Dustin was the second overall pick in the 2009 draft, only behind Stephen Strasburg.  He signed right at the deadline, 15 minutes before the deadline to be exact.  His first taste of professional ball was with the Arizona Fall League’s Peoria Javelinas.  There in just 73 at bats, he hit 0.315/1/12 and on November 2nd was named an Arizona Fall League Rising Star.

There are some experts out there that Dustin is going to be the Mariners Opening Day 2nd baseman.  In college he played mostly first base with some outfield experience, however during the off season, Mariners brass asked him if he would be willing to move to second in order to get to the show quicker.  Dustin agreed and immediately started training at second.  From the reports I have read, he is doing a fantastic job.

My thoughts are that he will spend the first part of the season with AAA Tacoma, however if he starts off fast, his call to the show could be as early as mid May.  Based on his senior year at UNC where he hit 0.417/22/73/13 and finished second to Strasburg in the Golden Spikes Awards, he translates to a 0.300/20/80/10 hitter.  Given that he is likely to start his career at second base, he will become a hot commodity.

Dustin is a fantastic through the mail signer.  I not only got his autograph, but also Tyler Hansborough’s when I sent him a request.  I also got a second one by sending a request to his home.  I have heard many people have had the same success as I had as well.  As far as his hobby value, his cheaper autographs are running about $30, while some of his shorter print releases are running in the $70 – $100 range.  He is about as close to a sure thing in the minors as you are going to find, I think it’s worth it to pick up some of the $30 autographed cards.

Let me know if you are interested in getting a copy of one of these cards.


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  1. Anonymous says:

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  2. adam says:

    i would love to get a copy of this card. do you think he would sign a baseball? it might be risky. what was his address?

  3. Adam West says:

    I would love to get an autograph from him, but would also love the Hansborough as well…

  4. JOHN says:

    Well they did have plans on moving him to CF, he only played 1st base his last 2 yr`s becuase of an arm injury (had tommy john surgery, before his junior yr) But played 1st base because they wanted him throwing the ball as little as possible. The guy is incredible athelte and has good speed. So had intentions of putting him CF, but Franklin Gutierrez came into his own last yr at CF (one of the best defensice CF`s in game) so there plans of putting him there when they drafted him were just shot down when the gave Franklin a 4 yr extension during off season. So really have no place to put him beside second base? But by no means is he second basemen. Way to good of athelete for 2nd, but no where to put him right now, Ichirio RF and Bradley in LF. So ya probably 2nd base for now, cause no other place to put him, was shocked when Gutierrez was given that 4 yr extension, maybe trade if Ackely really blows up, witch he will. He will be great and he will be playin OF evantually, to much speed to waste at 2nd base. He will be great!

  5. JOHN says:

    His 2007 DR ELITE EXTRA EDITION autos`s are the hottest! Rookie cards are 2007 (not 2010?) so dont be fooled. I have spent about $700 on his rookies. Got 3 of his DR ELITE EDITION “STATUS” rookie/auto cards. Only 50 of those, (got 3 of the 50) so if looking for his rookie cards, 2007 DR ELITE EXTRA EDITION are the hottest ones, sold a few of his on Ebay. That card pictured isnt worth a buck. Make sure thier 2007`s when he was drafted. 2010 is not his rookie card! 3 yrs to late, not pushin Ebay, actually hate them, but look up Dustin Ackley auto or rookie, will find all 2007`s cards, not 2010! 3 yrs late.

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