Collecting Cleveland Indians Since 1982

Collecting Cleveland Indians Topps team sets from 1952-present, as well as post-war minor and major league autographs.

New Arrival: Austin Jackson, of, Cleveland Indians

2014 Topps Heritage Austin Jackson
  • Austin Jackson is one of my favorite players in the game, so I was happy to grab this autograph for $5.
  • A big reason that I like him was that I saw him play here in Hawaii during the 2007 Hawaiian Winter League. He was good, hitting .271/.368/.489 with 3 HR for Honolulu.
  • At the time he was already moving up the Yankees prospect charts. He was pretty well thought of:
    • Post-2005: #5 NY prospect
    • Post-2006: #18 NY prospect
    • Post-2007: #2 NY prospect
    • Post-2008: #1 NY prospect
    • Post-2009: #3 DET prospect
  • Overall Jackson has had a really good career, especially for an 8th round pick. He has never been an All-Star, and strikes out a ton, but has managed four seasons of an OPS+ north of 100 and amassed 24.1 career WAR over 8 seasons.
  • He was pretty great with the Indians in 2017. Signed as an insurance policy for the outfield, he quickly became one of the most consistent hitters on the team. He would end the season with a line of .318/.482/.869 with  7 HR.
  • I am not holding my breath that he will be back with the Tribe. At 30 he is not super young, but he has probably earned one more decent short contract. That said, the Indians should try. Goodness knows the outfield is not the teams strength, and he was often the one bright spot that they had going on out there for a good part of the season.
Standard Batting
Year Age Tm Lg G AB 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ Awards
2010 23 DET AL 151 618 10 4 41 27 6 47 170 .293 .345 .400 .745 102 RoY-2
2011 24 DET AL 153 591 11 10 45 22 5 56 181 .249 .317 .374 .690 88
2012 25 DET AL 137 543 10 16 66 12 9 67 134 .300 .377 .479 .856 129
2013 26 DET AL 129 552 7 12 49 8 4 52 129 .272 .337 .417 .754 104
2014 27 TOT AL 154 597 6 4 47 20 6 47 144 .256 .308 .347 .655 87
2015 28 TOT MLB 136 491 3 9 48 17 10 29 126 .267 .311 .385 .696 95
2016 29 CHW AL 54 181 2 0 18 2 1 17 39 .254 .318 .343 .661 83
2017 30 CLE AL 85 280 3 7 35 3 1 33 64 .318 .387 .482 .869 126
8 Yr 8 Yr 8 Yr 8 Yr 999 3853 52 62 349 111 42 348 987 .275 .336 .403 .739 102
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 10/26/2017.