Sunday, April 17, 2005

Jason Ellison Report

Jason Ellison, CF, San Francisco Giants
Drafted 661st Overall (22nd Rd), 2000 Draft, Lewis and Clark State
Bats R/Throws R
27 YO, 5'10", 180 lbs

You might have caught Ellison's embarrassing blunder in the field that cost the Giants a game against the Giants arch rivals. It's a pretty heart-breaking thing since Ellison is a defensive replacement for good reason. He's a very good defensive outfielder. This isn't a situation like Brant Brown, where a limited defensive player was put in a situation where he was set up to fail.

Ellison is a minor league vet with speed and a contact hitting stroke. He's not a stud. He's not a stiff. He's just a good bench player waiting to happen.

2004 Fresno: .315/.368/.459, 32 2B, 7 3B, 9 HR, 40 BB, 66 K, 27 SB, 12 CS, 505 AB
mL Career: .297/.364/.409, 128 2B, 17 3B, 31 HR, 225 BB, 296 K, 105 SB, 2278 AB

Those raw numbers are filtered through the prism that is Fresno. He's a classic 5th outfielder, able to play all three spots, pinch run for slow players, and pinch hit for catchers and pitchers. He's of little or no value to fantasy league owners. Giants fans are likely the only ones who will notice him after this week for about the next couple years.

ETA: Now
2 Stars

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