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December 17, 2013

Hot Stove Scouting Report

Jacoby Ellsbury

by Chris Mellen


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Player Name: Jacoby Ellsbury

Date Filed: 12/14/13

Throws

Bats

Primary Pos

Secondary Pos

L

L

CF

N/A

Swing Breakdown

Slightly open stance, with shorter stride during swing; quick, steady hands that consistently remain in hitting position; little wasted movement during load; drives hands to the point of contact while keeping them inside of the ball to prevent over-extension; plus bat-speed; front foot landing varies based on pitch location; will lunge across the plate against pitches middle-away; back shoulder can drop too much and limit backspin created; swing has holes against stuff above the belt; swing path excels against balls from top of thighs and down; when consistent with overall swing timing, ball jumps off bat.

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