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Jacoby Ellsbury    \Juh-COE-bee ELLS-bur-ee\

Jacoby McCabe Ellsbury (Tacoby Bellsbury) (twitter: @JacobyEllsbury)

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: September 11, 1983 in Madras, OR
High School: Madras HS (Madras, OR)
School: Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR)
Drafted
by the Boston Red Sox in the 1st round (23rd pick) of the 2005 amateur draft.
Signed July 1, 2005. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 30, 2007 (Age 23)
Teams (by GP): RedSox/Yankees 2007-2014
2014 Contract Status: Signed thru 2020, 7 yrs/$153M (14-20) & 21 team option (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 6.037, Free Agent: 2021 [*], Agents: Scott Boras [*]
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 17, 2014 2:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #519. Ben Oglivie… #520. Billy Werber… #521. Miller Huggins… #522. JACOBY ELLSBURY… #523. Chick Stahl… #524. Bob Boone… #525. Luis Castillo… 

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
2007 23 BOS AL 33 127 116 20 41 7 1 3 18 9 0 8 15 .353 .394 .509 .902 131 59 2 1 0 2 0 78/9
2008 24 BOS AL 145 609 554 98 155 22 7 9 47 50 11 41 80 .280 .336 .394 .729 88 218 9 7 4 3 2 *879/D RoY-3
2009 25 BOS AL 153 693 624 94 188 27 10 8 60 70 12 49 74 .301 .355 .415 .770 98 259 13 6 6 6 3 *8
2010 26 BOS AL 18 84 78 10 15 4 0 0 5 7 1 4 9 .192 .241 .244 .485 30 19 0 1 0 0 0 8/7
2011 27 BOS AL 158 732 660 119 212 46 5 32 105 39 15 52 98 .321 .376 .552 .928 146 364 8 9 3 5 1 *8/D AS,MVP-2,GG,SS
2012 28 BOS AL 74 323 303 43 82 18 0 4 26 14 3 19 43 .271 .313 .370 .682 84 112 5 0 0 1 0 8/D
2013 29 BOS AL 134 636 577 92 172 31 8 9 53 52 4 47 92 .298 .355 .426 .781 112 246 12 5 1 2 3 *8 MVP-15
2014 30 NYY AL 15 57 51 6 18 5 0 0 4 7 1 6 4 .353 .421 .451 .872 149 23 1 0 0 0 0 *8/D
8 Yrs 730 3261 2963 482 883 160 31 65 318 248 47 226 415 .298 .352 .439 .790 108 1300 50 29 14 19 9
162 Game Avg. 162 724 658 107 196 36 7 14 71 55 10 50 92 .298 .352 .439 .790 108 288 11 6 3 4 2
BOS (7 yrs) 715 3204 2912 476 865 155 31 65 314 241 46 220 411 .297 .350 .439 .789 108 1277 49 29 14 19 9
NYY (1 yr) 15 57 51 6 18 5 0 0 4 7 1 6 4 .353 .421 .451 .872 149 23 1 0 0 0 0

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
2007 23 BOS AL 33 127 5 2 0 -5 -1 2 0.2 5 6 0.6 .505 .501 1.1 -0.5 12 78/9
2008 24 BOS AL 145 609 -11 6 2 12 -3 6 0.8 23 29 3.0 .504 .504 1.7 1.0 17 $406,000 *879/D RoY-3
2009 25 BOS AL 153 693 -0 6 -0 -5 3 3 0.4 24 28 2.8 .502 .502 3.2 -0.1 33 $449,500 *8
2010 26 BOS AL 18 84 -7 1 1 2 0 -4 -0.4 3 -1 -0.1 .477 .497 -0.3 0.2 -3 $496,500 8/7
2011 27 BOS AL 158 732 42 1 1 7 3 55 5.7 25 80 8.1 .536 .535 7.4 1.1 73 $2,400,000 *8/D AS,MVP-2,GG,SS
2012 28 BOS AL 74 323 -8 2 0 3 1 -1 -0.1 12 11 1.0 .498 .499 0.8 0.5 8 $8,050,000 8/D
2013 29 BOS AL 134 636 9 8 0 13 3 33 3.8 20 53 5.7 .526 .522 4.1 1.9 40 $9,000,000 *8 MVP-15
2014 30 NYY AL 15 57 4 0 -0 -1 0 3 0.4 2 5 0.6 .521 .502 0.6 -0.1 6 $21,142,857 *8/D
8 Seasons 730 3261 34 26 4 26 7 97 10.8 114 211 21.7 .514 .513 18.7 3.9 185 $41,944,857
BOS (7 yrs) 715 3204 30 26 4 27 7 94 10.5 112 206 21.1 .514 .513 18.1 4.0 179 $20,802,000
NYY (1 yr) 15 57 4 0 -0 -1 0 3 0.4 2 5 0.6 .521 .502 0.6 -0.1 6 $21,142,857

