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13 Dustin Ackley LF
Height/Weight: 6-1/194 | Birthdate: 2/26/1988 | Birthplace: Winston-Salem, NC | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Seattle | College: North Carolina | MLB Experience: 4 | Salary: $1,500,000 | Owned/Started%: 66/42 | Average Draft Position: 222.71
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Dustin Ackley back in action against the Angels


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/15/2014) Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley returned to the starting lineup Monday night against the Angels. Ackley has played in just one of the team's previous six games, as he has been dealing with bone spurs in his ankle. He is hitting .249/.298/.396 with 11 home runs, 60 RBI and eight stolen bases in 457 at-bats. 

Dustin Ackley misses another start


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/14/2014) Dustin Ackley was out of the Mariners' starting lineup for Sunday's game versus the Athletics. Ackley has played in just one of the team's previous six games, as he has been dealing with bone spurs in his ankle.

Corey Hart received the start in left field in Ackley's place.


Dustin Ackley out of lineup Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/13/2014) Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the A's.

Ackley has been battling bone spurs in his ankle, and manager Lloyd McClendon wanted to give him a day of rest after he went 0 for 3 in his return to the lineup Friday. Ackley has hit .249/.298/.396 with 11 home runs, 60 RBI and eight stolen bases in 457 at-bats. The outfielder will be evaluated day by day to see if the ankle is well enough for Ackley to play, MLB.com reports.


Dustin Ackley set to start Friday against Athletics


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/12/2014) Mariners second baseman Dustin Ackley is good to go Friday for the opener of a critical series against Oakland. He is back in the lineup after missing nearly a week with an ankle injury.

Ackley returns on a 1-for-19 slide that following a hot streak.


Mariners hope Dustin Ackley plays Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2014) Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley is not in Wednesday's lineup as he continues to nurse an ankle injury.

An MRI Tuesday revealed that Ackley is dealing with bone spurs in the injured ankle. The team is hopeful that he'll be able to play Friday, the Tacoma News Tribune reports. Ackley has hit .251/.300/.399 with 11 home runs, 60 RBI and eight stolen bases in 454 at-bats.


Dustin Ackley dealing with bone spurs in ankle


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2014) An MRI on the injured ankle of Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley has revealed bone spurs, MLB.com reports.

Ackley is expected to miss a few more days with the injury. He has hit .251/.300/.399 with 11 home runs, 60 RBI and eight stolen bases in 454 at-bats.


Dustin Ackley not back just yet


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/8/2014) Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley was out of the lineup for a second straight game because of a jammed ankle Monday against the Astros. According to the Seattle Times, he expressed optimism earlier in the day that his absence wouldn't last long.

He said the pain was nothing like the bone spurs he had in his ankle back in 2012, believing he could return at some point during the Mariners' six-game homestand.

"It's nothing crazy. I'm kind of glad that it's not the same as the bone spurs because it would be a little more scary," he said.


Dustin Ackley sidelined by ankle


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/7/2014) Dustin Ackley was not in the Mariners' starting lineup for Sunday's game at the Rangers, as he is recovering from a jammed ankle he sustained in Saturday's game. The Seattle Times reports that Ackley received treatment for the ankle on Sunday morning, and he hopes to be ready to play again for Monday's series opener against the Astros.

Chris Denorfia got the call to start in left field on Sunday in Ackley's absence.


Dustin Ackley out of Wednesday lineup against Athletics


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2014) The Mariners have given suddenly slowing outfielder Dustin Ackley a rest for their Wednesday afternoon game in Oakland.

Ackley is hitless in eight at-bats in the last two games after a 12-game tear to end August in which he went 17 for 46 with three home runs and 12 RBI.


Hitters to start in Week 23


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/31/2014) Looking for a sleeper hitter for Fantasy Week 23 (Sept. 1-7)? Yan Gomes, Kennys Vargas, Dustin Ackley, Trevor Plouffe, Erick Aybar and Jorge Soler are all considered "starts" for the upcoming scoring period.

Find out why in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.


Stiff back reason Dustin Ackley is sitting Wednesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) A stiff back that has plagued Mariners left fielder Dustin Ackley the last several days caused his absence from the lineup Wednesday in Philadelphia, per the Seattle Times.

The Thursday off-day will allow Ackley to rest his back for two straight days.


Dustin Ackley taking a seat against tough Phillies lefty


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) A matchup against tough southpaw Cole Hamels has Mariners left fielder Dustin Ackley out of the Wednesday lineup against host Philadelphia.

Ackley, whose .266 average against lefties this year is better than his mark against righties, has four hits and two walks in his last two games.


Dustin Ackley's turnaround credited to confidence


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2014) Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley has been red-hot for the last month and a half, and manager Lloyd McClendon told The News Tribune he does not credit any mechanical changes for his improvement.

"He hasn't made any drastic changes,” manager Lloyd McClendon said. "He's just found his groove, and he's feeling good about what he’s doing. Hitting is a funny thing. Confidence has everything to do with being a good hitter. Right now, he's about as confident as anybody we have. I think he's finally starting to turn the corner."

Ackley is hitting .321/.341/.489 in 35 games since July 1, raising his season average to .251. 


Hitters to sit in Week 20


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/10/2014) Thinking about starting Dioner Navarro, Michael Morse, Dustin Ackley, Pedro Alvarez, Erick Aybar or Curtis Granderson in Fantasy Week 20 (Aug. 11-17)? You might want to look into other options.

Find out why in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.


Dustin Ackley remains on roll by helping bury White Sox


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2014) Mariners left fielder Dustin Ackley continued his renaissance at the plate Thursday against the White Sox.

