Aug 15, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Seattle Mariners center fielder Austin Jackson (16) rounds the bases after his home run against the Boston Red Sox during the eighth inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports
Austin Jackson – Hot
The Mariners’ center fielder strung together a great week at the plate. Austin Jackson went 10 for 26, good for a .385 batting average. AJ contributed 4 doubles, 1 home run, 4 RBI and 2 stolen bases. As per usual, Jackson played a stellar center field defensively.
The 28-year-old is hitting .259 on the season with 7 home runs and 33 RBI. AJ has collected 17 doubles and tripled twice across 370 at bats in 2015. Jackson has flashed some impressive wheels this season, swiping a team high 15 bags.
Jackson is an impending free agent, and he is playing for a contract in 2015. Based on his performance thus far, I highly doubt he nets a long-term deal worth mucho dollars. However, there are likely some clubs that will attribute his decrease in production to the spacious confines of Safeco Field. I have no problem with Seattle resigning A-Jax to a short-term deal, but I do not believe that is going to happen.
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