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Scott Elarton MLB Career Stats

56-61 5.29 1065.1 698 1.43

Scott Elarton Bio

  • Full Name: Vincent Scott Elarton
  • Born: 2/23/1976 in Lamar, CO
  • Draft: 1994, Houston Astros, 1st rd. (25th overall)
  • High School: Lamar, CO
  • Debut: June 20, 1998
  • Ret., Final Game: 6/28/2008
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MLB Career Stats 56 61 5.29 232 170 3 1065.1 698 1.43


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Scott Elarton Stats

Scott Elarton Advanced Stats

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Scott Elarton Awards

NL Player of the Week

Week Team League
08/06/2000 Houston NL

INT Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
05/07/2012 Lehigh Valley INT

Scott Elarton Leaderboards


Season W Rank
2000 17 6th in NL


Season WHIP Rank
2005 1.30 23rd in AL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2000 .263 22nd in NL
2005 .267 24th in AL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
2000 2 18th in NL
2004 1 20th in AL


Season SHO Rank
2004 1 4th in AL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2000 6.12 22nd in NL
2005 5.10 18th in AL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2000 1.56 12th in NL
2005 2.15 21st in AL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2000 84 15th in NL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2000 29 15th in NL
2001 34 5th in NL
2004 25 20th in AL
2005 32 4th in AL
2006 26 15th in AL

Scott Elarton Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
December 11, 2012 Minnesota Twins signed free agent RHP Scott Elarton to a minor league contract.
November 2, 2012 RHP Scott Elarton elected free agency.
August 29, 2012 Lehigh Valley IronPigs activated RHP Scott Elarton from the 7-day disabled list.
August 19, 2012 Lehigh Valley IronPigs placed RHP Scott Elarton on the 7-day disabled list. Hamstring injury.
March 31, 2012 RHP Scott Elarton assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
November 30, 2011 Philadelphia Phillies signed free agent RHP Scott Elarton to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
May 31, 2010 Charlotte Knights released RHP Scott Elarton.
April 15, 2010 RHP Scott Elarton assigned to Charlotte Knights from Chicago White Sox.

