Over the past two seasons, Ackley has been transitioning in the club’s minor league system from an outfielder to an infielder and now projects to become the franchise’s every-day second baseman, perhaps as soon as the 2011 season.
The Seattle Mariners made Dustin Ackley of the University of North Carolina their first-round draft choice in 2009 (selected No. 2 overall).
On Sunday, Sportspress Northwest’s Noel Zanchelli caught up with Ackley at the Mariners’ annual FanFest at Safeco Field. They discussed Ackley’s progression toward the major leagues.