Position | Pitcher
Bats/Throws | Left/Left
Born | August 13, 1987 (Joplin, Missouri)
School | Seneca High School
Height | 6'1''
Weight | 210 lbs.
2008 Ranking | 50
Scott Elbert was drafted by the Dodgers in the first round of the 2004 draft. Despite a minor league record of 25-19 with an ERA of 3.12 and a 1.25 WHIP, Elbert has only 6 innings pitched above the Double-A level. The reasoning for this has nothing to do with talent. Elbert is considered one of the most dangerous left-handed pitchers in the Minor Leagues. Instead, shoulder tendinitis slowed Elbert's progression through the system after missing nearly all of the 2007 season after undergoing surgery. Elbert had previously been a starter but returned as a reliever. The Dodgers already have Jonathan Broxton as the closer of the future, but Elbert is likely to be a better fit as a reliever than as a starter and could give the Dodgers another option to close games. If he doesn't close games, Elbert could be one of the best set-up men in baseball.
2009 OutlookLevel W L ERA IP K BB WHIP FIPAA 4 1 2.40 41.1 46 20 1.02 3.13
MLB 0 1 12.00 6.0 8 4 2.17 7.30
After making the jump from Double-A the the Majors, Elbert clearly wasn't ready. So he should be in Triple-A with the Albuquerque Isotopes this season.
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