Vincent Scott Elarton Bio Info

Vincent Scott Elarton...Married Laurie Reystead; one son, Kenan Reid (4/11/04) and one daughter, Chloe Suzanne (10/17/07)...1994 graduate of Lamar High School (CO), where he played baseball, football and basketball...Was the 1994 winner of the Fred Steinmark High School Athlete of the Year Award, presented by the Rocky Mountain News, for his attention to detail in the realms of athletics, academics and citizenship...Signed by: Paul Weaver. 2011 Did not pitch professionally. 2010 Pitched in relief for Charlotte (AAA)...Posted a 3.37 ERA (7 ER, 18.2 IP) in 13 of his 16 appearances; allowed 11 ER in 1.0 IP in his other 3 games...Was on the DL, 4/8-14 (right ankle sprain)...Was released on 5/31. 2009 Did not pitch professionally. 2008 Began the season in Buffalo's (AAA) bullpen...Had his contract selected by CLE on 5/24...Pitched at least 3.0 innings in 3 of his 8 appearances...Was placed on the 15-day DL on 6/30 and transferred to the 60-day DL on 7/12. 2007 Opened the season on the 15-day D.L. recovering from shoulder surgery on Aug. 1, 2006...missed the final 71 games of 2006 and first 36 games of 2007...Made 9 starts for the Royals, going 2-4 with a lofty 10.46 ERA (37 IP, 53 H, 43 ER)...allowed 12 home runs in the 37 innings...Went 2-3 with a 4.78 ERA in 5 total minor league rehab starts, allowing 14 earned runs and 29 hits in 26.1 innings, walking 11 and striking out 11...he made 2 trips to Wichita around 3 starts in Omaha, where he went 1-2 with a 5.60 ERA (17.2 IP, 20 H, 11 ER)...he was 1-1 with a 3.12 ERA in his 2 Wichita starts (8.2 IP, 9 H, 3 ER)...Recalled from his rehab assignment and reinstated from the 15-day D.L. on May 12 in time to make his 2007 debut at Chicago...tossed 5.0 innings, allowing 3 runs (2 earned) on 6 hits in a no decision...Earned his 1st win since July 16, 2006 when he defeated the A's in Oakland on May 17...he allowed 4 runs on 6 hits in 5.1 innings in the 7-4 victory...Struggled mightily in his fi nal 3 games as a Royal, going 0-2 with a 25.58 ERA (6.1 IP, 18 ER)...Given his release on July 25 and his unconditional release on July 30. 2006 Posted a 4-9 record and a 5.34 ERA in his 1st season as a Royal...made 20 starts, tossing 114.2 innings, his fewest innings since his rookie season with Houston in 1998 (also out all of 2002 with an injury)...was his fewest starts in a season since becoming a regular starter in 2000...Reached the 20-start plateau for the 7th time in his career...the Royals were just 6-14 in his 20 starts, despite ranking among the team leaders with 6 quality starts...Held opponents to a .175 average (7-40) with runners in scoring position and 2 outs...Was KC's Opening Day starter vs. Detroit, allowing 7 hits and 2 ER in 5.2 innings in a losing effort to Kenny Rogers...Was his 2nd career Opening Day start, his 1st since April 3, 2001 vs. Milwaukee...Lost his 1st 4 starts despite allowing no more than 3 earned runs in any start and reaching the 6th inning in 3 of the 4 appearances...the Royals scored just 4 total runs in his 1st 4 starts, including a 4-0 blanking at Chicago on April 19... the 4 runs marked the lowest run support in baseball during that stretch...His loss at Chicago on April 19 marked a streak of 6 straight losing starts dating back to Sept. 27, 2005, tying a career-long losing streak (also 4/9/04- 5/15/04)...The Royals lost Elarton's 1st 6 starts despite his 4.28 ERA (33.2 IP, 27 H, 16 ER)...he walked 21 batters while striking out 12 in April...Shut out Minnesota through 7.0 innings April 25 to lower his season ERA to 3.16...received a no-decision as the Royals fell 2-1...Picked up his 1st victory of the season May 26 at New York, a 7-6 KC win...lasted 7.0 innings allowing 4 earned snapped a 13-game losing streak for the club overall and a personal 12-start winless streak...Won back-to-back starts at Houston (6/16) and vs. Pittsburgh (6/22)...was a 7-2 winner at Houston after allowing 4 hits and 2 ER in 6.0 innings...allowed 6 hits and 4 runs (1 ER) in 5.2 innings vs. Pittsburgh...Went 2-3 with a 5.60 ERA in June (27.1 IP, 34 H, 17 ER) and 1-0 with a 6.61 ERA (16.1 IP, 18 H, 12 ER) in 3 July starts...won his last start of the season vs. Detroit on July 16 after holding the Tigers to 3 hits and 3 earned runs...Was placed on the 15-day Disabled List with a right shoulder strain on July 18 (retro to July 17)...underwent surgery on Aug. 1 (performed by Dr. Richard Hawkins) and was transferred to the 60-day D.L. on Aug. 8 and missed the remainder of the season...Allowed 26 home runs in 20 starts...ranked 2nd in the Majors in home runs allowed following his final start of the season...allowed a home run in 14 of his 20 starts...tied the club record with 24 (also Jeff Suppan, 2000). 