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Jacoby Ellsbury

34-Year-Old Outfielder – New York Yankees

2017 Stats

AVG

.269

HR

7

RBI

39

R

61

SB

21

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Now through three years of a seven-year, $153 million contract, it's clear the Yankees aren't getting what they expected out of Ellsbury. The center fielder stayed healthy enough to play in 148 games ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 195   DOB: 9/11/1983   BORN: Madras, OR   COLLEGE: Oregon State   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Jacoby Ellsbury Contract Information:

Ellsbury agreed to a seven-year, $153 million deal with the Yankees in December of 2013.

September 17, 2017  –  Jacoby Ellsbury News

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Jacoby Ellsbury Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2006 22 A A 61 269 244 35 73 16 7 5 4 32 25 9 25 28 0 0 0 .299 .379 .418 .797
2006 22 AA POR 50 225 198 29 61 16 10 3 3 19 16 8 24 25 0 1 2 .308 .387 .434 .821
2007 23 AA POR 17 83 73 16 33 12 10 2 0 13 8 1 6 7 0 0 4 .452 .518 .644 1.162
2007 23 AAA PAW 87 401 363 66 108 21 14 5 2 28 33 6 32 47 1 1 4 .298 .360 .380 .740
2007 23 MAJ BOS 33 127 116 20 41 11 7 1 3 18 9 0 8 15 0 2 1 .353 .394 .509 .902
2008 24 MAJ BOS 145 609 554 98 155 38 22 7 9 47 50 11 41 80 4 3 7 .280 .336 .394 .729
2009 25 MAJ BOS 153 691 624 94 188 45 27 10 8 60 70 12 49 74 6 6 6 .301 .355 .415 .770
2010 26 R GUL 3 10 8 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 .250 .400 .250 .650
2010 26 AA POR 2 8 7 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .429 .500 .571 1.071
2010 26 AAA PAW 4 18 17 5 8 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .471 .500 .529 1.029
2010 26 MAJ BOS 18 83 78 10 15 4 4 0 0 5 7 1 4 9 0 0 1 .192 .241 .244 .485
2011 27 MAJ BOS 158 729 660 119 212 83 46 5 32 105 39 15 52 98 3 5 9 .321 .376 .552 .928
2012 28 R GUL 4 14 10 3 2 2 1 0 1 3 0 0 4 3 0 0 0 .200 .429 .600 1.029
2012 28 AA POR 2 9 9 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .222 .222 .333 .555
2012 28 AAA PAW 2 8 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .125 .125 .125 .250
2012 28 MAJ BOS 74 323 303 43 82 22 18 0 4 26 14 3 19 43 0 1 0 .271 .313 .370 .683
2013 29 MAJ BOS 134 632 577 92 172 48 31 8 9 53 52 4 47 92 1 2 5 .298 .355 .426 .781
2014 30 MAJ NYY 149 634 575 71 156 48 27 5 16 70 39 5 49 93 0 7 3 .271 .328 .419 .747
2015 31 A+ TAM 4 13 13 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .154 .154 .154 .308
2015 31 MAJ NYY 111 498 452 66 116 24 15 2 7 33 21 9 35 86 1 3 7 .257 .318 .345 .663
2016 32 MAJ NYY 148 614 551 71 145 38 24 5 9 56 20 8 54 84 4 3 2 .263 .330 .374 .704
2017 33 AAA SCR 2 8 8 1 3 2 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .375 .375 .625 1.000
2017 33 MAJ NYY 106 381 334 61 90 30 19 4 7 39 21 3 40 58 2 0 5 .269 .356 .413 .769
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3-Year Averages     136 581 526 69 139 36 22 4 10 53 26 7 46 87 1 4 4 .264 .326 .378 .704
Career  (View All)     1229 5,321 4,824 745 1,372 391 240 47 104 512 342 71 398 732 21 32 46 .284 .343 .418 .761

