AFL profile: Mariners' Dustin Ackley 

November, 17, 2010
11/17/10
12:42
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Sometimes we expect too much of prospects too soon, and quite frankly, I'm as guilty as anyone at times. Even relatively polished college hitters generally need some adjustment time to professional pitching and won't put up overwhelming numbers right away.

That was the case with Seattle Mariners second base prospect Dustin Ackley, the second overall pick in the 2009 draft. Ackley is repeating the Arizona Fall League, which is where he made his professional debut last season, and he didn't look comfortable at the plate in his first go-round.

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