Hoosiers in the MLB – 2021 end of May stats and notes

As the month of May just ended, we take a look at how former Indiana University baseball players have produced at the highest level of the game thus far during the 2021 season.

Below we examine the five former IU stars who have registered statistics at the MLB level thus far during 2021.


Photo of Caleb Baragar

Caleb Baragar
Position: Pitcher

Team: San Francisco Giants

Games: 21
Starts: 0
W/L:  2-1
IP: 17.1
ERA: 0.52
SO: 14
BB: 11
Saves: 0

After what came as a surprise to many that Baragar made the Giants’ opening day roster last year, he made 24 appearances and led the Giants with 5 wins in his debut MLB season.

This season, Baragar has once again proved to be a reliable option out of the bullpen for the Giants. However, on May 30, he was placed on the 10-day IL. It does not look like a serious injury for Baragar.

The Giants currently have the second best record in the MLB at 34-20, a half-game behind the Tampa Bay Rays.

Alex Dickerson
Positions: Outfield and Pinch Hitter

Team: San Francisco Giants

AB – 118
R – 15
H – 25
BA – .212
HR – 4
RBI – 18
SB – 1
OBP – .279
SLG – .356

Last year, Dickerson had a season worthy of consideration for NL All-Star status.

His numbers extrapolated out to a full 162 games season would have been a .298 average, 31 home runs, 84 runs batted in.

Even though his numbers have declined somewhat this year, he has still been a key part in the San Francisco Giants hot start to the 2021 MLB season.

Photo of Kyle Schwarber

Kyle Schwarber
Position: Outfielder and Catcher

Team: Washington Nationals

AB – 161
R – 19
H – 37
BA – .230
HR – 9
RBI – 23
SB – 1
OBP – .319
SLG – .447

Schwarber struggled at the plate in 2020, with a batting average of .188. However, he has been better this year, batting .230 through 43 games with the Washington Nationals.

Also up from last year are his OBP, .319, and SLG, which is .447.

Schwarber’s 130 career home runs are the second most ever by a former IU player, trailing Ted Kluszewski who had 279.

The Washington Nationals are currently in last place in the NL East at 21-29.

Aaron Slegers
Positions: Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Angels

Games: 23
Starts: 0
W/L: 2-2
IP: 20.0
ERA: 6.30
SO: 19
BB: 10
Saves: 0

At the end of last season, Slegers found a groove, allowing just 5 earned runs over his final 24 innings of work.

However, the same could not be said for the start of this season. With an ERA of 6.30 in 23 games for the Los Angeles Angels, Slegers has struggled to find a rhythm.

In his last appearance on May 27 versus the Oakland Athletics, he allowed 4 ER in 0.1 innings pitched. On May 28, he was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Jonathan Stiever
Position: Pitcher

Team:  Chicago White Sox

Games: 1
Starts: 0
W/L: 0-0
IP: 0.0
ERA: inf
SO: 0
BB: 0

This season, Jonathan Stiever has spent most of his time at the single-A minor league level.

In five games played for the Charlotte Knights, he has pitched 15.0 innings, has an ERA of 6.00, 18 strikeouts, and 10 BB.

The White Sox are currently leading the AL Central with a record of 33-21.

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