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Jacoby Ellsbury Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 23 @Tor 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 .269 .356 .413 .769
Sep. 22 @Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .357 .415 .772
Sep. 20 Min 4 2 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .361 .420 .781
Sep. 19 Min 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .355 .407 .762
Sep. 18 Min 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 .267 .355 .406 .761
Sep. 17 Bal 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .352 .405 .757
Sep. 16 Bal 4 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .264 .351 .401 .752
Sep. 15 Bal 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .347 .394 .741
Sep. 14 Bal 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .351 .399 .750
Sep. 13 @TB 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .344 .398 .742
Sep. 12 @TB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .339 .392 .731
Sep. 11 @TB 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .257 .340 .393 .733
Sep. 10 @Tex 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .258 .340 .396 .736
Sep. 9 @Tex 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .336 .393 .729
Sep. 8 @Tex 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .337 .395 .732
Sep. 7 @Bal 5 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .339 .397 .736
Sep. 5 @Bal 3 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .341 .397 .738
Sep. 4 @Bal 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .335 .394 .729
Sep. 3 Bos 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .253 .330 .394 .724
Sep. 2 Bos 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .321 .387 .708
Sep. 1 Bos 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .319 .377 .696
Aug. 31 Bos Did not play.
Aug. 30 Cle 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .319 .378 .697
Aug. 30 Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .320 .379 .699
Aug. 28 Cle 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .324 .385 .709
Aug. 27 Sea 5 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .324 .382 .706
Aug. 26 Sea 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .323 .377 .700
Aug. 25 Sea 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .320 .364 .684
Aug. 24 @Det 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .319 .365 .684
Aug. 23 @Det 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .318 .367 .685
Last 7 Games 24 4 10 4 1 0 1 3 2 3 1 0 0 0 .417 .481 .667 1.148
Last 14 Games 43 13 15 6 1 0 1 9 5 4 1 1 0 0 .349 .472 .535 1.007
Last 30 Games 86 23 31 9 2 1 12 16 12 5 1 1 0 0 .360 .466 .547 1.013

Jacoby Ellsbury: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 91 91 8
2016 148 148
2015 110 110
2014 141 141 5
2013 134 134
2012 73 73 1
2011 154 154 3
2010 18 6 13
2009 153 153

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Jacoby Ellsbury Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201798122132.235.337.636
2016178221144.247.326.618
2015154152117.253.325.652

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20172284952619.289.456.843
20163734984216.271.397.744
20152985152214.258.356.669

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20171542842113.292.455.824
20162393941810.264.385.722
20152203231512.250.332.637

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017172333188.256.390.743
20163123253810.263.365.689
2015232344189.263.358.687
Jacoby Ellsbury vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Marcus Stroman TOR 21 2 1 0 0 1 2 5 0 1 .095 .174 .143 .317

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Jacoby Ellsbury Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2006 22 A A 269 244 9.3% 10.4% 0.89 89% .325 .119
2006 22 AA POR 225 198 10.7% 11.1% 0.96 87% .339 .126
2007 23 AA POR 83 73 7.2% 8.4% 0.86 90% .500 .192
2007 23 AAA PAW 401 363 8% 11.7% 0.68 87% .337 .082
2007 23 MAJ BOS 127 116 6.3% 11.8% 0.53 87% .380 .156
2008 24 MAJ BOS 609 554 6.7% 13.1% 0.51 86% .312 .114
2009 25 MAJ BOS 691 624 7.1% 10.7% 0.66 88% .328 .114
2010 26 R GUL 10 8 20% 0% 0.00 100% .250 .000
2010 26 AA POR 8 7 12.5% 0% 0.00 100% .429 .142
2010 26 AAA PAW 18 17 5.6% 0% 0.00 100% .471 .058
2010 26 MAJ BOS 83 78 4.8% 10.8% 0.44 88% .217 .052
2011 27 MAJ BOS 729 660 7.1% 13.4% 0.53 85% .336 .231
2012 28 R GUL 14 10 28.6% 21.4% 1.33 70% .167 .400
2012 28 AA POR 9 9 0% 11.1% 0.00 89% .250 .111
2012 28 AAA PAW 8 8 0% 12.5% 0.00 88% .143 .000
2012 28 MAJ BOS 323 303 5.9% 13.3% 0.44 86% .304 .099
2013 29 MAJ BOS 632 577 7.4% 14.6% 0.51 84% .341 .128
2014 30 MAJ NYY 634 575 7.7% 14.7% 0.53 84% .296 .148
2015 31 A+ TAM 13 13 0% 7.7% 0.00 92% .167 .000
2015 31 MAJ NYY 498 452 7% 17.3% 0.41 81% .301 .088
2016 32 MAJ NYY 614 551 8.8% 13.7% 0.64 85% .295 .111
2017 33 AAA SCR 8 8 0% 0% 0.00 100% .375 .250
2017 33 MAJ NYY 381 334 10.5% 15.2% 0.69 83% .309 .144
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3-Year Averages     581 526 7.9% 15% 0.53 83% .298 .114
Career     5,321 4,824 7.5% 13.8% 0.54 85% .315 .134

