47. Mark Ellis

47. Mark Ellis
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: June 6, 1977 in Rapid City, SD USA
  • Weight: 190 lbs.
  • Height: 5'10"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: April 09, 2002
  • Final Game: September 27, 2014
  • Rookie of the Year - 2002
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Mark Ellis is not the first name you come up with on a “best of” list, but the fact remains that he accumulated over 1,000 Hits with the team, which is an impressive feat for any franchise.

The Second Baseman was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in 1999, but before he would play an inning for KC, he was dealt to the Oakland A's in a three-team trade.  Two years later, he debuted for Oakland, and in 2003, he was anointed the starting Second Baseman and had 137 Hits.  A hand injury forced him out of 2004, but he returned in 2005 and batted .316, a career-high.

Ellis would be inconsistent over the next few seasons, though he did have a 19 Home Run season in 2007.  He was traded to the Colorado Rockies during the 2011 Season, and he finished up his run with the Athletics with 1,015 Hits.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Second Base
  • Acquired: Traded from the Kansas City Royals with Johnny Damon as part of a three-team trade. Oakland sent Ben Grieve to the Tampa Bay Rays. Oakland sent Angel Berroa and A.J. Hinch to Kansas City. Tampa sent Cory Lidle to Oakland. Tampa sent Roberto Hernandez to Kansas City 1/8/01.
  • Departed: Traded to the Colorado Rockies for Bruce Billings and a Player to be Named Later (which would be Ellezer Mesa) 6/30/11.
  • Games Played: 1056
  • Notable Statistics: 533 Runs Scored
    1,015 Hits
    204 Doubles
    22 Triples
    86 Home Runs
    434 Runs Batted In
    62 Stolen Bases
    .265/.331/.397 Slash Line
    26.8 bWAR

    12 Playoff Games
    3 Runs Scored
    11 Hits
    2 Doubles
    0 Triples
    1 Home Run
    4 Runs Batted In
    0 Stolen Bases
    .256/.347/.372 Slash Line
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Most Total Zone Runs by a Second Baseman (2005)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Second Baseman (2006 & 2008)

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