Jacoby Ellsbury Outfield

     
 

Born: September 11, 1983
Madras, OR
Height: 6-1
Weight: 185
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Drafted: 1st round, 2005; 23rd round, 2002 by TB
How Acquired: Draft
College: Oregon State
High School: Madras (OR)

Photo © Kelly O'Connor

Signed with NY Yankees (Dec. 2013)

Scouting Report
: Elite athlete with a great work ethic. Ellsbury has consistently won awards for his defensive play in center field. He is extremely fast and knows how to run the bases. Demonstrated great on-base ability in the minors, but has struggled maintaining that early in his big-league career. Gap power with the ability to leg singles into doubles and doubles into triples. Not much home-run power and doesn't project to add a lot either. Projects well as a major-league leadoff hitter. Doesn't slump too often because you can't turn off his blazing speed. Lettered and excelled in five sports in high school, including football, where he could have played at a very high collegiate level as a kickoff returner. However, he enjoys baseball the most.  Arm strength is below-average.

 
   
    Career Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
  2003 Oregon State NCAA Coll   19 53 206 56 68 10 3 7 33 105 26 33 14 4 0.330 0.510 0.510 1.020
  2004 Oregon State NCAA Coll   20 49 196 56 69 8 2 3 20 90 30 17 20 4 0.352 0.459 0.459 0.918
  2005 Oregon State NCAA Coll   21 58 244 56 99 19 3 6 48 142 36 21 26 8 0.406 0.495 0.582 1.077
  2005 Lowell NYPL A Bos 21 35 139 28 44 3 5 1 19 60 24 20 23 3 0.317 0.418 0.432 0.850
  2006 Wilmington Car A Bos 22 61 244 35 73 7 5 4 32 102 25 28 25 9 0.299 0.379 0.418 0.797
  2006 Portland East AA Bos 22 50 198 29 61 10 3 3 19 86 24 25 16 8 0.308 0.387 0.434 0.821
  2006 Peoria AFL Fall Bos 22 25 105 18 29 4 3 0 3 39 8 16 7 3 0.276 0.342 0.371 0.713
  2007 Portland East AA Bos 23 17 73 16 33 10 2 0 13 47 6 7 8 1 0.452 0.518 0.644 1.162
  2007 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 23 87 363 66 108 14 5 2 28 138 32 47 33 6 0.298 0.360 0.380 0.740
  2007 Boston AL MLB Bos 23 33 116 20 41 7 1 3 18 59 8 15 9 0 0.353 0.394 0.509 0.903
2008 Boston AL MLB Bos 24 145 554 98 155 22 7 9 47 218 41 80 50 11 0.280 0.336 0.394 0.730
2009 Boston AL MLB Bos 25 153 624 94 188 27 10 8 60 259 49 74 70 12 0.301 0.355 0.415 0.770
2010 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 26 3 8 3 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0.250 0.455 0.250 0.705
2010 Portland East AA Bos 26 2 7 2 3 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 1 0 0.429 0.500 0.571 1.071
2010 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 26 4 17 5 8 1 0 0 2 9 1 0 0 0 0.471 0.500 0.529 1.029
2010 Boston AL MLB Bos 26 18 78 10 15 4 0 0 5 19 4 9 7 1 0.192 0.241 0.244 0.485
2011 Boston AL MLB Bos 27 158 660 119 212 46 5 32 105 364 52 98 39 15 0.321 0.376 0.552 0.928
  2012 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 28 4 10 3 2 1 0 1 3 6 4 3 0 0 0.200 0.429 0.600 1.029
  2012 Portland East AA Bos 28 2 9 1 2 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0.222 0.222 0.333 0.556
  2012 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 28 2 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0.125 0.125 0.125 0.250
  2012 Boston AL MLB Bos 28 74 303 43 82 18 0 4 26 112 19 43 14 3 0.271 0.313 0.370 0.682
  2013 Boston AL MLB Bos 29 134 577 83 172 31 8 9 53 246 47 92 52 4 0.298 0.355 0.426 0.781
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ELLS-bur-ee
First Pro Contract:
July 1, 2005 by John Booher
Signing Bonus: $1,400,000
MiLB Debut: July 14, 2005 (Lowell)
Added to 40-man: June 30, 2007
MLB Debut:
June 30, 2007 (Boston)
     
  Awards
2005 Pac-10 Conference Co-Player of the Year
2005 First Team All-American (Baseball America)
2005 D1 First Team All-American (ABCA)
Red Sox Minor League Base Stealer of the Month (Jul. 2005)
Red Sox ML Base Runner of the Month (April 2006)
Red Sox ML Base Stealer of the Month (July 2006)

Carolina League All-Star (2006)
Eastern League Player of the Week (August 6 - 13, 2006)
2006 Red Sox Minor League Defensive Player of the Year
2006 Red Sox Minor League Base Runner of the Year
Red Sox ML Offensive Player of the Month (April 2007)
Red Sox ML Base-Runner of the Month (April 2007)
Eastern League Player of the Month (April 2007)
Red Sox Minor League Base Runner of the Month (May 2007)
2007 Futures Game All-Star
2007 Red Sox Minor League Defensive Player of the Year
Awards (cont.)
2007 Red Sox Minor League Base Runner of the Year
American League Rookie of the Month (Sep. 2007)
2008 AL James "Cool Papa" Bell Award
2009 MLB.com Defensive Player of the Year
American League Player of the Week (June 6-12, 2011)
American League All-Star (2011)
2011 American League Comeback Player of the Year
2011 American League Gold Glove (OF)
2011 American Leagye Silver Slugger (OF)

SoxProspects.com Awards
2006 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star - OF
2006 SoxProspects.com All-Star - OF
2006 SoxProspects.com Offensive Player of the Year
2007 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star - OF
SoxProspects Player of the Week (April 15-21, 2007)
2007 SoxProspects.com All-Star - OF

 


 
  

 
 

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