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Jacoby Ellsbury Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 CF 948 -1 230 2 -1 476 0 240 2
2016 CF 1217.3 19 265 7 19 566 4 282 5
2017 CF 710.3 11 170 5 11 313 3 209 1
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 CF 1 2 -1 0 0 -1 1 1 0 1
2016 CF -1 3 6 0 0 -1 1 8 0 8
2017 CF -2 3 3 0 0 -5 -2 5 0 -2

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2017 Stat Review for Jacoby Ellsbury    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.69 BB/K
GREAT
10.5% BB Rate
GREAT
15.2% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.769 OPS
AVERAGE
.356 OBP
GOOD
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.269 AVG
AVERAGE
.309 BABIP
AVERAGE
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.413 SLG
WEAK
.144 ISO
WEAK

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Jacoby Ellsbury: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ellsbury went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Wednesday's win over the Rays.

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Ellsbury will start in center field and bat ninth Sunday against the Red Sox.

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Ellsbury is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Tigers, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

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Ellsbury will start in center field and lead off Wednesday against the Mets.

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Ellsbury is out of the lineup Monday against the Mets, Pete Caldera of The Record reports.

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Ellsbury went 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Saturday's loss to the Red Sox.

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Ellsbury is out of the lineup Monday against the Blue Jays.

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Ellsbury will lead off and man center field Monday against the Tigers, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

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Ellsbury is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mariners, marking his third straight game on the bench, Pete Caldera of The Record reports.

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Ellsbury is not in the lineup Saturday against the Mariners.

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Ellsbury is not in the lineup for Friday's matchup with the Mariners.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Ellsbury got off to a red-hot start in 2015, his second season of a seven-year, $153 million contract, slashing .324/.412/.372 with 14 steals through 37 games, but the recurring health issue that has hampered him throughout his career resurfaced, as he hit the DL with a sprained right knee. The injury sidelined him until July, and the 32-year-old wasn't the same player after returning. The center fielder hit just .215 in his first month back on his way to a .220/.266/.326 second half with just seven steals, putting him on the bench for the club's lone playoff game. The team has too much money invested in him to do anything but insert Ellsbury as the Opening Day center fielder and likely leadoff man, but through two seasons in New York he has failed to live up to his contract. Turning 33 in 2016, his production may not fully rebound, as his Yankees tenure may be marking the beginning of a steady decline rather than representing a two-year outlier.

2015

The Yankees were big spenders in free agency after the 2013 season, and Ellsbury's seven-year, $153 million contract was a pillar of their new roster. Although his walk rate (7.7%) was in line with his career average, his .328 on-base percentage was nearly 20 points below his career mark (.347). Ellsbury spent some time as the team's No. 3 hitter, swatting 16 homers his highest total since 2011 and driving in 70 runs (the second best mark of his career). He showed more favorable splits in his new home park (.303/.370/.451), but it should be noted that nine of his home runs were hit on the road in 2014. Late season injuries to his left ankle and right hamstring likely kept him from eclipsing the 40-steals mark for the fourth time in his career, as he stole just two bases in September after racking up 37 steals through the first five months.

2014

Ellsbury once again proved to be an impact hitter atop Boston's lineup with game-changing baserunning skills in 2013. He did nothing to hurt the big payday he got this offseason. Everything he does will pale in comparison to his MVP-caliber season in 2011 - the 32 bombs he hit that season are an outlier - but Ellsbury slugged .426 and had a .781 OPS last season, second-best of his career in both categories. The Yankees inked Ellsbury to a seven-year, $153 million deal in December, and he will set the table for fellow free-agent additions Carlos Beltran and Brian McCann in pinstripes.

