60DJacoby Ellsbury
CF NYY
11 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.

60DJacoby Ellsbury
CF NYY
11 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.

60DJacoby Ellsbury
CF NYY
11 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.

60DJacoby Ellsbury
CF NYY
11 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.

60DJacoby Ellsbury
CF NYY
11 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.

60DJacoby Ellsbury
CF NYY
12 months ago

Ellsbury is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mariners, marking his third straight game on the bench, Pete Caldera of The Record reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Yankees' lineup configuration aligns with what manager Joe Girardi acknowledged Saturday: that rookie Clint Frazier has vaulted ahead of Ellsbury on the depth chart and would continue to receive regular starts, according to Erik Boland of Newsday. The recent return of Matt Holliday from the disabled list had already resulted in Ellsbury seeing his opportunities diminish, and things don't figure to improve for the veteran unless Frazier falls flat. Ellsbury shouldn't be owned in most shallow leagues, and with a sickly .249/.342/.360 line over 221 plate appearances this season, it may be time to cut him in certain deeper formats, too.

60DJacoby Ellsbury
CF NYY
12 months ago

Ellsbury is not in the lineup Saturday against the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

This marks the second game in a row that Ellsbury is watching from the bench. Although it's likely that he would've sat out with a southpaw on the mound for Seattle, that was not the case Friday night, making it seem like the outfield alignment of Clint Frazier, Brett Gardner and Aaron Judge is the preference of manager Joe Girardi. Ellsbury's playing time could wane unless he begins to pick it up at the plate, which will be tough to do if he only logs sporadic playing time.

60DJacoby Ellsbury
CF NYY
12 months ago

Ellsbury is not in the lineup for Friday's matchup with the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran outfielder is batting just .177 over the past 30 games, so he'll head to the bench for a night off. The Yankees will go with an alignment of Clint Frazier, Brett Gardner and Aaron Judge in the outfield, which could become a trend if Ellsbury is unable to pick things up at the plate.

60DJacoby Ellsbury
CF NYY
12 months ago

Ellsbury is out of the lineup for the first game of Sunday's doubleheader with the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Ellsbury didn't start in Saturday's game, but still picked up three plate appearances off the bench with the contest lasting 16 innings. He'll be able to pick up some rest during the matinee Sunday before likely rejoining the lineup for the second contest at 8;05 p.m. EST. Brett Gardner draws the start in center field in Game 1.

60DJacoby Ellsbury
CF NYY
12 months ago

Ellsbury is not in the lineup Saturday against the Red Sox, Pete Caldera of the Bergen Record reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ellsbury will get a day off following an 0-for-4 performance at the plate during Friday night's loss. In his place, Brett Gardner slides over to center while Clint Frazier nabs the start in left.