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13 Dustin Ackley CF
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%: 74/53 | Average Draft Position: 222.78
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Dustin Ackley registers fifth multi-hit game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2014) Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley enjoyed his fifth multi-hit game of the season Thursday afternoon against the Rangers.

Ackley singled in the second inning and doubled in two runs in the third inning. He finished 2 for 4 with two RBI in an 8-6 defeat. He is hitting .294/.333/.471 with one home run and nine RBI in 51 at-bats.

Dustin Ackley goes 3 for 4 in win Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2014) Mariners left fielder Dustin Ackley went 3 for 4 with a double and two runs in his team's 6-4 win over the A's Friday.

It was the first three-hit game of the season for Ackley, who was just 3 for 24 in his previous six games after beginning the season 4 for 7. He has hit .286/.324/.486 with one home run and six RBI in 35 at-bats.


Dustin Ackley smacks first homer of season


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2014) Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley enjoyed another productive game at the plate on Saturday, launching his first home run of the season in a 3-1 win over the A's in Oakland.

Ackley took starter Dan Straily deep for a two-run shot in the fifth inning. He finished 1 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI. He is hitting .300 (6 for 20) with one home run and six RBI through five games.

Dustin Ackley opens season with three-RBI outing


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2014) Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley capped off a six-run ninth inning with a three-run triple during a 10-3 win in Monday's season opener against the Angels. Ackley finished 2 for 4 with one walk and one run.

Ackley stayed hot in the opener after a strong performance this spring. He hit. 382 with a .603 slugging percentage, 1.011 OPS, one triple, two home runs, seven doubles, 11 runs and 16 RBI in 24 spring games.


Dustin Ackley stays scorching-hot against Giants


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/8/2014) Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley continued to roll in the exhibition season on Saturday. He slugged three hits in four at-bats to raise his average to .500. He hit a triple in the defeat of San Francisco to raise his team-high total of extra-base hits to five.

Ackley is seeking to rebound from a miserable 2013 in which he batted .253 with just four home runs and earned a demotion to the minors.


Dustin Ackley has good 'mindset' heading into 2014


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2014) Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley said he's in a good frame of mind heading into the 2014 season, according to The Seattle Times.

"I’ve told people, I don’t care how good your swing is, if you’re thinking about stuff, and if your mind’s not 100 percent all in to what you’re doing, you’re not going to be successful," he said. "That’s pretty much a good example of me last year. My swing, it might have been a good swing, but my mind wasn’t right, and that’s really what screwed me up."

Ackley's offensive struggles last season earned him a demotion to the minors, but he was pleased with how he responded, which included a .304 average and .809 OPS in the second half once he was recalled.

"It was definitely a frustrating year for sure, overall," he said. "But I felt like what I did in the second half, and getting back to things how it used to feel and getting that mindset I needed was really important.

"It took a long time to figure out how to do that, and realize it’s not really my swing, it’s all in my head. A lot of it is a mental approach to hitting. That was really the separator for me."


Dustin Ackley to see time in left


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/21/2014) Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley will likely play left field this season, according to ESPN 710 AM.

Manager Lloyd McClendon doesn't see Ackley competing for the job in center field. Ackley made the conversion to the outfield last season, and it looks like he'll remain there. Ackley hit .253/.319/.341 in 384 at-bats last year.


'No traction' with Yankees and Dustin Ackley


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/17/2013) There is "no traction" to the rumors involving the Yankees dealing for Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley, according to FoxSports.com.

New York was said to have interest in Ackley, but that doesn't appear to be a likely scenario. Though the team is expected to sign Brian Roberts to play second, it was reported the signing wouldn't keep them from pursuing Ackley. Ackley hit .253/.319/.341 in 384 at-bats last season. 


Three teams have inquired about Dustin Ackley


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2013) Three teams have asked the Mariners about Dustin Ackley.

