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Dustin Ackley

26-Year-Old Second Baseman – Seattle Mariners

2014 Stats

AVG

.302

HR

1

RBI

7

R

8

SB

1

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 N...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 194   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:

Signed a five-year, $7.5 million major league contract with the Mariners in August of 2009. The deal could be worth up to $10 million depending on when he arrives in the big leagues.

April 15, 2014  –  Dustin Ackley News

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Ackley isn't in the Mariners' lineup Tuesday at Texas, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.

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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 11 45 43 8 13 5 3 1 1 7 1 0 2 5 0 0 0 .302 .333 .488 .821
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Dustin Ackley
3-Year Averages MAJ   118 488 441 54 108 28 18 3 7 39 7 2 45 91 1 1 0 .245 .314 .347 .661

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Dustin Ackley Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 15 @Tex 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .295 .326 .477 .803
Apr. 14 @Tex 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .302 .333 .488 .821
Apr. 13 Oak Did not play.
Apr. 12 Oak 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .341 .513 .854
Apr. 11 Oak 4 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .324 .486 .810
Apr. 9 LAA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .273 .419 .692
Apr. 8 LAA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .300 .464 .764
Apr. 6 @Oak 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .346 .542 .888
Apr. 5 @Oak 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .364 .600 .964
Apr. 4 @Oak Did not play.
Apr. 3 @Oak 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .313 .389 .500 .889
Apr. 2 @LAA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .364 .462 .636 1.098
Apr. 1 @LAA 3 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .571 .667 1.000 1.667
Mar. 31 @LAA 4 1 2 0 1 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .600 1.000 1.600
Last 7 Days 20 3 6 2 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .300 .400 .700
Last 14 Days 44 8 13 3 1 1 7 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 .295 .326 .477 .803
Last 30 Days 44 8 13 3 1 1 7 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 .295 .326 .477 .803

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Dustin Ackley: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 11 11
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
20131129181.259.339.664
2012211286202.246.365.675
20118511280.224.365.652

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013272313231.250.342.659
20123965663011.215.308.593
2011248284286.290.435.804

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201317317290.266.358.679
2012281342176.228.285.579
2011163213162.245.399.734

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013211232222.242.327.645
20123265010337.224.365.658
2011170183204.300.435.797
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 45 43 4.4% 11.1% 0.40 88% .324 .186
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Dustin Ackley
3-Year Averages MAJ   488 441 9.2% 18.6% 0.49 79% .294 .102

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2014 Stat Review for Dustin Ackley    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.302 AVG
GREAT
88% Contact Rate
ELITE
.324 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.488 SLG
GREAT
.186 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.40 BB/K
WEAK
4.4% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
11.1% K Rate
ELITE
OPS/OBP

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.821 OPS
GOOD
.333 OBP
AVERAGE

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Best Matchups for Dustin Ackley (by OPS, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Joel Pineiro CHI-N 6 4 0 3 0 1 0 .667 1.167 1.738
Nick Maronde ANA 4 2 0 3 0 1 0 .500 1.000 1.500
Jeremy Guthrie KC 8 4 0 1 1 1 0 .500 .875 1.431
Ubaldo Jimenez BAL 11 6 1 2 0 1 0 .545 .818 1.364
Jake Peavy BOS 8 4 0 0 2 2 0 .500 .750 1.350
Lucas Harrell HOU 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 .750 .750 1.350
Trevor Cahill AZ 13 5 1 5 2 2 0 .385 .846 1.313
Scott Downs CHI-A 4 2 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .750 1.250
Alfredo Aceves NY-A 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .750 1.250
Paul Clemens HOU 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .750 1.250

Worst Matchups for Dustin Ackley (by OPS, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Casey Janssen TOR 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Kevin Jepsen ANA 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Steve Johnson BAL 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Dallas Keuchel HOU 4 0 0 1 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Boone Logan COL 4 0 0 1 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Clay Buchholz BOS 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Joe Saunders TEX 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Evan Scribner OAK 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Joe Smith ANA 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Pat Neshek STL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Ackley is not in the lineup Sunday against the Athletics.

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Ackley hit a two-run homer for his first long ball of the season Saturday in a win at the A's.

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Ackley had two hits, including a bases-clearing triple, in Seattle's season-opening win Monday at the Angels.

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Ackley went 3-for-4 Thursday to raise his spring average to .457.

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Ackley, who converted from second base to center field last season, will primarily play left field this year, the Seattle Times reports.

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In the wake of the Mariners' offseason signing of Robinson Cano, Ackley will strictly be competing for playing time in the outfield this spring, MLB.com reports.

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Ackley is out of the lineup Sunday against the Angels.

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Ackley went 1-for-5 with his fourth homer Thursday, a three-run shot off Tigers starter Doug Fister.

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Ackley is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Tigers.

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Ackley is not in the lineup Saturday against the Rays.

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Ackley went 4-for-5 with a triple, a run scored and tied a career-high with four RBI against the Astros on Friday.

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Ackley is out of the Mariners' lineup Tuesday in Oakland.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.