Ellis went 2-for-4 with a double, a two-run home run, three RBI and two runs during Wednesday's loss to Colorado. Ellis has played sparingly this season and owns a pedestrian .203/.290/.370 slash line for the campaign. His big outing Wednesday doesn't change his status as a desperation fantasy option in the majority of settings.
Ellis went 1-for-2 with a walk and a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Giants. It's his third homer in 33 games on the year, as playing time has been very hard to come by for Ellis behind starting catcher J.T. Realmuto. Barring an injury to Realmuto, don't expect that arrangement to change down the stretch.
Ellis will start at catcher and bat second Sunday against the Reds, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports. The Marlins have a vacancy in the two hole with Giancarlo Stanton receiving a rare day off, so Ellis will fill the void for what will likely be a one-time basis. Ellis has shown the ability to draw a walk throughout his career, but he won't be much of a run producer when he's in the lineup.
Ellis got the start behind the plate Sunday and went 2-for-4 with a double, a solo home run and a second run scored. Playing time has been hard to come by for the veteran backstop as he works behind J.T. Realmuto -- Ellis has just two homers and five RBI over 87 plate appearances on the season. Even if he does find his way into more action, his .656 OPS means he'll carry very limited fantasy appeal.
Ellis has only 13 hits and two RBI in 65 at-bats as the Marlins' backup catcher this season. The veteran backstop has started only 16 games this season with J.T. Realmuto healthy and playing well. Ellis has zero extra-base hits this season and is utilized primarily when Realmuto needs an off day. The 36-year-old is ineffective at the plate and sees too little playing time to warrant fantasy consideration.
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