Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 3/14/13
It is Ackley’s Breakout Time! The 2009 number 2 overall pick has been fine, but the Mariners need more than that in 2013. In the land of the rising sun, where the 2012 season began for the Seattle Mariners a year ago, 2B Dustin Ackley kicked off his sophomore season with a bang. In the 4th inning, Ackley took A’s pitcher Brandon McCarthy to dead center for his first home run of the season. Unfortunately, this was probably Ackley’s best moment of the year, instead of the first of what should have been a lot more. At this point in his career, Ackley has been more consistent with quality commercials than producing quality play at the plate. He is still young, and has the opportunity this season to develop without the weight of a franchise on his shoulders. 1. Time This is the ultimate cop-out for someone to write as a positive for Ackley, but it is the number one reason that he could produce this season. Baseball fans have been very spoiled recently by rookies producing in ways they ne...
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