Director of Amateur Scouting
Mike Elias joined the Astros in January of 2012 as a special assistant to General Manager Jeff Luhnow, and in August of that year, was named Director of Amateur Scouting. As one of the organization's key talent evaluators, Mike has contributed significantly to the acquisition of young talent that has accelerated during Luhnow's tenure. His involvement and leadership in the organization's amateur draft efforts have helped to rapidly elevate the Astros' talent pipeline to one of the very best in baseball. Mike also periodically assists in the club's professional and international scouting operations.
Mike, 32, began his scouting career with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2007 as an area scout and was promoted to Manager of Amateur Scouting in 2010. While with the Cardinals, he signed and scouted several Major League players and contributed to the development of a scouting department and draft process that supported one of baseball's top farm systems.
Mike is a graduate of Yale University, where he was a left-handed pitcher on the varsity baseball team, earning four letters. He and his wife, Alexandra, reside in Houston.
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