Latest Update Jacoby Ellsbury went 3-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored in the Yankees loss on Tuesday. Tue Aug, 19, 11:50 PM
A top athlete with supreme instincts on the basepaths, he's a constant steals threat. Very fast, he can run down almost anything in the outfield. Gets on base consistently thanks to a great eye, a sweet swing and patience. Also boasts some power.
Flaws: : Doesn't have much of a throwing arm from the outfield. Durability has been questioned at times in his career, as he's already endured some injury issues. Could stand to be a more consistent hitter against left-handed pitching.
After a five-game stretch in which Ellsbury went 1-for-20, a game like this was much-needed. He's been up and down like this all year, with an unfortunate lean to the down side as he's batting .274 with 10 home runs and 53 RBI. His numbers are much more reminiscent of his injury-plagued 2012than they are even last year's totals. Year one of his seven-year deal with the Yankees hasn't looked so good. We'll see how he fares the rest of the way. Analyst: Howard Bender
Jacovy -- I'm not sure when he became legally Russian -- was responsible for the Yankees only run production. They were in danger of being shut-out in consecutive games, which would have made them the last team to experience such folly in the new century. Analyst: Spencer Silva
The injury is obviously minor if Ellsbury, King of the DL, is playing through it. We can respect his decision and simply hope that it won't affect his work at the plate. While he's not a power hitter and we're not worried about whether or not he can hit one out, but just gripping the bat and being able to get good wood on it might be a bit of an issue. You my want to avoid using him in DFS play.Analyst: Howard Bender
Despite going yard on Wednesday, Ellsbury has been ice cold at the plate, going 2-for-24 (.083 BA) over his last seven games. However, his third inning home run has now inched him closer to recording his first double-digit home run season since blasting 32 long balls back in 2011, which is something fantasy owners expected to see moving to the Bronx. He is now slashing .279/.344/.408 with nine home runs, 48 RBI and 28 steals in his first year in pinstripes. Analyst: Matthew Beck