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Elih Villanueva

Elih Villanueva 32 P

Norfolk Tides

  • Status: Active
  • Full Name: Elih Christopher Villanueva
  • Age: 28 (July 27, 1986)
  • Birthplace: Miami, FL
  • Bats/Throws: R/R Ht: 6' 2" Wt: 230
  • Draft: Round 27 (2008, FLA)
  • MLB Debut: 06/15/2011
  • School: Florida State
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Elih Villanueva Stats Summary

Elih Villanueva Career Stats

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Elih Villanueva Awards and Honors

Elih Villanueva  32 P

  • Full Name: Elih Christopher Villanueva
  • Born: July 27, 1986
  • Age: 28
  • Birthplace: Miami, FL
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Height: 6' 2"
  • Weight: 230
  • Draft: Round 27 (2008, FLA)
  • School: Florida State
  • MLB Debut: 06/15/2011

2014: Spent season with Triple-A New Orleans in the Miami system, where he went 10-10 with a 4.47 ERA in 27 starts...Tied for third among Marlins minor leaguers with 10 victories...Named to the Pacific Coast League Mid-Season All-Star Team after going 8-6 with a 3.92 ERA in 19 starts during the first half of the season...Allowed three earned runs or fewer in 21 of his 27 starts, and tossed at least 5.0 innings in 20 of his 27 outings...Pitched to a 2.69 ERA (22 ER, 73.2 IP) in 13 home starts and a 6.54 ERA (46 ER, 63.1 IP) in 14 road outings...Led New Orleans in starts (27) and wins (10) and ranked second among team leaders in innings pitched (134.0) and strikeouts (104)...Led the Dominican Winter League with a 2.63 ERA. 
2013: Spent the season between GCL Marlins (R) and Triple-A New Orleans Zephyrs... Went 2-3 in New Orleans with a 3.50 ERA (18 ER, 46.1 IP) with 31 strikeouts in eight appearances...Went 2-0 with GCL Marlins with a 1.00 ERA (2 ER, 18.0 IP) with 19 strikeouts in four appearances.
2012: Ranked eighth among Marlins minor leaguers with a 3.90 ERA in 32 games (16 starts) with Triple-A New Orleans...Posted a 3.69 ERA in 16 games as a reliever and a 3.98 ERA in 16 starts. 
2011: Spent majority of season with Triple-A New Orleans but played one game in Florida...Ranked fourth in the Pacific Coast League with 165.0 innings pitched...Led PCL pitchers in fielding percentage (0 errors in 40 total chances)...Named PCL Pitcher of the Week, June 20-27...Made MLB debut on June 15, as he took the loss in a start at Philadelphia (3.0 IP, 5 H, 8 ER, 5 BB, 2 K)...Struck out Shane Victorino in that contest for first major league punchout. 
2010: Named Marlins Minor League PItcher of the Year after posting a 14-4 record and 2.26 ERA in 28 starts for Double-A Jacksonville...Tossed four complete games, three of which were shutouts...Led the Southern League in innings pitched (179.0), complete games, shutouts, WHIP (0.96), average against (.212), fewest walks per 9.0 IP (1.71) and fewest baserunners per 9.0 IP (9.00)...Was tied for the league lead in starts and ranked second in wins...Set Marlins Double-A records for ERA, shutouts and innings pitched...Earned Marlins Pitcher of the Month honors for both July and August...Earned Southern League Player of the Week honors for June 9-15 after going 1-0 with no ERA in two starts...Allowed one run (unearned) to Mobile in 5.0 innings on August 10 and held Carolina scoreless in his fourth complete game (third shutout) of the season on August 15...Finished the season with eight conscutive wins; In that time, tossed four complete games and owned a 1.84 ERA (17 ER, 83.0 IP)...Tossed at least 6.0 innings in 19 of his 28 starts and allowed three earned runs or less 24 times.
2009: Posted a combined record of 9-13 with a 3.54 ERA in 28 games between Class-A Jupiter and Double-A Jacksonville...Earned Florida State League Player of the Week honors for June 8-14 after posting two wins and 0.00 ERA in two starts (14.0 IP)...Named Marlins' Pitcher of the Month for June after going 3-1 with a 2.43 ERA (9 ER, 33.1 IP) and one complete game shutout in five starts...Led Marlins farmhands in innings pitched, losses and shutouts, and ranked second in strikeouts (115) and complete games (2).
PERSONAL: Elih Christopher Villanueva was signed by Baltimore as a minor league free agent on 2/28/15... 
Originally selected by Florida in the 27th round of the 2008 draft...Attended Florida International as a freshman, Miami-Dade College as a sophomore and Florida State University as a junior and senior... Attended Jose Campeche High School in Puerto Rico and Westminster Academy (Fort Lauderdale, FL).