Ackley struggled at the beginning of the season, but showed some promise after a demotion to the minors. Seattle began using Ackley in the outfield last season, though he also has experience as a second baseman. The Yankees, Mets and Padres have all asked about Ackley recently, according to CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman.

Ackley hit .253/.319/.341 in 384 at-bats.


Dustin Ackley drawing trade interest


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2013) The Mariners are "getting lots of calls" about second baseman Dustin Ackley, CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman reports.

Ackley, who played 59 games in the outfield last season in addition to his natural position of second base, hit .253/.319/.341 with four home runs and 31 RBI in 384 at-bats last season. His strong second half (.304/.374/.435) was anchored by the month of August, in which he hit .390/.420/.597 and 10 of his 14 extra-base hits.


Dustin Ackley hits fourth home run


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2013) Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley clubbed his fourth home run Thursday against the Tigers.

In the fifth inning, Ackley managed to take Doug Fister deep for a three-run shot. Ackley finished the game 1 for 5, with one run scored and three RBI. He's hitting .251. 


Dustin Ackley coming off great month


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2013) Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley is coming off a strong August.

Ackley hit .390/.420/.597 in 77 at-bats during the month. His overall line was propped up by an unsustainable .459 BABIP during the month. There was also no change in his strike out and walk rate. Ackley had four walks to 14 strikeouts during the month. Still, it's nice to see him finally producing decent Fantasy numbers, even if it won't last.

Ackley is hitting .255/.305/.347 in 329 at-bats. 


Dustin Ackley red hot for Seattle


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2013) Mariners second baseman Dustin Ackley recorded four hits and four RBI on Friday during a 7-1 win at Houston. Ackley singled three times and added a triple in the game. 

The middle infielder singled to right in the fourth inning to drive in a run. He added a two-run single in the fifth and another RBI single in the ninth. He finished 4 for 5 and is batting .261. 

The 25-year-old Ackley has been on a roll over his last 12 games. He's gone 20 for 42 (.476) over that stretch with three doubles, a triple, two homers and eight RBI. 


Dustin Ackley records three hits in loss


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2013) Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley notched three hits in Tuesday's loss to Texas.

Ackley reached base in all four plate appearances behind three singles and a walk but did not score or knock in a single run. He did, however, increase his hitting streak to five games. He is now hitting .400/.438/.567 in August.


Dustin Ackley hits second home run


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2013) Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley clubbed his second home run Sunday against the Angels.

Ackley also hit a double, finishing the game 2 for 3. He had one run scored and one RBI. Ackley is hitting .244/.296/.323 in 291 at-bats. 


Dustin Ackley slumping again


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2013) Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley is back to being cold again for Seattle. Ackley went 0 for 4 on Friday at Texas. He's batting .228 on the season.

Ackley has now gone 1 for 10 (.100) over his last three games. He has four strikeouts over that span. He has still been solid overall in August, however. Ackley has gone 10 for 31 (.323) for the month. He does have just one RBI in August.

Dustin Ackley to man center more


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2013) Mariners infielder Dustin Ackley got the start in center field Tuesday against the Rays, and that is likely to be a familiar sight in the coming weeks as the team tries to figure out his best spot long term.

"We have to see what we have out there with Ackley in center field," acting manager Robby Thompson told MLB.com before the game. "We kind of know what we have with [Michael Saunders] in center and the corners. There's a chance we'll have Guti coming back -- and where he's going to fit in. So we're just trying to get Ack in there."

Ackley has played center field in 21 of 39 games since being recalled from Triple-A Tacoma in late June, though he has only appeared there twice in two weeks since the start of August.

Ackley went 3 for 4 with one RBI on a triple in Tuesday's 5-4 win. He is now hitting .275 in 102 at-bats since returning from the minors, compared to just .205 prior. 

Dustin Ackley to man center more

 


Dustin Ackley seeing time in center field


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2013) Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley will see more time in center field going forward, MLB.com reports Tuesday. Ackley got the start there Tuesday at Tampa Bay. .

