As the month of April begins, we take a look at how former Indiana University baseball players have produced at the highest level of the game thus far during the 2023 season.
Below we examine the three former IU stars who are currently on MLB rosters at the start of the 2023 season.
FORMER HOOSIERS COMPILING MLB STATS IN 2023:
Team: Philadelphia Phillies
AB – 35
R – 2
H – 5
BA – .143
HR – 2
RBI – 5
SB – 0
OBP – .143
SLG – .343
A two-time All-Star and World Series champion, Schwarber is in his ninth MLB season. The 2022 Silver Slugger Award winner, he hit an NL-best 46 home run to join former IU star Ted Kluszewski and Ohio State’s Frank Howard as the only Big Ten players to pace the National League or American League in home runs.
Also, in his first year with the Phillies in 2022 he had an OBP of .323 and a SLG of .504.
Schwarber’s 201 career home runs are the second most ever by a former IU player, trailing Ted Kluszewski who had 279.
The Philadelphia Phillies are currently third place in the NL East at 3-5.
Kyle Schwarber launches his 200th home run and the Phillies are on the board! 💥
(via @Phillies) pic.twitter.com/jwiXY8F99M
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) April 4, 2023
Position: Relief Pitcher
Team: Cleveland Guardians
This is Herrin’s first season in the MLB. After 118 minor league appearances, he made the Guardians active roster out of Spring Training. Herrin was a 29th-round pick by Cleveland in the 2018 MLB Draft.
In four games played for the Cleveland Guardians, he has pitched 4.1 innings, has an ERA of 6.23, 9 strikeouts and three BB.
The Guardians are currently second in the AL Central with a record of 5-4.
Welcome to the big leagues, Tim!@TimmyHerrin | #ProIU
— Indiana Baseball (@IndianaBase) April 2, 2023
ALSO ON A 40-MAN ROSTER
Scott Effross got the call up for his MLB debut with the Chicago Cubs in 2021 and appeared in 14 games down the stretch that season. In 2022, Effross made 47 appearances for the Cubs before he was traded to the New York Yankees. In 13 appearances with the Yankees, he posted four saves with 12 strikeouts over 12 1/3 innings of work before having Tommy John surgery prior to the postseason. It is unclear whether Effross will be available for the Yankees at any time during 2023.
In all, 34 Hoosiers have appeared in Major League Baseball with five winning World Series titles and four having earned All-Star selections.
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