Latest Update Mark Ellis has been placed on DL with left oblique strain Tue Aug, 19, 04:29 PM
Is well-rounded: plays a very good second base while consistently displaying patience and base-running efficiency on offense. Is very good at moving runners ahead of him, and generally doing the little things.
Flaws: : Is a bit injury-prone. Also doesn't always hit for a high batting average, which limits his on-base ability and lessens his overall value. Has always been more of a complementary player than a focal point.
What was originally being described as soreness has now turned into a full-blown DL stint. No word on whether he is going to require more than the minimum 15 days. Kolten Wong should be in the lineup nearly every day, but infielder Greg Garcia was also recalled.Analyst: Howard Bender
Ellis is slashing a mere .192/.267/.228 with no home runs and 12 RBI, but has managed to keep his spot on the Cardinals roster despite a miserable season. Although the team has not revealed what exacting is sore on his body, it isn't going to effect his fantasy value in the least considering he doesn't have any at this point in the year. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Mark Ellis is getting more playing time because Kolten Wong is on the 15-day disabled list with a shoulder injury, which he will be getting an MRI on today, Monday. Analyst: Michael Pichan
Ellis has become the Cards primary second baseman with the recent demotion of Kolten Wong back down to Triple-A. The 36-year old Ellis is an unattractive own in anything other than NL-only formats as his better years have long since past him bye. Analyst: Michael Pichan