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Mark Ellis

37-Year-Old Second Baseman – St. Louis Cardinals

2014 Stats

AVG

.192

HR

0

RBI

12

R

15

SB

4

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Injuries and the need to rest his aging legs meant Ellis failed to top 132 games (126 in 2013) for the sixth straight season. He batted .270/.323/.351 with a career-low 21 extra-base hits. Ellis is st...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS:    HT: 5' 10"   WT: 190   DOB: 6/6/1977   BORN: Rapid City, SD   COLLEGE: Florida   DRAFTED: 9th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Mark Ellis Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $5.25 million contract with the Cardinals in December of 2013.

September 1, 2014  –  Mark Ellis News

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Mark Ellis 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
2005 28 MAJ OAK 122 486 434 76 136 38 20 5 13 52 1 3 44 51 4 0 4 .313 .382 .472 .854
2006 29 AAA SAC 4 16 12 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 .167 .375 .167 .542
2006 29 MAJ OAK 124 500 441 64 110 37 25 1 11 52 4 0 40 76 4 7 8 .249 .319 .385 .704
2007 30 MAJ OAK 150 642 583 84 161 55 33 3 19 76 9 4 44 94 2 3 10 .276 .336 .441 .777
2008 31 MAJ OAK 117 507 442 55 103 35 20 3 12 41 14 2 53 65 5 2 5 .233 .321 .373 .694
2009 32 A STO 2 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .000 .200 .000 .200
2009 32 AAA SAC 8 33 33 2 6 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .182 .182 .212 .394
2009 32 MAJ OAK 105 410 377 52 99 33 23 0 10 61 10 3 23 54 3 5 2 .263 .305 .403 .708
2010 33 A+ STO 2 7 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 .200 .286 .200 .486
2010 33 AAA SAC 1 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
2010 33 MAJ OAK 124 492 436 45 127 29 24 0 5 49 7 6 40 56 3 5 8 .291 .358 .381 .739
2011 34 AAA SAC 3 11 10 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .200 .273 .300 .573
2011 34 MAJ COL 70 286 263 34 72 19 13 0 6 25 7 3 14 43 5 1 3 .274 .317 .392 .709
2011 34 MAJ OAK 62 233 217 21 47 13 11 1 1 16 7 2 8 32 4 1 3 .217 .253 .290 .543
2011  (Multiple Teams) 34 MAJ COL/OAK 132 519 480 55 119 32 24 1 7 41 14 5 22 75 9 2 6 .248 .288 .346 .634
2012 35 A+ RAN 4 16 14 3 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 .286 .375 .286 .661
2012 35 MAJ LAD 110 464 415 62 107 29 21 1 7 31 5 0 40 70 2 0 7 .258 .333 .364 .697
2013 36 AA CHA 2 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .000 .200 .000 .200
2013 36 MAJ LAD 126 480 433 46 117 21 13 2 6 48 4 1 26 74 6 5 10 .270 .323 .351 .674
2014 37 AAA MEM 1 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .666
2014 37 MAJ STL 65 191 167 15 32 6 6 0 0 12 4 1 14 33 4 2 4 .192 .267 .228 .495
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3-Year Averages     122 485 442 54 114 26 19 1 6 40 7 2 29 73 5 2 7 .258 .313 .346 .659
Career  (View All)     1427 5,717 5,106 690 1,342 386 256 25 105 550 82 29 438 796 59 39 75 .263 .328 .384 .712

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position     ▼ Batter Vs. Pitcher

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Mark Ellis Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 1 Pit Did not play.
Aug. 31 ChC Did not play.
Aug. 30 ChC Did not play.
Aug. 30 ChC Did not play.
Aug. 29 ChC Did not play.
Aug. 27 @Pit Did not play.
Aug. 26 @Pit Did not play.
Aug. 25 @Pit Did not play.
Aug. 24 @Phi Did not play.
Aug. 23 @Phi Did not play.
Aug. 22 @Phi Did not play.
Aug. 20 Cin Did not play.
Aug. 19 Cin Did not play.
Aug. 18 Cin Did not play.
Aug. 17 SD Did not play.
Aug. 16 SD Did not play.
Aug. 15 SD Did not play.
Aug. 14 SD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .192 .267 .228 .495
Aug. 13 @Mia Did not play.
Aug. 12 @Mia 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .196 .273 .233 .506
Aug. 11 @Mia Did not play.
Aug. 10 @Bal Did not play.
Aug. 9 @Bal Did not play.
Aug. 8 @Bal 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .188 .267 .225 .492
Aug. 7 Bos Did not play.
Aug. 6 Bos Did not play.
Aug. 5 Bos Did not play.
Aug. 3 Mil Did not play.
Aug. 2 Mil Did not play.
Aug. 1 Mil 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .190 .270 .228 .498
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 9 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .300 .222 .522

