Miller, Sowers, Herrin selected on final day of MLB Draft

Three Hoosiers were selected on the final day of the 2018 Major League Baseball Draft.

The Philadelphia Phillies selected third baseman Luke Miller in the 22nd round, the Chicago White Sox took outfielder Logan Sowers in the 28th round and the Cleveland Indians drafted left-hander Tim Herrin in the 29th round.

With four draftees this June, including right-hander Jonathan Stiever, who went to the Chicago White Sox in Tuesday’s fourth round, Indiana has produced 94 all-time draft selections. In four seasons under coach Chris Lemonis, IU has had 16 players drafted.

This is the second time Miller has been drafted during his college career. The junior was selected by the Minnesota Twins in last season’s 31st round.

Miller returned to college and served as one of IU’s most potent bats in 2018. He tied for third in the Big Ten with 13 home runs and ranked six with a slugging percentage of .586. Miller was a unanimous selection to the NCAA Austin All-Regional team after going 8-for-16 with two homers and four RBIs during the tournament.

This is also the second time Sowers has been drafted after the San Diego Padres took him in the 31st round of the 2014 draft.

Sowers, who batted .299 with 34 RBIs as a senior, tied for fourth in the Big Ten this season with 37 walks and tied for six with 10 home runs.

Herrin emerged as a reliable Sunday starter for the Hoosiers this season, ranking ninth in the conference with an opponent batting average of .234. He was No. 11 with an ERA of 3.22.

In conference play, Herrin held opposing hitters to a .213 batting average.

Miller and Herrin have until July 6 to sign.