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He also holds the Oregon record for stolen bases in a game with 7.Ellsbury was first drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 23rd round of the 2002 MLB Draft but did not sign.
"I've always had the same power," Ellsbury said on May 1 after hitting his first home run as a Yankee.
There are other examples, and of course the steroid era was filled with scrawny hitters becoming muscle-bound sluggers virtually overnight. If 30-homer power was going to be Ellsbury's new normal, he would take his place among the best players in baseball.
A shoulder injury in 2012, though, limited Ellsbury to 74 games. He was healthy last season but hit only nine for the Red Sox.
As of 2008, he was one of only three active non-Hispanic Native American players in Major League Baseball, along with Kyle Lohse of the St.
Louis Cardinals and Joba Chamberlain of the New York Yankees.
A comparison of 20 -- his next full season -- shows how he hit more home runs (but not why): In 2011, Ellsbury's fly-ball rate was 34.1 percent, and 16.7 percent of those fly balls were home runs. ' "So it's always been a back-and-forth, a fine line between 'Hey, maybe hit more, but why are you hitting homers . This season, it's a whopping 28.7 percent, with a low fly-ball rate of 24.8.
In 2013, his fly-ball rate was 28.2 percent, and only 6.6 percent of those fly balls were home runs. So Ellsbury is hitting the ball hard, but not in the air.Growing up with Little League Baseball, he often played on a team with kids up to three years his senior though he was still the fastest and best player on the team.In high school, Ellsbury lettered in football and baseball for four years and in basketball for three."I've always had the same power as I did when I had 32.It's just a matter of just lifting the ball in the air.Still, the Yankees were sufficiently impressed with Ellsbury's overall game to give him a seven-year, 3 million contract, and his first six weeks in pinstripes have been productive, if not powerful.