Orioles' Mike Elias named MLB executive of the year

League: MLB

Posted on: 07 Nov, 2023 at 04:25 PM

Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Elias, the Baltimore Orioles' executive vice president and general manager has been selected MLB Executive of the Year.

Representatives from the 30 major league clubs did the voting before the start of the postseason.

The Orioles finished the 2023 season with a 101-61 record, the most wins since their 102 in 1979. The total is the fourth-most in a season in club history.

Despite leading the American League in wins, the Orioles were swept by the eventual World Series champion Texas Rangers in the AL Division Series.

Elias has held his dual roles since Nov. 16, 2018, and has been credited with overhauling the team's player development system and international scouting.

Baltimore has some of the finest young players in the game, including All-Star catcher Adley Rutschman and infielder Gunnar Henderson, named the team MVP. Both were drafted during Elias' time in his position.

Jackson Holliday, the No. 1 overall pick in 2022, could be in Baltimore as soon as next season.

Baseball America, ESPN and MLB Pipeline ranked the Orioles as having the No. 1 farm system in 2023.

Atlanta Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos was the runner-up in the voting. Mike Hazen, general manager of the National League champion Arizona Diamondbacks, finished third.

--Field Level Media