Latest Update A.J. Ellis is not in the Dodgers' starting lineup on Thursday. Thu Aug, 14, 09:08 AM
Athletic, he's an excellent defensive backstop. Is extremely patient as a hitter and has the tools to post an excellent on-base percentage, a good batting average and solid RBI totals.
Flaws: : For a big guy (6-3, 220 pounds), he doesn't display that much power at the plate. Needs to put it all together as a hitter at the big-league level, since he lacks consistency.
Playing a day game after a night game, the Dodgers decided to give Ellis the day off in favor of Drew Butera. Expect to see Ellis back in the starting lineup on Friday, but he has no business being rostered in fantasy leagues while sitting on a .188 batting average at this point in the season. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Hitting .194 through 51 games, Ellis has been less than impactful behind the plate for the Dodgers this season. He is not useless in OBP leagues, with a .335 OBP on the season, so there is that in his favor.Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson
The Dodgers will use Drew Butera at catcher while Ellis is injured. Ellis is having a poor season at the plate hitting just .194 with 11 runs, zero home runs and 10 RBI.Analyst: Jonathan Impemba
Ellis said he is uncertain if he can play on Friday. If he has to sit out then Drew Butera would likely get the start.Analyst: Michael Pichan