Robert Ellis (baseball)
Robert Ellis as a child
December 15, 1970 |
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
|September 12, 1996, for the California Angels|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 16, 2003, for the Texas Rangers|
|Earned run average||6.03|
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 1991–1996, 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.
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.
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