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Hoosiers in the MLB: All-Star Break Update

The Major League Baseball season has hit the All-Star break, and with that, we take a look at how former Indiana University baseball players are producing at the highest levels of the game.

Below we take a look at the former IU stars that have registered statistics at the MLB or Triple-A levels during the 2019 season.

FORMER HOOSIERS COMPILING MLB STATS IN 2019

Alex Dickerson
Positions: Outfield

Team:  San Francisco Giants

AB – 66
R – 12
H – 20
BA – .303
HR – 4
RBI – 17
SB – 1
OBP – .370
SLG – .606

2019 is a feel good story so far for Dickerson.  He missed the entire 2017 and 2018 seasons with two separate injuries.  And things didn’t start off well in 2019 either.  After being sent down to the minors with San Diego, a mid-season trade to the Giants started an apparent career revival for Dickerson.  You can read more about his sudden success in San Francisco here.

Josh Phegley
Position: Catcher

Team:  Oakland A’s

AB – 209
R – 31
H – 52
BA – .249
HR – 9
RBI – 42
SB – 0
OBP – .292
SLG – .445

Dickerson isn’t the only former Hoosier whose career has received a major boost in 2019.  Phegley has capitalized on injuries in Oakland to produce the best numbers of his career from the plate.  With A’s catchers Nick Hundley and Chris Herrmann returning to health, it should be an interesting second half for Phegley.  Whatever happens, the 31-year old Terre Haute native has helped his cause with a strong first half.

Kyle Schwarber
Position: Outfielder

Team:  Chicago Cubs

AB – 304
R – 45
H – 69
BA – .227
HR – 18
RBI – 43
SB – 1
OBP – .320
SLG – .457

Schwarber is on pace for career best numbers in several categories including home runs, runs batted in, runs and hits.  While he hasn’t yet become a guy that hits for a good average at the plate, the healthy and still just 26 year old Schwarber’s career appears to be heading in the right direction.

Sam Travis
Positions: First Baseman and Designated Hitter

Team:  Boston Red Sox

AB – 31
R – 1
H – 6
BA – .194
HR – 0
RBI – 2
SB – 0
OBP – .194
SLG – .194

Travis has had a couple brief stints in the majors this year — one to open the season and one in June.  In his last appearance on June 30 against the Yankees, Travis went 2-for-4 and drove in a run at Fenway Park.  At AAA Pawtucket, Travis is hitting .267 with five homers and 30 runs batted in.

HOOSIERS IN TRIPLE-A

There are a few other former Hoosiers that have gotten to the highest level of the minors — and one step away from the big leagues..  The following former IU stars have registered Triple-A stats during 2019.

  • Caleb Baragar (P) – Sacramento (San Francisco).  Double-A All-Star.
  • Kyle Hart (P) – Pawtucket (Boston)
  • Aaron Slegers (P) – Durham (Tampa Bay)

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