Austin Jackson – In 2012, Jackson had an .856 OPS and a 5.5 WAR. Those numbers dropped to .754 and 3.4 last season.
We already know the x-factors for the Tigers – Nick Castellanos, Ian Kinsler and Drew Smyly.
Austin Jackson has already bounced around the batting order a bit at spring training, hitting fifth, sixth and even fourth for the Detroit Tigers.
What Ausmus has revealed of the batting order looks quite different from what the lineup looked like in 2013.
After about an hour of swinging, Jackson bet Hunter that he could dunk.
Hunter in his prime was known to be a high flyer in the outfield and most memorably for me is when he robbed Barry Bonds of a home run in the All-Star game.
Porcello will get $8.5 million in 2014, Jackson will earn $6 million, and Dirks will receive $1.625 million.
In 2011, Kemp hit .324 with 39 home runs and 126 RBIs.
Instead of being the first hitter of the game to try and pick apart the opposing pitcher, Jackson got to watch seven other guys do it first, and he said it helped.
Austin Jackson was dropped from first to eighth in the batting order, and suddenly the Boston Red Sox couldn’t get him out.