Robert Ellis (baseball)

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Robert Ellis
Robert Ellis 83 - Early Years.jpg
Robert Ellis as a child
Born: (1970-12-15) December 15, 1970 (age 46)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 12, 1996, for the California Angels
Last MLB appearance
August 16, 2003, for the Texas Rangers
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 7-7
Earned run average 6.03
Strikeouts 54

Robert Randolph Ellis (born December 15, 1970 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is a former starting pitcher who played in Major League Baseball between 1996 and 2003. He batted and threw right-handed.


Listed at 6' 5", 220 lb., Ellis was selected by the Chicago White Sox in the 1990 Major League Baseball draft out of the Northwestern State University of Louisiana. From 19911996, he pitched at five different minor league levels. Ellis began his pro baseball career in the minors with the New York–Penn League's Utica Blue Sox in 1991. Eliis spent the next season playing for both the Gulf Coast League White Sox and the Single-A South Bend White Sox of the Mid West League in 1992. In 1993, Ellis once again played for two different teams playing for the Single-A Sarasota White Sox of the Florida State League. And later for the Double-A Birmingham Barons of the Southern League. On July 27, 1996, Ellis was traded to the California Angels for Pat Borders.

Ellis reached the majors in 1996 with the Angels, spending one year with them before moving to the Arizona Diamondbacks (2001), Los Angeles Dodgers (2002) and Texas Rangers (2003). His most productive season came in 2001 with Arizona, when he set career-highs in wins (6), strikeouts (41) and innings pitched (92.0).

In a four-season career, Ellis posted a 7-7 record with 54 strikeouts and a 6.03 ERA in 118.0 innings.

After that, Ellis pitched in the International League for the Cleveland and Philadelphia organizations.

On February 4, 2009, Ellis was named the Gulf Coast Mets pitching coach.

Beginning in late 2009, Ellis was the strength and conditioning and head baseball coach at Henderson High School in Henderson, Texas.

In August 2012, Ellis became Assistant Athletic Director and head baseball coach at Central Heights High School in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Personal life[edit]

Ellis is a family friend and mentor of pitcher Philip Humber.[1]


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