Jacoby Ellsbury
CF | B/T: L/L | 6' 1" 195LBS | Age: 39

Draft: 2005 | Rd: 1, #23, Boston Red Sox | Oregon State

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2017 409 356 65 94 7 39 22 .264 .348 .402 .750
11 Seasons 5375 4846 749 1376 104 512 343 .284 .342 .417 .759
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2017 .264 7 39 22 .750
11 Seasons .284 104 512 343 .759

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 31 1881 370 11 3.0 2.2 86.5 108.6 11.5 33.2 .251 .339 .294 .298 .324 28.4 17.2 7.0
2016 32 2334 474 8 1.7 1.3 86.9 109.9 10.7 30.8 .267 .360 .308 .307 .317 31.4 13.6 8.8
2017 33 1563 295 8 2.7 2.0 85.6 108.4 10.0 33.2 .263 .375 .326 .318 .330 25.4 15.6 10.1
Player 5778 1139 27 2.4 1.8 86.4 109.9 10.8 32.2 .261 .357 .308 .307 .323 28.9 15.3 8.6
MLB 6.8 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 36.0 22.1 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 46.5 19.5 24.9 9.2 32.7 39.2 27.0 2.2 37.0 25.4 27.0 2.7 3.0 2.2
2016 47.0 17.7 26.2 9.1 38.8 37.8 23.4 3.6 37.1 24.9 27.8 3.2 1.7 1.3
2017 47.5 17.3 27.8 7.5 37.6 31.9 30.2 4.7 34.2 24.7 27.5 4.7 2.7 2.0
Player 47.0 18.2 26.2 8.7 36.5 36.7 26.3 3.4 36.3 25.0 27.5 3.4 2.4 1.8
MLB 44.8 23.2 24.9 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.9 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.8 6.8 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 %
2017 4-Seamer 1.4 8 553 35.4 156 .303 .462 .395 11.2 10.9 11.3 .280 .410 .358 24.3
2017 Sinker -0.2 -1 393 25.1 102 .298 .468 .367 12.6 12.7 15.1 .344 .489 .382 34.6
2017 Slider -1.8 -3 179 11.5 37 .167 .194 .179 34.2 35.1 23.6 .156 .219 .174 8.7
2017 Changeup -0.4 -1 163 10.4 47 .190 .310 .247 24.5 12.8 12.0 .180 .250 .216 15.8
2017 Curveball -0.6 -1 163 10.4 31 .148 .259 .242 21.4 22.6 11.9 .226 .336 .296 30.0
2017 Cutter 4.8 4 81 5.2 21 .412 .529 .467 24.1 19.0 14.8 .201 .236 .290 30.8
2017 Splitter -0.5 0 21 1.3 8 .125 .250 .269 53.8 37.5 37.5 .172 .230 .168 20.0
2017 Slurve 1.3 0 9 0.6 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 625 2,237 -23 -11 8 10 -16
2009 692 2,642 -11 -16 18 13 3
2010 81 309 -4 -5 2 2 -5
2011 726 2,804 25 0 19 13 57
2012 323 1,256 -11 -7 10 6 -2
2013 699 2,686 -3 -1 19 10 24
2014 628 2,331 -3 -11 14 9 8
2015 499 1,880 -12 -12 14 5 -5
2016 615 2,330 -8 -17 15 7 -4
2017 413 1,610 -9 -12 17 8 4
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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 1,881 49.9 68.6 87.2 28.1 70.2 45.6 31.3 48.3 17.3 7.2 80.0
2016 2,334 51.2 66.8 90.4 25.2 62.4 44.0 31.2 46.5 16.7 6.9 72.0
2017 1,563 51.6 65.0 88.0 20.0 57.0 42.9 26.5 43.2 18.1 8.1 71.7
Player 5,778 50.9 66.9 88.7 24.8 64.2 44.2 30.0 46.2 17.2 7.3 74.5
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.2 42.6 29.5 47.1 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 Arm
Strength
2015 31 45 15 13 50 27 27 19 64 20 59 46 76 58 66
2016 28 66 16 9 59 9 9 16 74 22 86 60 83 71 74
2017 39 59 18 13 69 9 13 12 62 11 75 66 79 93 76 81
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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 22.7 9 7.3 2 4 9 1 11.1
2017 21.9 7 6.7 0 2 6 2 28.6
Player 22.3 16 14.0 2 6 15 3 18.8

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 9 11 4 10 7 6 8 11 5 5 7 8 7 6 7 7 2 6 9 7 9 4 11 10 11 6 7 9 10 6 3
2017 7 8 5 9 8 6 7 6 7 6 6 9 6 6 7 8 6 7 7 8 5 5 8 7 6 6 8 8 7 7 3
Player 16 19 9 19 15 12 15 17 12 11 13 17 13 12 14 15 8 13 16 15 14 9 19 17 17 12 15 17 17 13 6
! 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 +/-  
Exit Velocity 86.5 86.9 0.4 85.6 -1.3
Launch Angle 11.5 10.7 -0.8 10.0 -0.7
Barrel % 3.0 1.7 -1.3 2.7 1.0
Hard Hit % 28.4 31.4 3.0 25.4 -6.0
Sweet Spot % 33.2 30.8 -2.4 33.2 2.4
xBA .251 .267 0.016 .263 -0.004
BA .257 .263 0.006 .264 0.001
xwOBA .298 .307 0.009 .318 0.011
wOBA .294 .308 0.014 .326 0.018
xSLG .339 .360 0.021 .375 0.015
SLG .345 .374 0.029 .402 0.028
K% 17.2 13.6 -3.6 15.6 2.0
BB% 7.0 8.8 1.8 10.1 1.3
Swing % 48.3 46.5 -1.8 43.2 -3.3
Whiff% 17.3 16.7 -0.6 18.1 1.4
In Zone % 49.9 51.2 1.3 51.6 0.4
Out of Zone % 50.1 48.8 -1.3 48.4 -0.4
Out of Zone Swing % 28.1 25.2 -2.9 20.0 -5.2
First Pitch Swing % 31.3 31.2 -0.1 26.5 -4.7
First Pitch Strike % 63.1 63.8 0.7 61.4 -2.4
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 L 607 18 3.0 .307 .264
2017 L 402 12 3.0 .324 .382

Pitch Tempo