I have never been the biggest believer in Dustin Ackley as I have always thought he was going to be a good but not great player in a corner OF position. While I still believe his future remains in the OF his bat is starting to show the potential scouts mentioned when he was drafted. The following is an from BA's hot sheet report:
Ackley is a pure hitter whose strike-zone judgment ranks among the best in the minors. Those skills should help him in his transition to the major leagues, which is likely to come in the near future. Ackley has totaled many more walks (50) than strikeouts (35) thus far, and his power is coming around with nine bombs so far, putting him at .299/.414/.494 on the season. Ackley's defense at second base is still below-average, but prospects seem to have a way of magically becoming big league ready this time each year. Clubs breathe a sigh of relief once the expected Super 2 cutoff date passes because often it means dancing the arbitration dance with players three times instead of four. Whatever the case may be, Ackley could provide Seattle with a Buster Posey-type impact on offense, which the Mariners desperately need.
The Buster Posey type impact comparison is pretty fantastic in my eyes. Perhaps Ackley is one of those guys who puts up bigger numbers in the show than in the minors. What does everyone else think about Ackley's incredible hot streak?