Indiana’s Cole Barr and Grant Richardson taken on MLB Draft’s third day

After seeing four pitchers taken on the second day of the Major League Baseball draft, Indiana saw its two most productive hitters in the 2021 season taken on Day 3.

Third baseman Cole Barr was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 15th round and outfielder Grant Richardson was taken in the 17th-round of what this year is a 20-round draft. Barr was the No. 444 overall pick and Richardson the No. 513 overall pick in the draft.

Barr hit .284 with nine home runs and 36 RBIs, an on-base percentage of .406 and slugging percentage of .525 to earn third-team All-Big Ten honors. He was also a second-team All-Big Ten pick in 2019 when he hit 17 home runs and 51 RBIs. He was also selected by the Mariners after that season in the 37th round but opted to return to Indiana.

Richardson was a first-team All-Big Ten pick in 2021, posting a .322/.402/.517 slash line with seven home runs and 33 RBIs.