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Elmer Dessens MLB Career Stats

52-64 4.44 1174.1 693 1.40

Elmer Dessens Bio

  • Full Name: Elmer Dessens
  • Born: 1/13/1971 in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
  • High School: Carrera Technical, MEX
  • Debut: June 24, 1996
  • Ret., Final Game: 10/2/2010
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MLB Career Stats 52 64 4.44 441 140 5 1174.1 693 1.40


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Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2002 3.03 6th in NL


Season WHIP Rank
2002 1.25 14th in NL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2002 .257 20th in NL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
2001 34 4th in NL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
2001 1 24th in NL


Season SHO Rank
2001 1 7th in NL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
2001 205.0 20th in NL


Season HLD Rank
2006 12 25th in AL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2001 5.62 11th in NL
2002 4.70 3rd in NL
2003 5.79 18th in NL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2001 2.29 17th in NL
2002 1.90 19th in NL
2003 1.98 21st in NL


Season H Rank
2001 221 9th in NL
2003 212 7th in NL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2001 32 8th in NL
2002 24 18th in NL
2003 22 22nd in NL

Elmer Dessens Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
November 1, 2011 RHP Elmer Dessens elected free agency.
March 17, 2011 Diablos Rojos del Mexico signed free agent RHP Elmer Dessens.
November 7, 2010 RHP Elmer Dessens elected free agency.
May 21, 2010 New York Mets purchased RHP Elmer Dessens from Buffalo Bisons.
May 1, 2010 Elmer Dessens roster status changed by Buffalo Bisons.
April 23, 2010 Buffalo Bisons placed RHP Elmer Dessens on the 7-day disabled list. Foot contusion.
December 18, 2009 Buffalo Bisons signed free agent RHP Elmer Dessens.
December 18, 2009 New York Mets signed free agent RHP Elmer Dessens to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 10, 2009 RHP Elmer Dessens elected free agency.
August 6, 2009 New York Mets selected the contract of RHP Elmer Dessens from Buffalo Bisons.
August 3, 2009 New York Mets sent Elmer Dessens outright to Buffalo Bisons.
July 30, 2009 New York Mets designated RHP Elmer Dessens for assignment.
June 22, 2009 RHP Elmer Dessens assigned to New York Mets from Buffalo Bisons.
February 5, 2009 Buffalo Bisons signed free agent Elmer Dessens.

