Austin Jackson CF/RF/DH CWS 6 days ago

Jackson went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's 10-1 blowout win over Toronto.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Batting ninth in the order didn't stop Jackson from picking up a team-leading three hits as the White Sox abused Blue Jays pitching all night. The speedy outfielder finds himself at the bottom of the lineup almost every time out, so it's not surprising that this was only his second multi-hit game of the season.

Austin Jackson CF/RF/DH CWS 3 weeks ago

Jackson is not in the lineup Thursday against Minnesota, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Jackson had started each of the last four games in center field, but he'll give way to Adam Eaton as the Sox go up against Minnesota's Ervin Santana. J.B. Shuck will shift over to right field, while Melky Cabrera gets the nod in left.

Austin Jackson CF/RF/DH CWS 3 weeks ago

Jackson is leading off Saturday against the Indians, the Chicago Tribune's Paul Sullivan reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With Adam Eaton getting the day off, Jackson moves from ninth to first in the White Sox's lineup Saturday. He has earned the bump in the order with Eaton out, as he is getting on base at a .357 clip and is 1-for-1 on stolen-base attempts to start the season.

Austin Jackson CF/RF/DH CWS 4 weeks ago

Jackson is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the A's.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Jackson was the starting center fielder and No. 9 hitter in each of Chicago's first three games, going 3-for-10 with an RBI. Adam Eaton will slide over to center field Thursday, flanked by J.B. Shuck and Avisail Garcia. Jackson's spot in the lineup should be safe against lefties, but he may lose some at-bats to Shuck against right-handers.

Austin Jackson CF/RF/DH CWS 1 month ago

Jackson went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, his first of the spring, Tuesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The home run was only Jackson's third hit through his first week of Cactus League play. He may have some rust after signing late in the process, but hopefully that wears off before the regular season begins. Jackson could actually play a more prominent role in the outfield than initially expected if corner outfielders Avisail Garcia and Melky Cabrera fill the now-vacant DH spot.

Austin Jackson CF/RF/DH CWS 2 months ago

Jackson will play his first Cactus League game with the White Sox on Sunday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Jackson, signed a week ago, needed a little bit of time to get ready before playing in his first exhibition game. He will serve as the White Sox's center fielder in this one while Adam Eaton continues to DH.

Austin Jackson CF/RF/DH CWS 2 months ago

Manager Robin Ventura said Jackson will primarily start against left-handed starting pitchers, and he could start against righties as well, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The White Sox already had an above-average centerfielder in Adam Eaton, but Jackson's arrival pushes Eaton to a corner and the team's two corner outfielders to part-time DH duty. However, this shifting will appear to be driven by handedness and matchups. Jackson will not begin to play in competitive games for another 10 days, but he should have plenty of time to play himself into shape.

Austin Jackson CF/RF/DH CWS 2 months ago

Jackson arrived to White Sox spring training camp Monday but will not be ready for game-action for another 10 days, Dan Hayes of Whitesox Insider reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Jackson, who signed a one-year, $5 million contract on Sunday, participated in his first workout for the Whitesox Monday. Because he signed so late in the offseason, he hasn't been preparing with a big-league club on his normal schedule and as a result, the Whitesox want to give him at least 10 ten days to prepare him for game-action. Jackson is in the prime of his career at age 29 and his career .273 average should give the Whitesox great versatility in the outfield and at the plate.

Austin Jackson CF/RF/DH CWS 2 months ago

Jackson signed a one-year, $5 million deal with the White Sox on Sunday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Heyman also notes that Jackson chose the White Sox because he wanted to play center field primarily, instead of left, which is curious given that Adam Eaton is well entrenched there. Eaton's OPS in 2015 against lefties was about 200 points lower than with righties, while Jackson has favorable splits in the other direction, so there could be a situation where Jackson steps in for Eaton against left-handed starters. Jackson also had 22 appearances in right field during 2015, so he could sub in for Avisail Garcia on occasion.

Austin Jackson CF/RF/DH CWS 7 months ago

Jackson is in the lineup for Game 2 of the Cubs' NLDS matchup with the Cardinals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Jackson will get the start Saturday with the Cubs employing a lineup heavy on right-handed hitters against Cardinals southpaw Jaime Garcia. Jackson will man left field and hit sixth Saturday afternoon.