Latest Update Mark Ellis drives in two runs in Cardinals win Mon Jun, 23, 10:50 AM
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.
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
With Arrieta starting for the Cubs today, it is not unexpected for Ellis to sit, as he is mostly a platoon player against left handed pitchers.Analyst: Ivar G. AndersonMore Experts..
Ellis is getting his first day off since taking over the second base job from Kolten Wong. Just a simple day of rest. Greg Garcia will take over at the keystone Wednesday and will bat seventh in the lineup.Analyst: Howard Bender