Elmer Dessens Bio Info

Elmer Dessens Jusaino graduated from Carrera Technical High School...His first son was born just one minute after Elmer arrived at the hospital. 2009 Opponents hit .170 (8-47) against him with runners on base and were 5-30 (.167) with runners in scoring position...Allowed three of 19 inherited runners to score...Posted a 2.67 ERA (nine earned runs/30.1 innings pitched) vs. National League teams...Had a 1.89 ERA (four earned runs/19.0 innings pitched) at Citi Field...Was unscored upon in 20 of his 28 outings...Pitched more than 1.0 inning in 11 of his 28 appearances...Pitched to a 2.65 ERA (five earned runs/17.0 innings pitched) from August 17th-end of the year...Tossed 7.2 scoreless frames from August 17th-August 28th...Had his contract selected from Buffalo (AAA) of the International League for a second time on August 6th...Was also with the Mets from June 22nd-July 30th...Made his Mets debut on June 23rd vs. St. Louis and retired all six batters he faced...Led the Bisons with 11 saves and ranked fourth in the International League in saves at the time of his promotion...Was 11-for-11 in save opportunities...His 2.31 ERA was the secondlowest at Buffalo among pitchers with at least 20.0 innings...Allowed one of 11 inherited runners to score with the Bisons...Surrendered two earned runs over his first 22.2 innings (0.79 ERA) with Buffalo...Went 1-0 with a 1.35 ERA (one earned run/6.2 innings pitched) in two games for Mexico during the World Baseball Classic...Hurled 6.1 scoreless innings in three games for Naranjeros de Hermosillo for the Mexican Winter League. 2008 Made his first major league appearance since 2007 on August 29th for Atlanta at Washington. 2007 Spent the year with three different organizations...Attended Spring Training with Los Angeles (NL) before being traded to Milwaukee on March 26th...Placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on May 24th with a right shoulder strain... Reinstated from the DL on August 1st...Designated for Assignment on August 4th and given his unconditional release on August 10th...Signed with Colorado as a minor league free agent that same day...Made one appearance with Colorado Springs (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League before having contract purchased by the Rockies on August 16th...Made his debut with the Rockies that day at San Diego, his first start since September 18, 2005. 2006 Began the season with Kansas City and appeared in 43 games as a reliever for the Royals, going 5-7 with an ERA of 4.50 (27 ER/54.0 IP) while picking up two saves...Acquired on July 25 from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for LHP Odalis Perez, RHP Blake Johnson, RHP Julio Pimentel and cash considerations...While with the Dodgers, went 0-1 with a 4.70 ERA in 19 relief appearances...Held opponents to just a .258 average with Los Angeles...Began his second stint as a Dodger by hurling 2.0 innings of scoreless relief vs. San Diego on July 25, the day of the trade from Kansas City...Did not allow a run in his first 6.1 innings out of the Dodger bullpen...Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Aug. 3 due to a right-ankle sprain...Activated from the disabled-list on Aug. 18...When pitching on back-to-back days, went 3-0 with an 1.62 ERA and one save...Played for Mexico in the inaugural World Baseball Classic...the pitching coach for that team was former Dodger great and current broadcaster Fernando Valenzuela...appeared in two games, pitching 4.0 scoreless innings. 2005 Posted a 3.56 ERA (65.2 IP, 26 ER) and a 1-2 record in 28 games, including 7 starts for the Dodgers...led all Dodger pitchers in ERA with a 3.56 mark (minimum 20.0 innings pitched)...Became 1 of 16 Mexico natives to appear in a big league game for the Dodgers and was 1 of 2 on the roster in 2005 along with infi elder Oscar Robles...Was 0-2 with a 3.38 ERA (32.0 IP, 12 ER), 12 walks, 14 strikeouts and held opposing batters to a .237 average in his 7 starts...made 21 relief appearances and was 1-0 with a 3.74 ERA (33.2 IP, 14 ER), 23 strikeouts and 7 walks...Turned in his best month in June recording a 2.40 ERA (15.0 IP, 4 ER) in 3 starts... had a 2.03 ERA (13.1 IP, 3 ER) with 12 strikeouts and 2 walks in 9 appearances out of the bullpen in August...Held opposing batters to a .043 average (1-for-23) with 2 outs and runners in scoring position...Was placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on April 24 (retroactive to April 20) with Bennett's lesion (bone spurs in right shoulder capsule) and missed 50 games before he was activated on June 15...Threw a season-high 6.0 innings and allowed just 1 run, 2 hits, 1 walk and struck out 4, but had a no-decision at Chicago on June 18.4...Recorded a 0.56 ERA (16.0 IP, 1 ER) over 9 relief outings between Aug. 18-Sept. 6. 