HPP: Who is Mike Elias

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Mike Elias – Currently AGM for Player Acquisition for the Astros. Elias have been through a successful rebuild which should be a big plus. Elias has been instrumental in assembling the Astros roster and building its top-ranked farm system since he joined the club in January of 2012.

As the Astros scouting director, Elias served as one of the major contributors to the accumulation of young talent that has occurred during General Manager Jeff Luhnow tenure. His involvement and leadership in the organization├ól amateur draft efforts helped to rapidly elevate the Astro’s talent pipeline to one of the best in baseball and furnished key pieces that contributed to the organization’s 2017 World Series Championship.

In 2012, as Special Assistant to the GM for Scouting, Mike was a driving force behind the decision to select Carlos Correa with the first overall pick, and helped assemble a draft class that has produced nine Major League players thus far. Under Elias’s direction, Astros drafts from 2013-2017 have already graduated an additional thirteen MLB players, including Alex Bregman, and yielded some of the current top prospects in baseball. Since 2012 the Astros have drafted more MLB players than any other team.

He is a graduate from Yale. He has ties to the area having grown up in Alexandria Va. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School.