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
2007 23 BOS AL ALDS LAA W 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 1 0 0 0 0
2007 23 BOS AL ALCS CLE W 5 9 8 3 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 .250 .333 .250 .583 2 0 0 0 0 1
2007 23 BOS AL WS COL W 4 18 16 4 7 4 0 0 3 1 0 2 2 .438 .500 .688 1.188 11 0 0 0 0 0
2008 24 BOS AL ALDS LAA W 4 20 18 2 6 3 0 0 6 3 1 2 2 .333 .400 .500 .900 9 1 0 0 0 0
2008 24 BOS AL ALCS TBR L 4 16 14 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 .000 .063 .000 .063 0 0 0 0 1 0
2009 25 BOS AL ALDS LAA L 3 13 12 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .417 .667 5 0 0 0 0 0
2013 29 BOS AL ALDS TBR W 4 19 18 7 9 2 0 0 2 4 0 1 2 .500 .526 .611 1.137 11 1 0 0 0 0
2013 29 BOS AL ALCS DET W 6 26 22 3 7 1 1 0 3 2 1 4 6 .318 .423 .455 .878 10 1 0 0 0 1
2013 29 BOS AL WS STL W 6 26 24 4 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 6 .250 .308 .292 .599 7 0 0 0 0 0
4 Yrs (9 Series) 38 148 133 26 40 11 2 0 17 11 2 13 24 .301 .361 .414 .774 55 4 0 0 1 2
4 ALDS 13 53 49 12 18 5 1 0 8 7 1 3 6 .367 .404 .510 .914 25 3 0 0 0 0
3 ALCS 15 51 44 6 9 1 1 0 5 3 1 6 10 .205 .294 .273 .567 12 1 0 0 1 2
2 WS 10 44 40 8 13 5 0 0 4 1 0 4 8 .325 .386 .450 .836 18 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 Awards
2007 BOS AL 23 OF 33 28 21 257.0 75 75 0 0 0 1.000 1 -5 3 -23 2.63 2.27 .987 2.30 2.28
2007 BOS AL 23 LF 22 15 12 144.0 37 37 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -3 -2 -25 2.31 1.68 .985 2.11 2.09
2007 BOS AL 23 CF 16 12 9 107.0 38 38 0 0 0 1.000 1 -2 10 -22 3.20 2.38 .989 2.71 2.68
2007 BOS AL 23 RF 1 1 0 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.10 2.10
2008 BOS AL 24 OF 140 129 108 1174.0 336 332 4 0 2 1.000 22 12 22 12 2.58 2.40 .986 2.31 2.28 RoY-3
2008 BOS AL 24 CF 66 63 47 546.2 174 171 3 0 1 1.000 5 3 12 7 2.86 2.64 .989 2.71 2.69 RoY-3
2008 BOS AL 24 LF 58 36 34 346.1 90 89 1 0 1 1.000 7 4 24 14 2.34 1.55 .984 2.05 2.03 RoY-3
2008 BOS AL 24 RF 36 30 27 281.0 72 72 0 0 0 1.000 10 5 41 21 2.31 2.00 .985 2.15 2.13 RoY-3
2008 BOS AL 24 DH 2 0 RoY-3
2009 BOS AL 25 CF 153 150 138 1302.2 363 357 4 2 1 .994 -9 -5 -9 -5 2.49 2.36 .992 2.73 2.70
2009 BOS AL 25 OF 153 150 138 1302.2 363 357 4 2 1 .994 -9 -5 -9 -4 2.49 2.36 .987 2.33 2.30
2010 BOS AL 26 OF 18 18 14 151.0 44 44 0 0 0 1.000 1 2 5 15 2.62 2.44 .986 2.30 2.28
2010 BOS AL 26 CF 13 13 10 104.2 33 33 0 0 0 1.000 3 2 31 23 2.84 2.54 .990 2.73 2.71
2010 BOS AL 26 LF 6 5 4 46.1 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 -1 0 -28 0 2.14 1.83 .983 2.06 2.05
2011 BOS AL 27 CF 154 152 144 1358.1 394 388 6 0 3 1.000 4 7 4 6 2.61 2.56 .990 2.61 2.59 AS,MVP-2,GG,SS
2011 BOS AL 27 OF 154 152 144 1358.1 394 388 6 0 3 1.000 4 7 4 6 2.61 2.56 .986 2.28 2.26 AS,MVP-2,GG,SS
2011 BOS AL 27 DH 3 1 AS,MVP-2,GG,SS
2012 BOS AL 28 CF 73 71 64 611.1 169 164 2 3 1 .982 -6 3 -11 6 2.44 2.27 .989 2.58 2.56
2012 BOS AL 28 OF 73 71 64 611.1 169 164 2 3 1 .982 -6 3 -11 5 2.44 2.27 .986 2.17 2.16
2012 BOS AL 28 DH 1 1
2013 BOS AL 29 CF 134 134 127 1188.1 353 347 3 3 2 .992 21 13 21 13 2.65 2.61 .990 2.66 2.65 MVP-15
2013 BOS AL 29 OF 134 134 127 1188.1 353 347 3 3 2 .992 21 13 21 13 2.65 2.61 .987 2.24 2.23 MVP-15
2014 NYY AL 30 CF 14 12 11 108.0 37 36 1 0 1 1.000 -1 -11 3.08 2.64 .988 2.72 2.75
2014 NYY AL 30 OF 14 12 11 108.0 37 36 1 0 1 1.000 -1 -11 3.08 2.64 .982 2.15 2.16
2014 NYY AL 30 DH 1 1
8 Seasons OF 719 694 627 6150.2 1771 1743 20 8 10 .995 33 26 6 5 2.58 2.45 .986 2.28 2.26
8 Seasons CF 623 607 550 5327.0 1561 1534 19 8 9 .995 19 20 4 4 2.62 2.49 .990 2.66 2.65
3 Seasons LF 86 56 50 536.2 138 137 1 0 1 1.000 6 1 12 2 2.31 1.60 .984 2.07 2.05
2 Seasons RF 37 31 27 287.0 72 72 0 0 0 1.000 10 5 41 20 2.26 1.95 .985 2.15 2.13
8 Seasons TOT 719 694 627 6150.2 1771 1743 20 8 10 .995 33 26 6 5 2.58 2.45 .986 2.28 2.26
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2011 AL (2, 62%)
2013 AL (15, 1%)
0.63 Career Shares (379th)