2004 Joined the Dodgers after being acquired along with cash considerations from the Arizona Diamondbacks for minor league outfielder Jereme Milons on Aug. 19...in a combined 50 games, including 10 starts, for the Diamondbacks and Dodgers,went 2-6 with a 4.46 ERA...in 40 relief outings, posted a 1-1 record with two saves and a 2.25 ERA, allowing 54 hits, 13 walks and 15 earned runs with 44 strikeouts in 60.0 innings...his 2.25 ERA ranked seventh among National League relief pitchers... with the Dodgers,was 1-0 with a 3.20 ERA in 12 games, including one start, and 19.2 innings...in 29 relief appearances with Arizona, compiled a 2.03 ERA, allowing 10 earned runs, 41 hits and eight walks with 29 strikeouts in 44.1 innings...started season in Diamondbacks starting rotation and made seven starts, going 1-4 with a 7.56 ERA, before being moved to the bullpen...made 19 consecutive relief appearances before making back-to-back starts on July 8 and 18...returned to bullpen following the July 18 start vs. the Dodgers...pitched 21 consecutive games in relief between Arizona and the Dodgers until he started vs. San Francisco on Oct. 2 in his final appearance of the campaign....tossed 1.2 scoreless innings to close out Arizona's 6-3 victory on May 28 at Dodger Stadium to record his second big league save...the first came on June 24, 2000 vs. San Diego while with Cincinnati...notched his second save of the season on June 17 when he went 2.0 shutout innings, giving up one hit and striking out two, in club's 6-1 victory vs. the New York Yankees...in nine relief outings from July 22-Aug. 13, gave up no earned runs, nine hits and five walks with eight strikeouts in 12.0 innings...that stretch included a 2.1-inning stint and three 2.0- inning outings...made his Dodger debut on Aug. 22 vs. Atlanta, entering contest in second inning with two on and one out and surrendering a home run to Chipper Jones...he proceeded to retire the next seven consecutive batters and wound up pitching 3.1 innings, allowing one run, three hits and no walks with four strikeouts... on Aug. 27 at New York (NL), pitched 2.2 scoreless and hitless innings, striking out four...pitched a perfect 11th inning on Sept. 28 vs. Colorado to earn the win in Dodgers' comefrom- behind 5-4 triumph...it was his first victory since April 28 vs. San Diego and his fourth career relief triumph...made the start in the Dodgers' eventual division title-clinching victory on Oct. 2 vs. San Francisco and pitched 4.0 innings, yielding two runs and three hits...pitched for Mazatlan in the Caribbean Series and earned a victory in Game 2, pitching 5.0 innings and allowing two earned runs on four hits. 2003 Elmer's first year as a Diamondback, he led the staff in starts (30), while going 8-8...he allowed 212 hits (seventh in the N.L.), and 107 runs (tenth in the N.L.) of which 99 were earned (tied for ninth)...he notched his first win as a Diamondback on April 13, a 9-3 decision over Milwaukee, allowing 2 runs on 7 hits over 6.2 innings...he won back-to-back starts for the only time on the season in Montreal (April 23) and over Florida (April 28), yielding 2 runs (1 earned) in 6.0 innings at Olympic Stadium then limiting the Marlins to a run over 7.0 frames in Bank One Ballpark...after picking up 3 wins in April, Dessens won only once in each of the remaining months, waiting nearly a month between each victory...following his April 28 triumph, his other victories came on May 25 vs. San Diego, June 25 vs. Houston, July 26 vs. Los Angeles, August 21 vs. Cincinnati and September 20 in Milwaukee...he allowed 3 earned runs or less in 5 of his 6 starts during June, going 1-0 with a 4.32 ERA for the month after