In 2014, Roenis Elias debuted in the majors.
In the 2008-2009 Cuban Serie Nacional, he was 2-3 with a 7.84 ERA for Guantanamo. In 63 innings pitched in 2009-2010, he went 5-7 with a 7.14 ERA, 49 walks, and 74 hits.
After that, he fled to Mexico. Ted Heid and Patrick Guerrero were the scouts for the Seattle Mariners when they signed him in May 2011.
Elias played for the Pulaski Mariners (1-0, 0.82 in 3 G), the AZL Mariners (0 R in 1 IP), and the Clinton Lumber Kings during the summer of 2011. (4-2, 5.45 in 7 G).
For the High Desert Mavericks in 2012, he improved to 11-6, 3.76.
He finished fourth in the California League in ERA (after Matt Andriese, Josh Bowman, and Christian Bergman), third in wins (behind Bergman and Taylor Rogers), eighth in strikeouts (128, behind Andriese and Bowman), and first in WHIP (.21, ahead of Burch Smith) (8, double runner-ups Bryant George and Jack Snodgrass).
He had the most victories (one more than Cam Hobson), the fourth most strikeouts, and the most balks among Mariners farmhands.
In the lower leagues, he tied David Goforth and Daniel Rosenbaum for the most balks. He was named to the California League’s All-Star starting pitchers alongside Andriese and Bergman.
He had the third-lowest ERA among Mavericks pitchers with 25 or more starts, trailing only John Patterson and Brad Penny. He was 0-2 with a 4.74 ERA with the Venezuelans this winter.
How Old Is Roenis Elías?
Roenis Elías is 33 years old. He was born on August 1, 1988.