Austin Jackson
OF FA
1 month ago

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

EDGE Analysis

Jackson heads to the bench for Game 1 of the ALDS while Jason Kipnis will draw the start in center as the Indians go up against right-hander Sonny Gray. Since the beginning of September, Jackson has finally gotten into a groove at the plate, slashing .320/.400/.427 with 19 runs and six RBI. He will likely record some quality time in the field during this series, but is the odd-man out for Thursday's opener with Kipnis, Lonnie Chisenhall and Jay Bruce set to man the outfield.

Austin Jackson
OF FA
2 months ago

Jackson went 2-for-3 with two runs, an RBI and a pair of walks in Cleveland's 10-1 victory over the White Sox on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran outfielder continues to have a career year at the dish, as his season slash line is up to .321/.390/.487 following this offensive display. If Michael Brantley (ankle) is unable to ramp up his activity enough to return from the disabled list in the coming days, Jackson seems to have produced a good enough resume to land a good number of innings during the Indians' postseason run.

Austin Jackson
OF FA
2 months ago

Jackson is out of the lineup Thursday against the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson has made the last five starts in left field for Cleveland, but will head to the bench in favor of Lonnie Chisenhall for the series finale. The outfielder may have only played in 83 games this year, but is in the midst of a career season for the Indians, owning a .318 batting average and .869 OPS.

Austin Jackson
OF FA
2 months ago

Jackson is out of the lineup Thursday against the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson retreats to the bench following five straight starts, going .476/.522/.571 at the plate during those games. In his place, Greg Allen will patrol center field while batting second in the lineup.

Austin Jackson
OF FA
2 months ago

Jackson went 2-for-5 with a double, one stolen base and two runs in Wednesday's win over the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Earlier in the month, it looked like Jackson was being squeezed for playing time due to the return of Lonnie Chisenhall (calf) and the expansion to 40-man rosters. However, the veteran outfielder seems to have played himself back into a routine role with his hot stretch of play. Jackson is 10-for-21 (.476) with two walks and seven runs over the team's last five games. He's hitting .320 with an .810 OPS through 50 at-bats this month, and owners should feel safe deploying him, even in weekly formats.

Austin Jackson
OF FA
2 months ago

Jackson went 4-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Getting the start in left field and hitting second against lefty Tyler Skaggs, Jackson kept the Cleveland offense humming with a barrage of singles. He's now slashing .311/.367/.422 in September with 10 runs in 12 games, and even without a full-time role he can contribute in deeper fantasy formats with those kinds of numbers.

Austin Jackson
OF FA
2 months ago

Jackson went 2-for-4 with a walk, one RBI and a pair of runs in Saturday's win over the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran outfielder boosted his impressive 2017 average to .307 while moving his OPS up to a career-high .859. Jackson continues to be a steady producer for the Tribe, and with only 16 games remaining this year, there's no reason to believe he's going to stop before season's end.

Austin Jackson
OF FA
2 months ago

Jackson is out of the lineup against the Royals on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson remains on the bench for the second straight contest, and fifth time out of the lineup in the past six games. Abraham Almonte will draw the start in center for the series opener while manager Terry Francona continues to switch it up in the outfield.

Austin Jackson
OF FA
2 months ago

Jackson is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Tigers, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Since Bradley Zimmer suffered a broken hand Sunday, manager Terry Francona has been mixing and matching in center field, with Jackson, Greg Allen and Tyler Naquin picking up starts at the position in three contests. Naquin will draw the honors Wednesday, but given his strong body of work this season, Jackson may still rank as Francona's preferred option at the position. All three players, however, could see their starting opportunities take a hit if Jason Kipnis (hamstring) is included in the outfield ranks upon being activated from the disabled list, perhaps as soon as Sunday.

Austin Jackson
OF FA
3 months ago

Jackson will start in left field and bat second Sunday against the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

Though he'll draw a start Sunday against Tigers lefty Chad Bell, Jackson looks as though he may be stuck on the weak side of a platoon in the outfield following Lonnie Chisenhall's (calf) activation from the 10-day disabled list two days earlier. Jackson sports an excellent .316/.380/.498 slash line across 237 plate appearances this season, but he's done the bulk of his damage against lefties and owns a more worldly .287/.331/.426 line versus right-handed pitching. By comparison, Chisenhall has been a righty killer, hitting .290/.351/.581 in those matchups this season.