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Austin Jackson | Outfielder | #16

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (31) / 2/1/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 8 (0) / NYY
Contract: view contract details
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Austin Jackson went 3-for-4 with an RBI single and two runs scored Friday against the Marlins.
Jackson had two singles and a double. He’s now batting .472 (17-for-36) with two homers, three doubles, and nine RBI in 12 games since joining the Mets. It’s quite the change of pace from the .242/.309/.295 batting he had over 165 plate appearances with the Giants this season. The Mets are giving Jackson regular at-bats in center field, but he’s more of a NL-only league option. Aug 10 - 10:11 PM

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Austin Jackson finished 3-for-5 with three RBI in the Mets' defeat of the Reds on Wednesday.

Jackson opened the afternoon's scoring with an RBI double off Robert Stephenson in the bottom of the second inning before adding an RBI single in the bottom of the fifth and another RBI double in the bottom of the eighth. He's been playing excellent ball since signing with the Mets in late July, but the regression monster figures to show up eventually.
Aug 8 - 3:42 PM

Austin Jackson went 2-for-4 with a walk in a win over the Pirates on Sunday.

There wasn't much offense to be found in this one -- a 1-0 victory by the Mets -- but Jackson was able to reach three times. With a .248/.318/.301 line over 153 at-bats in 2018, you shouldn't expect to see him do this many more times over the final two-plus months of the season.
Jul 29 - 4:52 PM

Mets signed OF Austin Jackson to a one-year contract.

Jackson will replenish some depth with Yoenis Cespedes (heels) and Jay Bruce (hip) sidelined and Jose Bautista likely to be traded. The veteran outfielder has batted an ugly .242/.309/.295 in 59 games this season.
Jul 27 - 4:02 PM

Jon Heyman of Fancred reports that the Mets have signed Austin Jackson.

Multiple others are reporting that it will be a major league contract. With Yoenis Cespedes (heels) and Juan Lagares (foot) done for the season and Jay Bruce (hip) still sidelined, the Mets are running short on outfield depth. Jackson has batted only .242/.309/.295 in 59 games this season.
Jul 27 - 11:11 AM

Jon Heyman of Fancred reports that the Giants and Red Sox have interest in free agent outfielder Austin Jackson.

The Giants just traded the veteran outfielder to the Rangers in a salary dump a couple of weeks ago, but they have interest in bringing him back into the fold. As for the Red Sox, Jackson would be nothing more than a depth signing, though team president Dave Dombrowski does have a working relationship with Jackson from their days together in Detroit.
Jul 22 - 4:32 PM

Rangers released OF Austin Jackson.

It had been their intention all along after acquiring Jackson last week from the Giants in a salary dump. The veteran outfielder will look to latch on elsewhere, on what will probably have to be a minor league deal at this point.
Jul 14 - 3:33 PM

Jon Heyman of Fancred reports that the Rangers will place Austin Jackson on release waivers on Saturday.

The 31-year-ol was acquired from the Giants in what was essentially a salary dump last week. He'll pass through waivers unclaimed and become a free agent. Jackson was hitting just .242/.309/.295 in 165 plate appearances with the Giants.
Jul 13 - 9:46 PM

Rangers designated OF Austin Jackson for assignment.

Texas just acquired Jackson from the Giants on Sunday as part of a three-player deal. He did not appear in a game for the team. The 31-year-old outfielder was batting just .242/.309/.295 through 165 plate appearances this season with San Francisco and will likely pass through waivers unclaimed because he's owed around $4.5 million through the end of next year.
Jul 11 - 12:24 PM

Rangers acquired OF Austin Jackson, RHPs Cody Gearrin and RHP Jason Bahr and cash from the Giants for a player to be named later or cash.

Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News says that the Rangers have told Jackson to hold off on reporting to the club, as it sounds like they could flip him to another team or release him. In other words, this deal was about Texas absorbing Jackson's salary in order to add a solid reliever and pitching prospect. Jackson is batting only .242/.309/.295 this season and is still owed roughly $4.5 million through the end of next year.
Jul 8 - 1:15 PM

Austin Jackson went 2-for-4 with two doubles, a walk and a run scored in Thursday's 12-inning loss to the Rockies.

With the two doubles, Jackson now has six two-baggers on the season. The veteran outfielder has little positive in his statistical ledger to lean on at this juncture. He's slashing just .236/.317/.292 in 33 games. Look elsewhere for fantasy intrigue.
May 18 - 2:26 AM

Austin Jackson went 1-for-4 and drove in a pair of runs on Friday as the Giants fell to the Pirates.

Jackson's two-out, two-run single tied the game briefly in the fourth inning, but would wind up being the extent of the Giants' offense in the ballgame. The veteran outfielder has struggled at the dish this season and is hitting just .222/.297/.256.
May 11 - 10:37 PM

Austin Jackson finished Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Dodgers with a single, a double and three RBI across four at-bats while posting a run scored.

Jackson entered the game with just three RBI, so his production at the plate was quite the surprise. Like most of his days as a pro his production also came with a couple of strikeouts. He is slashing just .214/.253/.243 and is only worth using in NL-only fantasy leagues at this point. Just be prepared for plenty of whiffs along the way.
Apr 29 - 4:17 AM

Austin Jackson finished hitless with three strikeouts in Tuesday's 1-0 loss in Arizona.

Jackson is a decent leadoff hitter at times, especially for his above-average speed. However, he strikes out a little bit too much for the liking of fantasy owners. He is slashing just .227/.255/.250, so he'll need to bump up those numbers if he is to be trusted outside of NL-only formats. The good news is he played the full game again and appears to be over the groin injury that hampered him last week.
Apr 18 - 1:39 AM

Austin Jackson (groin) went 1-for-5 with an RBI single in his return to action Saturday.

Jackson hadn't played since tweaking his groin Wednesday. He's hitting just .250/.282/.278 in his first nine games for the Giants.
Apr 15 - 8:19 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Kevin Plawecki
3Travis d'Arnaud
1B1Wilmer Flores
2B1Jeff McNeil
2T.J. Rivera
SS1Amed Rosario
2Jose Reyes
3Jack Reinheimer
3B1Todd Frazier
2David Wright
LF1Michael Conforto
2Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Brandon Nimmo
2Austin Jackson
3Juan Lagares
RF1Jay Bruce
2Jose Bautista
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Steven Matz
4Jason Vargas
5Zack Wheeler
6Corey Oswalt
7Rafael Montero
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Anthony Swarzak
2Robert Gsellman
3Seth Lugo
4Jerry Blevins
5Drew Smith
6Tyler Bashlor
7Bobby Wahl
8Paul Sewald
9Tim Peterson
10A.J. Ramos