Jacoby Ellsbury 2 | CF
- Full Name: Jacoby McCabe Ellsbury
- Born: September 11, 1983 in Madras, OR
- Height: 6' 1''
- Weight: 185 LB
- Bats: Left
- Throws: Left
- College: Oregon State
- MLB Debut: June 30, 2007
Drafted by TB in the 23rd round in 2002 out of Madras (OR) High School (did not sign)...Hit .430 with 3 homers and 20 RBI his senior year, earning league Co-Player of the Year honors...Attended Oregon State University...Hit .365 (236-for-646) with 60 steals, 37 doubles, 16 homers and 101 RBI in 160 games over 3 seasons with the Beavers...Posted a .464 on-base percentage, .522 slugging percentage and .990 fielding percentage, committing only 4 errors in 387 total chances...Holds the Oregon State record with 168 career runs scored and his 99 hits in 2005 are the most in a single season in Beavers history...As a sophomore in 2004, hit .352 in 49 games and was selected to the All-Pac-10 First Team and Baseball America's Mid-Season Sophomore All-America Team, and received 2004 Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention...Garnered 2005 Pac-10 Co-Player of the Year honors, and was named to the 2005 Louisville Slugger All-America Second Team and the College Baseball Foundation's National Honors Team...Also received 2005 Pac-10 All- Academic honorable mention...Competed for Falmouth of the Cape Cod League in 2004...Is believed to be the 1st Native American of Navajo descent to play in the Major Leagues...Hometown of Madras, OR had a parade in his honor in November 2007.
Made 13 starts in center field and 5 in left (6 games overall)...Start in left field on Opening Day (4/4) vs. NYY marked his 1st start at the position since 9/17/08 at TB. Suffered fractured ribs in a collision with Adrian Beltre in the bottom of the 9th inning on 4/11 at KC...Placed on the 15-day DL on 4/20 (retro to 4/12) and played 3 rehab games between Double-A Portland and Triple-A Pawtucket from 5/17-20, batting .400 (4-for-10) with a double, RBI, 4 runs, 2 walks and a stolen base...Activated from the DL on 5/22. Played 3 games with the Red Sox from 5/22-24 before a 2nd trip to the 15-day DL on 5/28 with fractured ribs...Appeared in 6 rehab games with the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Red Sox and Pawtucket, batting .409 (9-for-22) with a double, RBI, 6 runs, 2 walks and a stolen base...Activated from the DL on 8/4. Tied Jerry Remy's club single-game record (6/14/80 at California Angels) with 4 stolen bases on 8/9 at NYY. Re-injured fractured ribs on 8/13 at TEX...Placed on the 15-day DL the next day (8/14) for the rest of the season...Transferred to the 60-day DL on 9/25.