Latest Update Ellsbury 6-for-8 over his last two games Mon Jul, 21, 11:43 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.
Ellsbury is off to a nice start in the second half, having logged two multi-hit performances through the Yankees first three games since the break. To add to his success at the plate, the Yankees center fielder has also been productive on the base paths, swiping three bags, raising his season total to 27. Although he has not lived up to his full potential in his first year in the Bronx, slashing .289/.352/.414 with seven home runs and 45 RBI certainly is good enough production to make him an above-average fantasy option even if his recent surge on the base paths doesn't hold up. Analyst: Matthew Beck
The home runs had been far and in between in the early going for Ellsbury, but he has since belted three over his last nine games to give him seven on the season. The stolen base was his 25th of the year, which is second most in the AL behind Jose Altuve's 41.Analyst: Michael Pichan
Ellsbury has now hit safely in five of his last six games, with Wednesday's multi-hit game being his second in his last four games. He is now sitting on a .282 average with six home runs, 41 RBI, 44 runs scored and 24 stolen bases through 340 at-bats as he puts together a nice first half in his first season with the Yankees.Analyst: Matthew Beck