Latest Update Dustin Ackley is not in the Mariners starting lineup on Wednesday. Wed Aug, 20, 10:51 AM
Has an excellent approach at the plate, as well as plenty of pop in his bat. Doesn't strike out a lot and can also run a little. Positional versatility adds to his overall value.
Flaws: : Is still a work in progress defensively, since he is a bit stiff with the glove as an infielder and lacks experience as an outfielder. He doesn't really have a natural position.
As hot as Ackley has been at the plate here in the second half -- .314-4-19 -- He still gets the day off against some of the real tough lefties. With Cole Hamels on the hill, Chris Denorfia will handle the work in left field Wednesday.Analyst: Howard Bender
After hitting .365 in the month of July, Ackley has yet o show us that type of production since the turn of the calendar as he is now hitting .246 despite smacking thee home runs with 12 RBI along the way. Outside of deep league formats Ackley is best suited on the waiver wire. Analyst: Matthew Beck
After hitting .365 through 85 at-bats in July, Achley has reverted back to his old ways since the turn of the calendar, hitting just .213 with three home runs and 11 RBI through 61 August at-bats. Despite the poor batting average, Ackley has come through in the power department recently, but unless you are one of the few who can handle his hot streaks, he is best served on the waiver wire outside of deep leagues while hitting .255 wit height home runs and 48 RBI on the season. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Ackley has run so hot and cold this season that even though he probably still has second base eligibility in your league, he still hasn't been much of a fantasy asset. The .251 average is blah, he's only got eight home runs and he's swiped just four bases all year. He might be worthwhile as a plug-and-play type guy if you are dealing with an injury and you catch him at just the right time, but outside of that, his value is easily limited to deep AL-only play.Analyst: Howard Bender