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16 Austin Jackson CF

Seattle Mariners

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
76%56%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
5974.256477120
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014SEA1545977115344747144206.308.347.256

Player Updates

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Mariners experimenting with Rickie Weeks in leadoff spot
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Mariners outfielder Rickie Weeks is leading off for the team Wednesday, with regular leadoff man Austin Jackson sliding to the No. 2 spot, and manager Lloyd McClendon could use Weeks atop the lineup at times this season, MLB.com reports.

"I like Rickie as a leadoff hitter, too," McClendon said Wednesday. "Austin led off yesterday, Rickie is leading off today. I’m just playing with things. That’s all."

McClendon indicated that both players have different strengths that could be a fit atop the lineup.

"Every player is different. They all have their strengths and weaknesses," McClendon said. "Rickie has close to 3,000 at-bats in the leadoff spot and 100 home runs. There’s a lot to like about him there. Austin is a speed guy that hits a lot of triples and doubles. They both bring a lot to the table."

Weeks is expected to split time in left field with Dustin Ackley this season.

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Mariners' McClendon: Fewer games for Austin Jackson in 2015
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

Don't expect for Mariners outfielder Austin Jackson to play 154 games in 2015. 

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon is hoping to keep Jackson fresh for the entire season and doesn't want to burn him out. After only sitting out eight games a year ago with both the Tigers and the Mariners, McClendon is expecting for Jackson to play in fewer games during the upcoming season. 

"He played 154 games last year; that's too many for a center fielder with his frame," McClendon said, per MLB.com. "It wears you down. We're going to do our best to knock that number down a bit."

In his five-year career, Jackson has hit .274. Jackson played 100 games for the Tigers in 2014 before being dealt to the Mariners, in the middle of a game against the White Sox, just before the MLB trade deadline. 

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Mariners to give Austin Jackson regular rest in 2015
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon expects to rest outfielder Austin Jackson "at least once a week" during the 2015 season, MLB.com reports.

The Mariners started Jackson in every game in August and September after being acquired in a three-team deal at the trading deadline, and he hit just .229/.267/.260 in 223 at-bats with his new team after posting a .730 OPS with the Tigers before the trade.

"He didn't play as well as he could have when he came over from an offensive standpoint, but I think he won a lot of games with his defense," McClendon said. "He's a better player from the offensive side of the ball than he showed in September. We probably played him a little bit more than we should have down the stretch, because I just had so much confidence in his defense. I think he's the type of player that probably needs a game off to stay strong throughout the year. You look at his frame and he's such a greyhound. The grind can get to him a little at times. So I would suspect that we'd rest him at least once a week."

Jackson's struggles with the Mariners led to the worst offensive numbers of his career. He believes making adjustmets to his approach at Safeco Field will boost his production at the plate.

"Any field you play on, you've got to make adjustments with how you're hitting," Jackson said. "The best thing there is trying to stay out of the air. A lot of balls get run down. You want to hit line drives and put it on the ground as much as possible."

Already a valuable asset for his defense, Jackson has hit .274/.336/.402 during his five-year career.

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Mariners' Austin Jackson looking to bounce back in 2015
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

After being acquired by the Mariners at the trade deadline last season, outfielder Austin Jackson struggled to produce for the Mariners. In 54 games, Jackson hit .229 and Jackson said the trade affected his playing ability, reports The News Tribune.

"Not making excuses, but I think getting traded and trying to get used to the travel and the sleep - those things affect your play on the field," Jackson said.

By starting the season in Seattle, Jackson said he hopes to avoid the distractions from last season and he's looking to return to his old form.

"Hopefully, getting started here and staying here, those distractions won't be there," Jackson said.

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Report: Mariners, Austin Jackson agree to $7.7-million deal
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

The Mariners have avoided arbitration with outfielder Austin Jackson by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $7.7 million, the Seattle Times reports.

The team was able to avoid arbitration with five players in all Friday by agreeing to the terms of one-year contracts for each player. First basman Logan Morrison is scheduled to make $2.725 million with incentives for reaching 500 and 600 plate appearances. Outfielder Dustin Ackley will take in $2.6 million as well as another $50,000 bonus for reaching 500 plate appearances.

Outfielder Justin Ruggiano, who was acquired from the Cubs earlier this offseason, will make $2.5 million and can earn another $20,000 if he reaches 375 plate appearances. Pitcher Charlie Furbush will earn $1.3 million.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Center Fielders 12 13 50.37
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs L.A. Angels49120 .304 .245 .245
vs Rasmus (Career)200000
vs RHP4201003 .288 .333 .238
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
9/22@TOR4110000
9/23@TOR3000010
9/24@TOR4000000
9/25@TOR5000000
9/26LAA4010001
9/27LAA5000110
9/28LAA4020000
Two Week Schedule
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10:05 pm
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4:05 pm
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@Oak
4:05 pm
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@LAD
10:10 pm
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Tex
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Fantasy Points by Week
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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2010DET15161810318144147170276 .345 .400 .293
2011DET15359190147104556181225 .317 .374 .249
2012DET137543103163166667134129 .377 .479 .300
2013DET1295529915012495212984 .337 .417 .272
2014DET-SEA1545977115344747144206 .308 .347 .256
Total 7242901466794462482697588930 .336 .402 .274
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2010DETOF149140398383962 .985
2011DETOF152142390379833 .992
2012DETOF137135345339511 .997
2013DETOF129127307300521 .993
2014DET-SEAOF154151388378462 .985
Total  7216951828177931189 .990
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2010DET341024733445
2011DET22112213144311
2012DET291026032209
2013DET307230334012
2014DET-SEA306207912015
Total 145441165212316752
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2011DET1141681471911 .327 .317 .195
2012DET13509141471600 .368 .460 .280
2013DET1142390351810 .298 .238 .214
Total 351331831211195321 .333 .346 .233
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2005 R-Yankees4014832451120141826112 .374 .405 .304
2006 A-Charleston13453590139245447611513712 .340 .346 .260
2007AAA-Scranton-Wb132110002210 .600 .667 .333
2007 A-Tampa67258538915610342248135 .398 .566 .345
2007 A-Charleston6023533611613252459196 .336 .374 .260
2008 AA-Trenton1315207514833596956113196 .354 .419 .285
2009AAA-Scranton-Wilkes Barr1325046715123946540123244 .354 .405 .300
2012AAA-Toledo Mud Hens280100001201 .222 .125 .125
2013AAA-Toledo Mud Hens3131300011500 .286 .231 .231
Total 5702224353638123283025522552912436 .352 .408 .287
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/203
Birthdate:
2/1/1987
Age:
28
Hometown:
Denton, TX
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Seattle Mariners
College:
No College
MLB Experience:
5
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