Mark Ellis: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 3 47 3
2013 119 1
2012 110
2011 2 123
2010 116 6
2009 105

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Mark Ellis Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014747042.216.257.537
2013131144150.282.412.743
2012134316151.321.500.877

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014938082.172.204.461
2013302322334.265.325.644
2012281311164.228.299.612

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014632040.127.143.368
2013199253242.302.387.748
2012196366181.276.418.770

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201410413084.231.279.572
2013234213242.244.321.611
2012219261134.242.315.632
Mark Ellis Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 28 MAJ OAK 486 434 9.1% 10.5% 0.86 88% .332 .159
2006 29 AAA SAC 16 12 25% 12.5% 2.00 83% .200 .000
2006 29 MAJ OAK 500 441 8% 15.2% 0.53 83% .280 .136
2007 30 MAJ OAK 642 583 6.9% 14.6% 0.47 84% .302 .165
2008 31 MAJ OAK 507 442 10.5% 12.8% 0.82 85% .249 .140
2009 32 A STO 5 4 20% 20% 1.00 75% .000 .000
2009 32 AAA SAC 33 33 0% 6.1% 0.00 94% .194 .030
2009 32 MAJ OAK 410 377 5.6% 13.2% 0.43 86% .284 .140
2010 33 A+ STO 7 5 14.3% 0% 0.00 100% .200 .000
2010 33 AAA SAC 4 4 0% 25% 0.00 75% .333 .000
2010 33 MAJ OAK 492 436 8.1% 11.4% 0.71 87% .325 .090
2011 34 AAA SAC 11 10 9.1% 0% 0.00 100% .200 .100
2011 34 MAJ COL 286 263 4.9% 15% 0.33 84% .308 .118
2011 34 MAJ OAK 233 217 3.4% 13.7% 0.25 85% .250 .073
2011  (Multiple Teams) 34 MAJ COL/OAK 519 480 4.2% 14.5% 0.29 84% .281 .098
2012 35 A+ RAN 16 14 12.5% 18.8% 0.67 79% .364 .000
2012 35 MAJ LAD 464 415 8.6% 15.1% 0.57 83% .296 .106
2013 36 AA CHA 5 4 20% 40% 0.50 50% .000 .000
2013 36 MAJ LAD 480 433 5.4% 15.4% 0.35 83% .314 .081
2014 37 AAA MEM 3 3 0% 33.3% 0.00 67% .500 .000
2014 37 MAJ STL 191 167 7.3% 17.3% 0.42 80% .239 .036
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3-Year Averages     485 442 6% 15.1% 0.40 83% .298 .088
Career     5,717 5,106 7.7% 13.9% 0.55 84% .294 .121

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2014 Stat Review for Mark Ellis    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.192 AVG
TERRIBLE
80% Contact Rate
AVERAGE
.239 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.228 SLG
TERRIBLE
.036 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.42 BB/K
WEAK
7.3% BB Rate
WEAK
17.3% K Rate
AVERAGE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.495 OPS
TERRIBLE
.267 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Mark Ellis: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ellis was placed on the 15-day DL on Tuesday with a left oblique strain.

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Ellis was unavailable Monday due to "soreness," MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.

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Ellis is not in the lineup Friday against the Marlins.

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Ellis is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Giants.

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Ellis started at second base Saturday and went 1-for-3 in the Cards' win over the Phillies.

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Ellis is not in the lineup for the third straight day, FOX Sports Midwest reports.

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Ellis was 3-for-4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI in Sunday's win over Chicago.

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Ellis is not in the Cardinals' starting lineup Saturday.

