Elieser (eh-LEE-eh-ser) Alexis Hernandez Elieser (eh-LEE-eh-ser) Alexis Hernandez...Signed by Houston as a non-drafted free agent on 11/15/11; signed by Astros' scouts Felix Francisco, Oscar Alvarado, and Jose Palacios.
Posted a 5.03 ERA (82.1 ip/46 er) in the Majors this year, going 3-4 with a 4.58 ERA (74.2/38) and 78 strikeouts in 15 starts, and 0-1 with a 9.39 ERA (7.2/8) and seven strikeouts over six relief appearances in 2019...He set new career highs with 130.1 innings pitched and 154 strikeouts combined between the two levels. His previous highs were 107.2 innings and 107 strikeouts, both set in 2016...He went 3-1 with a 1.13 ERA (48.0/6) and held opponents to a .194 average with 69 strikeouts in nine starts with New Orleans prior to being recalled on June 11. Despite making only nine starts, he ranked third in the Pacific Coast League in strikeouts at the time, with the top-two leaders each having made 11 starts...His first appearance for Miami came out of the bullpen on May 28 against San Francisco. He tossed 2.0 innings, allowing two runs on four hits and a walk in an 11-3 victory. He was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans on May 30, but made just one start before being recalled for the remainder of the season...He made his first MLB start of the season on June 11 against St. Louis, allowing three runs on five hits and a walk, with seven strikeouts, over 5.2 innings...The outing was part of five consecutive turns in the rotation, a stretch where he struck out six-or-more batters and allowed three-orfewer runs in each outing...He returned to the starting rotation on July 28 against the Diamondbacks, and would make 10 starts over the final stretch of the season. He posted a 4.88 ERA (48.0/26) with 46 strikeouts against 16 walks in that time...On August 8 vs. Atlanta, allowed just two hits and two walks, with seven strikeouts, over 6.0 shutout innings. It marked his first career scoreless start. He earned the win in a 9-2 victory
Despite two stints on the disabled list, made 32 appearances (six starts) for Miami and went 2-7 with a 5.21 ERA (65.2 ip/38 er)...Opened season on 10-day disabled list due to a tooth infection suffered during Spring Training; made one rehab start before returning from rehab assignment due to broken fingernail on April 9...Returned from rehab and reinstated from 10-day DL on May 10...Overall, made four rehab starts, combining to go 0-1 with 4.80 ERA (15.0/8)...Made MLB debut on May 10 vs. Atlanta, tossing 2.0 scoreless innings in relief...Set career high with 5.0 innings pitched in a start on May 16 vs. Dodgers; tied mark for fourth and final time on June 14 vs. San Francisco, his longest relief outing...On June 26 vs. Arizona, recorded a career-high eight strikeouts...Earned first career win on July 11 vs. Milwaukee... Placed on 10-day DL on August 24 with right third finger blister; returned from rehab and reinstated from DL on Sept. 4...Did not allow a run in 12 of his last 17 appearances...Went 2-2 with 2.92 ERA (24.2/8) over that span, with 19 hits and nine walks (one intentional) to 22 strikeouts ...Had 2-5, 3.14 (43.0/15) marks in 21 games (four starts) at home, while going 0-2, 9.13 (22.2/23) in 11 games (two starts) on the road...In 26 relief appearances, was 2-2 with 5.31 ERA (40.2/24); in six starts, went 0-5 with 5.04 ERA (25.0/14)...Pitched 2.0-or-more innings in 10 of his 26 relief appearances.
Posted 4-5 record and 3.98 ERA (63.1 ip/28 er) over 15 appearances (11 starts) with Single-A Buies Creek in Astros organization. Missed two months due to a back injury suffered midseason...Made seven appearances, five starts, before landing on seven-day disabled list with a right back strain on May 19. In that time, went 2-3 with a 5.46 ERA (29.1/18)...Made first appearance on April 6 vs. Winston-Salem, a 2.1-inning relief outing in which he earned win. Allowed three runs on four hits and two walks while striking out three...Made five consecutive starts from April 11-May 5, going 1-3 with 5.09 ERA (23.0/13)...On April 23 at Carolina, took loss despite giving up just two runs on four hits. Walked one and struck out season-high nine over 5.0 frames...In last appearance before landing on DL, tossed 4.1 relief innings on May 10 vs. Salem. Surrendered two runs and three hits while walking one and tying a season high with nine strikeouts...In three rehab appearances (two starts) with GCL Astros, went 1-0 with 1.80 ERA (10.0/2). Allowed just six hits and one walk while striking out 14...Reinstated from DL on July 22 and made start that night vs. Carolina. Picked up third win of season after allowing just one run on one hit with no walks and five strikeouts over 5.0 innings...Tossed season-high 6.0 innings on August 22 vs. Lynchburg. Took loss after giving up five runs and six hits. Tied season high with nine strikeouts and didn't walk a batter... Following reinstatement, went 2-2 with 2.67 ERA (33.2/10) in eight appearances (six starts) ...In 11 total starts, owned 2-5 record and 4.17 ERA (49.2/23). In four relief appearances, went 2-0 with 3.29 ERA (13.2/5)...Made five starts with Aguilas del Zulia in Venezuelan Winter League, posting 2-1 record with 2.11 ERA (21.1/5). Allowed just 12 hits and six walks with 22 strikeouts.