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Dustin Ackley

27-Year-Old Outfielder – New York Yankees

2015 Stats

AVG

.231

HR

10

RBI

30

R

28

SB

2

2016 RotoWire Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

After being the second overall pick in the 2009 draft, Ackley has consistently been inconsistent, rarely flashing his full potential. His 2015 campaign seemed destined to be another disappointing one,...

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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, $3.2 million contract with the Yankees in January of 2016, avoiding arbitration.

January 15, 2016  –  Dustin Ackley News

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Ackley agreed to a one-year, $3.2 million contract with the Yankees on Friday, avoiding arbitration, MLB Network's Jon Heyman 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 143 542 502 64 123 45 27 4 14 65 8 4 32 90 3 2 3 .245 .293 .398 .691
2015 27 AAA SCR 5 19 17 4 8 3 1 0 2 4 1 0 1 3 0 0 1 .471 .526 .882 1.408
2015 27 MAJ NYY 23 57 52 6 15 9 3 2 4 11 0 0 4 7 0 1 0 .288 .333 .654 .987
2015 27 MAJ SEA 85 207 186 22 40 15 8 1 6 19 2 2 14 38 3 3 1 .215 .270 .366 .636
2015  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ NYY/SEA 108 264 238 28 55 24 11 3 10 30 2 2 18 45 3 4 1 .231 .284 .429 .712
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3-Year Averages     121 409 374 44 91 30 18 3 9 42 4 3 29 69 3 2 1 .243 .298 .380 .678

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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
Oct. 4 @Bal 4 1 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .284 .429 .713
Oct. 3 @Bal 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .280 .419 .699
Oct. 3 @Bal 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .280 .422 .702
Oct. 2 @Bal Did not play.
Oct. 1 Bos Did not play.
Sep. 30 Bos 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .281 .424 .705
Sep. 29 Bos 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .230 .279 .426 .705
Sep. 28 Bos Did not play.
Sep. 27 CWS 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .279 .416 .695
Sep. 26 CWS Did not play.
Sep. 25 CWS Did not play.
Sep. 24 CWS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .280 .405 .685
Sep. 23 @Tor 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .283 .411 .694
Sep. 22 @Tor 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .283 .407 .690
Sep. 21 @Tor 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .282 .411 .693
Sep. 20 @NYM 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .281 .412 .693
Sep. 19 @NYM 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .281 .399 .680
Sep. 18 @NYM 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .280 .390 .670
Sep. 16 @TB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .225 .277 .382 .659
Sep. 15 @TB 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .279 .386 .665
Sep. 14 @TB 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .276 .383 .659
Sep. 13 Tor 2 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .220 .273 .380 .653
Sep. 12 Tor 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .212 .267 .359 .626
Sep. 12 Tor 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .264 .361 .625
Sep. 11 Tor 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .212 .265 .363 .628
Sep. 10 Tor Did not play.
Sep. 9 Bal 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .267 .365 .632
Sep. 8 Bal Did not play.
Sep. 7 Bal Did not play.
Sep. 6 TB Did not play.
Last 7 Days 12 2 3 0 1 1 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .357 .667 1.024
Last 14 Days 24 3 5 1 1 2 5 3 3 0 0 0 1 1 .208 .286 .583 .869
Last 30 Days 49 6 15 3 2 4 11 4 7 0 0 0 1 1 .306 .352 .694 1.046

Dustin Ackley: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 4 10 82 67 21 2 4
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
2015223001.136.182.422
2014151151183.212.298.553
20131129181.259.339.664

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20152162510301.241.454.742
20143514913475.259.442.751
2013272313231.250.342.659

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015142187191.254.465.751
2014237268253.236.392.668
201317317290.266.358.679

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201596103111.198.375.654
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 AAA SCR 19 17 5.3% 15.8% 0.33 82% .500 .411
2015 27 MAJ NYY 57 52 7% 12.3% 0.57 87% .268 .366
2015 27 MAJ SEA 207 186 6.8% 18.4% 0.37 80% .239 .151
2015  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ NYY/SEA 264 238 6.8% 17% 0.40 81% .246 .198
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3-Year Averages     409 374 7.1% 16.9% 0.42 82% .277 .137

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2015 Stat Review for Dustin Ackley    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

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.231 AVG
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81% Contact Rate
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.246 BABIP
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Power

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.429 SLG
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.198 ISO
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Plate Discipline

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0.40 BB/K
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6.8% BB Rate
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17.0% K Rate
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.712 OPS
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.284 OBP
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2016 Projected Stats Breakdown for Dustin Ackley

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

Ackley is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Red Sox, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

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Ackley went 1-for-4 with his ninth home run of the season in Sunday's win over the White Sox.

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Ackley had a big three-run homer in the Yankees' win over the Mets on Sunday night and is starting to play more often at second base.

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Ackley went 2-for-2 with a home run and three RBI in Sunday's win over the Blue Jays.

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Ackley went 1-for-3 with a double in Wednesday's loss to the Orioles.

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Ackley (back) was recalled by the Yankees on Tuesday.

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Ackley (back) will be activated by the Yankees when rosters expand Tuesday, Ryan Hatch of The Star-Ledger reports.

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Ackley (back) is expected to set out on a rehab assignment at Double-A Trenton on Thursday, Chad Jennings of Lohud.com reports.

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Ackley (back) has resumed baseball activities, playing catch Monday, the Westchester Journal News reports.

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GM Brian Cashman estimates that Ackley (back) will be out a minimum of 20-to-30 days, Newsday's Erik Boland reports.

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2016

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2015

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 then went on a two-month tear, batting .318/.351/.521 with 23 extra-base hits -- including seven home runs -- in 51 games, looking like the player that Mariners expected when they drafted him second overall in 2009. As soon as the calendar turned to September, Ackley went cold again, batting .149/.205/.299 in his final 18 games. Bone spurs in his ankle contributed to his season-ending slump, though, muddying the picture even more. Perhaps the two most important changes for Ackley were cutting his strikeout rate to 12.2% after posting an 18.0% in the first half and adjusting his stance so that he was a step closer to the plate. The latter gave him better plate coverage, as he was able to better reach outside pitches. But why didn't this hold in September? Maybe it was the bum wheel, or maybe he is just an inconsistent hitter, prone to roller coaster streaks. Whatever the case, the real Ackley one way or the other needs to show himself this season.

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.