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A.J. Ellis

33-Year-Old Catcher – Los Angeles Dodgers

2014 Stats

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.167

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1

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2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Ellis took a bit of a step back in 2013, batting .238/.318/.364 and dropping 105 points of OPS from 2012. He displayed excellent plate discipline again with a 10.0 percent walk rate, and his 10 home r...

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STATUS:  15-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Knee     EST. RETURN:  6/1/2014
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 220   DOB: 4/9/1981
BORN: Cape Girardeau, MO   COLLEGE: Austin Peay  DRAFTED: 18th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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A.J. Ellis Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $3.45 million contract with the Dodgers in February of 2014, avoiding arbitration. The deal also includes incentives.

April 10, 2014  –  A.J. Ellis News

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Ellis (knee) reports early improvement in how his knee feels after having surgery earlier this week, the Dodgers' official site reports.

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A.J. 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
2006 25 AA JAC 82 314 252 34 62 10 9 1 0 21 2 0 53 53 3 3 3 .246 .379 .290 .669
2007 26 AA JAC 110 430 357 59 96 32 22 2 8 57 1 4 60 61 1 4 8 .269 .382 .409 .791
2008 27 AAA LAS 84 337 274 44 88 25 17 4 4 59 0 2 50 44 2 3 8 .321 .436 .456 .892
2008 27 MAJ LAD 4 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2009 28 AAA ALB 90 360 283 48 88 15 13 2 0 38 2 2 64 44 4 6 3 .311 .435 .371 .806
2009 28 MAJ LAD 8 10 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .100 .100 .100 .200
2010 29 AAA Alb 18 76 61 11 16 6 5 1 0 7 1 0 13 12 1 0 1 .262 .400 .377 .777
2010 29 MAJ LAD 44 128 108 6 30 5 5 0 0 16 0 0 14 18 4 1 1 .278 .363 .324 .687
2011 30 AAA Alb 59 248 184 36 56 17 15 0 2 28 0 1 50 23 6 1 7 .304 .467 .418 .885
2011 30 MAJ LAD 31 103 85 8 23 4 1 1 2 11 0 1 14 16 1 0 3 .271 .392 .376 .768
2012 31 MAJ LAD 133 505 423 44 114 34 20 1 13 52 0 0 65 107 6 4 7 .270 .373 .414 .787
2013 32 A+ Ran 2 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2013 32 MAJ LAD 115 448 390 43 93 28 17 1 10 52 0 2 45 78 4 6 3 .238 .318 .364 .682
2014 33 MAJ LAD 7 29 24 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 6 0 0 1 .167 .310 .167 .477
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for A.J. Ellis
3-Year Averages MAJ   93 350 299 31 76 21 12 1 8 38 0 1 41 67 3 3 4 .254 .349 .381 .730
Career  (View All) MAJ   342 1226 1043 103 265 71 43 3 25 132 0 3 142 228 15 11 15 .254 .348 .373 .721

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

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A.J. 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
Apr. 18 Ari Did not play.
Apr. 17 @SF Did not play.
Apr. 16 @SF Did not play.
Apr. 15 @SF Did not play.
Apr. 13 @Ari Did not play.
Apr. 12 @Ari Did not play.
Apr. 11 @Ari Did not play.
Apr. 9 Det Did not play.
Apr. 8 Det Did not play.
Apr. 6 SF Did not play.
Apr. 5 SF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .310 .167 .477
Apr. 4 SF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .150 .320 .150 .470
Apr. 2 @SD 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .188 .381 .188 .569
Apr. 1 @SD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .412 .167 .579
Mar. 30 @SD 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .462 .222 .684
Mar. 22 @Ari 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .500
Mar. 22 @Ari 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .500
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 15 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 .133 .188 .133 .321
Last 30 Days 22 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 6 0 0 2 0 1 .182 .357 .182 .539

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A.J. Ellis: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 7
2013 113
2012 131
2011 29
2010 43
2009 7

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A.J. Ellis Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20138581100.200.341.671
201210713270.224.355.702
2011255230.360.6401.069

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013305359420.249.370.684
20123163111450.285.434.815
2011603080.233.267.645

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013185112180.211.303.585
2012222236280.266.396.770
2011410030.220.220.580

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013205328340.263.420.768
2012201217240.274.433.804
2011448280.318.523.946
A.J. 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
2006 25 AA JAC 314 252 16.9% 16.9% 1.00 79% .312 .044
2007 26 AA JAC 430 357 14% 14.2% 0.98 83% .306 .140
2008 27 AAA LAS 337 274 14.8% 13.1% 1.14 84% .372 .135
2008 27 MAJ LAD 3 3 0% 66.7% 0.00 33% .000 .000
2009 28 AAA ALB 360 283 17.8% 12.2% 1.45 84% .368 .060
2009 28 MAJ LAD 10 10 0% 10% 0.00 90% .111 .000
2010 29 AAA Alb 76 61 17.1% 15.8% 1.08 80% .327 .115
2010 29 MAJ LAD 128 108 10.9% 14.1% 0.78 83% .333 .046
2011 30 AAA Alb 248 184 20.2% 9.3% 2.17 88% .340 .114
2011 30 MAJ LAD 103 85 13.6% 15.5% 0.88 81% .313 .105
2012 31 MAJ LAD 505 423 12.9% 21.2% 0.61 75% .333 .144
2013 32 A+ Ran 7 7 0% 42.9% 0.00 57% .000 .000
2013 32 MAJ LAD 448 390 10% 17.4% 0.58 80% .275 .126
2014 33 MAJ LAD 29 24 13.8% 20.7% 0.67 75% .222 .000
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for A.J. Ellis
3-Year Averages MAJ   350 299 11.7% 19.1% 0.61 78% .304 .127
Career MAJ   1226 1043 11.6% 18.6% 0.62 78% .304 .119

