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A.J. Ellis

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Dodgers | A.J. Ellis behind the plate in Game 1

Fri, 09 Oct 2015 14:33:50 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers C A.J. Ellis is starting behind the plate and batting seventh in Game 1 of the National League Division Series against New York Mets SP Jacob deGrom Friday, Oct. 9. C Yasmani Grandal is not in the starting lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Ellis ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) serves as Clayton Kershaw's ($8,900, 17.8% of cap) personal catcher, so he should see starts whenever the ace takes the hill. Ellis is a low-end fantasy option, though, and he is best viewed as a source of cap relief for FantasyScore contests. Grandal ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) should see the majority of starts at catcher for the Dodgers, and he has more upside with the stick.

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Dodgers | Yasmani Grandal not in lineup Friday

Fri, 02 Oct 2015 17:07:13 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal is not in the starting lineup against San Diego Padres SP Casey Kelly Friday, Oct. 2. C A.J. Ellis will start behind the plate and bat seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Ellis ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) is batting just .232 since Sept. 1, and is not a great FantasyScore catching option tonight.

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Dodgers | Four lefties out for Dodgers

Tue, 29 Sep 2015 16:07:00 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OFs Joc Pederson, Andre Ethier and Carl Crawford and C Yasmani Grandal are out of the lineup against San Francisco Giants left-handed SP Madison Bumgarner Tuesday, Sept. 29. OF Enrique Hernandez is in center field and hitting leadoff, OF Justin Ruggiano is in left and batting sixth, C A.J. Ellis is catching and hitting seventh and OF Scott Van Slyke is in right field and batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: In a matchup of perhaps the best two left-handed pitchers on the planet, none of the reserves starting for the Dodgers tonight should be attractive on FantsayScore as anything other than desperation contrarian picks.

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Dodgers | Handful of Dodgers lefties sitting

Thu, 24 Sep 2015 10:20:16 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SS Corey Seager, 1B Adrian Gonzalez, OFs Carl Crawford, Joc Pederson and Andre Ethier and C Yasmani Grandal are all out of the lineup against Arizona Diamondbacks left-handed SP Patrick Corbin Thursday, Sept. 24. OF Justin Ruggiano is hitting leadoff, SS Jimmy Rollins is at shortstop and hitting second, OF Scott Van Slyke is at first base and hitting fifth, C A.J. Ellis is behind the plate and OFs Chris Heisey and Scott Schebler round out the bottom of the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: There's not much to like here on FantasyScore with the overhaul of the L.A. lineup this afternoon against a southpaw. In fact, Corbin ($7,500, 15.0% of cap) makes a nice contrarian play if you're feeling lucky with a weak Dodgers lineup today.

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Dodgers | Yasmani Grandal out against LHP again

Sat, 19 Sep 2015 15:09:32 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal is out again Saturday, Sept. 19, with C A.J. Ellis hitting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: It's the fourth straight lefty that has Grandal on the bench. Ellis ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) has a couple homers this week, but he's a very suspect play on FantasyScore against Francisco Liriano.

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Dodgers | Yasmani Grandal out vs. lefty

Fri, 18 Sep 2015 16:40:45 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal is not in the lineup against Pittsburgh Pirates left-handed SP Jeff Locke Friday, Sept. 18. C A.J. Ellis is starting and batting fifth.

Fantasy Tip: Ellis ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) has homered in two of his last three games, but he remains more of a desperation catcher pick for salary cap relief on FantasyScore.

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Dodgers | Yasmani Grandal sitting vs. Colorado

Wed, 16 Sep 2015 16:13:14 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Sept. 16. C A.J. Ellis is starting behind the plate and batting fifth against Colorado Rockies SP Jorge De La Rosa Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Grandal ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) is reeling through an active 2-for-40 stretch over his past 13 games. He does usually sit against lefties, though. He should be avoided in all fantasy formats until he turns it around at the dish. Ellis ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) offers limited upside for FantasyScore players, as he boasts a .327 slugging percentage dating back to the beginning of 2013.

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Dodgers | Yasmani Grandal resting vs. lefty

Tue, 15 Sep 2015 16:31:16 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal is not in the lineup against Colorado Rockies left-handed SP Chris Rusin Tuesday, Sept. 15. C A.J. Ellis is behind the plate and is batting fifth.

Fantasy Tip: Ellis ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) is a defense-first catcher that typically is one to avoid on FantasyScore. That should once again ring true tonight, even against a hittable lefty, unless you need him for salary cap relief.

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Dodgers | Yasmani Grandal not playing Sunday

Sun, 13 Sep 2015 12:21:30 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal is not in the starting lineup against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Patrick Corbin Sunday, Sept. 13. C A.J. Ellis will start behind the plate and bat seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Ellis ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) is just 3-for-15 over the past week but is 2-for-7 with a pair of doubles against Corbin in his career. He's done better versus lefties than righties this year, so he could be worth a gamble in FantasyScore today.

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Dodgers | LA resting lefty hitters

Fri, 11 Sep 2015 16:18:21 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Chase Utley, OF Andre Ethier, SS Jimmy Rollins, C Yasmani Grandal (shoulder) and OF Joc Pederson are all out of the lineup against Arizona Diamondbacks left-handed SP Robbie Ray Friday, Sept. 11. 2B Jose Peraza is starting at second and hitting second, OF Scott Van Slyke is in right field and is hitting fifth, SS Corey Seager is at shortstop and batting sixth, C A.J. Ellis is catching and hitting seventh, and OF Chris Heisey is starting in center field and batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Even though Seager ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) hits left-handed himself, he's your best option of this bunch on FantasyScore tonight. The heralded rookie prospect is hitting .360 (9-for-25) with four RBI since being called up. Peraza ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) may also be worth a look as a value pick because he's in the two-hole tonight.

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