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UNC's Dustin Ackley


UNC's Dustin Ackley

A scout was on hand at FAU to watch arguablly the best hitter in baseball.  He definitely is the best hitter I have ever seen on our field, and apparently I'm not alone on this. Check out what the scout said below (especially the bold part):

Dustin Ackley, 1b/of, North Carolina
Ackley went just 1-for-5 with a walk in UNC's 8-6 loss to Old Dominion on Tuesday . . . and still he's hitting .579/.609/1.105 through four games. He recorded at least three hits in each game of North Carolina's three-game sweep at Florida Atlantic, swatting a pair of home runs in the opener and adding a three-run shot in the series finale. He has six home runs in his last eight games, dating back to the College World Series. By Sunday, the Owls wanted nothing to do with him: with two outs and nobody on in the sixth inning, and FAU clinging to a 4-3 lead, Adam Morrison issued Ackley an intentional walk. He promptly stole second base, before Chad Flack struck out to end the inning.

"It's a short swing, he's got the ability to stay inside the ball and he really gets the bat head through the zone," said one talent evaluator who saw him in Florida. "They moved his feet by pitching inside, but he got right back in the box—he's got a toughness about him. He showed opposite-field power; he's a good runner, and he played a very good left field.

"In my time in college baseball, I feel Ackley is the best hitter I have seen. Better than (Pat) Burrell, (J.D.) Drew, (Brad) Wilkerson, and anyone else."

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