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Austin Jackson

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 19: Austin Jackson #14 of the Detroit Tigers walks to the dugout against the Boston Red Sox during Game Six of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park on October 19, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Caputo: Three Players The Tigers Need To Have Bounce Back Seasons

Austin Jackson – In 2012, Jackson had an .856 OPS and a 5.5 WAR. Those numbers dropped to .754 and 3.4 last season.

97.1 The Ticket–03/14/2014

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 22: Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers scrambles for the loose ball during the fifth inning of the game against the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park on September 22, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

The FOUR Key Tigers for 2014

We already know the x-factors for the Tigers – Nick Castellanos, Ian Kinsler and Drew Smyly.

97.1 The Ticket–03/06/2014

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 21: Austin Jackson #14 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates after scoring on the double to right field by Torii Hunter #48 in the seventh inning during the game against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park on August 21, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Ausmus Has Decisions To Make With Detroit Lineup

Austin Jackson has already bounced around the batting order a bit at spring training, hitting fifth, sixth and even fourth for the Detroit Tigers.

97.1 The Ticket–03/03/2014

LAKELAND, FL - FEBRUARY 23:  Ian Kinsler #3 of the Detroit Tigers poses for a portrait during photo day on February 23, 2014 at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Florida.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Ausmus Announces Lineup For First Spring Training Game

What Ausmus has revealed of the batting order looks quite different from what the lineup looked like in 2013.

CBS Detroit–02/24/2014

MILWAUKEE, UNITED STATES:  Torii Hunter (L) of the the American League Minnesota Twins leaps to take away a home run from National League San Francisco Giant Barry Bonds in the first inning as Japanese outfielder Ichiro Suzuki (R) of the Seattle Mariners watches to end the first inning of the Major League Baseball All-Star game 09 July 2002 at Miller Park in Milwaukee. (JOHN ZICH/AFP/Getty Images)

Tigers Hunter and Jackson Give Advice On How to Dunk a Basketball [VIDEO]

After about an hour of swinging, Jackson bet Hunter that he could dunk.

97.1 The Ticket–01/23/2014

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 15:  Austin Jackson #14 of the Detroit Tigers is unable to catch a ball hit for a triple by Carlos Santana #41 (not pictured) of the Cleveland Indians to break up a no-hitter by Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez #19 (not pictured) during the seventh inning of their game on September 15, 2012 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.  The Tigers defeated the Indians 5-3.  (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

Austin Jackson Shows Off Dunking A Basketball [VIDEO]

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.

97.1 The Ticket–01/21/2014

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 21: Rick Porcello #21 of the Detroit Tigers pitches during the first inning of the game against the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park on September 21, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Rick Porcello, Austin Jackson, Andy Dirks Avoid Arbitration

Porcello will get $8.5 million in 2014, Jackson will earn $6 million, and Dirks will receive $1.625 million.

CBS Detroit–01/17/2014

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 30:  Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers bats during the game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday, June 30, 2013 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers won the game 6-1. (Photo by Paul Spinelli/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

Morosi: Tigers A Long-Shot Candidate For Outfielder Matt Kemp

In 2011, Kemp hit .324 with 39 home runs and 126 RBIs.

CBS Detroit–12/11/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 16:  Austin Jackson #14 of the Detroit Tigers hits an RBI single scoring Omar Infante #4 in the fourth inning against the Boston Red Sox during Game Four of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 16, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Leyland’s Lineup Shake-Up Works Well For Jackson, Offense In General

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.

CBS Detroit–10/17/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 16: Torii Hunter #48 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates with teammates after they defeated the Boston Red Sox in Game Four of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 16, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Jackson Leads Revamped Detroit Lineup To 7-3 Win

Austin Jackson was dropped from first to eighth in the batting order, and suddenly the Boston Red Sox couldn’t get him out.

97.1 The Ticket–10/17/2013

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