Jacoby Ellsbury
CF/DH NYY
1 week ago

General manager Brian Cashman said Ellsbury will likely be the Yankees' fourth outfielder next season, Brendan Kuty of NJ.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cashman said Ellbsbury will still compete for an outfield spot, but that the team is basically set on starting Brett Gardner, Aaron Hicks and Aaron Judge from left to right across the outfield. This isn't all too surprising, as Ellsbury didn't start a single postseason game in the outfield. The 34-year-old was still effective last season, hitting .264/.348/.402 with seven homers and 22 stolen bases in 112 games, and could earn a starting job elsewhere if he decides to waive his no-trade clause.

Jacoby Ellsbury
CF/DH NYY
2 months ago

Ellsbury is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

After starting four consecutive games, over which he went 6-for-13 (.462) while drawing four walks, Ellsbury will have the day off. With Ellsbury sitting out Sunday, Brett Gardner will move to center field while Clint Frazier heads to left.

Jacoby Ellsbury
CF/DH NYY
2 months ago

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

EDGE Analysis

Ellsbury saw an increase in playing time when both Aaron Hicks and Clint Frazier hit the disabled list, and even though the latter is back, Ellsbury's red-hot September has forced manager Joe Girardi to keep his bat in the lineup. The 34-year-old is hitting .412 with a .524 OBP in 12 games on the month, so he figures to continue being a regular fixture in the Yankee lineup down the final stretch of the season.

Jacoby Ellsbury
CF/DH NYY
3 months ago

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

EDGE Analysis

With Aaron Hicks succumbing to another oblique injury that resulted in his placement on the disabled list earlier Sunday, Ellsbury looks poised to reclaim an everyday role since he had been the team's only healthy outfielder on the bench. The prospect of regular at-bats should give Ellsbury some appeal in AL-only and deeper mixed leagues where available, but those banking on the 33-year-old to return to vintage form should temper expectations. He's suffering through one of the worst seasons of his career in 2017, contributing a .245/.321/.387 line over 307 plate appearances.

Jacoby Ellsbury
CF/DH NYY
3 months ago

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

EDGE Analysis

The injury to Matt Holliday (back) had opened up more frequent starts for Ellsbury earlier in August, but with Tyler Austin having since settling as the Yankees' primary designated hitter, the 33-year-old has seen his at-bats take a significant hit. Ellsbury will be on the bench for a fifth consecutive game Tuesday.

Jacoby Ellsbury
CF/DH NYY
3 months ago

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

EDGE Analysis

A night after hitting seventh, Ellsbury will jump six spots in the order to set the table for the Yankees with Brett Gardner receiving the evening off to rest. Manager Joe Girardi has been rotating in a number of different players at designated hitter of late with Matt Holliday (back) on the disabled list, but it appears that Ellsbury could be the main beneficiary of the shuffling of the lineup more often than not. Ellsbury will be making his sixth start in eight games Wednesday.

Jacoby Ellsbury
CF/DH NYY
3 months ago

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

EDGE Analysis

Though the Yankees recently swapped one regular (Aaron Hicks) from the disabled list for another (Clint Frazier), it appears it won't be enough to keep Ellsbury in the lineup as frequently as he had been while Hicks was sidelined. Ellsbury has hit just .164 since the All-Star break and may have to settle for only a few starts per week while the Yankees turn to a number of options to fill the open void at designated hitter created by Matt Holliday's (back) placement on the DL.

Jacoby Ellsbury
CF/DH NYY
3 months ago

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

EDGE Analysis

Once a 30-homer threat, Ellsbury has fallen short of double digits in each of the past two years, and he appears primed to do so again this season. He has just five home runs in 237 at-bats. Ellsbury is not hitting for average or stealing many bases to make up for the lack of power, but at least he's playing regularly again with both Clint Frazier (oblique) and Matt Holliday (back) on the DL.

Jacoby Ellsbury
CF/DH NYY
4 months ago

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

EDGE Analysis

Ellsbury had started four of the Yankees' last five games, turning in a pair of two-hit performances during that span. Though he'll hit the bench Monday, Ellsbury looks like he could be the primary beneficiary of Matt Holliday's (back) recent placement on the disabled list. Ellsbury could see at least semi-regular duty in the outfield or at DH while some combination of Brett Gardner, Clint Frazier and Aaron Judge rotate between the other three spots.

Jacoby Ellsbury
CF/DH NYY
4 months ago

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

EDGE Analysis

Ellsbury will serve as a direct replacement for Brett Gardner both in the outfield and atop the lineup while the latter rests in the series opener. With a .160 average in July and an everyday role no longer in hand after Clint Frazier passed him up on the depth chart, Ellsbury is probably worth rostering only in AL-only or deeper mixed formats at this point, but he could have more appeal as a punt play in daily contests Monday while he occupies a premium spot in the lineup.