3 options for a 2009 Mariners Re-Draft

The Mariners drafted Dustin Ackley from UNC with the 2nd overall pick in 2009, but what if they went a different direction?
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When the Mariners drafted Dustin Ackley in 2009 from the University of North Carolina with the 2nd overall pick, they were coming off of a pitiful 61-win season managed by first-year skipper John Mclaren before his termination (quickly followed) by Jim Riggleman thereafter. This Mariners lineup had two future Hall of Famers in Ichiro and Adrian Beltre, as well as the future NPB single-season HR record holder in Wladamir Balentien.

The pitching was nothing to write home about, save for King Felix of course. When the Mariners cut that $6,000,000 check for Dustin Ackley, there was a new hope in Seattle. A star college outfielder destined for greatness, until he wasn't. Ackley only hit .241 in the bigs and was out of the league by 28 years young. What if the Mariners picked a different amateur star? What if their pick worked out, where could the multi-verse take us? Let's take a look at three potential variations, or in other words, a redraft.