March 4, 2009

Top 50 MiLB Prospects 2009: #49 Scott Elbert

Top 50 MiLB Prospects 2009 | #49 | Scott Elbert | Dodgers

Position | Pitcher

Bats/Throws | Left/Left

| August 13, 1987 (Joplin, Missouri)

| Seneca High School

| 6'1''

| 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.

2008 Statistics
Level      W      L      ERA      IP      K      BB      WHIP     FIP
AA         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
2009 Outlook
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.

Pitching Repertoire
  • Fastball
  • Curveball
  • Change-up
  • Slider


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Estimated Time of Arrival