Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:44:57 -0800
New York Yankees OFs Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner could both sit atop the lineup this season, according to manager Joe Girardi. Injuries forced the Yanks to use Ellsbury more in the No. 3 spot last year, where they weren't able to showcase his elite on-base abilities. Girardi also wants to continue to see both Ellsbury and Gardner run on the bases and put pressure on opposing pitchers.
Fantasy Tip: After a .271 season in which he hit 16 home runs and stole 39 bases in pinstripes, Ellsbury's floor is pretty high in the Bronx, even on the wrong side of 30. His price is justified with an early-rounds selection. Because Gardner doesn't have near the power that Ellsbury possesses, he's more of a middle-rounds selection as a speed asset.
Sun, 01 Mar 2015 12:20:59 -0800
New York Yankees OF Jacoby Ellsbury is expected to serve as the club's leadoff hitter in 2015, after spending much of the 2014 season batting third. "I felt comfortable batting third," he said. "Once the lineup spins through, it really doesn't matter. But coming up with runners in scoring position, I felt comfortable in those situations. If they hit me 3, or 1 or 2, Joe (Girardi) knows how I feel. I'll do anything."
Fantasy Tip: Due to Ellsbury's changing role in the Yankees' batting order, expect to see more stolen bases and fewer RBIs out of him in 2015. He is projected to be taken in the first three rounds of mixed league fantasy drafts.
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:01:11 -0700
New York Yankees C Brian McCann, 1B Mark Teixeira, 3B Chase Headley and OFs Brett Gardner and Jacoby Ellsbury (hamstring) are not in the starting lineup Friday, Sept. 26.
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:52:20 -0700
New York Yankees OFs Carlos Beltran (elbow) and Jacoby Ellsbury (hamstring) are likely to be shut down for the remainder of the regular season.
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:59:34 -0700
New York Yankees OF Jacoby Ellsbury (hamstring) did some light workouts Tuesday, Sept. 23. Ellsbury could be shut down if the team is eliminated from playoff contention, according to manager Joe Girardi.
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 13:49:01 -0700
New York Yankees OF Jacoby Ellsbury (hamstring) hopes to be able to run over the next few days. Ellsbury is considered day-to-day but hopes to play again this season.
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 06:49:26 -0700
New York Yankees OF Jacoby Ellsbury (hamstring) could miss the rest of the season because of his injury, according to manager Joe Girardi.
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:43:17 -0700
New York Yankees OF Jacoby Ellsbury (hamstring) will have an MRI after leaving the game Friday, Sept. 19, due to a strained right hamstring.
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 12:48:16 -0700
New York Yankees OF Jacoby Ellsbury is in the starting lineup Wednesday, Sept. 3, against the Boston Red Sox. Ellsbury returned to the starting lineup Tuesday, Sept. 2, after he did not start the previous two games with an ankle injury.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:25:58 -0700
New York Yankees OF Jacoby Ellsbury (ankle) is back in the starting lineup Tuesday, Sept. 2.