2013 Fantasy Baseball: OF Jacoby Ellsbury Mastering Hit And Run

By Adam McGill
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

One player that was off to a miserable start to the 2013 fantasy baseball season was Boston Red Sox OF Jacoby Ellsbury. Ellsbury saw his average drop all the way down to .241 in the middle of last month and was having problems even making contact. Needless to say, he was on the verge of being benched around the league.

However, over the last couple weeks, the speedy outfielder has finally hit his stride. Ellsbury has a .366 batting average (34-93) in his last 22 contests on top of a .402 On Base Percentage. Over this hot-streak, he has nine doubles, three triples, eight walks, and nine RBIs. He has also raised his batting average from an embarrassing .245 all the way up to a respectable .289.

The most shocking total of his hot-stretch is the 17 stolen bases that he has amassed over those 22 games. San Diego Padres SS Everth Cabrera is now on the disabled list with a hamstring injury, which leaves Ellsbury as the most credible base stealer left in the majors. The Boston outfielder currently has 31 on the season and just passed the injured west coast shortstop this past week, but don’t expect him to stop there.

Ellsbury is one of the most dangerous base stealers in all of fantasy, but he becomes a superstar outfielder when he is swinging the bat this well.


Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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