Elih Villanueva Pitcher

     
 

Born: July 27, 1986
Miami, FL
Height: 6-2
Weight: 230
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 27th round, 2008 by FLA
How Acquired: Acquired contract from Lancaster of the Atlantic League and signed to a minor league deal (June 2017)
College: Florida State
High School: Jose Campeche (FL)

Photo © Kelly O'Connor

Contract expired (Nov. 2017)

Scouting Report
: Features a mediocre fastball that sits 88-90 mph, touching 91-92 on occasion. Throws a 12-6 curve and a slider, as well as a changeup. Has flashed a cutter on occasion. All pitches lack much of a punch, but command is decent. Needs to mix his pitches to succeed. Also can benefit from a somewhat deceptive delivery.
 

 
   
    Career Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
  2005 Florida Intl NCAA Coll --- 18 7 3 0.700 5.05 18 18 0 101.2 105 61 57 10 30 79 1.33 2.63 6.99
  2007 Miami-Dade NCAA Coll --- 20 10 1 0.909 0.81 22   1 89.0 63 15 8   17 106 0.90 6.24 10.72
  2008 Florida State NCAA Coll --- 21 7 4 0.636 4.01 17 16 0 101.0 89 52 45 6 42 95 1.30 2.26 8.47
  2008 GCL Marlins GCL Rk Fla 21 0 0 --- 3.00 2 1 0 6.0 4 2 2 0 0 9 0.67 -- 13.50
  2008 Jamestown NYPL A- Fla 21 2 1 0.667 1.89 5 1 0 19.0 15 6 4 2 5 20 1.05 4.00 9.47
  2008 Jupiter FSL A+ Fla 21 1 0 1.000 0.77 4 2 0 11.2 7 1 1 0 4 12 0.94 3.00 9.26
  2009 Jupiter FSL A+ Fla 22 9 12 0.429 3.47 26 25 0 158.0 159 68 61 10 18 110 1.12 6.11 6.27
  2009 Jacksonville Sou AA Fla 22 0 1 0.000 4.50 2 2 0 10.0 12 5 5 0 3 5 1.50 1.67 4.50
  2010 Jacksonville Sou AA Fla 23 14 4 0.778 2.26 28 28 0 179.0 137 56 45 15 34 115 0.96 3.38 5.78
  2011 New Orleans PCL AAA Fla 24 7 11 0.389 5.35 28 28 0 165.0 199 113 98 24 59 105 1.56 1.78 5.73
  2011 Florida NL MLB Fla 24 0 1 0.000 24.00 1 1 0 3.0 5 8 8 1 5 2 3.33 0.40 6.00
  2012 New Orleans PCL AAA Mia 25 9 8 0.529 3.90 32 16 1 113.0 120 57 49 11 44 83 1.45 1.89 6.61
  2013 GCL Marlins GCL Rk Mia 26 2 0 1.000 1.00 4 4 0 18.0 20 2 2 0 3 19 1.28 6.33 9.50
  2013 New Orleans PCL AAA Mia 26 2 3 0.400 3.50 8 8 0 46.1 41 18 18 5 11 31 1.12 2.82 6.02
  2014 New Orleans PCL AAA Mia 27 10 10 0.500 4.47 27 27 0 137.0 148 77 68 18 47 104 1.42 2.21 6.83
  2015 Bowie East AA Bal 28 8 7 0.533 2.93 17 17 0 110.2 92 40 36 6 21 67 1.02 3.19 5.45
  2015 Norfolk IL AAA Bal 28 4 5 0.444 4.71 11 11 0 57.1 67 33 30 6 14 24 1.41 1.71 3.77
  2016 DNP --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- -- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2017 Portland East AA Bos 30 5 5 0.500 7.85 14 12 0 57.1 85 53 50 12 15 48 1.74 3.20 7.53
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
June 25, 2008 (FLA)
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: July 15, 2008 (GCL Marlins)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
June 15, 2011 (FLA)
     
  Awards
FSL Pitcher of the Week (June 8-15, 2009)
Southern League Pitcher of the Week (August 9-16, 2010)
PCL Pitcher of the Week (June 20-27, 2011)
Eastern League Pitcher of the Week (June 22-29, 2015)
2010 Southern League Mid-Season All-Star
2010 Southern League Post-Season All-Star
2014 PCL Mid-Season All-Star
SoxProspects.com Awards
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