2013

Ellsbury had another injury-plagued season in 2012 as he missed three months due to a shoulder injury. He hit just four home runs with a .693 OPS in the second half after he returned as he never seemed to get on track. Ellsbury was coming off of a 32-home run/39-stolen base season in 2011 that nearly won him the MVP award. However, he's now missed significant time in two of the last three seasons as he missed most of 2011 with broken ribs. Ellsbury is a risk to be traded this season as he enters his final year before free agency and it's not clear if the Red Sox will sign him to a long-term deal given his injury history and aggressive agent (Scott Boras). The power production in 2011 may be an outlier in the long run, but he should provide double-digit home-run power if healthy and his speed makes him a fantasy star.

2012

Ellsbury turned in an MVP-caliber season for Boston in 2011, finishing second in MVP balloting to a pitcher, winning his first Silver Slugger award and his first Gold Glove. He's setting himself up for a monstrous payday next offseason. We've seen hints at good multi-skill productivity from Ellsbury, but reaching 30 homers was not part of the forecast, at least not for 2011. Ellsbury will return to same role he held last season as Boston's starting center fielder and leadoff hitter.

2011

Ellsbury got hurt early on in 2010, suffering broken ribs after colliding with teammate Adrian Beltre and didn't play an important role in Boston's season. His recovery was slower than expected, and then we learned the Ellsbury's injury was more serious than originally diagnosed by the team's medical staff. That led Ellsbury (at the behest of agent Scott Boras) to seek second opinions and rehabilitation away from the team. It also led to a disconnect to some extent between the player and the team. Whatever the relationship between the two sides, it looks like Ellsbury is on schedule for offseason workouts and he'll return as Boston's leadoff hitter and center fielder in 2011.

2010

Ellsbury's on-base percentage may be less than desirable for the modern era's idea of a leadoff hitter, but there's no doubting he can be a disruptive presence atop the batting order. Ellsbury stole a franchise-high 70 bases last year while improving his theft success rate to 85.4 percent. After getting dropped from the leadoff spot in May, Ellsbury eventually returned to the top spot in the order and posted a .355 OBP -- not great, but something Boston can live with. As he matures as a hitter, and with the organization's fascination with plate patience, we expect Ellsbury to improve that part of his game. He often plays through minor injuries and should get plenty of plate appearances in 2010.

2009

Ellsbury slumped badly in the middle of the season and was dropped in the batting order as a result, but finished with a strong September. His superior speed and good defensive ability didn't slump, but he seemingly forgot how to take a walk after May. A wrist and tailbone injury may have played a role in his mid-season funk. He'll need to be consistent because Boston traded away Coco Crisp and presently doesn't have a suitable center field backup. As such, Ellsbury will begin the season as the starting center fielder and most likely the club's leadoff man.

2008

Ellsbury lit a fire for the Red Sox in September and October, appearing to have won the starting center field job from Coco Crisp. His defensive skills are top notch, and he's a game changer atop the batting order. Whether he'll be batting leadoff in Boston or Minnesota is the big offseason question. His name is front and center in the Johan Santana trade talks. A good baserunner who knows how to get on base, Ellsbury is ready to blossom in 2008.

2007

Ellsbury, the organization's top prospect, hit .303 as a leadoff hitter between stops at high-A Wilmington and Double-A Portland, where he finished the 2006 season. He has superior defensive skills, but offensive ability, too. He has good plate discipline (53:49 K:BB in 442 AB), knows how to get on base (.382 OBP), and can take an extra one (41 SB, 70.6% success rate). He'll probably start in Portland and finish in Triple-A, but a September call-up is possible.

2006

Ellsbury was Boston's first-round pick in the 2005 draft and has excellent speed and plate discipline (Baseball America rated his strike zone judgment as third-best in the NCAA). After hitting .406 at Oregon in 2005, he spent his first season in the pros with Boston's Single-A affiliate in Lowell (Mass.), where he stole 23 bases and had a .418 OBP in 35 games.