Jacoby McCabe Ellsbury (born September 11, 1983) is an American Major League Baseball center fielder with the Boston Red Sox. Ellsbury attended Madras High School, where he was a four-year letterman in football and baseball, and played varsity basketball his sophomore through senior years. Ellsbury's career batting average of .567 and being caught stealing only once are Oregon High School state records. He also holds the Oregon record for stolen bases in a game, with seven. Ellsbury was first drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 23rd round of the 2002 MLB Draft, but did not sign. He was then drafted 23rd overall by Boston in 2005, after three years and two College World Series titles at Oregon State University. Ellsbury is the only Red Sox player in history to join the 30-30 club, a feat he accomplished on September 25, 2011, against the New York Yankees.
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