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Dustin Ackley

27-Year-Old Outfielder – Seattle Mariners

2015 Stats

AVG

.210

HR

6

RBI

19

R

22

SB

2

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Four years into his career, it still isn't entirely clear what the Mariners have in Ackley. He looked like his worst self in the first three months last year, finishing June batting .214/.273/.329. He...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 205   DOB: 2/26/1988   BORN: Winston-Salem, NC   COLLEGE: North Carolina   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Dustin Ackley Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $2.6 million contract with the Mariners in January 2015, avoiding arbitration.

July 21, 2015  –  Dustin Ackley News

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Dustin Ackley Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2010 22 AA WES 82 350 289 42 75 27 21 4 2 28 8 2 55 41 0 1 5 .260 .386 .381 .767
2010 22 AAA TAC 52 237 212 37 58 21 12 4 5 23 2 1 20 38 0 3 2 .274 .338 .439 .777
2011 23 AAA TAC 66 331 271 57 82 29 17 3 9 35 7 3 55 38 3 1 1 .303 .421 .487 .908
2011 23 MAJ SEA 90 376 333 39 91 29 16 7 6 36 6 0 40 79 0 3 0 .273 .348 .417 .765
2012 24 MAJ SEA 153 668 607 84 137 36 22 2 12 50 13 3 59 124 1 1 0 .226 .294 .328 .622
2013 25 AAA TAC 25 126 104 21 38 10 8 0 2 14 0 0 19 14 1 0 2 .365 .472 .500 .972
2013 25 MAJ SEA 113 427 384 40 97 24 18 2 4 31 2 3 37 72 4 1 1 .253 .319 .341 .660
2014 26 MAJ SEA 143 542 502 64 123 45 27 4 14 65 8 4 32 90 3 2 3 .245 .293 .398 .691
2015 27 MAJ SEA 83 202 181 22 38 14 7 1 6 19 2 2 14 38 3 3 1 .210 .266 .359 .625
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3-Year Averages     136 543 497 62 119 34 22 2 10 48 7 3 42 95 2 1 1 .239 .299 .352 .652

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Dustin Ackley Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jul. 27 Ari Did not play.
Jul. 26 Tor Did not play.
Jul. 25 Tor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .210 .266 .359 .625
Jul. 24 Tor Did not play.
Jul. 23 @Det 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .210 .266 .359 .625
Jul. 22 @Det 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .210 .266 .359 .625
Jul. 21 @Det 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .213 .270 .365 .635
Jul. 20 @Det Did not play.
Jul. 19 @NYY 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .216 .275 .369 .644
Jul. 18 @NYY Did not play.
Jul. 17 @NYY 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .217 .276 .371 .647
Jul. 12 LAA 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .221 .280 .378 .658
Jul. 11 LAA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .282 .380 .662
Jul. 10 LAA 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .282 .380 .662
Jul. 9 LAA 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .216 .277 .371 .648
Jul. 8 Det 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .210 .274 .370 .644
Jul. 7 Det 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .209 .274 .354 .628
Jul. 6 Det 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .209 .270 .354 .624
Jul. 5 @Oak 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .206 .269 .342 .611
Jul. 4 @Oak Did not play.
Jul. 3 @Oak 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .197 .262 .336 .598
Jul. 2 @Oak Did not play.
Jul. 1 @SD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .199 .263 .338 .601
Jun. 30 @SD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .199 .259 .338 .597
Jun. 28 @LAA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .199 .259 .338 .597
Jun. 27 @LAA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .199 .259 .338 .597
Jun. 26 @LAA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .203 .259 .345 .604
Jun. 24 KC Did not play.
Jun. 23 KC 4 2 3 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .204 .261 .347 .608
Jun. 22 KC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .189 .248 .308 .556
Last 7 Days 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 14 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 4 1 0 0 1 0 .143 .133 .214 .347
Last 30 Days 39 7 11 2 1 2 8 3 8 1 0 0 1 0 .282 .326 .538 .864

Dustin Ackley: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 1 77 62 21 2 2
2014 133 133 8
2013 6 53 59 11 50 1
2012 11 142 4
2011 1 86 2

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Dustin Ackley Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015152001.200.267.600
2014151151183.212.298.553
20131129181.259.339.664

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015166206191.211.367.627
20143514913475.259.442.751
2013272313231.250.342.659

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015114144131.246.412.690
2014237268253.236.392.668
201317317290.266.358.679

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015678261.149.269.519
2014265386405.253.404.712
2013211232222.242.327.645
Dustin Ackley Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2010 22 AA WES 350 289 15.7% 11.7% 1.34 86% .297 .121
2010 22 AAA TAC 237 212 8.4% 16% 0.53 82% .314 .165
2011 23 AAA TAC 331 271 16.6% 11.5% 1.45 86% .326 .184
2011 23 MAJ SEA 376 333 10.6% 21% 0.51 76% .343 .144
2012 24 MAJ SEA 668 607 8.8% 18.6% 0.48 80% .265 .102
2013 25 AAA TAC 126 104 15.1% 11.1% 1.36 87% .409 .135
2013 25 MAJ SEA 427 384 8.7% 16.9% 0.51 81% .302 .088
2014 26 MAJ SEA 542 502 5.9% 16.6% 0.36 82% .274 .153
2015 27 MAJ SEA 202 181 6.9% 18.8% 0.37 79% .234 .149
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3-Year Averages     543 497 7.7% 17.5% 0.44 81% .278 .113

