Three IU Baseball Players Selected In MLB Draft

Kyle Schwarber was drafted by the Chicago Cubs. Sam Travis was chosen by the Boston Red Sox, and the Milwaukee Brewers selected Dustin DeMuth.

Kyle Schwarber hits during a game at the team's new stadium.

Photo: Courtesy of IU Athletics

Kyle Schwarber hits during a game at the team's new stadium.

In the first two days of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, three Indiana University baseball players were drafted.

Catcher Kyle Schwarber was selected fourth overall by the Chicago Cubs, first baseman Sam Travis was selected 67th by the Boston Red Sox and the Milwaukee Brewers selected Dustin DeMuth in the fifth round of the MLB Draft.

Schwarber is now the highest draft pick in Indiana baseball history.

According to a release from IU Athletics, Schwarber and Travis make the third and fourth first-round draft picks mentored by Indiana head coach Tracy Smith during his tenure at IU Bloomington.

Travis is the 2014 Big Ten Player of the Year with a batting average of .347, as a junior. In his three years at Indiana, he batted .327 in 184 career games with 31 home runs and 165 RBI.

The MLB First-Year Player Draft will continue Friday and Saturday.

Schwarber and Travis tweeted their reactions to the drafts Thursday night:

 

Kat Carlton

Kat Carlton is the Morning Edition newscaster and reporter for WFIU/WTIU news. She plans to finish her masters in journalism from Indiana University, where she earned her undergraduate degree in journalism and political science. You can follow her on Twitter @katcarlt.

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