Adam Mazur Gets Called Up to San Diego Padres

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Former University of Iowa pitcher Adam Mazur has been called up from Triple-A El Paso to the San Diego Padres. The official transaction took place Tuesday. 

“I’m thrilled for Adam and his family,” said head coach Rick Heller. “From Big Ten Pitcher of the Year to the big leagues in just a little over two years is pretty impressive. Adam is a great example of what you can do with the right mindset. He works hard, wants to win for the team and is a fantastic teammate. We couldn’t be happier for him.”

The Woodbury, Minnesota, native has a 4-3 record and a 3.86 ERA across Double-A and Triple-A this season. He has started 10 games and has thrown 51 1/3 innings, striking out 50 and allowing a 1.03 WHIP.  

Mazur played for the Hawkeyes in 2022. He had a 7-3 record with a 3.07 ERA. He struck out 98 batters in 93 2/3 innings of work. He was named the Big Ten Pitcher of the Year, a second-team All-American by Collegiate Baseball and was a third team selection by the American Baseball Coaches Association.

Mazur was selected in the second round of the 2022 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Padres with the 53rd pick. He was Iowa’s highest draft pick since 1990.

Mazur is the fourth player in Heller’s Iowa tenure to get the call to the Majors, joining Nick Allgeyer, Mason McCoy and Tyler Cropley. He is the ninth player to reach MLB who played under Heller, joining Sean Manaea, Dakota Bacus, Colin Rea, Jake Petricka and Ryan Strausborger — all of whom played for Heller at Indiana State. 

The Padres face the Anaheim Angels today at 8:38 p.m. (CT) at the Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. Mazur is expected to start.