A.J. Ellis
C | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 2" 225LBS | Age: 43
Draft: 2003 | Rd: 18, #541, Los Angeles Dodgers | Austin Peay State
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2016 196 171 11 37 2 2 .216 .301 .298 .599
2017 163 143 17 30 6 0 .210 .298 .371 .669
2018 183 151 19 41 1 0 .272 .378 .344 .722
11 Seasons 2,303 1,948 194 466 44 2 .239 .340 .352 .692
AVG HR SB OPS
2016 .216 2 2 .599
2017 .210 6 0 .669
2018 .272 1 0 .722
11 Seasons .239 44 2 .692
MLB Percentile Rankings
Hits Spray Chart

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 34 930 146 10 6.8 4.6 87.7 108.5 9.8 34.2 .243 .409 .336 .342 .355 32.2 17.5 14.7
2016 35 778 144 4 2.8 2.0 86.9 105.5 14.6 31.9 .242 .365 .266 .302 .316 33.3 15.8 9.7
2017 36 641 116 3 2.6 1.8 86.0 106.4 11.5 27.6 .194 .323 .294 .273 .275 31.0 17.8 7.4
2018 37 793 119 5 4.2 2.7 90.4 106.8 12.5 34.5 .242 .361 .325 .321 .341 39.5 20.2 14.2
Player 3142 525 22 4.2 2.9 87.7 108.5 12.1 32.2 .232 .367 .306 .312 .324 33.8 17.8 11.7
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .369 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 44.5 19.9 31.5 4.1 32.9 39.7 27.4 1.4 32.9 24.0 26.7 5.5 6.8 4.6
2016 43.1 23.6 26.4 6.9 22.2 47.9 29.9 3.5 29.2 27.8 27.1 5.6 2.8 2.0
2017 50.9 23.3 18.1 7.8 25.9 41.4 32.8 6.0 33.6 27.6 20.7 6.0 2.6 1.8
2018 45.4 21.0 27.7 5.9 37.8 36.1 26.1 2.5 29.4 20.2 28.6 7.6 4.2 2.7
Player 45.7 21.9 26.3 6.1 29.5 41.5 29.0 3.2 31.2 25.0 25.9 6.1 4.2 2.9
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.1 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2018 4-Seam Fastball -0.7 -3 346 43.6 71 .180 .220 .310 17.8 26.8 18.8 .198 .304 .339 32.4
2018 Sinker 0.8 1 171 21.6 42 .324 .378 .380 7.8 14.3 13.3 .269 .375 .320 37.5
2018 Slider 2.3 3 110 13.9 19 .353 .353 .358 16.7 21.1 7.4 .260 .390 .323 53.8
2018 Changeup 4.0 2 59 7.4 16 .500 .786 .528 20.0 12.5 11.1 .380 .628 .420 53.8
2018 Curveball -1.4 -1 54 6.8 17 .176 .235 .179 8.3 11.8 9.1 .241 .347 .251 33.3
2018 Cutter -2.1 -1 32 4.0 10 .200 .300 .215 28.6 40.0 33.3 .158 .224 .163 50.0
2018 Split-Finger -0.9 0 5 0.6 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .111 .117 .100 0.0
2018 Sweeper -5.0 0 2 0.3 -- -- -- 100.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2017 4-Seam Fastball -0.4 -1 309 48.2 80 .227 .470 .355 15.7 12.5 13.5 .223 .420 .334 39.7
2017 Sinker -3.0 -3 116 18.1 28 .222 .370 .270 9.8 10.7 9.1 .194 .278 .221 16.7
2017 Slider -2.5 -2 91 14.2 25 .167 .167 .179 38.2 32.0 25.8 .176 .264 .211 37.5
2017 Curveball 1.8 1 51 8.0 8 .500 .500 .450 7.7 0.0 0.0 .305 .335 .281 25.0
2017 Cutter 4.8 1 31 4.8 9 .143 .571 .478 35.7 33.3 27.3 .082 .170 .236 25.0
2017 Changeup -5.8 -2 28 4.4 10 .000 .000 .078 30.8 40.0 30.8 .027 .030 .100 0.0
2017 Knuckleball 2.6 0 12 1.9 2 .000 .000 .350 33.3 0.0 0.0 .070 .078 .381 0.0
2017 Sweeper 0.0 0 1 0.2 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2017 Split-Finger -10.7 0 1 0.2 1 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2010 126 498 -5 -2 5 1 -1
