Robert Joseph Erlin...Is a graduate of Scotts Valley (CA) High School, where he went 9-1 with a 0.63 ERA during his senior year while being named the Sentinel All-County Player-ofthe-Year...Was originally committed to play at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo...His brother, Matt, served in the United States Marine Corps...His brother, Tom, played baseball at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo from 2009-11...His grandfather, Dick, also served in the Marines and his other grandfather, Steve, served in the Army...Lists his favorite TV show as "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia"...Is a fan of Leonardo DiCaprio movies.
Was a member of an Opening Day roster for the fourth time in his career...Tossed 2.0 scoreless innings in season debut on 3/30 vs. San Francisco...Worked at least 2.0 innings in 17 of his appearances, including a season-high tying 3.0 innings on three occasions...Was optioned to the minor leagues four times (three times to Triple-A El Paso and once to Double-A Lake Elsinore...Made lone start on 5/26 on Toronto (allowed one run in 2.0ip while being charged with his only loss of the season)... Surrendered a season-high six runs on 6/15 at Colorado... Was charged with 14 runs (13er) in 18.2 innings of work over his final 10 appearances.
Spent the entire season with SD, making his first appearance since April 2016...Set career highs in starts (12), appearances (39), IP (109.0) and induced GIDP (11)...his four wins tied his career high (four in 2014)...Led all ML relievers in SO/BB ratio (11.00) and BB/9 IP (0.68)... finished the year having walked just 12 of his 439 batters he faced...27 of his first 29 appearances came in relief from 3/31-4/24 before making 10 consecutive starts to close the season from 8/2-9/25...In relief, had a 2.05 ERA (12 ER, 52.2 IP) and a .210 opponent clip...had a 6.23 ERA as a starter (39 ER, 56.1 IP) with a .311 opponent average...On 8/2 at CHC, earned his first ML win as a starter since 9/26/15 vs. ARI...held CHC to two hits and one run in 5.0 innings of work...Worked a career-high 6.0 innings in his start on 8/15 vs. LAA, allowing two runs (earned) on eight hits and two strikeouts without a walk...fanned a career-high seven batters on 9/1 vs. COL...At home, posted a 3.02 ERA (20 ER, 59.2 IP), and on the road, posted a 5.66 ERA (31 ER, 49.1 IP)...His spin rate on his curveball (2,481 revolutions per minute) was the highest spin rate of any of his pitches in a season since data was available in '15... opponents hit just .197 against his curve in 2018...In the first inning, he posted a 0.75 ERA (1 ER, 12.0 IP) compared to a 12.41 ERA (17 ER, 12.1 IP) in the second inning...Relied on six pitches: four-seamer (31%), sinker (28.5%), curve (18.6%), changeup (16.9%), slider (4.9%) and cutter (0.1%)...At the plate, had a career-high five hits (.217 average), second-most among all SD pitchers (Tyson Ross had six)
Missed the entire season recovering from Tommy John surgery on his left elbow.
Began the year with Triple-A El Paso but did not pitch in a game for the Chihuahuas, being called-up by the Padres on 4/8 and making three starts before undergoing season-ending Tommy John surgery on his left elbow on 5/17...Optioned to El Paso on 4/3 as the Padres set their Opening Day roster and was called up on 4/8 after RHP Tyson Ross landed on the 15-day DL following his Opening Day start...Made his first start on 4/8 at COL, working 3.2 scoreless innings that day ...Worked 6.0 innings of one-run ball in his next start on 4/12 at PHI, striking out seven in the Padres 3-0 loss ...Allowed six runs over 6.0 innings on 4/17 vs. ARI in his third and final start...Landed on the 15-day disabled list on 4/21 with a left elbow strain, missing the remainder of the season...Underwent season-ending Tommy John surgery on his left elbow in May on 5/17…transferred to the 60-day DL prior on 5/11.
Spent the majority of the year with Triple-A El Paso where he made 24 starts for the Chihuahuas, going 7-6 with a 5.60 ERA (78 ER, 125.1 IP) before making three starts for San Diego....Started Game Three in the best-of-five Pacific Coast League Pacific Conference Championship series for the Chihuahuas against Fresno (HOU) and extended the series as he earned the win after allowing four runs, three earned, on eight hits with three strikeouts against one walk over 6.0 innings of work…it was the first playoff win in El Paso franchise history....Made three Major League appearances, all starts, after being recalled from Triple-A on 9/14…made his first start on 9/19 at COL and took the loss after he allowed seven runs on nine hits over 3.0 innings pitched…allowed a combined two runs over his final two starts, going 1-1 with a 1.29 ERA (2 ER, 14.0 IP) and eight strikeouts against one walk....Took a no-hit bid into the sixth inning of his start on 9/26 vs.ARI before allowing a triple to Ender Inciarte with two outs....Became the first left-handed pitcher to start a game for San Diego in 2015 with his start on 9/19 and the first Padre to do so since his last start for the Padres on the final game of the 2014 season, 9/28/14 at SF…the Padres used a right-handed pitcher in each of the first 148 games of the season before his start on 9/19.
