TODAY’S GENERALS STARTER

Roenis Elias | RHP | #29
2013 Breakdown:
W/L Overall 0-2 Home 0-2 Road 0-0 vs. CHA 0-0 MLB Spring N/A

4 GS - 0-2, 3.28 ERA
ERA GS IP 3.28 4 24.2 6.00 2 12.0 0.71 2 12.2 0.00 0 0.0 H 17 13 4 0

HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-2, 178 Born: 8-1-88 in Guantanamo, Cuba RESIDES: Austin, TX College: N/A OBTAINED: Signed as a Minor League free agent on May 3, 2011

ELIAS’ 2013 STARTS
R 9 8 1 0 ER 9 8 1 0 BB 5 1 4 0 SO 17 8 9 0 HR 1 0 1 0
DT OPP SCR 4/5 @JAX L, 5-3 4/11 MTG L, 5-4 4/17 @MIS L, 3-2 4/22 PNS L, 3-0 4/27 @CHA APRIL: 4 G, 0-2, 3.28 W-L ND L ND L IP 6.0 5.0 6.2 7.0 24.2 H 0 7 4 6 17 R 0 5 1 3 9 ER 0 5 1 3 9 BB 2 1 2 0 5 SO 7 4 2 4 17 HR 0 0 1 0 1

SCR LEFT 3-0 1-5 0-1 0-3

PC-K 76/45 92-56 90-52 89-64

Career Breakdown:
Overall Jackson MLB W/L ERA GS IP H 16-10 3.82 38 221.1 206 0-2 3.28 4 24.2 17 N/A R 117 9 ER 94 9 BB 67 5 SO 186 17 HR 27 1

vs. LH: .105, 0-HR vs. RH: .211, 1-HR Day: 0-0, 1.35 Night: 0-2, 4.00 Tonight’s Start: 24-year-old Roenis Elias makes his fifth start for the Generals. This is his first career start against Record in Starts: 0-4 the Lookouts and 39th overall start in his pro career. Jackson is 0-4 in his starts this season despite the 3.28 ERA in those games.

2013 SPLITS

Last Outing: Elias suffered his second loss of the season Monday during Jackson’s 3-0 loss to Pensacola at The Long Outing: 7.0 (4/22 v PNS) Ballpark in Jackson. He allowed three runs on six hits in a season-long seven innings pitched, walking none and Strikeouts: 7 (4/5 at JAX) striking out four. Walks: 2 (2x: 4/17 at MIS) HR All’d: 1 (4/17 at MIS PERSONAL: ROW-nes eh-LEE-us...Defected from Cuba in 2010. When he was in Cuba, he pitched for the Guantanamo team and last pitched there in 2010. Left Cuba on a boat with 16 other Cubans. It landed in Cancun, Mex- Hits All’d: 7 (4/11 v MTG) ico. The boat — which was organized by people Elias said he did not know — departed without a problem. For the Runs All’d: 5 (4/11 v MTG) next 30 hours, Elias and the other passengers sailed across the Atlantic Ocean, braving the high seas and hoping Win Streak: -they were not caught by authorities in international waters that would send them back to Cuba. Finally, with a back- Loss Streak: 2 (4/11-4/22) pack full of clothes as his only possession, Elias landed in Cancun, Mexico — he was officially a Cuban defector. While the first step of successfully escaping Cuba was completed, things did not necessarily get easier for Elias. He was now in a foreign country without a visa, did not have a baseball team to play for and had no way of getting to the U.S. Elias said he and the five other baseball players on the boat “laid low” in a hotel room in Cancun, biding their time until they could get the paperwork necessary to be in Mexico — a process Elias declined to elaborate on. Once the proper paperwork was acquired, he traveled nearly 1,600 miles to Monterrey, Mexico, where he had a tryout with the local professional team. He didn’t get cut, but he didn’t exactly make the team either. Monterrey had an “A” team for its top players, and a “B” team for its less talented group. Elias was placed on the “B” team and told he didn’t have a chance to be signed by a Major League franchise. Undeterred, Elias finished out the season and spent the offseason in Monterrey working out and improving. He attended one open tryout where a few Major League scouts were present but received no offers. He attended a second open tryout in May of 2011, and this time he caught the eye of a Seattle Mariners scout. He was signed on May 3 and made his U.S. debut on July 17 in rookie ball, more than eight months after climbing onto a tiny boat and leaving the only home he’d ever known. 2013 Season: • Tossed six no-hit innings in his season-debut on April 5 at Jacksonville. 2012 Season: went 11-6 with a 3.76 ERA (62 ER, 148.1 IP) in 26 starts with High Desert. Elias is only the 4th pitcher in franchise history to start at least 25 games and have an ERA under 4.00 in a single season. He joined John Patterson (2.83) and Brad Penny (2.96) in 1998 and Luis Galindez (3.87) in 1992. Elias’ 11 wins last season currently ranks T8th in a single season by a Mavericks pitcher. Elias led the team with 12 quality starts including 6 of his final 8 starts of the season. During this 8 game stretch, from July 16-Aug. 31, he went 5-1 with a 2.34 ERA (13 ER, 50.0 IP). He recorded his first career double digit strikeout game with a career-high 11 K’s in 7.2 innings on July 21 at Stockton. 2011 Season: Began pro career with Peoria in the Arizona, appearing in 1 games before transferring to Pulaski on July 18…recorded first career win July 24 at Danville (4.0,3,0,0,0,1)…transferred to Clinton on Aug. 1, making 7 starts…struck out career-high 8 batters but fell for first time in career on Aug. 20 vs. Kane County

2013 SEASON HIGHS

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