Erik Sabrowski is off to a phenomenal to start to his professional baseball career for the Fort Wayne Tin Caps, the High A affiliate for the San Diego Padres. In five outings so far he has thrown 14 innings and has recorded 26 strikeouts to just 5 walks, and is sporting a meagre 1.29 E.RA. He has also only given up 9 hits and is sporting a 1.0 WHIP.
The big lefty was originally drafted by the Padres in the 14th round of the 2018 MLB draft out of Cloud County CC, but unfortunately needed to have Tommy John surgery shortly after. He was cleared to pitch in 2020, but of course there was no Minor League baseball season last year because of the pandemic. Erik actually spent all of last summer (and the off-seasons) here in Edmonton training at AHP. He had to wait a long time to make his professional debut, but has certainly hit the ground running.
He's fresh off another stellar outing last night where he threw 4 innings of 1 run ball while striking out 5. The highlight of his season so far though came a week ago. He pitched 4 shutout innings allowing just one baserunner (on a bunt) while striking out 9. In that appearance he struck out the first 6 batters he faced.