2005 Opened the season as Cleveland's 5th starter and went 11-9 with a 4.61 ERA in 31 starts...worked into the 6th inning in 25 of 31 starts, including 18 straight from April 24 through Aug. 7...Posted an ERA of 3.77 in June (31.0 IP, 29 H, 13 ER) and 3.58 ERA in July (37.2 IP, 31 H, 15 ER) before turning in a 7.31 ERA in August...Finished the months of Sept/Oct. with a 4-2 record and a 2.72 ERA in 6 games (36.1 IP, 34 H, 11 ER)...won 4 straight starts, Sept. 5-21, for the 1st time since winning 5 straight starts with Houston in June of 2000...Recorded his 1st win in his 7th start on May 17 vs. Los Angeles (5.2 IP, 9 H, 3 ER) for his 1st win since Aug. 29, 2004 vs. Chicago - a stretch of 12 starts without a win...Was 0-1 in 4 April starts with an 8.05 ERA (19.0 IP, 27 H, 17 ER)...Earned his 3rd straight victory in his start on June 8 against San Diego (6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 ER)...was his 1st road win in more than 4 years (last: 5/6/01 at MON)...Recorded his 4th career complete game and improved to 5-3 in his start on July 4 in the 1st game of a DH against Detroit (9.0 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 6 SO, HR)...Earned his 6th win in 7 decisions on July 9 at New York (7.0 IP, 6 H, 3 ER)...Improved to 7-5 in his start on Aug. 2 against New York at Jacobs Field, a 6-5 win (6.0 IP, 4 H, 3 ER)...became the 1st Indians pitcher since 2001 (Charles Nagy) to beat the Yankees twice in 1 season...Equalled a club record by allowing a home run in 10 straight starts from June 24 to Aug. 13 (Sonny Siebert, 1967)...Allowed a season-high 7 ER on Aug. 24 at Tampa Bay, a 13-3 loss (3.2 IP, 9 H)...Won 4 straight starts from Sept. 5-21 (at DET, vs. MIN, vs. KC, at CWS), posting 0.92 ERA (29.1 IP, 20 H, 3 ER), before losing his last 2 starts of the year vs. TB on Sept. 27 (5.0 IP, 10 H, 5 ER) and vs. Chicago on Oct. 2 (2.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R)...Allowed 32 homers, 4th most in the A.L...his fly ball ratio of 0.60 (290 GB, 485 FB) was the top mark in the league. 2004 Split the season between Colorado and Cleveland, posting a combined 3-11 record and a 5.90 ERA (158.2 IP, 104 ER)...opened the year with the Rockies, going 0-6 with a 9.80 ERA in 8 starts before being released on May 17...Signed by the Indians on May 25 and posted a 3-5 record and a 4.53 ERA in 21 starts...Tied a Colorado franchise record for the worst start in club history after falling to 0-6 in his fi nal start on May 15 vs. Philadelphia (4.0 IP, 7 ER)...made 6 of his 8 starts with Colorado at Coors Field, where he was 0-4 with an 11.04 ERA in 6 starts (31.0 IP, 46 H, 38 ER)...Signed by Cleveland as a minor league free agent on May 25 and was assigned to Buffalo (AAA)...Went 1-1 with a 3.15 ERA in 3 starts (20.0 IP, 7 ER) for Buffalo, including a 4-hit, 9.0 inning, complete game shutout June 7 vs. Charlotte...Had contract purchased on June 12 for his 1st A.L. start vs. Cincinnati (ND, 5.0 IP, 4 H, 5 ER)...Did not get out of the 1st inning of his 3rd start with Cleveland on June 22 at Chicago (ND, 0.2 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 1 SO)...was his shortest start of 2004 and shortest since July 8, 2001 at KC (0.0 IP)...Notched his 1st win of the season in his 17th start on July 28 vs. Detroit (7.0 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO) to snap his 8-game losing streak...snapped a 17-start winless drought...was the 1st pitcher to go winless in his 1st 16 starts of a season since Oakland's Matt Keough 23-game stretch in 1979...Recorded 1st career complete game shutout on Aug. 29 vs. Chicago (season-high 9.0 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 6 SO)...marked his 3rd career complete game, 1st since Aug. 27, 2000 at Montreal, the low-hit CG of his career, and his 3rd overall win of the season to improve to 3-9 on the year...Was 3-3 with a 3.93 ERA over his last 14 starts (87.0 IP, 81 H, 38 ER)...worked into the 6th inning in 12 of the 14 starts...had a 4.12 ERA (91.2 IP, 42 ER) after the All-Star Break, compared to an 8.33 ERA in the first half (67.0 IP, 62 ER). 