allowing 17 home runs over his first 18 starts of the year, Elmer gave up only 5 long balls over his last 16 trips to the mound (12 starts)...he began July with losses in 3 consecutive starts from July 5-21, starting with a tough 2-0 loss in Los Angeles, allowing 2 unearned runs in 7.0 innings while fanning a season- high 8...he snapped the slide with an impressive 1-0 victory over the Dodgers in Phoenix on July 26, surrendering 4 singles in 7.0 innings...he also drove home the game's lone run with his first career triple during the fifth inning, the first pitcher to knock in the game-winning run in a 1-0 victory since Odalis Perez homered against the D'Backs on August 28, 2002 Elmer made his first relief appearance since 2000 when he tossed 2.0 scoreless innings at Florida on July 29...following another relief outing, he returned to the rotation with a no decision at home on August 9, holding the Mets to a run over 6.1 innings, a contest the D'Backs won on a Steve Finley walk-off homer...Elmer's final triumph of the year came on September 20 at Miller Park as Arizona prevailed 10-4, allowing 2 runs in 5.0 innings...he batted .196 (9-for-46) and led the staff with 6 RBI...he also topped the club in sacrifice bunts with 10...he was sent to pinch hit in the ninth inning against the Phillies on May 6 and sacrificed the eventual game-winning run to third base setting the stage for Danny Bautista's sacrifice fly... Dessens held his own against righthanded batters (.242, 91-for-376) but struggled against lefties (.364, 121-for-332). 2002
  • Made 30 starts for the Reds, finishing the season with the sixth-best overall ERA in the National League (3.03), despite owning a 7-8 record
  • Ranked second in the league with a 2.56 road ERA and fourth with a 1.83 ERA in day games...went 7-5 with a 2.67 ERA in 23 starts before suffering a right groin strain that landed him on the disabled list from Aug. 6-26
  • Lost his first three starts of the year despite allowing only five earned runs over 16.2 innings for a 2.70 ERA...went 7-2 with a 2.66 ERA over his next 20 starts prior to his injury, including scoreless stretches of 15.1 innings (April 14-26) and 17.0 innings (July 11-21)...the latter stretch was the longest by a Reds pitcher all season and concluded with his final victory of the year, a 9-1 triumph over the Mets in which he tossed 7.0 shutout innings.
  • Left Aug. 1 start vs. Los Angeles in the fourth inning with a strained right groin and five days later landed on the disabled list
  • In a 4-1 loss to the Pirates on Sept. 11, carried a 1-0 lead into the seventh, retiring the first 19 batters of the game before Jack Wilson reached on a one-out throwing error...retired the next batter but then allowed four unearned runs on a pair of two-run homers
  • In his final start on Sept. 27, tied a career high with nine strikeouts 2001
  • In his second season with the Reds, established career highs in almost every category, including starts (34), innings pitched (205.0) and strikeouts (128).
  • Entered the season with 24 career starts...was one of the staff's most dependable pitchers...led the club in starts, victories (10), shutouts (1), innings pitched, strikeouts and quality starts (19).
  • Is the first Reds pitcher with 200IP in a season since 1998 (Brett Tomko 210.2IP, Pete Harnisch 209IP).
  • Fell one victory shy of his career high (11W, 2000) but was victimized by four blown saves, most on the staff.
  • Also led the club and ranked eighth in the National League with a career-high 32 homers allowed, three shy of the club record for a righthander (Sammy Ellis, 35HR, 1966)...RHP Rob Bell led the 2000 with 32HR allowed...no Reds pitcher has allowed more than 32HR in a season since LHP Tom Browning gave up a club-record 36HR in 1988 and no righthander has allowed more than 32HR since Bill Gullickson in 1987 (33HR)...nine times allowed two homers in a game...of 13 consecutive runs allowed during a six-start stretch from 5/26-6/22, all 13 runs scored on home runs (8HR)...twice allowed at least one homer in six straight appearancess (5/26-6/22, 8/18-9/18).
  • Ranked ninth in the NL in hits allowed (221).
  • In his 34 starts the Reds went 17-17 scored 145 runs (4.3 r/g).
