Phillies 2016 Grades: Catchers
By Matt Veasey
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Ellis arrived from the Los Angeles Dodgers in late August, and has played in 10 games with the Phillies since that time, receiving 31 plate appearances.
His slash line is a solid .286/.355/.500 during that limited exposure here in Philly, and he has also provided a home run and nine RBI offensively.
Ellis is a strong defensive catcher, the 35-year old is a perfect backup at this stage of his career. He fills that role well for the Phillies, and his surprising inclusion in the Ruiz deal basically meant that the Phils didn’t miss a beat at the position.