Dustin Ackley
Dustin Ackley

Dustin Ackley (1B,2B,LF,CF,RF)

New York Yankees

Bats: L   Throws: R

Angels Outfielder Dustin Ackley played in his first game on Friday against the Padres. Ackley was announced last May that his season would be coming to an end, as he would be undergoing shoulder surgery. Ackley played 28 games for the Yankees last season and was signed to the Angels on a Minor League deal in February.

Fantasy Impact: Ackley batted DH on Friday and grounded out in his one and only at-bat. Ackley told the media that he was not quite ready yet to play on defense and does not want to rush the rehabbing process at all. Ackley said he is hoping to be ready by opening day but it is no guarantee whether he will be on the Angels lineup or not.

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Yankees OF Dustin Ackley could require season-ending surgery to repair the torn labrum in his shoulder. (Source: Mark Feinsand on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's been a rough season, and likely a lost one, for Ackley, who will be facing an extended stretch on the disabled list no matter what path is chosen. Prior to the injury, he limped to an OPS of only .390 with no HRs or SBs in 2016.

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Dustin Ackley to get spot start

Tue, May 10th 4:12pm EDT
By Chris Zolli

Dustin Ackley will start at first base on Tuesday, hitting fifth in place of Mark Teixiera. Ackley has also started in the outfield this season, building his value as a utility player. (Source: Bryan Hoch on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Ackley may have value with his multi-positional eligibility, but he has yet to hit enough to be truly valuable to the Yankees. Acquired at the trade deadline last season, Ackley has played all over the infield and corner outfield, a poor man's Ben Zobrist, but he only has a. 347 OPS in 36 plate appearances this season. Keep in mind that he had a .982 OPS in 57 plate appearances with the Yankees in 2015, but don't expect too much out of Ackley.

Dustin Ackley goes 2-for-4

Mon, Oct 5th 10:04am EDT
By Craig Rosenkrantz

Dustin Ackley went 2-for-4 with two RBI in a 9-4 loss to the Orioles.

Fantasy Impact: Dustin Ackley finished the regular season hitting .231 with 10 homers and 30 RBI. During the last 7 days he hit .308.

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Dustin Ackley was the offensive star for the Yankees on Sunday, finishing 2-for-2 with a run scored, home run, and three RBI for his first RBI since being acquired from the Mariners on July 31.

Fantasy Impact: Ackley is only 4-for-14 with the Yankees with a double and a home run, but does give eligibility all over the field, playing 1B on Sunday. He only has a .653 OPS for the season, but can get at bats all over the field, especially with Mark Teixeira's injury, and has a .364 batting average in limited at-bats in September.

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The Yankees lone trade deadline acquisition Dustin Ackley has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right lumbar strain. Pitcher Caleb Cotham will replace Ackley on the active roster. Before the injury, Ackley had appeared in two games since joining the Yankees. (Source: Bronx Pinstripes)

Fantasy Impact: The 27-year-old utility man was acquired by the Yanks from the Mariners in a deal that sent Ramon Flores and Jose Ramirez to the M’s. While appearing in two games during their most recent 10-game road trip, Ackley saw three at-bats vs. the Chicago White Sox while going 0-3. Before coming over to the Yankees, he posted a .215 average with six homeruns.

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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.

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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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