  • His 15.0-inning scoreless streak from 7/23-8/2 was the longest by a Reds starter all season and the second-longest on the staff (Scott MacRae, 17.1IP, 8/14-9/9).
  • Didn't allow an unearned run until his 32nd start of the season.
  • His 5-0 victory on 7/28 vs Florida was his second career complete game, his first career shutout and the only shutout by a Reds pitcher all season...that 5-1 win snapped his career-high four-game losing streak...three of the Marlins' six hits did not leave the infield and allowed only one baserunner to reach second, when Luis Castillo and Alex Gonzalez had back-to-back infield hits with two outs in the eighth inning.
  • In his last two starts of the season, a 7-4 victory on 9/29 vs Montreal and a no-decision in the 2-1 loss vs Philadelphia on 10/6, allowed just two earned runs in 13IP (1.38ERA).
  • As a hitter led the club with ten sacrifice bunts...recorded his first career two-hit games, including a pair off St. Louis's Bud Smith (8/13 at St. Louis, 8/23 at Cincinnati) and another off Pittsburgh's Jimmy Anderson (9/8 at Pittsburgh)...on 6/5 at Milwaukee struck out in the first pinch-hitting appearance by a Reds pitcher since Denny Neagle struck out on 4/19/00 at Pittsburgh...finished the season with nine hits in his last 18AB.
  • In his 7-2 victory on 5/26 vs St. Louis, recorded a career-high nine strikeouts.
  • In his 12-2 win vs St. Louis on 8/23, allowed a HR by Albert Pujols, who became just the 22nd player in Major League history to hit 30HR in his first season...on 6/22 at Houston, allowed a leadoff HR to Craig Biggio.
  • 2000 In his first season with the Reds went 11-5, 4.28 with 1cg in 40apps, including 10-5, 4.21 in 16 starts and 1-0-1, 4.43 in 24 relief apps...established career highs in almost every statistical category, including victories, starts, innings pitched and strikeouts...ranked second on the club in victories (Parris, 12w) and innings pitched (147.1ip)...ranked T6th in the National League in winning percentage (.688)...threw his only career complete game in his last appearance of the season, had career-high 6 strikeouts in a 2-hit, 8-1 victory on 9/28 at Mil in the final game at County Stadium...allowed both hits to Raul Casanova, a single in the third inning and a triple in the fifth...in his last 5 starts of the season went 5-0, 2.55 and received votes for the National League Pitcher of the Month Award for September...won 5 consecutive starts for the first time in his career...was his second career-high 5-game winning streak of the season (7/6-7/28)...opened the second half of the season in Denny Neagle's spot in the rotation after Neagle was traded to the Yankees on 7/12...in his 15 starts after that trade went 10-5, 4.18...in his 16 starts overall the Reds went 11-5 and scored 98 runs (6.1 r/g)...in his first 5 starts went 4-0, 5.18 and from 7/13-7/28 became the first Reds righthander to win 4 straight starts since Dave Burba won 5 consecutive starts from 9/2-9/24, 1997...teammate Steve Parris later in the 2000 season would win 7 consecutive starts...followed his first 5-game winning streak (7/6-7/28) with a career-high 4-game losing streak (4gs, 8/2-8/20)...made his first 21apps of the season out of the bullpen (0-0-1, 5.14)...on 6/28 vs StL made his first start since 9/24/98 and received no decision in the 7-3 victory...after that 6/28 start vs the Cardinals finished the first half of the season with 3apps out of the bullpen, then began the season half in the rotation following the Neagle trade...began the season at Louisville, where he went 2-0, 3.18 in 4 starts before he was recalled on 4/26...took the roster spot of IF Mark Lewis, who was claimed off waivers by the Orioles...on 4/29 at Pit threw a scoreless inning in his first Major League appearance since 9/24/98...in the 14-1 loss at Phi on 5/4, entered the game in the first inning for the injured Pete Harnisch and threw 5.0 innings (14h, 8er, 5k) in the longest relief appearance of his career...his ERA without that appearance drops from 4.28 to 3.92...in consecutive relief apps vs Cle on 6/9 and 6/11 vs Cle allowed solo HR to Richie Sexson...in the 11-5 win vs StL on 6/24 threw the final 4.0 innings to earn his first career save...also in that game singled off Carlos Almanzar for his third