School record 10 Hoosiers selected in MLB Draft

Although the season ended last weekend, Indiana continued adding to its record book this week.

A program-best 10 Hoosiers were selected in this year’s Major League Baseball Draft, a run that continued with seven IU players taken on Wednesday.

Senior utility man Matt Lloyd (Cincinnati, Round 15), senior pitcher Pauly Milto (Chicago White Sox, Round 23), junior infielder Scotty Bradley (Toronto, Round 36), junior pitcher Cam Beauchamp (Philadelphia, Round 36), sophomore infielder Cole Barr (Seattle, Round 37), sophomore outfielder Elijah Dunham (Pittsburgh, Round 40), and senior infielder Cade Bunnell (Atlanta, Round 40) were each selected on the final day.

That group joins the drafted trio of junior outfielder Matt Gorski (Pittsburgh, Round 2), junior pitcher Andrew Saalfrank (Arizona, Round 6) and junior pitcher Tanner Gordon (Atlanta, Round 6), each of whom came off the board across the first two days.

The 10 selections leads the Big Ten and ties for fourth nationally.

A 2019 All-Big Ten First Team honoree Lloyd spent his time at first base or designated hitter when not closing games for the Hoosiers. A 2019 preseason All-American honoree by Perfect Game and Collegiate Baseball, Lloyd is the Big Ten’s active career leader in home runs (37). He finished with 19 career home runs in conference games, tied for third in school history with Alex Dickerson (2009-11).

Milto, this season’s Friday starter, came to Indiana as a first baseman, having only pitched five innings in his high school career. Milto made a quick adjustment to the mound, and was pitching his freshman year as a Hoosier. Entering last weekend’s NCAA Regional, he was the Big Ten’s active career leader in wins (26) and strikeouts (258) and was second in innings (291 1/3). He posted 24 quality starts in 41 career starts.

Following a 1-for-25 start to the season, Bradley went on a tear. From the Kent State game on March 27 to the start of the Michigan series in late May, he went 31-for-91 (.341) with seven home runs, nine doubles, a triple and 19 RBIs. A 2019 Second Team All-Big Ten selection, Bradley’s breakout series came at Maryland, where he finished 7-for-13 (.538) and hit three home runs.

Beauchamp made 41 career appearances for the Hoosiers, including 14 starts in three seasons. He struck out 70 career batters in 88.2 innings.

Barr, who also earned 2019 Second Team All-Big Ten honors, started all 60 games at third base this season for the Hoosiers. The sophomore tied Lloyd for first in the Big Ten in home runs (17).

Dunham, a 2019 Third Team All-Big Ten honoree, opened the year as the team’s starting left fielder. After missing 17 games with an injury, he returned in a pinch-hitting role on March 17 against Canisius. Over the next two months, Dunham turned himself into IU’s top hitter, finishing the season with a team-best .311 average.

Bunnell appeared in 40 games in his career, making 10 starts for the Hoosiers. In the win over Purdue on April 10, he hit a walk-off single to give the Hoosiers a win.

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  1. Wow, that’s impressive and will help our new coach recruit. Congratulations to IU Baseball.

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