A.J. Ellis
C | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 225LBS | Age: 41

Draft: 2003 | Rd: 18, #541, Los Angeles Dodgers | Austin Peay State
Poor Avg Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2018 183 151 19 41 1 15 0 .272 .378 .344 .722
11 Seasons 2303 1948 194 466 44 229 2 .239 .340 .352 .692
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2018 .272 1 15 0 .722
11 Seasons .239 44 229 2 .692

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle 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 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 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 33.0 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.0 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, 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 44.9 23.0 25.0 7.1 36.7 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.5 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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-Seamer -0.7 -2 346 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 2.2 2 112 14.1 19 .353 .353 .358 18.9 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 Splitter -0.9 0 5 0.6 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .111 .117 .100 0.0
2017 4-Seamer -0.7 -2 308 48.0 81 .224 .463 .351 15.6 12.3 13.7 .221 .415 .331 39.0
2017 Sinker -2.2 -3 117 18.3 27 .231 .385 .280 10.0 11.1 8.8 .199 .286 .226 17.4
2017 Slider -2.5 -2 93 14.5 26 .160 .160 .172 40.0 34.6 28.1 .169 .253 .203 37.5
2017 Curveball 1.8 1 52 8.1 8 .500 .500 .450 7.1 0.0 0.0 .305 .335 .281 25.0
2017 Cutter 5.5 2 29 4.5 8 .167 .667 .538 30.8 25.0 20.0 .095 .199 .266 25.0
2017 Changeup -5.7 -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 Splitter -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 -3 5 1 -2
2011 103 464 -2 -3 3 1 0
2012 493 2,206 -17 -8 18 9 2
2013 483 2,105 -10 -9 14 9 4
2014 349 1,476 -15 -7 7 5 -11
2015 224 959 -2 -11 10 4 1
2016 194 771 -9 -5 5 4 -5
2017 163 640 -4 -9 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 54.5 87.3 13.9 65.6 44.1 17.1 35.4 16.7 8.1 72.0
2016 778 53.5 57.7 89.6 16.3 71.2 44.9 16.8 38.4 12.7 7.5 81.0
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 54.7 57.5 85.7 14.2 76.0 41.6 13.7 37.8 15.3 8.3 70.8
Player 3,142 53.8 57.6 87.1 15.6 68.4 44.2 15.9 38.1 15.9 8.5 73.7
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.4 42.6 29.4 47.0 24.7 7.3 76.1
! 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
2015 63 18
2016 44 14
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 1.9 0 1 2 1 50.0
2017 21.8 6 5.2 1 2 6 1 16.7
2018 20.6 1 1.2 0 2 0 1 100.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 2 1 3 1 2 2 1 3 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 3 2 1 2 3 1 3 3 1 2 2 3
2017 6 2 8 3 5 4 6 6 7 7 6 3 3 7 7 7 7 5 5 7 7 1 4 7 3 7 4 4 5 2 7
2018 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 3
! 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 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Exit Velocity 87.7 86.9 -0.8 86 -0.9 4.4
Launch Angle 9.8 14.6 4.8 11.5 -3.1 1
Barrel % 6.8 2.8 -4 2.6 -0.2 1.6
Hard Hit % 32.2 33.3 1.1 31 -2.3 8.5
Sweet Spot % 34.2 31.9 -2.3 27.6 -4.3 6.9
xBA .243 .242 -0.001 .194 -0.048 0.048
BA .238 .216 -0.022 .21 -0.006 0.062
xwOBA .342 .302 -0.04 .273 -0.029 0.048
wOBA .336 .266 -0.07 .294 0.028 0.031
xSLG .409 .365 -0.044 .323 -0.042 0.038
SLG .403 .298 -0.105 .371 0.073 -0.027
K% 17.5 15.8 -1.7 17.8 2 2.4
BB% 14.7 9.7 -5 7.4 -2.3 6.8
Swing % 35.4 38.4 3 42.1 3.7 -4.3
Whiff% 16.7 12.7 -4 19.3 6.6 -4
In Zone % 52.9 53.5 0.6 54.4 0.9 0.3
Out of Zone % 47.1 46.5 -0.6 45.6 -0.9 -0.3
Out of Zone Swing % 13.9 16.3 2.4 18.8 2.5 -4.6
First Pitch Swing % 17.1 16.8 -0.3 16 -0.8 -2.3
First Pitch Strike % 56.7 52.6 -4.1 52.8 0.2 5.7
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 R 190 0 0.0 .263
2017 R 163 0 0.0 .294
2018 R 175 1 0.6 .323 .690

Pitch Tempo