Latest Update Austin Jackson went 1-for-4 with a walk, two stolen bases, and a run scored in the Mariners victory over the Phillies Tuesday. Tue Aug, 19, 10:33 PM
A superb all-round athlete with good size, he can fly around the bases, has great range in the outfield with a good glove and hits for a good average. Has a solid arm and some home-run power.
Flaws: : Swings at too many bad pitches, leading to big strikeout totals. As a result, he has had to shorten his swing so he may not produce as much power as a result. Should steal more but is hesitant on the bases.
Heading into Tuesday's action, Jackson was hitting a mere .227 with just two extra-base hits and five RBI since joining the Mariners as he continues to have a down season. However, he was able to flash some speed for the first time since being dealt, so hopefully now he will be used more often on the base paths to give his fantasy owners at least a little something to be happy about down the stretch. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Jackson hasn't exactly been the dynamic leadoff hitter the Mariners were craving when they made their deal as he's batting just .254 with a .290 OBP and three stolen bases since joining them on August 1. In fact, he's been noting but a disappointment once again to his fantasy owners as all that preseason hype about an increase in steals with the departure of Jim Leyland never came to fruition and the move to Seattle has been lateral at best. There's obviously still time to turn around the second half, but don;t count on him living up to those early-season expectations even for just a month's time.Analyst: Howard Bender
He went into the game completely owning John Danks for his career and continued that domination by going two for three with three RBIs vs him today. His fantasy value took a hit when he got traded to the Mariners, but at least he's playing everyday and is still a good source for runs scored.Analyst: Mark Kaplan
AJax has multiple hits now in seven straight games and 10 of his last 11. Jackson's hot hitting goes beyond that as he is hitting .317 (32-for-101) over his last 25 games after going through a two-plus month cold stretch. Analyst: Michael Pichan