Oakville reliever finishes season strong in Cardinals’ minor league system
Published October 12, 2022 at 12:53 pm
Oakville’s Nick Trogrlic-Iverson might not be considered an elite pitching prospect in the St. Louis Cardinals minor league system, but a strong finish to this season may put him on their radar.
The Peoria Chiefs High A right-hander got off to a tough start in his first season as a full-time reliever, but a dominant run from late May on helped him finish with a respectable 3.33 ERA an 1.12 WHIP over 70.1 innings.
The second-year pro, who joined the Cardinals organization as an undrafted free agent in 2020, struggled to a 9.00 ERA in his first 10 appearances this season.
Trogrlic-Iverson turned that around. From May 31, he would post a 2.04 ERA with 57 strikeouts and 10 walks over 57.1 innings. In the 21 relief appearances, he held opposing hitters to a 206/.254/.304 slash line.
His best stretch came in August, where he threw 20 scoreless innings over seven appearances from Aug. 4-28.
RHP Nick Trogrlic-Iverson (A+) recorded his 4th multi-inning save of the season last night. He owns a 1.64 ERA with a 38:6 SO-BB ratio since May 31 (38.1 IP), limiting hitters to a .199 AVG during that span.
— Cardinals Player Development (@CardsPlayerDev) August 18, 2022
A product of Gonzaga, Trogrlic-Iverson lacks the elite velocity, but instead relies on his plus breaking pitches.
Trogrlic-Iverson’s strong finish to the season could result in the Cardinals front office promoting the reliever to Springfield, the organization’s Double-A affiliate.
The 25-year-old was originally a 15th round pick of the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2018 Major League Baseball Draft.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising