruggiano usually split playing time as they operate in the platoon system, meaning that Smith (who bats left) generally starts against right...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Projecting the Starting Lineup

1. Austin Jackson Jackson was acquired at the trade deadline in the three-team deal that sent David Price from the Tampa Bay Rays to the Detroit Tigers. Jackson is one of the top defensive outfielders in all of baseball, but his above average hitting sometimes gets overlooked. He struggled mightily at times after arriving in Seattle last July. Look for Jackson to bounce back and...
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Austin Jackson Traded Mid-Inning, Leaves Field To Standing Ovation (Video)

Outfielder Austin Jackson won’t ever forget where he was or what he was doing the moment he learned he was traded. Jackson was traded to the Seattle Mariners as part of a three-team deal that brought David Price to the Detroit Tigers just minutes before the 4 p.m. EST trade deadline. The only problem with the blockbuster trade, though, was that Jackson was a little preoccupied...
Via NESN.com
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Following David Price Trade, Tigers Take Austin Jackson Out In Middle Of Inning

Austin Jackson was part of three-team trade that sent David Price to the Detroit Tigers at the end of the trade deadline. Instead of having Jackson finish out the 7th inning Thursday against the White Sox, the team replaced the soon-to-be Seattle Mariners center fielder for Rajai Davis with one out in the inning. The post Following David Price Trade, Tigers Take Austin Jackson Out...
Via Diehardsport
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Silver lining? Not for Tigers' Jackson

Now you can't judge a suit by its cover, either. Tigers right fielder Austin Jackson proved that Thursday at Comerica Park, where he loudly showed off the unique lining of his suit coat before an afternoon game at Comerica Park. Teammate J.D. Martinez captured the moment on video and posted it on Instagram.   Hopefully for the Tigers, Jackson's bat can live up to all that suit-coat bravado.
Via Fox Sports Detroit
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Jackson finds a new home in the middle of the batting order

Austin Jackson has gone from setting tables to cleaning tables. The Detroit Tigers' center fielder batted leadoff the first four years of his career, but is hitting either fifth or sixth this season. It's a change that came after he hit eighth in the last three games of the 2013 ALCS to shake an awful slump. That move was born out of desperation, but it was the beginning of Jackson...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
April 30, 2014  |  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. I'm just trying to keep...
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
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