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17 A.J. Ellis C

Los Angeles Dodgers

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
1%1%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
430.116130
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014LAD932832154325535700.323.254.191
2015LAD154335015800.208.140.116

Player Updates

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Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis still getting acclimated to backup role
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis started just his 11th game of the season on Saturday against the Rockies. For Ellis, it's something he's still trying to get used to, according to the L.A. Times.

Ellis understands why manager Don Mattingly is going with Yasmani Grandal behind the plate.

"This is a guy who's swinging the bat as well as anybody in the National League right now," he said. "He certainly helped carry us through this road trip. We need his bat in the middle of the lineup, his versatility as a switch hitter."

Ellis is hitting .125 in 32 at-bats this season.

"I just try to be mindful that this guy was a starting catcher last year and he's become more of the second catcher," Mattingly said. "I want to make sure he doesn't feel slighted in any way."

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Dodgers' Andre Ethier, Yasmani Grandal not in lineup on Saturday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly is resting a number of regulars on Saturday against the Rockies. Included in that group is right fielder Andre Ethier and catcher Yasmani Grandal.

Ethier has started 17 of the last 19 games in right field for the Dodgers, and he's been hot at the plate lately. Over his last 10 games, Ethier is hitting .343 with a home run and five RBI. Scott Van Slyke is making the start in right field on Saturday.

Grandal meanwhile has started five straight games behind the plate, so Mattingly will give his legs a rest. A.J. Ellis will catch Zack Greinke against the Rockies. 

"A.J. hasn't been playing a whole lot lately," Mattingly said to MLB.com. "I'm trying to get him in there against left-handers as much as I can. I never worry about A.J. as a [good] teammate. I just want to make sure he doesn't feel slighted. He'll be a bigger part of the mix in the next section of games, when we have day after night, and travel."

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Dodgers' Grandal, Ethier, Uribe out of lineup Sunday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal, right fielder Andre Ethier and third baseman Juan Uribe are not in the starting lineup for Sunday's matchup with the Rockies.

Grandal has been red hot in May, raising his average from .189 to .307 in a span of seven games, but he'll get a second straight day off Sunday after Saturday's game was postponed. A.J. Ellis will start behind the plate.

The Dodgers are heavy road favorites (-185) Sunday.

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Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal in, A.J. Ellis out Thursday vs. MIL
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

Catcher Yasmani Grandal was back in the Dodgers' starting lineup, batting second for Thursday's matinee against the Brewers. Grandal was rested on Wednesday after starting five of the team's previous six games. Grandal has been hitting the ball well lately, going 10 for his last 35 with a home run and four doubles. 

He has been sharing the catching duties with A.J. Ellis, who was out of the lineup on Thursday.

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Dodgers C A.J. Ellis not worried about hand issue
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Dodgers backup catcher A.J. Ellis, who sustained a minor hand injury Wednesday after it was struck by a foul ball, is feeling no more than typical soreness and is not concerned, the team is reporting. He will be available off the bench Thursday in San Francisco.

Ellis caught a break when x-rays on the throwing hand came back negative.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Catchers 57 57 5.96
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Atlanta300 .250 .000 .000
vs Walker (Career)000000
vs RHP2830 .194 .143 .107
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
5/10@COL3000110
5/16COL3000000
5/21@SF3010010
5/22SD1000000
5/23SD3000000
5/24SD1000000
5/25ATL3100010
Two Week Schedule
APRIL
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5
6
SD
W6-3
7
SD
L3-7
8
SD
W7-4
9
10
@Ariz
L3-4
11
@Ariz
L0-6
12
@Ariz
W7-4
13
Sea
W6-5
14
Sea
W6-5
15
Sea
W5-2
16
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Colo
W7-3
18
Colo
W6-3
Fantasy Points by Week
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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2008LAD4310000200 .000 .000 .000
2009LAD81001010100 .100 .100 .100
2010LAD44108630016141800 .363 .324 .278
2011LAD3185823211141601 .392 .376 .271
2012LAD1334234411413526510700 .373 .414 .270
2013LAD11539043931052457802 .318 .364 .238
2014LAD932832154325535700 .323 .254 .191
2015LAD154335015800 .208 .140 .116
Total 44313451263202815819628703 .339 .344 .238
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2008LADC31871001.000
2009LADC7238362001.000
2010LADC43342852632114 .996
2011LADC292517816711021.000
2012LADC1311281100100787612 .995
2013LADC1131099318557338 .997
2014LADC92898097376844 .995
2015LADC141313311914011.000
Total  432401348231912771431 .996
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2008LAD00000000
2009LAD00100000
2010LAD503514115
2011LAD113201302
2012LAD2011754671117
2013LAD171142643111
2014LAD9072434515
2015LAD10601011
Total 5334631519181951
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2013LAD1031310133600 .400 .613 .323
2014LAD41347124100 .647 .846 .538
Total 1444717257700 .481 .682 .386
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2003 A-Sth Georgia36000000----01 .143 .000 .000
2004 A-Vero Beach40114152540222242010 .357 .307 .219
2005 A-Vero Beach57176274580322222613 .356 .352 .256
2006 AA-Jacksnville81252346391021535320 .383 .294 .250
2007 AA-Jacksnville1093575996222857606114 .382 .409 .269
2008AAA-Las Vegas842744488174459504402 .436 .456 .321
2009AAA-Albuquerque902834889132039644422 .438 .375 .314
2010AAA-Albuquerque Isotopes186111165107131210 .400 .377 .262
2011AAA-Albuquerque Isotopes591843656150228502301 .467 .418 .304
2013AFA-Rancho Cucamonga Qua27000000--300 .000 .000 .000
2014AAA-Albuquerque Isotopes251200121101 .5001.000 .400
Total 5451719275480931020257337287814 .397 .380 .279
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/218
Birthdate:
4/9/1981
Age:
34
Hometown:
Cape Girardeau, MO
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Los Angeles Dodgers
College:
Austin Peay State
MLB Experience:
8
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