Erik Sabrowski Drafted By The San Diego Padres

by Len Nunes

The Edmonton Prospects are proud to announce that Erik Sabrowski has been drafted by the San Diego Padres!

Last season, Sabrowski was named a first-team WMBL All-Star as a DH batting .339 with 3 homers and 20 RBI in 124 at-bats. Sabrowski also was named a second-team WMBL All-Star as a starting pitcher with 3-2 regular season record amassing 50 strikeouts in 36 innings. In last season's playoffs he added another 15 strikeouts in 18 2/3 innings collecting a 2-1 record and a shutout.

In a pre-season article on albertadugoutstories.com, Prospects' Assistant General Manager Jordan Blundell was quoted as saying "“He’s (Sabrowski) a middle of the order bat and a team leader”. After spending two summers with the Prospects, we all wish Erik the absolute best in the future.

The official clip from the San Diego Tribune reads: 

"LHP Erik Sabrowski, Cloud City CC (Kan.) The 6-foot-4 pitcher hails from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He went 7-2 with a 117 strikeouts, 26 walks and a 3.14 ERA in 66 innings this year for the T-Birds."

The tweet from Cloud Athletics reads:

"Congratulations to Erik Sabrowski for being drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 14th round! Sabrowski was the KJCCC West Pitcher of the Year and had the third highest K/9 (15.95) of any NJCAA Division I pitcher this season"

An excerpt from the cloudtbirds.com article on Sabrowski's big day: 

'"I had the draft up on my computer and was kind of loosely following along," Sabrowski said. "I was making breakfast when my girlfriend yelled out 'You just got picked!'" A few seconds later, Sabrowski was on the phone with Steve Moritz, a Kansas area scout for the Padres who had looked on as Cloud County's left-hander mowed over Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference (KJCCC) hitters this past spring....He and the Padres will now enter contract negotiations. If the two parties agree on a contract and signing bonus, Sabrowski will begin his journey through the San Diego farm system." 

The Prospects would also like to send out a huge congratulations to Kody Funderburk. The former Prospect/former Okotoks Dawg was selected by the Minnesota Twins.