Latest Update Dustin Ackley is not in the Mariners' starting lineup Saturday. Sat Sep, 20, 03:29 PM
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.
He'll sit after hitting two home runs last jight as he's dealing with bone spurs in his ankle. The Mariners will likely give him some more time off for the final stretch as he recovers from the ankle issue.Analyst: Ben Diamond
Ackley is now slashing .249/.298/.405 with 13 home runs and 64 RBI through 474 at-bats as he appears to have finally turned a corner as far as consistency is concerned. Moving forward Ackley should be a deep league play beyond the 2014 season considering he has the power upside to go along with his multi-position eligibility. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Great news for Ackley and his fantasy owners (that includes me). He was playing extremely well before September, that is when he suffered the ankle injury. He should continue to produce when he returns to the starting lineup (which could be as soon as Tuesday night).Analyst: Mark Kaplan
Ackley was experiencing bone spurs in his ankle, forcing him out of the lineup for four days. He was back on the field Friday, but may have reinjured his injury, but fantasy owners will have to hope that it's just a day off to make sure he's healthy for their postseason run.Analyst: Ben Diamond