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State of the Farm: One Final Harvest

State of the Farm: One Final Harvest

Please watch the crops when I go On June 9, 2009, the Seattle Mariners drafted a sweet-swinging first baseman out of North Carolina by the name of Dustin Ackley. The draft has a way of presenting teams with seemingly endless options and possibilities with no definitively perfect choice, but using the second overall pick of the 2009 Major League Baseball draft on Dustin Ackley was about as easy of a decision as one could make. His future position was cloudy, but the bat was not. Ackley’s swing was a picturesque blend of speed and might, slash and mash, patience and fury. His legend had...

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