2011 103 464 -1 -4 3 1 0
2012 493 2,206 -17 -8 18 9 1
2013 483 2,105 -11 -9 15 8 3
2014 349 1,476 -15 -7 7 5 -11
2015 224 959 -2 -11 10 4 1
2016 194 771 -9 -5 5 4 -6
2017 163 640 -4 -10 5 2 -6
2018 176 779 -5 -5 10 2 2
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 930 52.9 54.7 87.4 13.7 65.0 44.0 17.1 35.4 16.7 8.3 70.1
2016 778 53.7 57.3 90.0 16.7 70.0 44.9 16.8 38.4 12.7 7.6 81.4
2017 641 54.4 61.8 85.6 18.8 61.8 46.6 16.0 42.1 19.3 10.6 72.1
2018 793 54.6 57.6 85.7 14.1 76.0 41.7 13.7 37.8 15.3 8.3 70.8
Player 3,142 53.8 57.6 87.2 15.6 68.0 44.2 15.9 38.1 15.9 8.6 73.2
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 29.7 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
Bat
Speed
Swing
Length
2015 64 18
2016 44 15
2017 50 10
2018 51 10
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 22.4 2 2.0 0 0 2 1 50.0
2017 21.8 6 5.4 1 2 5 2 33.3
2018 20.6 1 1.2 0 2 0 1 100.0
Player 21.7 9 8.6 0 4 7 4 44.4

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 2 3 2 2 2 2 3 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 1 2 3 3 1 2 3 3 2 1 2 3 1 3 2
2017 6 7 6 5 7 6 7 3 7 3 7 8 2 4 7 3 2 4 7 7 4 6 7 5 2 4 7 7 5 7 6
2018 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Player 9 11 9 10 10 9 11 6 9 5 9 13 4 6 10 6 4 7 11 12 6 9 13 9 5 6 10 11 7 11 9
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-  
Exit Velocity 87.7 86.9 -0.8 86.0 -0.9 90.4 4.4
Launch Angle 9.8 14.6 4.8 11.5 -3.1 12.5 1.0
Barrel % 6.8 2.8 -4.0 2.6 -0.2 4.2 1.6
Hard Hit % 32.2 33.3 1.1 31.0 -2.3 39.5 8.5
LA Sweet-Spot % 34.2 31.9 -2.3 27.6 -4.3 34.5 6.9
xBA .243 .242 -0.001 .194 -0.048 .242 0.048
BA .238 .216 -0.022 .210 -0.006 .272 0.062
xwOBA .342 .302 -0.040 .273 -0.029 .321 0.048
wOBA .336 .266 -0.070 .294 0.028 .325 0.031
xSLG .409 .365 -0.044 .323 -0.042 .361 0.038
SLG .403 .298 -0.105 .371 0.073 .344 -0.027
K% 17.5 15.8 -1.7 17.8 2.0 20.2 2.4
BB% 14.7 9.7 -5.0 7.4 -2.3 14.2 6.8
Swing % 35.4 38.4 3.0 42.1 3.7 37.8 -4.3
Whiff% 16.7 12.7 -4.0 19.3 6.6 15.3 -4.0
In Zone % 52.9 53.7 0.8 54.4 0.7 54.6 0.2
Out of Zone % 47.1 46.3 -0.8 45.6 -0.7 45.4 -0.2
Out of Zone Swing % 13.7 16.7 3.0 18.8 2.1 14.1 -4.7
First Pitch Swing % 17.1 16.8 -0.3 16.0 -0.8 13.7 -2.3
First Pitch Strike % 56.7 52.6 -4.1 52.8 0.2 58.5 5.7
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2016 Shifts R 190 2 1.1 .262 .345
2017 Shifts R 163 2 1.2 .298 .000
2018 Shifts R 175 2 1.1 .320 .785
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2010 173 14.9 53.8% 1.2% 92 21.5 5.4% 10.9%
2011 131 15.0 49.6% 0.0% 112 22.0 1.8% 9.8%
2012 720 16.2 36.0% 2.1% 456 23.4 0.7% 12.5%
2013 557 16.2 32.7% 2.3% 487 22.9 0.6% 11.5%
2014 388 16.8 27.6% 0.5% 354 22.8 0.3% 9.6%
2015 301 16.8 32.2% 5.3% 208 23.2 8.2% 15.9%
2016 255 17.2 31.4% 0.8% 150 23.9 2.7% 16.0%
2017 170 16.4 30.6% 1.2% 153 22.0 2.6% 8.5%
2018 292 16.8 32.2% 1.7% 125 21.9 0.8% 8.8%
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