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Ellis is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Brewers, Jim Hayes of FOX Sports Midwest reports.

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Ellis will be the primary second baseman for the Cardinals now that Kolten Wong has been demoted to Triple-A, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Ellis got the start at second base and batted seventh Tuesday, going 0-for-3 with two RBI.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

A leg injury limited Ellis to just 110 games in 2012, and he managed to deliver a so-so .258/.333/.364 effort with seven home runs and five steals. Ellis turns 36 in June, and at this point in his career, he's obviously seen better days. Ellis should open as the team's starting second baseman, but the team will be looking to upgrade at some point very shortly.

2012

There was a time that Ellis basically defined Moneyball, as a relatively cheap second baseman who could pick it and put up a high on-base percentage. Now Ellis is a 34-year-old with diminishing skills at the plate. His power has sharply declined over the past two seasons and last year saw his on-base percentage fall all the way to .288. He looked better with Colorado (.708 OPS) than Oakland (.544 OPS), but that is to be expected given the parks in those cities. Don't expect Ellis' bat to thrive in the cavernous Chavez Ravine, but he'll enter spring training atop the Dodgers' depth chart at second base.

2011

Ellis continues to miss a good chunk of action each season, though the 124 games played in 2010 was his highest total since 2007. His decent power/speed combo has dried up, however, and he'll have marginal value in those years where he hits .270-plus (a feat he's accomplished just twice since 2006 despite a career .268 average). The A's value his defense enough where he'll play as long as he's healthy no matter how poorly he hits, which could lead to a limited run production and a poor average over a ton of at-bats as he ages.

2010

A calf injury shelved Ellis for 60 days and limited him to just 105 games on the season. He'll continue to provide decent value in traditional leagues, but those in more advanced leagues need to factor in his poor OBP (.305) and SLG (.403) before getting enamored with his decent power/speed combo. While a repeat of double-digit homers and steals is within reach, the supporting numbers are unlikely to impress.

2009

He already re-upped with the A's for two more years, electing not to test the free agent market after shoulder surgery in September. His regressing batting eye has led to wild fluctuations in his batting average over the past several seasons, though he remains a decent power/speed combo for a second baseman. He's the anti-Jack Cust though, in that the more advanced scoring your league uses the worse Ellis gets. He's expected to be healthy by the time spring training rolls around.

2008

Ellis' value varies greatly depending on your league format. His 19 HR/nine SB season is nice for those in traditional 4x4 or 5x5 leagues, but his .276/.336/.441 line drives down his value for those in more advanced leagues. His batting eye has regressed in each of the past three years, so there's some concern that his power spike might not sustain. Last season could have been his career year, so be careful.

2007

Ellis saw his average plummet 67 points from 2005's .316 mark, though his power hardly dipped at all. He came back strong from a broken thumb in June, and managed to hit a combined .290 the final two months. He's a bottom of the order hitter with Jason Kendall and Mark Kotsay around, but is a safe bet for 50 RBI, 10 HRs and 65+ runs scored.

2006

After missing the entire 2004 season, Ellis was his old self early on, featuring just one homer, 14 RBI, and a .694 OPS before the All-Star break. Afterwards, he hit .344 with 12 HR to demolish even the rosiest of expectations. He excelled as the A's leadoff man, hitting .386 and reaching base at a .453 clip in 114 AB, but he's unlikely to match his 2005 levels, in both power and average, given his track record.

2005

Ellis missed the entire season after injuring his shoulder in spring training and should be healthy by the time February rolls around. He'll compete with Keith Ginter for playing time at second base this spring, but will need to improve his 2003 numbers (.684 OPS in 553 AB) if he wants to have much value in leagues that use categories other than the traditional counting stats.

2004

Ellis was part of the A's run-scoring problems, as the plate discipline he showed as a rookie evaporated. A .313 OBP won't cut it in a Billy Beane offense. Look for a major playing time hit if Esteban German finally shows up, or if the A's retain Miguel Tejada, forcing Bobby Crosby over to second base.

2003

Probably over his head if asked to play on an everyday basis, and would make the ideal utility player. Watch the A's moves in the offseason, as Ellis could end up being everything from a 500 at-bat regular at second base to a 250 at-bat utility player off the bench.