career hit, his first since 6/29/96 at StL...in the 12-6 victory at StL on 7/6 earned his first Major League win since 6/18/98...in the 15-6 win at Col on 7/13 earned his first career victory as a starter after an 0-6 start...following a 2-1 loss at Mets on 8/2 was treated for dehydration but did not miss a start...in his 24 relief apps converted his only save opportunity (6/24 vs SD) and retired the first batter 22-24 times (92%)...retired the first batter in his last 17 relief apps...stranded 9-11 (83%) inherited baserunners, including his last 8 IR...as a hitter led Reds pitchers with 7 walks, including a pair of games in which he walked twice (6/28 vs StL, 9/10 at Pit)...in that game on 6/28 vs StL became the first Reds pitcher to walk twice in a game since Dave Burba did it on 9/10/95 vs Col's Bret Saberhagen...following the season pitched for Hermosillo in the Mexican Winter League (1-0, 0.00, 2gs, 7ip, 0bb, 5k). 1999 Pitched for the Yomiuri Giants in the Japanese Central League ... went 0-1, 3.86 ERA in 8 apps, all in relief, and posted an ERA below 2.00 in 100 innings in that league's minors ... also pitched for Hermosillo in the Mexican Winter League and went 3-2, 3.44 with 1 save in 8 starts and 2 relief apps (49.2 IP, 45 H, 19 ER, 17 BB, 38 K, 2 HR) ... when signed took the 40-man roster spot of OF Deion Sanders, who was designated for assignment. 1998 Was a member of Pit's Opening Day roster for the first time ... went 2-2, 5.06 in 38 relief apps and 0-4, 6.75 in 5 starts ... began the season with 2 scoreless apps before going on the DL with a strained right groin on 4/9 ... made a rehab appearance with Nashville before he was reinstated on 4/24 ... on 5/7 vs Cin threw a scoreless inning in relief for his first career victory ... was optioned to Nashville on 5/11 and went 2-0, 1.29 in 3g and 2 starts there before he returned on 5/24 ... from 5/3-6/22, a stretch interrupted by his trip to the minors, threw a club-high 19 consecutive scoreless IP to drop ERA from 11.73 to 3.03 ... in June allowed just 1 ER in 19.1 IP (0.47 ERA) and posted an overall ERA of 2.84 through 6/30 ... allowed runs in 8 of his next 16 apps and was optioned to Nashville on 8/17 ... went 0-1, 5.79 in his last 3 starts at Nashville before he was recalled when rosters expanded ... on 9/2 vs Ari made his first start of the season and threw 7.0 scoreless innings but received no decision in the 11-inning, 2-1 loss ... on 9/24 at SF allowed 4 solo HR in his final start of the season ... on 9/7 vs Mil recorded his only RBI of the season on a suicide squeeze bunt. 1997 Spent most of the season with the Mexico City Red Devils ... led that club in victories and ranked second in starts ... shared the team lead in complete games ... joined Pit on 9/5 after the Red Devils were eliminated from the Mexican League playoffs ... made his first appearance with Pit on 9/10 at Mtl (0.2 IP, 0 R) ... threw 2.0 scoreless innings vs Hou on 9/17 ... made his final appearance on 9/27 at Hou (0.2 IP, 0 R). 1996 Began the season at Class AAA Calgary ... was the Cannons' Opening Day starter and went 2-2, 3.15 in 6 starts before he was assigned to Mexico City on 5/7 ... for the Red Devils went 7-0, 1.26 in 7 starts before he was recalled by Calgary and then promoted to Pit on 6/21 ... made his Major League debut on 6/24 at Mtl, started and suffered the 11-3 loss (1.2 IP, 6 ER) ... in that game had an RBI-single off Pedro Martinez in his first ML plate appearance ... went 0-2, 14.46 in 3 starts before he went to the bullpen ... from 7/20-9/12 recorded 5 consecutive scoreless relief apps ... from 7/31-9/10 was on the Pirates' disabled list with a strained left oblique muscle ... allowed 3 runs in his first appearance after he was reinstated from the DL, then finished the season with 3 straight scoreless apps. 1995 At Class AA Carolina led the Southern League in wins and ERA...was a Southern League All-Star and Baseball America Class AA All-Star...became the first Mudcats pitcher in history to lead the league in both categories during the same season...ranked T4th in the CL in starts and averaged just 1.06 walks per 9 IP, best mark in the league...did not walk a batter in 15-29 starts and only once issued more than 2 walks in any start.