The Indiana University baseball program breaks yet another record for the 2019 season. After blasting the program record for most home runs in a single season, ten Hoosiers heard their names in the 2019 MLB Draft setting a new program record.
First OF Matt Gorski’s opened the Hoosier gates with his called late on Day 1. The Pittsburgh Pirates selected Gorski in the second round with the 57th overall pick. He was the highest player in the Big Ten to be drafted.
On day two, a pair of Indiana pitchers were drafted in the sixth round, just five selections a part. First, Big Ten pitcher of the year LHP Andrew Saalfrank was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks at pick 182. Five slots later, RHP Tanner Gordon was picked up by the Atlanta Braves.
Then on day three, the picks came rolling in. Seven more Hoosiers were drafted to various teams in Major League Baseball, setting a program record in number of picks for a single draft class. Clearly, things are going very well for the baseball program in Bloomington.
While this is great news for Big Ten coach of the year Jeff Mercer, the Hoosiers have a lot of recruiting to do in order to backfill departures from the roster. The Hoosiers have a lot of talent to replace if they are interested in winning back to back Big Ten titles.
Day 1 MLB Drafts (Rounds 1 and 2)
Day 2 MLB Drafts (Rounds 3 through 10)
Day 3 MLB Drafts (Rounds 11 through 40)
Full List of Indiana Hoosiers Drafted in 2019 MLB Draft
- (R2-57) Matt Gorski: Pittsburgh Pirates, $1.24m Signing Bonus
- (R6-182) Andrew Saalfrank: Arizona Diamondbacks, $268.20k
- (R6-187) Tanner Gordon: Atlanta Braves, $257.4k
- (R15-44) Matt Lloyd: Cincinnati Reds
- (R23-680) Pauly Milto: Chicago White Sox
- (R36-1007) Scotty Bradley: Toronto Blue Jays
- (R36-1080) Cam Beauchamp: Philadelphia Phillies
- (R37-1116) Cole Barr: Seattle Mariners
- (R40-1204) Elijah Dunham: Pittsburgh Pirates
- (R40-1207) Cade Bunnell: Atlanta Braves