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Jacoby Ellsbury | Outfielder | #22

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (33) / 9/11/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Oregon State
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (23) / BOS
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Jacoby Ellsbury slugged a grand slam and knocked in five runs Friday against the Orioles.
Ellsbury was a key part of the Yankees’ amazing comeback, as he took Vidal Nuno deep for a grand slam in the seventh inning before plating another run on a fielder’s choice in the ninth. The 33-year-old has started the season strong, hitting .295/.345/.436 with three homers, nine RBI, six steals, and 13 runs scored through 21 games. Apr 28 - 11:33 PM

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Jacoby Ellsbury crushed his second home run of the season, accounting for all of the Yankees' offense in Sunday's loss to the Pirates.

Ellsbury's solo shot in the seventh inning came off of Pirates' starter and former teammate Ivan Nova. He also singled in the ballgame, finishing the afternoon 2-for-4. He's off to a resurgent start, slashing a healthy .348/.394/.470 with two homers, four RBI and six stolen bases.
Apr 23 - 4:28 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury went 3-for-4 with two stolen bases, a walk, and a run scored in Friday’s loss to the Pirates.

All three of his hits were singles. Ellsbury is already up to six steals on the season to go along with a solid .333/.387/.421 batting line. The 33-year-old was originally in line to be the Yankees’ regular No. 5 hitter, but he has bounced around the lineup since Gary Sanchez went down. He hit cleanup on Friday for the fifth time in his last seven games.
Apr 21 - 10:40 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury went 2-for-4 and stole a base against the Cardinals in Saturday's win.

Yankee batters struck out 17 times and managed only five base hits but still eked out a win. Ellsbury struck out twice and singled twice. The stolen base was his fourth of the season. He owns a .333 batting average with one home run through 11 games.
Apr 15 - 4:54 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury will bat second Monday against the Rays.

Ellsbury was batting fifth to begin the year, but Yankees manager Joe Girardi has been forced to switch things up with Gary Sanchez (biceps) sidelined. It's not a sure thing that Girardi will go with Brett Gardner and Ellsbury back-to-back going forward, but it makes sense to give it a try since the Rays have just one left-hander in their bullpen.
Apr 10 - 10:12 AM

Jacoby Ellsbury is not in the Yankees' lineup Sunday.

He's just receiving a day off against lefty Wade Miley. Aaron Hicks will handle center field.
Apr 9 - 10:26 AM

Jacoby Ellsbury went 3-for-4 and cracked a solo home run in a loss to the Rays on Wednesday.

He took Alex Cobb deep with the bases empty in the second inning. Ellsbury is known more for his speed than his power but turned the tables tonight. He recorded a .263 batting average with nine homers, 71 runs, 56 RBI and 20 steals last year.
Apr 5 - 11:28 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury went 2-for-3 with two runs scored as the Yankees' leadoff man Thursday against the Phillies.

Ellsbury led off today with Brett Gardner sitting, but it looks like he'll open the season as the Yankees' No. 5 hitter. It's not a natural fit for a guy who had nine homers in 551 at-bats last year, but it'll help separate the lefties and righties for now. The Yankees could always switch it up later if Ellsbury outplays Gardner.
Mar 30 - 4:10 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury went 3-for-3 and swiped two bases to help the Yankees edge the Braves 8-7 on Thursday.

Ellsbury must feel like he has something to prove this spring; he had as many steals today as he did in 78 spring games dating back to 2012. And one of those two steals in six years came this spring on Feb. 28. Certainly, an Ellsbury resurgence would benefit the Yankees this year, but it's about a low more than steals. It just doesn't seem likely that he's going to suddenly become a plus hitter again at age 33.
Mar 9 - 4:53 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury went 2-for-2 with a double and a solo home run in Wednesday's Grapefruit League win over the Braves.

Ellsbury connected for a solo home run off Jaime Garcia in the first inning and later doubled before he called it a day. During regular-season play, the speedy veteran has managed double-digit home runs just once in the last five seasons. He holds fantasy value for his wheels -- at least 20 steals in four straight campaigns -- but his value outside of AL-only formats is relatively limited.
Mar 1 - 9:36 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury reported to Yankees camp Tuesday.

Ellsbury was cleared to arrive late to spring training because his wife delivered the couple's second child last week. "We'll watch him the next few days," manager Joe Girardi said Tuesday. "Obviously, he's a couple of days behind. His wife, Kelsey, is great, the baby is great. Physically, he looks good. We'll see where he is sometime at the end of the weekend or early next week."
Feb 21 - 7:29 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury will be late to Yankees camp in order to attend the birth of his child.

Ellsbury's wife is being induced soon. He should be in camp sometime next week.
Feb 17 - 1:38 PM

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said in an interview with YES Network on Monday that the club is considering breaking up Nos. 1 and 2 hitters Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner.

If they did make a move -- which Cashman said would ultimately be up to manager Joe Girardi -- one of Ellsbury or Gardner would presumably hit leadoff and the other would move to a lower spot in the order. Gardner has hit .259/.340/.395 to Ellsbury's .264/.326/.382 over the last three years and would seem to be a better option for the leadoff spot. Mike Mazzeo of the New York Daily News lists Starlin Castro as a possibility to be moved up in the order if a change is made.
Jan 9 - 11:39 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury went 2-for-3 with an RBI double, a stolen base and a run scored in Thursday's win over the Red Sox.

Ellsbury walked and stole his 19th base of the season in the first inning, scoring on a Starlin Castro double. He then knocked in his 56th RBI with a double in the fifth inning. The 33-year-old owns a .262/.327/.374 line with nine homers and 70 runs scored in 145 games overall.
Thu, Sep 29, 2016 11:06:00 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury (knee) is back in the Yankees' starting lineup on Wednesday night.

Ellsbury missed a handful of games after suffering a bone bruise in his right knee Saturday at Fenway Park. He's starting in center field and batting second Wednesday versus Rays right-hander Alex Cobb.
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 03:46:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Gary Sanchez
2Austin Romine
3Kyle Higashioka
1B1Greg Bird
2Chris Carter
3Tyler Austin
2B1Starlin Castro
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Ronald Torreyes
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Aaron Judge
2Aaron Hicks
DH1Matt Holliday
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Michael Pineda
3CC Sabathia
4Luis Severino
5Bryan Mitchell
6Jordan Montgomery
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Dellin Betances
3Tyler Clippard
4Tommy Layne
5Adam Warren
6Jonathan Holder