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16 Austin Jackson CF

Seattle Mariners

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
51%27%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
350.200050
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014SEA1545977115344747144206.308.347.256
2015SEA93557002701.243.229.200

Player Updates

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Mariners center fielder Austin Jackson out of the lineup Monday
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

Mariners center fielder Austin Jackson will get the day off Monday, as Seattle will move Dustin Ackley to center and bat him lead off, the team announced.

Jackson started the first six games of the season in center for Seattle and hit .231 with a double in 28 plate appearances. Ackley is hitting .235 with 12 home runs in 484 plate appearances while batting lead off in his career.

The Dodgers are currently the favorites (-123) over the Mariners Monday.

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Mariners' Austin Jackson knows importance of lead-off role
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

Mariners outfielder Austin Jackson knows how important it is for him to reach base in the lead-off role, reports MLB.com.

"The main focus for me at the top of the order obviously is to get on base for those guys," said the 28-year-old. "You have guys capable of changing the game with one swing, so anything I can do to get on base is just going to be a plus."

Jackson hit .256 last season with 47 RBI and 20 stolen bases in stints between Seattle and Detroit.

"It's just about being comfortable and really just being fearless with it. That's the mindset," said Jackson. "You can't worry about getting thrown out or anything that's going to cause you to not get the best jump. It's them putting it in my head that if you think you can get it, try. You're never going to steal a base if you don't try."

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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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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Center Fielders 29 13 32.79
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Anderson (Career)1010 .100.100.100
vs LHP1440 .286 .286 .286
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
4/8LAA5010000
4/10@OAK3020010
4/11@OAK6110000
4/12@OAK4100010
4/13@LAD0000000
4/14@LAD5110000
4/15@LAD4100000
Two Week Schedule
APRIL
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
5
6
LAA
W4-1
7
LAA
L0-2
8
LAA
L3-5
9
10
@Oak
L0-12
11
@Oak
W5-4
12
@Oak
W8-7
13
@LAD
L5-6
14
@LAD
L5-6
15
@LAD
L2-5
16
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Tex
10:10 pm
Tickets
18
Tex
9:10 pm
Tickets
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
2015SEA93557002701 .243 .229 .200
Total 7332936471801462482717658931 .335 .400 .273
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2010DETOF149140398383962 .985
2011DETOF152142390379833 .992
2012DETOF137135345339511 .997
2013DETOF129127307300521 .993
2014DET-SEAOF154151388378462 .985
2015SEAOF982119110 .952
Total  7307031849179832199 .990
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2010DET341024733445
2011DET22112213144311
2012DET291026032209
2013DET307230334012
2014DET-SEA306207912015
2015SEA10800000
Total 146441173212316752
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:
6
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