Looking at key LA Angels’ players and prospects doing in the minors.

Eric Young Jr. one of many major league ready players the Angels have in Triple-A who are ready to contribute when needed. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports
Eric Young Jr. one of many major league ready players the Angels have in Triple-A who are ready to contribute when needed. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports /
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Mar 22, 2017; Peoria, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Angels second baseman Dustin Ackley (6) reaches third on a single by second baseman Rey Navarro (not pictured) during the second inning against the Seattle Mariners at Peoria Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 22, 2017; Peoria, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Angels second baseman Dustin Ackley (6) reaches third on a single by second baseman Rey Navarro (not pictured) during the second inning against the Seattle Mariners at Peoria Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports /

Dustin Ackley –

Dustin Ackley was signed to  a minor league contract and invited to Spring Training, but with the Angels plethora of first and second basemen he could not crack the big league roster for the Angels.  He is currently hitting .266 with one homer and 29 RBI’s. Ackley has a .343 OBP and has made only one error defensively.

Ackley has played in seven major league seasons for the Mariners and the Yankees posting a career .241 average with 46 homers and 216 runs batted in with 31 stolen bases.

Ackley has a slight chance of being called up during the September call-up period, but I wouldn’t hold my breath on him.  Despite having a few years of big league experience there are just too many better options right now ahead of him.  If Ackley picks it up he might move ahead of a player or two, but right now his chances of seeing big league action in 2017 for the Angels is slim to none.