(Syndicated from An A-Blog for A-Rod. Stats have not been updated to reflect yesterday’s game)
It’s been the best of times and the worst of times for Jacoby Ellsbury in his first 2 months as a New York Yankee. In April, he hit .312/.369/.452 in 103 plate appearances divided between the leadoff and #3 lineup spots, played a solid center field, and made a very good first impression on Yankee fans. He was among the team and American League leaders in hits (29), runs scored (14), and stolen bases (8).
May has been far less kind to Ellsbury. His production has dropped off dramatically, he’s been a negative fWAR player, and the whispers about the Yankees overpaying have started popping up as they usually do when a player signs the kind of contract Jacoby did to come to new York. After
last Tuesday night’s 0-fer, Ellsbury’s May slash line is down to .206/.315/.302. He’s scored 1 run in his last 5 games, has 1 hit in his last 7, 1 stolen base in his last 14, and 1 RBI in his last 15. …