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2015 Stat Review for Dustin Ackley    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.210 AVG
TERRIBLE
79% Contact Rate
WEAK
.234 BABIP
LOW
Power

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.359 SLG
POOR
.149 ISO
AVERAGE
Plate Discipline

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0.37 BB/K
WEAK
6.9% BB Rate
WEAK
18.8% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.625 OPS
TERRIBLE
.266 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Dustin Ackley: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ackley hit his fifth home run as part of a 3-for-4 game Tuesday against Kansas City. He scored twice and knocked in two runs.

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Ackley has been added to Thursday's lineup and will bat eighth as the Mariners' second baseman.

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Ackley, who is batting .190, lost his starting left-field job Wednesday when the Mariners traded for Mark Trumbo.

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Ackley is out of the lineup Tuesday, 710 ESPN's Shannon Drayer reports.

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Ackley hit a home run Thursday, his first since April 13, giving him four this season.

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Ackley is not in the lineup Monday against the Rays, Shannon Drayer of ESPN reports.

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Ackley is back in the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

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Ackley is not in the starting lineup Saturday against Toronto left-hander Mark Buehrle, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

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Ackley is out of the lineup Wednesday, the Seattle Times' Ryan Divish reports.

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Ackley is not in the lineup Friday against the Red Sox.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

Ackley was given a mulligan for his disappointing 2012 season, but by late May he was out of second chances and sent to Triple-A Tacoma to regroup. He was also out at second base, as fellow prospect Nick Franklin took his spot and kept it the remainder of the year. Ackley transitioned to the outfield, where he had his share of challenges, but those paled in comparison to his challenges at the plate. At the time of his demotion, Ackley had swung at just 52.4 percent of pitches in the strike zone, yet his walk rate was a mere 7.0 percent. The Mariners wanted him to be more aggressive. After returning from Triple-A, he still ended up finishing the season with a strike-zone swing rate of 52.2 percent. However, he did improve his walk rate slightly in his second stint with the team (9.7%). He showed signs of life late in the season, hitting .300 in his final 100 at-bats with an .857 OPS, though he had a .342 BABIP during that time, too. With Robinson Cano signed, Ackley is officially done at second base with the Mariners. His best hope is to land an outfield spot. If he's relegated to fourth-outfielder duty or simply traded, it will be a big stain on the resume of general manager Jack Zduriencik, who made Ackley the second overall pick in 2009.

2013

Calling Ackley's sophomore campaign a disappointment is almost an understatement. Ackley struck out much more than expected, but what was really surprising was his regression in power. His ISO fell to .102 after he posted a .144 mark as a rookie, and in nearly 300 more at-bats than in his rookie season, he had just seven more extra-base hits. Strikeouts were never an issue in the minors, so perhaps he can right that ship this season. And his defense at second base proved top-notch as he was a Gold Glove finalist. He also had offseason surgery to remove bone spurs; hopefully that will help too. Ackley is only 25 this year and entering just his second full season in the bigs, so patience, of course, is warranted. A quick start, though, would go a long way toward easing some concern.

2012

It was not a surprise that the Mariners held off on promoting Ackley last season to delay his service clock. What was a bit surprising was just how easily Ackley seemed to adjust to major-league pitching after his midseason callup. Ackley totaled 29 extra-base hits and 40 walks in 90 games, the latter mark ranking third among rookies despite the limited number of plate appearances. To top it off, he stole six bags without being caught. Ackley hit .304 as late as September 6 but finished the year in a .164 slump over the final 20 games to drop his average to .273. That was the only blemish on an otherwise standout rookie season. Second base is his for the foreseeable future in Seattle.

2011

The No. 2 overall pick in 2009, Ackley will make his major league debut in 2011; the only question is when. The Mariners appear content to start Ackley in Triple-A this year to delay his service clock. A big spring could change that plan, however. After a just-decent season split between Double-A and Triple-A last year, Ackley dominated the Arizona Fall League, garnering MVP honors. He hit .424/.518/.758 with four homers and 10 doubles. He showed great plate discipline throughout the year with 75 walks to 79 strikeouts in 501 at-bats during the regular season and then 26 walks to 11 strikeouts in 66 AFL at-bats. Ackley's power is still developing and his defense needs work, which is why more minor-league seasoning might be a good idea. Expect him in Seattle by summer, though.

2010

The second overall pick in the 2009 draft, Ackley offers modest power, good speed and strong plate discipline and could move through Seattle's system quickly as the organization's best prospect. He played outfield and first base at North Carolina but will begin his pro career at second base, possibly starting 2010 at Double-A. Ackley, who hit .315/.412/.425 at the Arizona Fall League, likely will spend this year in the minors with a possible late-season callup before competing for a roster spot in 2011. Jose Lopez is in the final year of his deal, so there shouldn't be much standing in Ackley's way.