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What does Statcast’s catch probability tell us about Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner?

Barring injury or a last minute Spring Training trade, when the 2017 regular season begins, the Yankees will have Brett Gardner in left field and Jacoby Ellsbury in center field. That’s been the regular arrangement for three years now. The Yankees will have some things to figure out once prospects like Clint Frazier or Dustin Fowler are ready, but that’s not a pressing issue...
Via River Avenue Blues
7 days ago

Ellsbury showcases speed from DH spot

The Yankees believe that Jacoby Ellsbury is "capable of more," as general manager Brian Cashman put it in a recent interview, and the outfielder appears to be taking that challenge to heart.
14 days ago

A sign Yankees' heat may be getting to Jacoby Ellsbury

Ellsbury's doing something he rarely has done since he joined the Yankees in 2014 LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- It was nothing, Jacoby Ellsbury said. After years of saying he doesn't like to steal bases in spring training, he swiped two on Thursday, bringing his total to three in seven games. Is he trying to be more aggressive? "Not really,"...
14 days ago

Jacoby Ellsbury has mastered very odd skill at the plate

Players are always in search of little competitive advantages in every sport, and baseball is no different. Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury has found one skill in particular that has apparently served him well. Ellsbury has induced catcher’s interference seven times this season, more than the rest of the American League combined. Jacoby Ellsbury has 7 catcher's interference...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 02, 2016  |  Discuss

The Premature Reports of Jacoby Ellsbury’s Demise

In the winter of 2013, the Yankees faced a decision on star second baseman Robinson Cano, and after years of getting burned with big contracts for aging players, the team drew the line in the sand when Cano asked for a 10 year deal. After maxing out their offer to Cano at $175 million over seven years, the Yankees let Cano leave for Seattle, but then promptly reallocated most of...
Via Fangraphs
June 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Ellsbury declines to immortalize himself with record chase

Jacoby Ellsbury has a commonality with every other human being on the face of the earth regardless of where they’re from, how old they are, or which way their moral compass points. He is going to die. While we’re on the subject, you are going to die as well, as will I. Last year’s Finnish wife-carrying champion is also liable to bite the dust one of these days. Arguably the...
Via BP Bronx
June 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Jacoby Ellsbury exits with apparent hip injury

Just when there’s a ray of hope for the Yankees, misfortune finds them again. On the same day that CC Sabathia, a pleasant surprise, was placed on the DL, center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury left Friday’s game against the Red Sox with an apparent hip injury in the top of the first inning and was replaced in the outfield by Dustin Ackley. Ellsbury had stolen second base without a...
Via BP Bronx
May 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Is Jacoby Ellsbury running more?

The Yankees have been running like crazy to begin the year, and Jacoby Ellsbury seems to be spearheading this initiative. In fact, the only reason that Ellsbury isn’t tied for the Major League lead in steals is because Jose Altuve swiped two bags on Sunday. There is a narrative out there that Ellsbury has been less and less aggressive on the basepaths in recent seasons, and most...
Via BP Bronx
April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

New York Yankees and Florida Gators steal home in span of minutes

When you struggle to score runs, you might as well steal home. Jacoby Ellsbury pulled off one of the more rare plays baseball has to offer; a straight steal of home. Ellsbury was sitting on third base after a balk by Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Matt Moore, who was having a rough inning already. After being able to take a substantial lead off third base, Ellsbury took off sprinting down...
Via The Comeback
April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Watch: Jacoby Ellsbury steals home, ties game 3-3

Don’t look now, but Jacoby Ellsbury is heating up. After going 3-for-5 in a loss to Oakland on Thursday, Ellsbury was given Friday off with left-hander Matt Moore on the bump. When he was forced into action in the fifth inning after an apparent Aaron Hicks injury, Ellsbury efforted a tying run with a single to left, and a steal of home. With Brett Gardner batting in a 3-2 count...
Via BP Bronx
April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

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