Gold Gloves
2011 AL (CF)

Silver Sluggers
2011 AL (OF)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
2011 AL  8.1 (3rd)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
2011 AL  8.1 (2nd)

Offensive WARs c a p y
2011 AL  7.4 (3rd)
2014 AL  0.7 (8th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
2013 AL  1.9 (9th)

Batting Average s c a p y
2011 AL  .321 (5th)
2014 AL  .353 (4th)
Active  .298 (15th)
Career  .298 (237th)

On-Base% s c a p y
Active  .352 (44th)

Slugging % s c a p y
2011 AL  .552 (6th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
2011 AL  .928 (5th)

Games Played s c a p y
2011 AL  158 (10th)
2014 AL  15 (1st)

At Bats s c a p y
2011 AL  660 (2nd)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
2009 AL  693 (10th)
2011 AL  732 (1st)

Runs Scored s c a p y
2011 AL  119 (3rd)
2013 AL  92 (7th)

Hits s c a p y
2009 AL  188 (7th)
2011 AL  212 (3rd)
2014 AL  18 (4th)

Total Bases s c a p y
2011 AL  364 (1st)

Doubles s c a p y
2011 AL  46 (3rd)
2014 AL  5 (6th)

Triples s c a p y
2008 AL  7 (6th)
2009 AL  10 (1st)
2013 AL  8 (3rd)
Active  31 (40th)

Home Runs s c a p y
2011 AL  32 (5th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
2011 AL  105 (6th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
2008 AL  50 (1st)
2009 AL  70 (1st)
2011 AL  39 (4th)
2013 AL  52 (1st)
2014 AL  7 (1st)
Active  248 (17th)
Career  248 (230th)

Singles s c a p y
2009 AL  143 (4th)
2011 AL  129 (8th)
2014 AL  13 (4th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
2011 AL  146 (5th)

