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Hershiser scouting report: Dustin Ackley

Updated: June 18, 2009, 5:55 PM ET
By Orel Hershiser

Dustin Ackley and the North Carolina Tar Heels take on Arizona State in an elimination game Thursday night (ESPN2/ESPN360, 7 p.m. ET). I got a chance to meet Ackley this week.

One thing that struck me was that Ackley is bigger up close than many viewers may realize. On the field, he looks like he has a medium build at most -- but in person, I saw that he has a bigger, wider back than you might suspect. His hands are also exceptionally large. That tells me he has exceptional bat control. ...

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