Made his first career Opening Day roster, seeing action in 13 games, 11 starts, for the Padres…missed a majority of the season with left elbow soreness...Over his 11 starts for San Diego, went 4-5 with a 4.76 ERA (31 ER, 58.2 IP) and 45 strikeouts against 15 walks...In his two relief outings, allowed three runs in 2.2 IP (10.13 ERA)...Landed on the 15-day DL on 5/22 (retro to 5/18) with left elbow soreness…transferred to the 60-day DL on 6/26...Made four rehab starts between the Rookie-Level Padres and Double-A San Antonio from 7/27 - 8/17, posting a 2.92 ERA (4 ER, 12.1 IP) with 15 strikeouts against four walks...Reinstated from the DL on 8/18 and optioned to Triple-A El Paso where he went 0-1 with a 9.28 ERA (11 ER, 10.2 IP) in two starts before being recalled on 9/1...Over seven games, six starts, at Petco Park in 2014, went 2-2 with a 2.86 ERA (11 ER, 34.2 IP) and 29 strikeouts against 10 walks while holding opponents to a .217 average.
Made his Major League debut for the Padres, split the season between San Diego and Triple-A Tucson for 31 combined appearances including 29 starts...Was 3-3 with a 4.12 ERA (25 ER, 54.2 IP) with 40 strikeouts in 11 games including nine starts during four stints with the Padres in his first taste of the big leagues...Finished the season with the Padres by going 2-1 with a 1.97 ERA (7 ER, 32.0 IP) with 24 strikeouts over his final five starts…began his Major League career posting a 1-2 record with a 7.15 ERA (18 ER, 22.2 IP) with 16 strikeouts in six games, including four starts...As a starter at the big league level, posted a 3.93 ERA (23 ER, 52.2 IP) with 39 strikeouts in nine starts...Called up to the Majors for the first time from Tucson on April 24...Made his Major League debut on April 30 at Chicago-NL, allowing two runs in one inning of relief...Recorded his first Major League win in his first start on June 1 vs. Toronto, limiting the Blue Jays to two earned runs in 6.1 innings while striking out seven...Posted a 2.18 ERA (8 ER, 33.0 IP) with 30 strikeouts in five starts at Petco Park…was 1-3 with a 7.06 ERA (17 ER, 21.2 IP) with 10 strikeouts on the road...Posted a 1.73 ERA (5 ER, 26.0 IP) with 21 strikeouts in four starts against the National League West, averaging 6.5 innings per start...Struck out a career-high seven batters three times: June 26 vs. Philadelphia, September 20 vs. Los Angeles-NL and June 26 vs. Arizona...Picked up his first Major League hit on September 3 vs. San Francisco's Madison Bumgarner...Allowed three earned runs or less in eight of his nine starts and two earned runs or less in seven of nine.
Spent the majority of the season with Double-A San Antonio, going 3-1 with a 2.92 ERA (17 ER, 52.1 IP) in just 11 starts for the Missions, missing time due to a stint on the disabled list...Began the season with San Antonio…recorded 72 strikeouts against just 14 walks in his 11 starts for the Missions…averaged 12.4 strikeouts per 9.0 IP while also posting a 5.14 K/BB ratio...Landed on the DL on May 15 with left elbow tendinitis…made three starts for Rookie-Level Peoria on a rehab assignment…reinstated from the DL on August 18...Was 2-1 with a 2.67 ERA (10 ER, 33.2 IP) and 45 strikeouts against just 10 walks over his first seven starts for the Missions before landing on the DL…went 1-0 with a 3.38 ERA (7 ER, 18.2 IP) and 27 strikeouts against just four walks over his final four starts of the season for San Antonio after returning from the DL...Named the No. 9 prospect in the Padres' organization by Baseball America heading into the season.
Acquired at the trade deadline from TEX along with RHP Joe Wieland in exchange for RHP Mike Adams...pitched for Single-A Myrtle Beach and Double-A Frisco in the Rangers organization and Double-A San Antonio for the Padres...Entered the season rated as the Rangers No. 4 prospect according to Baseball America...rated as the Padres No. 9 prospect entering the 2012 season...Posted a 1.38 ERA (4 ER/26.0 IP) in six starts after joining San Antonio...allowed no runs in three of his starts for the Missions...struck out 31, averaging 10.7 strikeouts per 9.0 IP...walked just four batters, recording a 7.75 K/BB ratio.
Spent the entire season with Single-A Hickory and was named to the South Atlantic League All-Star game...His 0.92 WHIP led all full-season minor league pitchers while his 2.12 ERA ranked third...Opened the season as a reliever, allowing just one earned run over his first eight appearances (20.1 IP)...joined the starting rotation 5/18, retiring all 15 batters he faced in his first start.
Made his professional debut with the AZL Rangers, working 4.0 innings over three relief outings...Ranked as the 155th-best prospect prior to the 2009 First-Year Player Draft by Baseball America.