A.J. Ellis
C FA
3 months ago

Ellis went 2-for-4 with a double, a two-run home run, three RBI and two runs during Wednesday's loss to Colorado.

EDGE Analysis

Ellis has played sparingly this season and owns a pedestrian .203/.290/.370 slash line for the campaign. His big outing Wednesday doesn't change his status as a desperation fantasy option in the majority of settings.

A.J. Ellis
C FA
4 months ago

Ellis went 1-for-2 with a walk and a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

It's his third homer in 33 games on the year, as playing time has been very hard to come by for Ellis behind starting catcher J.T. Realmuto. Barring an injury to Realmuto, don't expect that arrangement to change down the stretch.

A.J. Ellis
C FA
5 months ago

Ellis will start at catcher and bat second Sunday against the Reds, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Marlins have a vacancy in the two hole with Giancarlo Stanton receiving a rare day off, so Ellis will fill the void for what will likely be a one-time basis. Ellis has shown the ability to draw a walk throughout his career, but he won't be much of a run producer when he's in the lineup.

A.J. Ellis
C FA
5 months ago

Ellis got the start behind the plate Sunday and went 2-for-4 with a double, a solo home run and a second run scored.

EDGE Analysis

Playing time has been hard to come by for the veteran backstop as he works behind J.T. Realmuto, and Ellis has just 87 plate appearances on the season with two homers and five RBI. Even if he did find his way into more action, his .656 OPS would give him very limited fantasy appeal.

A.J. Ellis
C FA
5 months ago

Ellis has only 13 hits and two RBI in 65 at-bats this season.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran backstop has started only 16 games this season with J.T. Realmuto healthy and playing well. Ellis has zero extra-base this season and is utilized primarily when Realmuto needs an off day. The 36-year-old is ineffective at the plate and sees too little playing time to warrant fantasy consideration.

A.J. Ellis
C FA
6 months ago

Ellis is batting .213 this with no extra-base hits and two RBI in 55 at-bats this season as the backup catcher in Miami.

EDGE Analysis

Ellis is having trouble getting on the field this season, stuck behind the much younger and more durable starter JT Realmuto. As the backup catcher, Ellis is even having trouble finding a spot as a pinch hitter, only playing that role twice this season. All in all, it appears age has caught up to Ellis, and an increase in playing time doesn't appear to be in the cards anytime soon for the 36-year-old backstop.

A.J. Ellis
C FA
7 months ago

Ellis has managed only five hits in 37 at-bats so far this season.

EDGE Analysis

The 36-year-old tends to start day games that follow a night game, and with J.T. Realmuto putting together another good season, it's unlikely to see any significant change behind the plate for the Marlins. For the season, Ellis is slashing .135/.220/.135 with one RBI, and he has been utilized as a pinch hitter only twice this year.

A.J. Ellis
C FA
8 months ago

Ellis has two hits in 20 plate appearances to start off 2017.

EDGE Analysis

Still the backup catcher to J.T. Realmuto, Ellis has not necessarily pushed for more playing time. Realmuto's hot start has not helped Ellis' case, and neither have the seven strikeouts he has to his ledger in the early stages of the season. The 36-year-old slashed .216/.301/.298 with the Dodgers and Phillies last season.

A.J. Ellis
C FA
9 months ago

Ellis (hamstring) went 1-for-3 with a run scored during Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

Ellis missed extended time with a hamstring strain this spring but seems to have made a full recovery as he played five innings in a minor league game over the weekend and started Tuesday's Grapefruit League contest. He'll open the season as the primary backup catcher to J.T. Realmuto.

A.J. Ellis
C FA
9 months ago

Ellis (hamstring) was behind the plate for five innings in a minor league game over the weekend and should see action in a split-squad game Tuesday, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

While there isn't much time left in camp, Ellis could yet avoid a DL stint to begin the season if everything looks good Tuesday. When healthy, he'll slot in as the backup to J.T. Realmuto in Miami.