Ackley launched the rout with a solo home run in the first inning and added a two-run single in the sixth and RBI groundout in the seventh. His 29 hits in the last 19 games has sent his average soaring from .225 to .257. He has 12 RBI and 14 runs scored during that stretch.


Dustin Ackley slugs seventh home run Wedensday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley went 2 for 5 with a solo home run in his team's 7-3 win over the Braves Wednesday.

Ackley hit one of two third-inning home runs Wednesday to help give the Mariners a lead they wouldn't relinquish. He's managed to swat three homers in his last six games, flashing a bit of power he doesn't usually display. Ackley has hit .254/.299/.389 with seven home runs and 38 RBI in 350 at-bats.


Report: Yankees inquired about Mariners OF Dustin Ackley


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2014) Before trading for Martin Prado, the Yankees asked the Mariners about outfielder Dustin Ackley, according to the New York Post.

However, the discussions ended when the Mariners tried to work a deal around starting pitcher prospect Bryan Mitchell. The Yankees chose to pass on trading Mitchell because he could be a candidate to join the rotation later this year or next season.


Dustin Ackley hitting .372 over the last month


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2014) Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley's batting average continues to rise following another three-hit performance Saturday at Baltimore. It was his third three-hit game in his last six outings.

Among Ackley's three hits Saturday was his sixth home run -- a solo shot off Miguel Gonzalez in the third inning. He also had his 22nd double and totaled three runs in the 6-3 win.

Since July 1, Ackley is batting .372, which has raised his average from .214 to .258. He also has a .392 on-base percentage, .543 slugging percentage, .934 OPS, two home runs, 10 doubles, 10 RBI and 12 runs in his last 26 games.


Dustin Ackley finally reaching potential for Seattle


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2014) The Mariners have finally been seeing glimpses of the Dustin Ackley they have envisioned since 2011.

Ackley slammed three more hits Sunday in his second straight start in the second hole in the lineup. He ripped two doubles on Saturday.

The 26-year-old Ackley boasts a .375 batting average in July. His .251 season mark is at its highest pointe since May and represents a 37-point rise since June 30.

"That's what we've been looking for all year," Lloyd McClendon told the Tacoma News-Tribune. "He's aggressive, he's attacking the baseball and he's using the entire field to hit. If he does that, he's a dangerous guy. I think he can sustain that."

Ackley, however, has not homered since blasting off twice on May 11.


Dustin Ackley benched for Saturday game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2014) Mariners left fielder Dustin Ackley has hit better against left-handers than righties this season, but he is out of the lineup Saturday against White Sox southpaw Jose Quintana.

Ackley, who is 1 for 5 lifetime facing Quintana, owns a .274 batting average against lefties this season. But Willie Bloomquist is set to start at his position.


Dustin Ackley starts off July with much-needed three-hit game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2014) Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley totaled three hits Tuesday at Houston, putting an end to a 0-for-20 slump in his previous seven games.

"It's just about getting yourself to the point where you step to the plate and you don't have to worry where your hands are or where this or that is," Ackley said, per MLB.com. "You are just up there, relaxed and comfortable. That's the big thing. When it comes down to it, it's more mental than anything. When you step up there and you don't quite feel right or don't have that confidence, it's hard to get a hit. When you are up there feeling good and relaxed, it takes all those other things away.

"To feel good and have the results to go behind it is pretty big. That's just kind of the day I needed, to be honest with you."

Ackley had a pretty rough June, batting .165 in 25 games. Though, manager Lloyd McClendon has given no indication he plans to remove Ackley from the starting lineup.

"We need him to be productive for us to continue to be successful," McClendon said. "It's really remarkable we've had the run we've had and he hasn't done much. We need him to step it up and pick up his production."


Dustin Ackley a no-go Saturday against lefty


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2014) A matchup against Texas left-hander Joe Saunders has Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley grabbing some pine Saturday night.

Ackley owns a respectable .242 batting average against southpaws this season, but is hitless in four at-bats lifetime against Saunders.


Dustin Ackley sitting against Rays


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2014) Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley is out of the lineup again against a left-hander Friday night in Tampa Bay. He will not play with Erik Bedard on the mound.

Ackley is batting .300 lifetime against Bedard.


Dustin Ackley not in lineup against Braves


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2014) Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley boasts a superior batting average against lefties, but he is set to sit Wednesday afternoon against Atlanta left-hander Mike Minor.

Ackley has just seven hits in his last 45 at-bats and has not recorded a multi-hit game since May 20. He has not homered since May 11.


Is it time yet to buy into Dustin Ackley?


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2014) I wrote in last week's Waiver Wire column that I would like to see Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley keep the baseball in the park more than bash it out, as it would be a better sign of him reaching his full potential since the scouts always questioned his home run power. Well, it seems I might have to start warming up to the idea Ackley could actually be capable of going on a breakout run.

Since he homered in back-to-back games May 10-11, Ackley has gone homerless in his last six games. However, he is still slugging .409 in that span thanks to one triple and two doubles. 

Don't get the wrong idea. It would be great if Ackley would develop into a home run hitter since it would really elevate his value and it's a stat all Fantasy owners would like to have in their lineups, including myself. But I'd rather see Ackley be a .300 hitter with moderate power than a .200 hitter who strikes out a lot and has 20-homer power.

And again, the scouts were more enamored with Ackley's contact rate and ability to hit to all fields than his potential home run power, so if Ackley starts developing into that hitter, then maybe he can live up to the enormous potential that followed him out of college.