Seattle Mariners Midseason Grades: The Outfielders

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Jun 10, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Seattle Mariners left fielder Dustin Ackley (13) leaps for a ball hit by Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana (not pictured) during the first inning at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Dustin Ackley – 192 PA, .221/.280/.378, 85 wRC+, -0.2 WAR

A year ago Ackley started off with a rough first half before turning it on in the summer months, finishing the year as an average player. After a terrible start this year, he’s starting to pick it up. Enough of this nonsense. The Mariners should hope he plays okay enough in June that they can trade him to somebody who has a use for him. Grade: F

Justin Ruggiano – 81 PA, .214/.321/.357, 97 wRC+, -0.1 WAR

Ruggiano did everything the Mariners asked him to do – he hit opposite-handed pitching, covered center field when needed… and was DFA’d for his trouble. He’s currently in AAA, and stands are the most recent and extreme example of just how clueless the M’s are at player valuation. He’s an average hitter in an important part-time role? Great, let’s toss him and go get us a Mark Trumbo. Idiots. Grade: B-