This Spring, Indiana baseball broke its program record by having 10 players drafted into Major League Baseball and one player signed as a free agent. Over recent years, the Hoosiers have solidified themselves as one of the premier baseball programs in the Big Ten and a MLB pipeline. With players like Kyle Schwarber excelling in the majors, the IU baseball program’s reputation continues to rise.

Let’s take a look at how this year’s crop of draftees is doing so far in the minors:

Currently in the Minor Leagues

Matt Gorski, OF

Source: Leighann Sainato
  • Drafted: 57th overall (2nd round) by the Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Minor League team: West Virginia Black Bears (A-short)
  • Statistics: 47 games, 40 hits, .223 batting average, 3 home runs, 22 RBI, and .643 OPS

Andrew Saalfrank, LHP

  • Drafted: 182nd (6th round) by the Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Minor League teams: AZL D-Backs (rookie ball), Hillsboro Hops (A-short)
  • Statistics: 0-2 record, 3.55 ERA, 8 games, 12.2 innings, 22 strikeouts, and 0.79 WHIP

Tanner Gordon, RHP

  • Drafted: 187th (6th round) by the Atlanta Braves
  • Minor League team: Danville Braves (advanced rookie ball)
  • Statistics: 2-1 record, 2.42 ERA, 12 games, 22.1 innings, 34 strikeouts, and 1.03 WHIP

Matt Lloyd, OF

Source: Bethany Baker / BIllings Gazette
  • Drafted: 444th (15th round) by the Cincinnati Reds
  • Minor League teams: Billings Mustangs (rookie ball), Dayton Dragons (A-full)
  • Statistics: 42 games, 38 hits, .250 batting average, 7 home runs, 20 RBI, and .788 OPS

Pauly Milto, RHP

  • Drafted: 680th (23rd round) by the Chicago White Sox
  • Minor League team: Great Falls Voyagers (rookie ball)
  • Statistics: 0-0 record, 2.16 ERA, 16 games, 25.0 innings, 20 strikeouts, and 1.00 WHIP

Cam Beauchamp, LHP

  • Drafted: 1080th (36th round) by the Philadelphia Phillies
  • Minor League team: GCL Phillies East (rookie ball)
  • Statistics: 0-0 record, 0.00 ERA, 4 games, 6.1 innings, 3 strikeouts, and 0.79 WHIP

Cade Bunnell, 2B

  • Drafted: 1207th (40th round) by the Atlanta Braves
  • Minor League team: GCL Braves (rookie ball)
  • Statistics: 26 games, 9 hits, .141 batting average, 1 home run, 4 RBI, and .588 OPS

Ryan Fineman, 1B/C

  • Signed as a free agent by the Tampa Bay Rays
  • Minor League team: GCL Rays (rookie ball)
  • Statistics: 15 games, 6 hits, .188 batting average, 0 home runs, 5 RBI, and 0.297 OBP

Returning to Indiana for 2020

Source: IU Hoosiers

Cole Barr, 3B

  • Drafted: 1116th (37th round) by the Seattle Mariners
  • Returning to Indiana

Elijah Dunham, OF/1B

  • Drafted: 1204th (40th round) by the Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Returning to Indiana

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