Elias had a 6-11, 3.18 ERA in 130 innings for the Jackson Generals in 2013, with 121 strikeouts and 50 walks while more than lowering his balk count to 3.
He was fourth on the Mariners’ strikeout list (after Taijuan Walker, James Paxton, and Stephen Landazuri) and tied with fourth in losses with Hobson and Paxton.
In the Southern League, he was tied for fourth in defeats with Chris Reed and Scott Snodgress, seventh in ERA (between Andrew Chafin and Alberto Cabrera), and seventh in strikeouts with Aaron Northcraft.
For Lara, he had a 2-1, 4.26 winter.
At the start of 2014, Roenis beat over Blake Beavan and Randy Wolf for a spot on the Mariners’ roster. On April 3rd, he made his major league debut and pitched extremely well.
He led off with a walk to Coco Crisp and then walked Jed Lowrie in the first inning, but he avoided additional trouble.
He didn’t allow a hit until Nick Punto singled with two outs in the fifth inning. Sam Fuld tripled but was thrown out trying to make it a home run.
In the sixth inning, Yoervis Medina came in to relieve Elias. He exited with a 2-1 lead over the Oakland Athletics, but they rallied in extra innings to win.
On April 14th, he earned his first big league win when the Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 7-1, allowing only one run in 6 2/3 innings.
He pitched his first complete game of the season on June 1st, shutting out the Detroit Tigers 4-0 with a three-hitter.
He was the Mariners’ first rookie pitcher to throw a shutout since Freddy Garcia in 1999. In 29 starts, he went 10-12 with a 3.85 ERA, logging 163 2/3 innings and striking out 143 batters.
How Much Does Roenis Elías Make?
Roenis Elias has a salary of $700,000 a year on average. Elias’ base pay will be $700,000 in 2022.