Dustin Ackley was traded to the New York Yankees on Thursday for Ramon Flores and Jose Ramirez. (Source: Jack Curry on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: The Yankees have had woeful performances from both Brendan Ryan and Stephen Drew at second base and add instant offense with Ackley. At 27 years old, Ackley has not lived up to his potential, but is still an upgrade at second base. He only has a .635 OPS this season, but slashes .296/.397/.481 at Yankees Stadium, with two home runs, and nine RBI. His addition also means that Robert Refsnyder will stay in the minor leagues this season, as Ackley will be the second baseman for the Yankees for the rest of the season. Ackley has played the oufield for the past two seasons and will provide depth in the outfield as well.
Dustin Ackley went 0-for-4 in the Marines 2-1 loss to the Red Sox.
Fantasy Impact: Ackley, who has struggled in 2015, saw his five-game hit streak end as the Mariners could not solve the Red Sox pitching staff on Thursday. Ackley has a line of .191/.213/.326 with 3 HR and 7 RBI, definitely not fantasy-worthy numbers. Ackley should stay on the waiver wire in standard formats, and should only be considered in deep, or AL-only leagues.
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Dustin Ackley went 1-for-2 with a double and a run scored against the Astros on Sunday.
Fantasy Impact: It was nice to see Ackley hit the ball hard again, with this being his first hit that wasn't a single since April 13th. Ackley started the season off well with three HRs and a double in his first five games, but since then has done nothing with the lion's share of a platoon with Rickie Weeks, hitting .200 with no RBI since his HR on the 13th. Ackley is barely worth owning even in AL-Only leagues, and has little upside going forward.
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Dustin Ackley will be hitting in the bottom of the order this season after a disappointing showing last season in terms of OBP (.293). (Source: Fantasy Alarm)
Fantasy Impact: Ackley has yet to show much of the promise that he had displayed in the minor leagues since being moved up to the majors. His counting stats last year (14 HRs/8 SBs/64 Rs/65 RBIs) made him serviceable in deeper leagues. However, with his move down to the bottom of the order the runs are going to decrease, lowering his value to AL-Only viability, and without much upside. Draft him in that format if you still believe, but don't expect a breakout year.
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