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

Contact

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.167 AVG
TERRIBLE
75% Contact Rate
WEAK
.222 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.167 SLG
TERRIBLE
.000 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.67 BB/K
GREAT
13.8% BB Rate
ELITE
20.7% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.477 OPS
TERRIBLE
.310 OBP
WEAK

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Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Best Matchups for A.J. Ellis (by OPS, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Josh Johnson SD 4 4 1 4 0 0 0 1.000 1.750 2.750
Alex White HOU 6 3 2 5 2 1 0 .500 1.500 2.125
Carlos Martinez STL 3 1 1 3 1 1 0 .333 1.333 1.833
George Kontos SF 4 2 1 2 1 0 0 .500 1.250 1.750
Huston Street SD 5 2 1 2 1 1 0 .400 1.200 1.700
Will Harris AZ 6 3 1 6 0 1 0 .500 1.167 1.667
Ubaldo Jimenez BAL 5 3 0 2 1 0 1 .600 1.000 1.667
Wilton Lopez COL 3 1 1 3 0 2 0 .333 1.333 1.667
Jeff Manship PHI 3 1 1 2 0 1 0 .333 1.333 1.667
Burch Smith SD 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 .333 1.333 1.667

Worst Matchups for A.J. Ellis (by OPS, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jenrry Mejia NY-N 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jason Hammel CHI-N 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Edwin Jackson CHI-N 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Mitchell Boggs CHI-A 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Johnny Cueto CIN 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Randall Delgado AZ 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Seth Maness STL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Brandon McCarthy AZ 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Tommy Milone OAK 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Jason Motte STL 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000

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A.J. Ellis: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ellis (knee) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday.

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Ellis had a 20-minute procedure performed Tuesday to clean up the medial meniscus in his left knee.

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Ellis, who will undergo surgery to repair a torn meniscus, could return in four-to-six weeks, Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times reports.

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Ellis has a torn meniscus and will undergo surgery Tuesday.

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Ellis is not in the lineup Sunday against the Giants.

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Ellis (illness) returned to the lineup in Friday's Cactus League game against the White Sox.

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Ellis was sent home Thursday with the flu, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

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Ellis signed a one-year, $3.45 million contract with the Dodgers on Saturday, avoiding arbitration, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

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Ellis is out of the lineup Thursday in San Francisco, AM 570's David Vassegh reports.

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Ellis is not in the lineup Sunday against the Padres.

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Ellis is not in the lineup Friday against the Padres, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Ellis had a solid first full season at the ripe old age of 31, showing more power than expected with 13 home runs and finishing with a .270/.373/.414 line in 133 games. He's always shown the ability to get on base, but after failing to hit a single home run from 2009-2010, the power was great to see. Ellis batted just .216 in September, but that could have been due to knee soreness that required minor surgery in October. Barring something unexpected, he should be the team's starter again in 2013, though perhaps with slightly fewer at-bats to keep him fresh.

2012

After receiving his fourth cup of big league coffee in 2011, Ellis could be on the verge of at least semi-regular playing time in 2012. In 206 career at-bats, Ellis has a respectable .262/.360/.330 batting line. It also mirrors the skill set he showed on his way up the ladder: strong on-base ability but little power. Ellis homered twice in 31 September at-bats, but at a soon-to-be 31 years old, it's tough to see him developing double-digit home-run power. He'll split time with Matt Treanor and eventually, Tim Federowicz.

2011

Ellis received his largest cup of coffee yet in 2010, batting .278/.363/.324 in 108 at-bats for the Dodgers. The 29-year-old has displayed zero power, even in the minor leagues, so his skill set remains that of a backup catcher. It's a role for which he'll compete coming spring training now that Rod Barajas is in line to serve as the team's starter.

2010

Ellis received a second cup of coffee with the Dodgers in 2009, going 1-for-10 in late-season duty. Long term, the soon-to-be 29-year-old has a possible future as a backup, but the fact he was unable to hit a single home run in 278 Triple-A at-bats last season doesn't bode well for his chances at breaking camp as Russell Martin's backup. His best (and perhaps only) tool is his ability to get on base (.436 Triple-A OBP), and that doesn't do much for fantasy owners.

2009

Ellis has put himself in position to be the Dodgers' No. 2 catcher in 2009 after hitting .321/.436/.456 in 274 at-bats for Triple-A Las Vegas. Ellis looks to be nothing more than a journeyman, but if the Dodgers are looking for a cheap backup who is actually a threat with the stick, Ellis may be the guy.