Major League Baseball

2014 Avg.
.180
 
Career Avg.
.244
Name  A.J. Ellis
Born  4/9/1981
Height  6-2
Weight  225
Number  17
Position  C
Bats  R
Throws  R
5/26/2014 5:40:00 PM
Description: Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis (ankle) has landed back on the disabled list.
Insight: Ellis missed five weeks after having knee surgery and now he's dealing with a right ankle sprain. He reportedly suffered the injury during the celebration following Josh Beckett's no-hitter on Sunday when he landed on Drew Butera's discarded catcher's equipment. Butera and Tim Federowicz will handle the catching duties while Ellis is out.
 
5/14/2014 8:10:00 PM
Description: Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis (knee) has been activated from the disabled list.
Insight: Ellis had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee five weeks ago. The Dodgers sent Miguel Olivo to the minors in a corresponding move.
 
5/13/2014 6:07:00 PM
Description: Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis (knee) finished his rehab assignment Monday and was expected to be activated Tuesday, but he's yet to be removed from the disabled list. SOURCE: truebluela.com
Insight: Ellis had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee five weeks ago. Drew Butera is starting Tuesday, but Ellis should be back Wednesday.
 
4/8/2014 4:08:00 PM
Description: Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis (torn left meniscus) had surgery on Tuesday and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.
Insight: Now that Drew Butera is the everyday catcher, Los Angeles will likely call up Miguel Olivo from Triple-A Albuquerque or Tim Federowicz to serve as his backup.
 
4/7/2014 10:15:00 PM
Description: Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis has been diagnosed with a torn meniscus in his left knee. He's out indefinitely. SOURCE: Dylan Hernandez, Los Angeles Times
Insight: Ellis will undergo surgery on Tuesday. Now that Drew Butera is the everyday catcher, Los Angeles will likely call up Miguel Olivo from Triple-A Albuquerque to serve as his backup.
 
Hot7/22/2013 10:37:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles catcher A.J. Ellis smashed four hits Monday in a 14-5 victory over Toronto.
Insight: One of the hits was a two-run homer, his fifth of the season. Elllis now has 12 RBI in his last ten games. Ellis only had 20 RBI in his first 57 games of the season.
 
7/4/2013 11:02:00 AM
Description: Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis owns a .500 career average against Rockies hurler Jhoulys Chacin.
Insight: Ellis has gone 6-for-12 with one double and one homer versus the Colorado starter. If you're one of the few people who own him, make sure you start him Thursday.
 
6/11/2013 6:21:00 PM
Description: Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis (oblique) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday, according to Eric Stephen of TrueBlueLa.com.
Insight: Ellis (.262, 2 HR, 12 RBI) is expected to be activated Friday.
 
6/10/2013 9:40:00 PM
Description: The Dodgers are hoping to activate catcher A.J. Ellis from the disabled list on Friday.
Insight: Bill Shaikin from the L.A. Times believes that Ellis (.262, 2 HR, 12 RBI) could begin a rehab assignment as early as Tuesday. He's missed the past two weeks with a strained oblique.
 
6/2/2013 3:12:00 PM
Description: Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis (oblique) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: The move was made retroactive to May 30. The catcher's left oblique strain did not improve enough over the last few days for him to avoid a DL stint. Ramon Hernandez will start most of the games for the next two weeks.
 
5/30/2013 10:19:00 PM
Description: Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis is dealing with a side injury that could eventually land him on the disabled list. SOURCE: Dylan Hernandez, Los Angeles Times
Insight: It sounds like an oblique injury. If and when the Dodgers do decide to DL Ellis, Ramon Hernandez will serve as the starting catcher.
 
4/14/2013 1:19:00 PM
Description: A.J. Ellis is in the lineup for the Dodgers on Sunday and if you own him in fantasy, he should definitely be in your lineup as well. Six of his 11 at bats against D'Backs righty Trevor Cahill have resulted in hits.
Insight: While Ellis certainly isn't the flashiest catcher you'll find in the world of fantasy, he has recorded at least one hit in eight of his ten games this season. That has to count for something, right?
 
9/12/2012 10:18:00 AM
Description: Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis is 6-for-8 (.714) against Diamondbacks starter Trevor Cahill with a 1.903 OPS.
Insight: Catchers who produce an OPS over .800 are rare and Ellis is currently at .806 with 11 HR and 42 RBI in just 371 at-bats.
 
Hot8/31/2012 10:47:00 AM
Description: Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis is 5-for-7 (.714) against Diamondbacks starter Trevor Cahill with a 1.857 OPS.
Insight: Catchers who produce an OPS over .800 are rare and Ellis is currently at .816 with 11 HR and 41 RBI in just 341 at-bats. He's batting .333 over the past two weeks and should be started on Friday with the highly favorable matchup.
 
Hot8/29/2012 10:02:00 PM
Description: Catcher A.J. Ellis propelled the Dodgers to victory by hitting a grand slam in the eighth inning Wednesday in Colorado.
Insight: Wednesday was Ellis' fifth multi-hit game in his last 10 contests. He's hitting .290 this month with two homers and eigth RBI.
 
7/22/2012 12:44:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles catcher A.J. Ellis is starting at catcher and batting eighth Sunday against the Mets. Ellis missed Saturday's game due to left knee soreness.
Insight: July has not been kind to the Dodgers' backstop as Ellis is hitting just .225 for the month with one homer and two RBIs.
 
7/20/2012 4:08:00 PM
Description: Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis is not in the starting lineup for Friday's game against New York.
Insight: Ellis produced fantasy-worthy numbers for the first two months of the season, but is batting just .223 since June 1 with two homers and five RBI. He should not be in any fantasy lineups.
 
6/8/2012 11:50:00 AM
Description: Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis is questionable for Friday's game against Seattle with a bruised left shin.
Insight: Ellis has been a huge surprise, batting .307 with six homers and 25 RBI. He's jumped up to become a low-end starting fantasy catcher.
 
5/27/2012 2:51:00 PM
Description: Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against Houston. No injury here, just a day of rest.
Insight: Ellis has been a huge surprise, batting .317 with five homers and 23 RBI. He's now a low-end starting fantasy catcher.
 
5/13/2012 8:46:00 PM
Description: Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer and four RBIs on Sunday against the Rockies.
Insight: Ellis has three homers and 15 RBIs to go along with a .317 average this season. Those in need of catching help should give Ellis a look, as he's been getting the majority of the playing time behind the plate for Los Angeles.