In his four starts this year – before all NCAA spring sports were shut down by the coronavirus pandemic – Erla was one of the dominant pitchers in college baseball. Check out the drastic improvements:
14.5 strikeouts/nine innings
.211 opposing batting average
Those are the types of numbers that get you noticed by Major League Baseball scouts. So does a fastball that currently tops out at 97 miles per hour.
Source: Lansing State Journal