The Los Angeles Dodgers have announced they have tendered the contracts of AJ Ellis and Drew Butera, Dee Gordon, Justin Turner, Kenley Jansen, Juan Nicasio and Chris Heisey. They also re-signed Darwin Barney to a 1 year contract worth $2.5 million.
AJ Ellis was the Dodgers starting catcher last season but struggled to stay healthy all year. He batted .191 with 3 home runs and...
In my first installment of player reviews for the Los Angeles Dodgers, I will be looking at catcher A.J. Ellis.
In his third full season as the starting catcher of the Dodgers, Ellis had his worst offensive season of his career. The 33 year old catcher showed a lot of wear and tear throughout the season, only appearing in 93 games behind the plate for the Dodgers.
Looking at the...
What happened in 2014: Struggled horrendously at the plate and spent time on the disabled list twice, once for what was easily the funniest injury of the season. (Sorry, A.J.)
If A.J. Ellis did anything this season, it was to allow me endless opportunities to point out how flawed batting average is. “Yeah, he’s hitting...
It’s now the offseason, so it’s time to talk about potential roster upgrades. The Dodgers have huge holes in the bullpen, some minor ones in the starting rotation, and of course, the left side of the infield. However, the biggest hole in last year’s lineup was catcher.
It’s safe to say that A.J. Ellis had a down year in 2014. Ellis hit .191/.323/.254, only being saved from...
Your browser does not support iframes.U.S. men's soccer star Jermaine Jones was invited to throw the ceremonial first pitch before Friday night's Los Angeles Dodgers game against San Diego. After throwing the pitch (which was actually not bad), Brian Wilson presented Jones with a soccer ball to give Jones a chance to showcase his real talent.Jones lined up to kick the ball towards...
According to Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register, A.J. Ellis of the Los Angeles Dodgers will be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained ankle. He hurt himself while celebrating Josh Beckett’s no-hitter on Sunday.A.J. Ellis severely sprained his right ankle during the no-hitter celebration yesterday.— Pedro Moura (@pedromoura) May 26, 2014 #481635495 / gettyimages...
The Los Angeles Dodgers edged the Miami Marlins last night by the score of 6-5. The win improved the Dodgers to 21-19, third in the National League West. Matt Kemp and Drew Butera each had two runs scored for the Dodgers. Butera, who has been filling in for A.J. Ellis behind the plate, is batting .234 with two home runs and six RBI. Ellis is due to return tonight following a...
When we learned yesterday that A.J. Ellis had injured his left knee, requiring surgery today, the question was inevitably: How? Ellis played a full game on Saturday, and taking a seat on Sunday didn’t seem out of the ordinary, since he’d played every inning of the season to that point.
Now, Ellis was involved in a close play at the plate on Saturday, getting called out (and...
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Pitch framing is all the rage these days, thanks to advanced statistics and guys like Ben Lindbergh (Baseball Prospectus) and Jeff Sullivan (FanGraphs).I remember being taught a little about the art whilst playing baseball growing up. It's not as easy as some may think, but it's something that should be learned and catchers should at least attempt to improve as their careers...