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A.J. Ellis

Andrew James Ellis (A J) (twitter: @AJEllis17)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 220 lb.

Born: April 9, 1981 in Cape Girardeau, MO
High School: Dunbar HS (Lexington, KY)
School: Austin Peay State University (Clarksville, TN)
Drafted
by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 18th round of the 2003 amateur draft.
Signed June 8, 2003. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 15, 2008 (Age 27.159)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2009 season [*]
Team: Dodgers 2008-2014
2014 Contract Status: 1st-Year Arb Eligible, 1 yr/$3.55M (14) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 3.151, Arb Eligible: 2015, Free Agent: 2017 [*], Agents: ACES [*]
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Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2008 27 LAD NL 4 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /2
2009 28 LAD NL 8 10 10 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .100 .100 .100 .200 -46 1 0 0 0 0 0 /2
2010 29 LAD NL 44 128 108 6 30 5 0 0 16 0 0 14 18 .278 .363 .324 .687 91 35 5 1 4 1 1 2
2011 30 LAD NL 31 103 85 8 23 1 1 2 11 0 1 14 16 .271 .392 .376 .769 117 32 2 3 1 0 0 2
2012 31 LAD NL 133 505 423 44 114 20 1 13 52 0 0 65 107 .270 .373 .414 .786 118 175 17 7 6 4 11 *2
2013 32 LAD NL 115 448 390 43 93 17 1 10 52 0 2 45 78 .238 .318 .364 .682 93 142 11 3 4 6 1 *2
2014 33 LAD NL 35 136 107 9 25 5 0 0 6 0 0 26 24 .234 .390 .280 .670 95 30 5 2 0 1 2 2
7 Yrs 370 1333 1126 111 286 48 3 25 138 0 3 164 246 .254 .354 .369 .722 103 415 40 16 15 12 15
162 Game Avg. 162 584 493 49 125 21 1 11 60 0 1 72 108 .254 .354 .369 .722 103 182 18 7 7 5 7

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2008 27 LAD NL 4 3 -1 -0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .480 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 /2
2009 28 LAD NL 8 10 -2 0 0 0 0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .477 .499 -0.2 0.0 -1 /2
2010 29 LAD NL 44 128 1 -1 -1 -2 2 -0 -0.1 4 4 0.3 .499 .500 0.6 0.0 6 2
2011 30 LAD NL 31 103 3 -1 -0 -3 2 0 0.1 3 4 0.4 .502 .500 0.7 -0.2 7 $421,000 2
2012 31 LAD NL 133 505 11 -2 -3 2 8 17 1.8 16 33 3.4 .513 .511 3.0 1.1 31 $490,000 *2
2013 32 LAD NL 115 448 3 -1 0 0 7 9 0.8 15 23 2.3 .508 .506 2.3 0.7 23 $2,000,000 *2
2014 33 LAD NL 35 136 1 -1 -0 -3 2 -1 -0.2 4 4 0.3 .498 .499 0.7 -0.1 7 $3,550,000 2
7 Seasons 370 1333 16 -6 -4 -6 22 22 2.2 42 65 6.4 .507 .506 7.0 1.5 71 $6,461,000

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2013 32 LAD NL NLDS ATL W 4 16 12 2 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 4 .333 .467 .500 .967 6 0 1 1 0 0
2013 32 LAD NL NLCS STL L 6 20 19 1 6 2 1 1 2 0 0 1 2 .316 .350 .684 1.034 13 0 0 0 0 0
1 Yr (2 Series) 10 36 31 3 10 4 1 1 3 0 0 3 6 .323 .400 .613 1.013 19 0 1 1 0 0
1 NLDS 4 16 12 2 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 4 .333 .467 .500 .967 6 0 1 1 0 0
1 NLCS 6 20 19 1 6 2 1 1 2 0 0 1 2 .316 .350 .684 1.034 13 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
2008 LAD NL 27 C 3 1 1 10.0 8 7 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 7.20 2.67 .992 7.65 7.60 0 0 0 0 0
2009 LAD NL 28 C 7 2 1 27.2 38 36 2 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 12.36 5.43 .993 7.77 7.70 0 1 1 0 0% 29% 0
2010 LAD NL 29 C 43 34 29 308.2 285 263 21 1 4 .996 0 -2 0 -7 8.28 6.60 .992 8.05 7.97 1 17 26 10 28% 29% 0
2011 LAD NL 30 C 29 25 20 221.2 178 167 11 0 2 1.000 0 -3 0 -16 7.23 6.14 .992 7.98 7.96 2 8 11 4 27% 28% 0
2012 LAD NL 31 C 131 128 126 1151.0 1100 1007 87 6 12 .995 6 2 6 2 8.55 8.35 .992 8.36 8.26 11 37 74 36 33% 27% 2
2013 LAD NL 32 C 113 109 106 972.1 931 855 73 3 8 .997 8 0 10 0 8.59 8.21 .993 8.10 8.10 6 45 35 28 44% 28% 0
2014 LAD NL 33 C 34 34 34 298.2 321 296 23 2 3 .994 -2 -3 -9 -12 9.61 9.38 .992 8.42 8.43 0 13 20 3 13% 26% 1
7 Seasons C 360 333 317 2990.0 2861 2631 218 12 29 .996 12 -6 5 -2 8.58 7.91 .992 8.21 8.15 20 121 167 81 33% 27% 3
7 Seasons TOT 360 333 317 2990.0 2861 2631 218 12 29 .996 12 -6 5 -2 8.58 7.91 .992 8.21 8.15 20 121 167 81 33% 27% 3
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
2013 NL  6 (10th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
2012 NL  11 (7th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
2012 NL  17 (9th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
2012 NL  131 (3rd)
2013 NL  113 (5th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
2012 NL  1,007 (2nd)
2013 NL  855 (5th)

Assists as C s c a p y
2012 NL  87 (2nd)
2013 NL  73 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
2012 NL  12 (1st)
2013 NL  8 (4th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
2012 NL  11 (3rd)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
2012 NL  74 (4th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
2012 NL  36 (2nd)
2013 NL  28 (2nd)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
2013 NL  44.4 (2nd)
Active  32.7 (9th)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
2012 NL  6 (5th)
2013 NL  8 (2nd)
Active  12 (14th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
2012 NL  8.55 (5th)
2013 NL  8.59 (2nd)
2014 NL  9.61 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
2012 NL  8.35 (4th)
2013 NL  8.21 (3rd)
2014 NL  9.38 (1st)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
2012 NL  .995 (4th)
2013 NL  .997 (2nd)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (2204), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 6 (2109), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (248th), 6.4 career WAR/6.4 7yr-peak WAR/6.4 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
2011 30 Los Angeles Dodgers $421,000 1.062
2012 31 Los Angeles Dodgers $490,000 1.151 contracts
2013 32 Los Angeles Dodgers $2,000,000 2.151 contracts
2014 33 Los Angeles Dodgers $3,550,000 3.151
2014 Status1st-Year Arb Eligible, Earliest Arb Eligible: 2015, Earliest Free Agent: 2017
Career to date (may be incomplete)$6,461,000
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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Name and misspellings: A A. Andrew A.J. AJ J J. James Ellis

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