Ackley has played in 24 of Seattle's 39 games in the outfield since his recall from Triple-A Tacoma. He's hit .255 since that recall.

"We have to see what we have out there with Ackley in center field," acting manager Robby Thompson said. "We kind of know what we have with Saunders in center and the corners. There's a chance we'll have Guti coming back -- and where he's going to fit in. So we're just trying to get Ack in there." 


Dustin Ackley back at second base


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2013) The Mariners gave Dustin Ackley a start at second base Monday night against Toronto for the first time since recalling him from Triple-A Tacoma, the Seattle Times reports. 

Ackley was called back up in late June, but all his previous appearances came in left or center field, plus one brief stint at first. 

Ackley is replacing slumping Nick Franklin at second base. Ackley has gone 19 for 84 (.226) over 26 games -- 21 starts -- since coming back up from the minors. 


Dustin Ackley records three hits against Twins


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2013) Mariners second baseman Dustin Ackley put together a three-hit night in Thursday's game against Minnesota.

Ackley finished 3 for 4 with a single and a pair of doubles. He knocked in two and scored once. Ackley is hitting .270/.329/.365 since returning from the minors in late June and has increased his OPS from .516 to .568 -- baby steps, but in the right direction.


Dustin Ackley collects three hits


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2013) Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley picked up three hits Sunday against the Astros. 

Ackley clubbed three singles, finishing the game 3 for 4. He scored one run and drove in two. Ackley is hitting .215/.279/.268 in 209 at-bats. 


Dustin Ackley could play LF


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2013) Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley is expected to see time at left field, manager Eric Wedge told MLB.com Tuesday.

Ackley has played center field in his last eight games since rejoining the team from the minors. He's hitting .185/.241/.259 with two RBI in 27 at-bats during that span.

"Dustin will eventually play some left field, too," Wedge said. "I like Ackley and I like Saunders in center field as well. I think overall the better lineup with what we have in there tonight is Ibanez in left and Saunders in right. But there'll be times, depending if we have other people out there, where we'd put Saunders in center and Ackley in left. But Ackley hasn't played any right field, so that's not an option for us, where Saundo can play all three."

Dustin Ackley a gamble worth taking in deeper leagues


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/8/2013) Dustin Ackley remains an enigma. He was optioned to Tacoma in late May as a second baseman with a .205 average, and enters Monday as a starter in the outfield with a .202 average. 

While Ackley was hitting the ball well in the minors, he's failed to carry the monetum over to his latest Mariners stint, hitting .185 with two doubles in nine games, while dealing with a minor thumb injury. However, more recently (his last three games), Ackley is warming up, hitting .300 with a double and run scored. This is by no means reason to run and grab Ackley -- but it could be a sign that things are turning around.  

Embracing Ackley -- twice named a top-12 prospect by Baseball America -- is understanding what you will be getting. He's not going to hit a ton of home runs or steal a lot of bases. But he should be able to produce a decent average, flirt with double-digit homers, and score some runs in a Seattle lineup that is improving (28th overall in runs scored on the season; 18th in July) thanks to a recent youth infusion (and a 41-year-old's power outburst).     

Owned in 21 percent of leagues, Ackley is an addition that I'm making in my deeper leagues (14 teams or more), on the hopes that he finds a groove and can start producing while carrying valuable second base eligibilty. 


Dustin Ackley collects RBI in return


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2013) Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley returned to action Tuesday night against the Rangers after missing Sunday's game with a sprained thumb.

Ackley doubled in a run in the fourth inning for his only hit of the night. He finished 1 for 5 with in a 9-2 victory. He is hitting .166 (2 for 12) in his first four games back from the minors.

Dustin Ackley only misses one game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2013) Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley was back in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Rangers after sitting out Sunday with a sprained thumb. Ackley is batting .143 (1 for 7) in three games since his recall from the minors.