Mariners Analysis: Who’s Hot and Who’s Not
By Ric Dickens
Jun 24, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners pitcher Roenis Elias (29, right) walks back to the dugout after being relieved for during the fourth inning against the Kansas City Royalsat Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
Stock Down: Roenis Elias
Roenis Elias, my oh my am I disappointed in you. I carried your torch, touted you as a great pitcher, and even put you in the stock up section multiple times early on. I even said at this rate, you’d be the one staying up and Taijuan Walker would be on his way down after his performances. Whoops. Roenis Elias has been absolutely abysmal, losing all command of anything not thrown hard and flat. And Taijuan Walker has been an absolute beast.
Roenis is just flat out struggling with his off-speed pitches, and his numbers over the past week reflect that. Over the last 7 days he went 3.2 innings pitched, allowing five hits while giving up seven runs, adding up to an ugly 17.18 ERA. In his past four starts, he’s seen his ERA on the season balloon from a 2.79 to a 4.25. June hasn’t been a nice month for the Cuban, and no one on this team will be happier to see the calendar turn from June to July than Roenis Elias.
Next: Stock Up: Franklin Gutierrez