PEORIA, Ariz. One of the more pleasant exercises for a Seattle Mariners jerseys fan these days is to look at cheap Dustin Ackley jersey daily line for the Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League.
He hit his third home run of the Fall League and went 4 for 4 Tuesday night in the Javelinas 7 4 victory over Scottsdale. It gave Ackley cheap baseball jerseys a .417 batting average with six of his 15 hits going for extra bases, and he leads the league with a .571 on base percentage.
Ackley singled in the first, third and fifth innings Tuesday night, then hit a two run homer in the seventh. Besides his offense, Ackley continues to make progress at second base, according to his coaches, although there still much more to learn in his transition from the outfield.
What not to like about the way Ackley is playing? There is one thing: He not running the bases like the Mariners jerseys want him to run.
Despite the lofty on base percentage, he has one stolen base in one attempt even though the Mariners jerseys urged him to run more and had assigned coaches to work with him on baserunning. Mike Brumley, the Mariners jerseys first base coach this year, worked with Ackley early this month and Darrin Garner, their minor league infield and baserunning coordinator, talks with him regularly in pregame Fall League work.
The message is clear: The organization wants Ackley to use his speed and the Fall League, which runs through Nov. 19, is where it needs to happen. This is no place for him to be tentative.
told him, doesn matter how many times you get caught stealing, Garner said. you get thrown out, so what? If it happens three times in a row, so what? You learning every time you go.
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Pitchers and catchers report to spring training on Feb. 13 for physicals and the first workout is the next day. The report date for position players is Feb. 18, with the first full squad workout on Feb. 19.
After breaking camp on March 29, the Mariners jerseys play the Dodgers jerseys in Los Angeles on March 30. They work out March 31 at Oakland before opening the regular season April 1 against the A Powell, the Mariners jerseys hitting coach from early May through the end of the season, has moved to Peoria and is working with several young hitters who already have begun their offseason work.
Among them is Mariners jerseys left fielder cheap Michael Saunders jersey. He is working with Powell on gaining more consistency in his swing, particularly with the lower half of his body. Saunders leaves Nov. 17 to play about a month with Lara in the Venezuelan Winter League.
As for Powell future, he said he doesn know what his next job will be. New manager Eric Wedge has been interviewing candidates for the major league coaching staff and was expecting to have the process finalized this week.
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There also have been reports that Carl Willis would be Wedge pitching coach. He worked seven years as Wedge pitching coach with the Cleveland Indians jerseys and finish this season as the Mariners jerseys pitching coach.