Jacoby Ellsbury’s Struggles in Leadoff Spot Result of Change in Swing Motion (Video)


Base hits have been elusive for Red Sox leadoff man Jacoby Ellsbury in the last few games. After his first day off all season on Sunday in Minnesota, Ellsbury was back in the Sox lineup on Monday in his usual leadoff spot.

The center fielder grounded out to second base in all four of his appearances at the plate Monday, continuing a road trip that has seen his batting average drop from .257 to .241. On the Sox’ current road trip, Ellsbury’s average is a paltry .125.

Check out the video above to hear Jim Rice break down Ellsbury’s batting struggles, or check it out on NESN’s YouTube channel.

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