Six IU baseball players drafted in 2021 MLB Draft - Indiana Daily Student

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IU shot saw a Big-Ten starring six players selected successful the 2021 MLB Draft, including 4 pitchers successful the archetypal 10 rounds.

Pitcher McCade Brown was selected No. 79 wide by the Colorado Rockies successful the 3rd circular of the 2021 MLB Draft.

Brown was MLB Pipeline’s No. 103 imaginable and Baseball America’s No. 122.

As a sophomore past season, Brown had a 3.39 earned tally mean and finished with a 5-4 record. His 61 innings pitched were 3rd connected the team.

He was named Second-Team All-Big Ten. 

Brown besides led the Hoosiers with 97 strikeouts but his 43 walks, which were 2nd successful the Big Ten, led to concerns astir his power from large league scouts, per MLB’s scouting study connected Brown.

The past Hoosier to beryllium selected successful the 2nd circular was outfielder Matt Gorski successful 2019.

Brown’s teammate successful the rotation, sophomore pitcher Gabe Bierman, was drafted by the Miami Marlins successful the seventh round. He was picked No. 209. 

Bierman matched Brown’s 5-4 grounds and joined his teammate connected the All-Big Ten 2nd team. 

Over 74 innings pitched, Bierman struck retired 80 batters and walked 30, finishing the play with a 2.68 ERA.

In the 10th round, sophomore pitcher Matt Litwicki was selected No. 286 wide by the Boston Red Sox.

Litwicki, from Dyer, Indiana, spent 2021 arsenic IU’s closer, finishing the twelvemonth with 4 saves. He pitched 12 innings, striking retired 17 and going 8 appearances without allowing a tally to commencement the season. He allowed 3 earned runs each successful his last 2 appearances, closing the twelvemonth with a 4.50 ERA.

Junior pitcher Tommy Sommer was selected 19 picks aft Litwicki astatine No. 305 wide by the Chicago White Sox.

Sommer, who went to precocious schoolhouse successful Carmel, Indiana, pitched 62.2 innings successful the play rotation alongside Brown and Bierman. All 3 had a 5-4 grounds connected the season.

Sommer struck retired 69 batters and walked 38. He finished the play with a 4.60 ERA.

Junior 3rd baseman Cole Barr was selected by the Seattle Mariners successful the 15th circular with the No. 444 prime Tuesday. Barr, from Yorktown, Indiana, was antecedently drafted successful the 37th circular by the Mariners successful 2019.

Barr was 2nd connected the squad with a .292 batting mean and led the Hoosiers with 8 location runs, 35 RBI, a .526 slugging percent and a .415 connected basal percentage.

Barr was named Third-Team All-Big Ten this year. In his sophomore play successful 2019, Barr earned a spot connected the All-Big Ten 2nd squad earlier being drafted.

In the 17th round, the New York Yankees drafted sophomore outfielder Grant Richardson, the 2nd Hoosier presumption subordinate to beryllium selected.

Richardson, from Fishers, Indiana, followed up his 2019 Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American grant with a First-Team All-Big Ten enactment successful 2021.

He paced the Hoosiers with a .320 batting mean and trailed lone Barr successful location runs with 7 and RBI with 33.

The Hoosiers had 2 signees selected successful the archetypal 2 days of the Draft.

IU perpetrate Colson Montgomery was selected No. 22 wide successful the archetypal circular Sunday by the Chicago White Sox. Montgomery, a shortstop from Southridge High School successful Huntingburg, Indiana, committed to IU anterior to his inferior twelvemonth and led Southridge to a 3A authorities title. 

Another IU commit, TJ White, was drafted No. 143 by the Washington Nationals. The fifth-round prime from Roebuck, South Carolina, was the No. 26 outfield imaginable successful the 2021 class, according to Perfect Game.

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