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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||515.00||15.00||.252||70.00||68.00||7.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs L.A. Angels||66||15||1|| .278|| .379|| .227|
|vs Rasmus (Career)||3||1||0|| .333||.333||.333|
|vs RHP||348||90||13|| .309|| .443|| .259|
|12/24/2014||Jedd Gyorko, 2B SD||Steven Souza, RF TB|
Dustin Ackley, LF SEA
|12/22/2014||Dustin Ackley, LF SEA||Matt Dominguez, 3B HOU|
Jose Iglesias, SS DET
|12/19/2014||Jake Smolinski, LF TEX|
Nick Martinez, SP TEX
Dustin Ackley, LF SEA
Jose Berrios, RP MIN
|Matt Garza, SP MIL|
|Last 10 Games|
Mariners' Dustin Ackley to get a lot of playing time this spring
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(3/2/15) Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley will get a ton of playing time this spring, according to MLB.com.
Manager Lloyd McClendon said he wants Ackley to get off to a strong start, and will give the outfielder a lot of at-bats in March. Ackley seemed happy with the arrangement. "I think that's good," Ackley said. "The more at-bats you get, the better your timing gets and the more comfortable you feel. I think everybody wants to get at-bats and get ready."
Ackley had a tough first half of the season in 2014, but seemed to come on strong late. He stressed that being strong mentally should help in 2015. "I just need to stay consistent and don't start pressing if I don't get a hit for a couple games or don't do this or that," he said. "It's not being result-oriented and just going out there and playing and trusting in my swing and my mental standpoint."
The 27-year-old hit .245/.293/.398 over 502 at-bats last year. He's expected to open the season in a platoon role with Rickie Weeks.
Mariners to platoon Rickie Weeks and Dustin Ackley
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(2/25/15) The Mariners plan on using a platoon in left field this season, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
Manager Lloyd McClendon confirmed the news, saying Rickie Weeks would mostly play left field this season. While that means Dustin Ackley's playing time will be reduced, McClendon said the club wasn't trying to send a message when it signed Weeks. "We’re trying to get better, and Rickie Weeks is a good player that can help us win ballgames," he said. "So I think the combination of both of those guys out there should produce a very productive left field."
Weeks was used as a platoon player last season, and put up strong numbers. The 32-year-old hit .274/.357/.452 over 252 at-bats.
Ackley, 26, hit .245/.293/.398 over 502 at-bats.
Mariners OF Dustin Ackley remains on course with ankle rehab
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(1/22/15) Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley visited an ankle specialist in the offseason, but was told to stay on the same offseason recovery program, reports the Tacoma News Tribune.
My plan is to play the hell out of him in spring training," said McClendon on getting Ackley over his slow starts, per 710 AM ESPN Radio in Seattle. "Either he'll get tired or I will."
Ackley was limited to 143 games last season due to bone spurs in his left ankle. He hit .245/.293/.398 with 14 homers and 65 RBI over 502 at-bats last season.
Report: Mariners, Austin Jackson agree to $7.7-million deal
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(1/16/15) The Mariners have avoided arbitration with outfielder Austin Jackson by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $7.7 million, the Seattle Times reports.
The team was able to avoid arbitration with five players in all Friday by agreeing to the terms of one-year contracts for each player. First basman Logan Morrison is scheduled to make $2.725 million with incentives for reaching 500 and 600 plate appearances. Outfielder Dustin Ackley will take in $2.6 million as well as another $50,000 bonus for reaching 500 plate appearances.
Outfielder Justin Ruggiano, who was acquired from the Cubs earlier this offseason, will make $2.5 million and can earn another $20,000 if he reaches 375 plate appearances. Pitcher Charlie Furbush will earn $1.3 million.
|2014 summary: After the way he finished 2013 for the Mariners, batting .321 with an .870 OPS in his final 41 games, Dustin Ackley entered 2014 as sort of a renewed Fantasy sleeper. He wasn't getting drafted across the board, but because he retained eligibility at second base, he got some late-round looks as a middle infielder. Though he started off well, batting .265 with four home runs and a .759 OPS in his first 40 games, his final numbers were again underwhelming, though he did set career highs in home runs, doubles and RBI.|
Playing time status: The biggest tragedy for Ackley entering 2015 is that he's no longer eligible at second base, having not played a game there last year. Second base is deeper than it used to be, but it's still no comparison to the outfield. And the formats where you have to go deeper into the outfield pool, namely Rotisserie leagues, don't play to his strengths.
2015 outlook: Ackley makes contact at a fairly high rate, but it doesn't translate to an especially high batting average. Since he's not a big home run hitter or base stealer either, he has little hope of being an impact player in Fantasy. Now that he's only eligible in the outfield, he's sort of like a poor man's Nick Markakis, who himself is no slam dunk to be drafted. He has a better chance in Head-to-Head points leagues, though, if only the deeper ones, given his decent peripherals.
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