2003 Returned after missing all of 2002 following right shoulder surgery to log 170.1 IP between the Rockies and Colorado Springs (AAA)...had 2 stints in the Majors, making 11 appearances for the Rockies...Began the year on a rehab assignment with the Sky Sox...was recalled from his rehab assignment, reinstated from the 15-day D.L. and optioned to Triple-A on April 30...started 9 games in the Pacific Coast League before being recalled by the Rockies on May 23...Took the mound on May 24 for his 1st M.L. start since Oct. 6, 2001...threw 5.2 shutout innings before allowing a 2-out, 3-run homer to San Francisco's Pedro Feliz that broke a scoreless tie...Beat the Dodgers a week later on May 27, his 1st victory in over 2 years (May 6, 2001)...allowed 3 runs over 5.0 innings to snap an 8-game losing streak covering 18 starts...Won 3 straight starts from May 27-June 8 for the 1st time since Aug. 16-27, 2000...optioned to Triple-A on June 27...rejoined Colorado as a September call-up on Sept. 5. 2002 Underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder March 8 and missed the entire season...Dr. Richard Hawkins performed the operation at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colo...during the procedure, Dr. Hawkins repaired a small portion of the labrum that was detached with suture anchors and also mildly tightened the shoulder capsule...placed on the 60-day D.L. March 12. 2001 Suffered a then career-high 10 losses in 24 starts between Colorado and Houston (4-10, 7.06 ERA)...went 4-8 with a 7.14 ERA (109.2 IP, 87 ER) with Houston in 20 starts and 0-2 with a 6.65 ERA (23.0 IP, 17 ER) in 4 starts for Colorado...Was acquired by Colorado from Houston, along with a player to be named (Garett Gentry) in exchange for RHP Pedro Astacio and cash considerations on July 31...was sent to Colorado Springs on Aug. 29 on a medical rehab assignment...was reinstated from his rehab and activated Sept. 4...Surrendered 34 home runs, tied for the 5th most in the National League...lost his last 7 decisions of the season from May 22-Oct. 6, a career long losing streak...Became the 1st Houston pitcher to win his 1st Opening Day start since Mike Scott in 1987, claiming an 11-3 win over Milwaukee on April 3...was the 1st Astros Opening Day starter other than Shane Reynolds since 1995...The day after his 20th start, July 17, he went on Houston's D.L. for right biceps tendinitis and was on the D.L. when the trade was completed to Colorado. 2000 Voted Astros Pitcher of the Year by the Houston chapter of the BBWAA, after going 17-7 with a 4.81 ERA in 30 starts...his 17 victories tied for 6th in the N.L. and his .708 winning percentage ranked 3rd... was Houston's only pitcher to record double digit victories...Started the year on the D.L. and made 3 rehab his 1st start of the year on April 23 vs. San Diego (no decision)...won 5 consecutive starts, June 22-July 16...after a July 21 loss to St. Louis, won a career-best 6 straight decisions covering 7 starts from July 26-Aug. 27...Threw a 4-hitter on Aug. 6 vs. Montreal, his 1st Major League complete game...earned Co-NL Player of the Week honors for the week of July 31-Aug. 6 (Will Clark) after going 2-0 with a 2.08 ERA...struck out a season-high 9 batters on Aug. 11 at Philadelphia. 1999 Began the year in Houston's bullpen before entering the starting rotation prior to the All-Star break...Was 4-2 with a 3.40 ERA (82.0 IP, 32 ER) as a starter...made his 1st start on July 3 at Cincinnati after having pitched the most innings (39.1) and making the most appearances (27) of any Astros reliever through the 1st 3 months of the season...Earned his 1st victory as a starter with a 10-4 win over the Cubs on Aug. 7...struck out a career-high 10 batters on Sept. 15 vs. Philadelphia...underwent surgery following the season on Oct. 21, 1999 to repair a stretched right rotator cuff (Dr. Bill Bryan). 1998 Made 14 starts at New Orleans (AAA) before being recalled by Houston on June 20...would remain with the Astros for the rest of the year...Made his first M.L. start on June 20 vs. Cincinnati in place of Mike Hampton (D.L.)...allowed 5 hits and 4 runs in 6.1 IP with 9 strikeouts and left with a lead that the bullpen failed to hold... Earned the 1st save of his professional career July 29 vs. Florida (3.0 IP, 0 ER)...Recorded 1st M.L. victory Aug. 10 vs. Milwaukee (1.0 IP, 0 H)...prior to Spring Training, pitched a nohitter in his final Winter League start for Santurce of the Puerto Rican Winter League, Dec. 14 against Caguas.