Lucas Erceg, a second round pick in the 2016 MLB draft, has been very open and honest regarding his struggles with alcohol. During spring training last year he was 20 months sober and was transitioning to a full time role as a pitcher. A year later he is now 32 months sober and is continuing his baseball journey in the Brewers organization.
This year, Erceg is participating in Brewers camp as a non-roster invitee. He is aiming to make the final jump to the big leagues. On the mound last season, Erceg pitched 61.9 innings and finished with a 4.55 ERA. He operated as both a single and multi inning reliever with his maximum innings in a game being three. The hard throwing right-hander also saved two games.
Brewers pitcher Lucas Erceg is 32 months sober and has a great perspective on life.
Todd Rosiak has been able to catch up with Erceg on a few occasions. Both videos that he has posted have been positive and fun to watch. The first video below shows just how great of perspective Erceg has on life and the second video discusses his first time throwing 100 MPH in a game.
Just as he was last spring, Lucas Erceg was very open and honest about his struggles with alcohol. He’s been sober 32 months and counting: pic.twitter.com/Rahu2FUqbc
— Todd Rosiak (@Todd_Rosiak) February 24, 2023
Lucas Erceg, who’s hoping to make the Brewers’ bullpen at some point this season, talks about one of his 2022 season highlights: pic.twitter.com/xtVBkQFQ52
— Todd Rosiak (@Todd_Rosiak) February 19, 2023
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