Roenis Elias

Roenis Elias

34-Year-Old PitcherRP
2023 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Roenis Elias in 2023. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a minor-league contract with the Cubs in December of 2022.
Receives invite to big-league camp
PChicago Cubs  NRI
December 22, 2022
Elias signed a minor-league contract with the Cubs on Thursday and was invited to major-league spring training, Tim Stebbins of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
ANALYSIS
Elias appeared in seven games for Seattle last season and allowed three earned runs with a 6:3 K:BB in 7.2 innings. He spent most of the campaign at Triple-A Tacoma, where he struggled to a 5.12 ERA over 65 frames.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
16
Last 10 Games
16
Last 5 Games
14
How many pitches does Roenis Elias generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Roenis Elias generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-9%
BAA vs RHP
2022
 
 
-9%
BAA vs RHP
2021
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .250 9 1 1 2 1 0 1
Since 2020vs Right .227 24 5 2 5 0 0 0
2022vs Left .250 9 1 1 2 1 0 1
2022vs Right .227 24 5 2 5 0 0 0
2021vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-46%
ERA at Home
2022
 
 
-46%
ERA at Home
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 2.45 1.36 3.2 0 0 0 7.4 2.5 0.0
Since 2020Away 4.50 1.25 4.0 0 0 0 6.8 4.5 2.3
2022Home 2.45 1.36 3.2 0 0 0 7.4 2.5 0.0
2022Away 4.50 1.25 4.0 0 0 0 6.8 4.5 2.3
2021Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Roenis Elias compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
2.00
 
K/9
7.0
 
BB/9
3.5
 
HR/9
1.2
 
Fastball
93.6 mph
 
ERA
3.52
 
WHIP
1.30
 
BABIP
.278
 
GB/FB
2.00
 
Left On Base
81.4%
 
Exit Velocity
77.0 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
0.0%
 
Spin Rate
2246 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
8.3%
 
Swinging Strike
10.5%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Since 2017 Elias has shifted from a starting pitcher to a long reliever to last season's stint as a closer with Seattle. The latter was his best shot at fantasy relevance, but a trade to Washington in late July -- and a subsequent hamstring injury -- ended his stay on most fantasy rosters. Elias was reasonably effective as a closer, converting 14 of 16 save opportunities and posting a 3.53 ERA between April 1 and July 30. Aside from the saves total, his body of work last season included a career-best 21.8 K% and an acceptable 8.3 BB%. Still, neither of those numbers are going to drop any jaws, and his 1.80 HR/9 substantiated the suspicion that the absurd 0.18 HR/9 he posted in 2018 was merely a mirage. Elias should have a spot in Washington's bullpen in 2020, but the southpaw's reverse splits (.368 BAA vs. lefties, .181 vs. righties) last season and middling stuff make his role uncertain.
Elias begin the season with Triple-A Pawtucket before being reacquired by the Mariners in late April. He was then assigned to Triple-A Tacoma where he was stretched out in anticipation of his long-relief, spot-starter role in Seattle. He was summoned June 1 and remained with the big club all season, save for a near three-week stretch in August when he was sidelined with a triceps strain. Elias appeared in 23 games, working multiple innings 14 times, including four starts. Despite gaining velocity across the board last season, including a career best 95-mph average on his fastball, Elias' strikeout rate dropped to 16%, below his career average. Last season, he was saved by allowing only one homer in 51 frames, a feat not likely to be repeated. With the Mariners acquiring a couple of young arms in their rebuild, Elias is again ticketed for a swingman role not conducive to fantasy, especially with his paucity of punchouts.
Elias was a disappointment for the Red Sox after being acquired in the offseason deal that sent him and Carson Smith to Boston for Wade Miley. At that time of the deal, the Red Sox envisioned him as a competitor for the fifth spot in the rotation or a piece of the bullpen. But he labored throughout the spring, giving up 12 runs over 10.1 innings and was ultimately assigned to Triple-A Pawtucket. The left-hander was slow to develop a rhythm with the PawSox and was overmatched in his three appearances for the big club (12.91 ERA, 2.609 WHIP). He eventually settled into a second-half groove in the minors, posting a 2.38 ERA in 41.2 innings over seven appearances (six starts). Barring several injuries, there won't be a spot for him in Boston's rotation. A bullpen role is not out of the question, but the Red Sox will presumably allow him to try to build off his second-half success as a starter at Pawtucket.
Elias lost the battle for the fifth starter's job last spring but ended up making 20 starts for the Mariners (plus two relief appearances). He was mostly mediocre, as his strikeout rate actually dipped a bit from the previous year while his poor walk rate didn't improve significantly. Too often he made mistakes up in the zone with his low-90s fastball, which led to an elevated home-run rate, and he sometimes struggled to command his plus curveball and above-average changeup. This led to high pitch counts and shorter outings — he averaged only 5.2 innings per start but threw 91 pitches per start. The lefty was traded to the Red Sox in December and will compete for a rotation spot in spring training. He could also be used in the bullpen, as the Red Sox could use another southpaw reliever. Either way, he'll also have to contend with going from one of the more pitcher-friendly parks in the league to one of the most hitter-friendly.
Elias, who had never pitched above Double-A, came out of nowhere last season to earn a rotation spot in spring training. All things considered, he pitched pretty well throughout the season, allowing two earned runs or fewer in 18 of his 29 starts and posting a 2.31 ERA in his last 10. Armed with a low-to-mid-90s fastball, the left-hander has a good slider and changeup. A Cuban defector, Elias was fairly unpolished out of spring, and as he develops he'll likely improve both his strikeout rate and his control. The Mariners limited his innings by not allowing him to go deep into games, but his season ended with an elbow injury in mid-September anyway. He is expected to be healthy for spring training where he'll again compete for a rotation job. Whether a spot is open depends on what moves the team makes in the offseason.
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Accepts outright assignment
PSeattle Mariners  NRI
June 23, 2022
Elias cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma on Thursday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
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Removed from 40-man roster
PSeattle Mariners  NRI
June 20, 2022
The Mariners designated Elias for assignment Monday.
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Makes rare appearance Friday
PSeattle Mariners  NRI
June 18, 2022
Elias fired a scoreless ninth inning during which he allowed a hit in a win over the Angels on Friday.
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Especially sharp Tuesday
PSeattle Mariners  NRI
June 1, 2022
Elias fired two scoreless innings in a win over the Orioles on Tuesday, allowing one hit and recording two strikeouts.
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Contract selected by Mariners
PSeattle Mariners  NRI
May 27, 2022
Elias' contract was selected by the Mariners on Friday.
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