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A third Hoosier had their named called in the 2019 MLB Draft. Indiana baseball’s RHP Tanner Gordon was selected just five positions after teammate and fellow pitcher Andrew Saalfrank was drafted. Of course, Matt Gorski led the Big Ten draft picks and was the highest Hoosier drafted since Kyle Schwarber. Gordon goes in the sixth round (187th overall) to the Atlanta Braves. He becomes the 97th Hoosier all-time to be drafted by a Major League Baseball team.
Gordon, a native of Champaign, Illinois spent two years at John A. Logan College (JUCO) where he pitched a blistering 2.06 ERA in his sophomore season on 70 innings pitched. He averaged 13.37 K/9 during his sophomore season before transferring to Indiana University.
During Tanner Gordon’s single season at IU, he contributed a 6-5 record to the Big Ten regular season champions and he was an integral component of Jeff Mercer’s first-year Hoosiers. He pitched an ERA of 3.39 across 85 total innings.
The Hoosiers have one more day of drafts picks Wednesday to close out the 2019 MLB Draft. Will more Hoosiers baseball players reach their dreams in Rounds 11-40?
Tanner Gordon Indiana University Pitching Statistics