Mike Elias

Michael Elias (born December 28, 1982) is an American baseball executive. He is the executive vice president and general manager for the Baltimore Orioles of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Mike Elias
Baltimore Orioles
General Manager, Executive Vice President
Born: (1982-12-28) December 28, 1982
Alexandria, Virginia


Elias graduated from the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia,[1] where he was born.[2] He attended Yale University, graduating in 2006.[3] He played college baseball for the Yale Bulldogs as a pitcher.[4] After his sophomore season, Elias required surgery to repair a torn labrum.[5]

After graduating from Yale, Elias became a scout for the St. Louis Cardinals in 2007.[3] When the Houston Astros hired Jeff Luhnow from the Cardinals as their general manager in 2011, Elias went to Houston with him as their director of amateur scouting.[6] Elias is credited with the Astros' selection of Carlos Correa in the 2012 MLB draft.[7] In 2016, after David Stearns was hired by the Milwaukee Brewers as their general manager, the Astros promoted Elias to fill Stearns' role as assistant general manager. He was given oversight of player development and minor league operations.[8]

On November 16, 2018, the Baltimore Orioles hired Elias as their general manager and executive vice president.[3] Elias hired Sig Mejdal from the Astros as his assistant general manager to bring analytics to the Orioles.[9]


  1. "Orioles reportedly choose Astros executive Mike Elias as new general manager". Washington Post. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  2. "Yale". Archived from the original on November 21, 2018. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  3. "Orioles make it official: Astros' Mike Elias named general manager, executive VP". Baltimore Sun. November 2, 2018. Retrieved November 16, 2018.
  4. "Former Bulldog Elias Named Houston Astros Scouting Director". Yale University. August 16, 2012. Retrieved November 16, 2018.
  5. Borzi, Pat (June 20, 2013). "A Top Pitcher's Workload Comes Under Scrutiny". The New York Times. Retrieved August 28, 2019.
  6. "Orioles GM search: Baltimore expected to hire Mike Elias". USA Today. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  7. Drellich, Evan (June 8, 2015). "Mike Elias, the Astros' driving force behind picking Carlos Correa, reflects on the No. 1 pick". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  8. Jake Kaplan (August 30, 2016). "Astros promote Mike Elias to assistant GM". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  9. "O's beef up analytics team as culture shifts". MLB.com.
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