Yankees’ Jacoby Ellsbury headed for 7-day concussion DL after slamming into wall
Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury will be placed on the seven-day disabled list after leaving Wednesday’s game against the Royals in the first inning, manager Joe Girardi said.
Ellsbury made the game’s first out when he crashed against the center-field wall to make a catch. Unfortunately, he collided hard with the wall and left the game with a concussion and sprained neck, the team announced .
New York held on to win the game 3-0 despite losing Ellsbury.
With Ellsbury on the shelf, Aaron Hicks, Brett Gardner and Aaron Judge will make up the Yankees’ starting outfield while he recovers.
Seven of Pittsburgh’s past eight first-rounders have been position players. If that trend holds — no guarantees, of course — Kendall is an excellent choice. He’s a three-year starter at Vandy, and he has 15 homers and 18 stolen bases heading into the SEC Tournament.
From 2007 to 2016, the Marlins made 12 first-round picks and they chose high school players 10 times (five pitchers, five hitters). Two elite prep lefties could be available here, Rogers — a 6-6 guy with low-90s heat — or D.L. Hall, from Georgia.
The Royals probably aren’t going to contend anytime soon, which means they have time to let an ultra-talented prep pitcher develop in their system. Hall’s worth waiting for.
This year he’s hitting for power — 11 home runs, halfway to his career high — but his on-base percentage is just .279, well below his well-below-average career mark of .303 heading into this year. Again, it’s completely fair to wonder how much a team would be willing to give up for a couple of months of Moustakas. Something, sure, but a blue-chip prospect? Doubtful.