Latest Update Ackley collects two hits in loss Wed Jul, 23, 06:37 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.
Ackley has been on fire since returning from the All-Star break, going 10-for-21 (.476) with four doubles and three RBI over five games. He is now sitting on just a .243 average with four home runs and 32 RBI on the season but holds position eligibility at both second base and the outfield which makes him a decent deep league add now that he is hitting the ball well.Analyst: Matthew Beck
Ackley is getting the day off in favor of Endy Chavez for the second game in a row. Perhaps it's because he's 3-for-15 (.200)? Must be. Chavez will get the pleasure of facing Twins punching bag Yohan Pino.Analyst: Howard Bender
The Mariners are stacking as many right-handed hitter as they can against left-hander Eric Stults, so Ackley will grab a little pine Tuesday. Cole Gillespie and Stefen Romero are in the corners.Analyst: Howard Bender
Ackley has been seeing the bench a little more often lately and going 3-for-25 (.120) over his last seven games isn't going to help his situation. A game like this, on the other hand, certainly will. He just needs to start picking his game up a little against right-handed pitching and he'll get the opportunity to play regularly again. There's no one in the Mariners outfield that has a job so locked down that no one can break through on it. Hopefully a game like this will spark a nice run for him.Analyst: Howard Bender