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17 A.J. Ellis C
Height/Weight: 6-2/218 | Birthdate: 4/9/1981 | Birthplace: Cape Girardeau, MO | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Los Angeles | College: Austin Peay State | MLB Experience: 8 | Salary: $2,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 1/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Projections
TimeframeABHRAVGRBIRSB
2015 Season (CBSSports.com)380.008.00.24748.0039.000.00
 
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
720.181360
 
Games Played By Position
YearC1B2B3BSSOFDHSPRP
20152600000000
20149200000000
 
Injury Report
No Injury Reported
More Injuries
 
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Walker (Career)000000
vs RHP4370 .294 .209 .163
 
Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
12/13/2014Wilson Ramos, C WAS
Josh Bell, RF PIT
Yorman Rodriguez, CF CIN
Charlie Morton, SP PIT
A.J. Ellis, C LAD
 
Last 10 Games
DateOppABRHHRRBIBBSB
5/29@STL3000000
6/1@COL5110000
6/6STL2000000
6/12@SD3020110
6/16@TEX0000000
6/17TEX2010010
6/22@CHC2010000
6/25@CHC2000020
6/26@MIA3000010
7/1@ARI2110020
 
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A.J. Ellis gets start for Dodgers, in place of Yasmani Grandal

by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(1:30 pm ET) Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal isn't in the starting lineup for Sunday's game. Grandal has started a team-high 56 games behind the plate, including six of the last seven. 

In Grandal's place, A.J. Ellis gets the start at catcher for the 25th time this year. Ellis and Grandal have split the last four starts. 

Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal out, A.J. Ellis in on Friday

by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/12/15) After starting four straight games behind the plate, Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal will get a rest on Friday, as he is being held out of the starting lineup against the Padres. Grandal recently returned from a brief stint on the disabled list with a concussion, and has hit .237 (9 for 38) in the 12 games since his return.

He will cede the catching duties to A.J. Ellis with Clayton Kershaw on the mound for the Dodgers.

Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis still getting acclimated to backup role

by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/17/15) Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis started just his 11th game of the season on Saturday against the Rockies. For Ellis, it's something he's still trying to get used to, according to the L.A. Times.

Ellis understands why manager Don Mattingly is going with Yasmani Grandal behind the plate.

"This is a guy who's swinging the bat as well as anybody in the National League right now," he said. "He certainly helped carry us through this road trip. We need his bat in the middle of the lineup, his versatility as a switch hitter."

Ellis is hitting .125 in 32 at-bats this season.

"I just try to be mindful that this guy was a starting catcher last year and he's become more of the second catcher," Mattingly said. "I want to make sure he doesn't feel slighted in any way."

Dodgers' Andre Ethier, Yasmani Grandal not in lineup on Saturday

by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/16/15) Dodgers manager Don Mattingly is resting a number of regulars on Saturday against the Rockies. Included in that group is right fielder Andre Ethier and catcher Yasmani Grandal.

Ethier has started 17 of the last 19 games in right field for the Dodgers, and he's been hot at the plate lately. Over his last 10 games, Ethier is hitting .343 with a home run and five RBI. Scott Van Slyke is making the start in right field on Saturday.

Grandal meanwhile has started five straight games behind the plate, so Mattingly will give his legs a rest. A.J. Ellis will catch Zack Greinke against the Rockies. 

"A.J. hasn't been playing a whole lot lately," Mattingly said to MLB.com. "I'm trying to get him in there against left-handers as much as I can. I never worry about A.J. as a [good] teammate. I just want to make sure he doesn't feel slighted. He'll be a bigger part of the mix in the next section of games, when we have day after night, and travel."

Dodgers' Grandal, Ethier, Uribe out of lineup Sunday

by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/10/15) Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal, right fielder Andre Ethier and third baseman Juan Uribe are not in the starting lineup for Sunday's matchup with the Rockies.

Grandal has been red hot in May, raising his average from .189 to .307 in a span of seven games, but he'll get a second straight day off Sunday after Saturday's game was postponed. A.J. Ellis will start behind the plate.

The Dodgers are heavy road favorites (-185) Sunday.

 
 
 

 
Upcoming 7 Games
DateOppTimeScheduled Starter
7/6/15PHI10:10 pmSean O'Sullivan
7/7/15PHI10:10 pmChad Billingsley
7/8/15PHI10:10 pmAdam Morgan
7/9/15PHI10:10 pmKevin Correia
7/10/15MIL10:10 pmJimmy Nelson
7/11/15MIL10:10 pmTaylor Jungmann
7/12/15MIL4:10 pmKyle Lohse
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2008LAD4310000200 .000 .000 .000
2009LAD81001010100 .100 .100 .100
2010LAD44108630016141800 .363 .324 .278
2011LAD3185823211141601 .392 .376 .271
2012LAD1334234411413526510700 .373 .414 .270
2013LAD11539043931052457802 .318 .364 .238
2014LAD932832154325535700 .323 .254 .191
2015LAD277261303141400 .314 .236 .181
Total 45513741293282816020529303 .342 .345 .239
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2008LADC31871001.000
2009LADC7238362001.000
2010LADC43342852632114 .996
2011LADC292517816711021.000
2012LADC1311281100100787612 .995
2013LADC1131099318557338 .997
2014LADC92898097376844 .995
2015LADC262426124021021.000
Total  444412361033122841432 .996
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2008LAD00000000
2009LAD00100000
2010LAD503514115
2011LAD113201302
2012LAD2011754671117
2013LAD171142643111
2014LAD9072434515
2015LAD401702011
Total 5634741520181951
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2013LAD1031310133600 .400 .613 .323
2014LAD41347124100 .647 .846 .538
Total 1444717257700 .481 .682 .386
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2003 A-Sth Georgia36000000----01 .143 .000 .000
2004 A-Vero Beach40114152540222242010 .357 .307 .219
2005 A-Vero Beach57176274580322222613 .356 .352 .256
2006 AA-Jacksnville81252346391021535320 .383 .294 .250
2007 AA-Jacksnville1093575996222857606114 .382 .409 .269
2008AAA-Las Vegas842744488174459504402 .436 .456 .321
2009AAA-Albuquerque902834889132039644422 .438 .375 .314
2010AAA-Albuquerque Isotopes186111165107131210 .400 .377 .262
2011AAA-Albuquerque Isotopes591843656150228502301 .467 .418 .304
2013AFA-Rancho Cucamonga Qua27000000--300 .000 .000 .000
2014AAA-Albuquerque Isotopes251200121101 .5001.000 .400
Total 5451719275480931020257337287814 .397 .380 .279
 
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