Runs Created s c a p y
2011 AL  139 (3rd)
2014 AL  11 (7th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
2011 AL  42 (4th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
2011 AL  4.1 (4th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
2011 AL  83 (1st)

Times On Base s c a p y
2011 AL  273 (5th)
2014 AL  24 (10th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
2011 AL  .722 (4th)
2014 AL  .768 (9th)
Active  .597 (39th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
2008 AL  11 (3rd)
2009 AL  12 (5th)
2011 AL  15 (2nd)
2014 AL  1 (4th)
Active  47 (27th)

SB % s c a p y
2008 AL  81.97 (9th)
2009 AL  85.37 (6th)
2013 AL  92.86 (2nd)
Active  84.07 (8th)
Career  84.07 (15th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
2011 AL  35.2 (1st)
Active  103.0 (41st)

AB per SO s c a p y
2014 AL  12.8 (4th)
Active  7.1 (27th)

Outs Made s c a p y
2009 AL  473 (9th)
2011 AL  479 (7th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
2011 AL  59.01 (3rd)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2011 AL  6.2 (3rd)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2011 AL  4.9 (3rd)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
2011 AL  5.6 (3rd)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
2008 AL  22 (1st)
2013 AL  21 (2nd)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2009 AL  153 (3rd)
2011 AL  154 (2nd)
2013 AL  134 (4th)
2014 AL  14 (4th)
Active  623 (18th)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2009 AL  357 (4th)
2011 AL  388 (1st)
2013 AL  347 (2nd)
Active  1,534 (17th)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2014 AL  1 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2008 AL  1 (5th)
2011 AL  3 (3rd)
2013 AL  2 (2nd)
2014 AL  1 (1st)
Active  9 (15th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
2009 AL  153 (5th)
2011 AL  154 (5th)
2014 AL  14 (4th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
2009 AL  357 (4th)
2011 AL  388 (1st)
2013 AL  347 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
2014 AL  1 (1st)

Total Zone Runs as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2013 AL  21 (1st)
Active  19 (18th)
Career  19 (77th)

Range Factor/9Inn as CF (s.1954)s c a p y
2014 AL  3.08 (4th)
Active  2.62 (13th)
Career  2.62 (82nd)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2011 AL  2.56 (5th)
Active  2.49 (10th)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2009 AL  .994 (4th)
2011 AL  1.000 (1st)
2013 AL  .992 (5th)
2014 AL  1.000 (1st)
Active  .995 (2nd)
Career  .995 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2008 AL  10 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as OF s c a p y
2008 AL  22 (1st)
2013 AL  21 (1st)
Active  33 (19th)

Range Factor/9Inn as OFs c a p y
2014 AL  3.08 (3rd)
Active  2.58 (16th)
Career  2.58 (73rd)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
2011 AL  2.56 (5th)
2013 AL  2.61 (5th)
Active  2.45 (11th)
Career  2.45 (95th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
2008 AL  1.000 (1st)
2011 AL  1.000 (1st)
2014 AL  1.000 (1st)
Active  .995 (1st)
Career  .995 (2nd)

Salary s c a p y
2014 AL  $21,142,857 (9th)

             

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 10 (241), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 54 (474), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 38 (507), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 17 (936), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (111th), 21.7 career WAR/21.8 7yr-peak WAR/21.7 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 JAWS

Transactions

  • June 4, 2002: Drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 23rd round of the 2002 amateur draft, but did not sign.
  • June 7, 2005: Drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 1st round (23rd pick) of the 2005 amateur draft. Player signed July 1, 2005.
  • October 31, 2013: Granted Free Agency.
  • December 7, 2013: Signed as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees.
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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
200824Boston Red Sox$406,000
200925Boston Red Sox$449,500
201026Boston Red Sox$496,500
201127Boston Red Sox$2,400,000
201228Boston Red Sox$8,050,000contracts
201329Boston Red Sox$9,000,000contracts
201430New York Yankees$21,142,857
201531New York Yankees$21,142,857
201632New York Yankees$21,142,857
201733New York Yankees$21,142,857
201834New York Yankees$21,142,857
201935New York Yankees$21,142,857
202036New York Yankees$21,142,857
202137New York Yankees*$21,000,000$21M Team Option, $5M Buyout
Earliest Free Agent: 2021
Career to date (may be incomplete)$41,944,857Does not include future salaries
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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