Latest Update Dustin Ackley ends homerless streak Fri Aug, 01, 12:03 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's home run in his second at-bat of Thursday's game put an end to his 62-game drought, which was the longest of his career. Ackley finished the month of July hitting a team-best .365, but other than that he did not provide much else in term of counting stats as he knocked in and scored nine runs while not stealing a base this making him expendable in most mixed league formats. Analyst: Michael Pichan
Ackley has been on an absolute tear since returning from the All-Star break, slashing .444/.444/.600 with seven doubles, five RBI and six runs scored batting leadoff for the Mariners. His recent production has caught the eye of prospective owners throughout all league formats, as his ownership continues to climb as the season progresses. Until he cools off, he is a must-start in all but the shallowest of league formats. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Ackley is hitting .425 over his last ten games, hitting safely in nine of those contests. It looks like the Mariners are trying to take advantage of the hot streak by putting Ackley out front.Analyst: Joshua Balay
Ackley has been hitting well recently, as he is 12 for his last 34. His 37 runs and 34 RBI's on the season are ok, but his value has been hurt by a .242 average. While Ackley hasn't been doing very well for the Mariners, they do not have any better options, so expect him to continue to receive playing time in the near future. Analyst: Ben Diamond