Likely ready to hit at the major-league level, Ackley still needs work on his defense
Over the past two seasons, Ackley has been transitioning in the club’s minor league system from an outfielder to an infielder and now projects to become the franchise’s every-day second baseman, perhaps as soon as the 2011 season.
The Seattle Mariners made Dustin Ackley of the University of North Carolina their first-round draft choice in 2009 (selected No. 2 overall).
On Sunday, Sportspress Northwest’s Noel Zanchelli caught up with Ackley at the Mariners’ annual FanFest at Safeco Field. They discussed Ackley’s progression toward the major leagues.