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The utility guy the Yankees actually wanted at the deadline | New York Post

Before acquiring Martin Prado from the Diamondbacks on Thursday, the Yankees inquired about the Mariners’ Dustin Ackley.
Nevertheless, when Seattle asked for minor league right-hander Bryan Mitchell, the discussions essentially ended because the Yankees view the 23-year-old right-hander as a rotation candidate either this year or next.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 04, 2014 at 06:40 AM | 12 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Ray (RDP) Posted: August 04, 2014 at 10:38 AM (#4763792)
I initially thought it was too early to call Ackley a utility guy, but, yeah, he's already 26, so it's getting late early.
   2. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: August 04, 2014 at 10:48 AM (#4763801)
Fun fact: Ackley hasn't even played anywhere but LF this season. Unless you count DH.
   3. Nasty Nate Posted: August 04, 2014 at 10:54 AM (#4763809)
Fun fact: Ackley hasn't even played anywhere but LF this season. Unless you count DH.


The Yankees got a SS to play 2B and a 3B to play RF, so it's a safe bet that they would have played Ackley anywhere but LF.
   4. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 04, 2014 at 10:56 AM (#4763810)
Knowing the Yankees/Mariners trade history, Mitchell would have ended up getting Tommy John surgery within a few months, and Ackley would be dead within a year.
   5. Accent Shallow Posted: August 04, 2014 at 11:03 AM (#4763817)
For a guy with supposedly incredible stuff, Mitchell's MiLB track record is underwhelming.

I could have sworn I'd read somewhere (River Avenue Blues, maybe?) that his curveball was as good/nearly as good as AJ Burnett's, but I can't find the link now.
   6. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: August 04, 2014 at 11:06 AM (#4763821)
The Yankees got a SS to play 2B and a 3B to play RF, so it's a safe bet that they would have played Ackley anywhere but LF.


Wait until they sign Jon Lester to play third base!
   7. Accent Shallow Posted: August 04, 2014 at 11:23 AM (#4763832)
Wait until they sign Jon Lester to play third base!


My softball team has used two separate lefties at 3B this year, so it's possible. Lester certainly has the arm for it.
   8.     Hey Gurl Posted: August 04, 2014 at 12:37 PM (#4763897)
Wait until they sign Jon Lester to play third base!


They already have an SS to play third base next year.
   9. Ron J2 Posted: August 04, 2014 at 12:43 PM (#4763904)
#3 I was going to say that they'd have probably played Ackley at catcher.
   10. Walt Davis Posted: August 04, 2014 at 05:06 PM (#4764209)
Prado is not a 3B. For his career, Prado has 339 starts at 3B, 231 starts in LF, 224 starts at 2B, 37 at 1B. To add some icing, DRS puts him above average at all of them except for 2B where he's a bit below. He is a multi-position player, always has been, nobody has ever worried much about making him switch. And if he's got the arm for 3B, he's got the arm for RF.
   11. Nasty Nate Posted: August 04, 2014 at 05:19 PM (#4764217)
I don't want the truth to get in the way of my snark!

(It is true that both Prado and Drew are nearing 1,000 games in the major leagues without starting a single game at the positions at which the Yankees immediately started them.)
   12. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: August 04, 2014 at 06:51 PM (#4764303)
Knowing the Yankees/Mariners trade history, Mitchell would have ended up getting Tommy John surgery within a few months, and Ackley would be dead within a year.


Actually in this case Ackley would've gone on to hit 375/425/575 for the rest of the year and in the offseason would have been arrested under suspicion of sexual assault charges.

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