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# John Holdzkom -

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: P
: Oct 19, 1987
: Rancho Cucamonga, CA
/:  R/R
: 6-7
: 225 lbs
College: Salt Lake City College

John Holdzkom joins the Sioux Falls Canaries pitching staff after spending the 2013 season with both Amarillo and Sioux City going a combined 3-4 with a 2.89 ERA and 52 strikeouts in 43 2/3 innings.

The 6-foot-9 right-hander was a sixth-round pick by the New York Mets in the 2006 Amateur Draft, spending two seasons playing rookie ball in the Mets farm system before electing to have Tommy John surgery in 2008.   Holdzkom played for the Canberra Cavalry of the Australian Baseball League in 2012 before making an appearance with New Zealand in the World Baseball Classic. 

In six professional seasons, Holdzkom has gone 11-15 with a 4.90 ERA while striking out 205 batters in 178 1/3 innings.