I have been seeing some generous rankings for Austin Jackson. I am not sure I understand why, so lets take a look at the numbers. In almost 2,000 plate appearances (3 years of full seasons) in the majors Jackson has; 296 runs, 30 HRs, 152 RBI, 61 SBs, and a .280 AVG.
I see a player who scores a lot of runs in a good offense, and won’t kill your batting average. He supplies little power and does not even steal many bases. This does not constitute a player that I would rank in the OF with the likes of, Craig, Cespedes, and even Choo. I realize that he is only 26 and has more growth to do potentially, but he also was never a top 40 ranked prospect in Baseball America, so I question how high his ceiling really is.