Hoosier Tracker: Indiana Baseball

In today's Hoosier Baseball tracker, see how Kyle Schwarber is doing with his new club in Daytona, how Sam Travis is still hitting for average in Lowell (Mass.), what Dustin DeMuth is up to in Wisconsin and how Joey DeNato is faring with his second club in the minors.

Two months ago, Kyle Schwarber, Sam Travis, Dustin DeMuth and Joey DeNato were wrapping up their college baseball careers at Indiana University.

Now, they’re all playing minor league baseball.

Here’s a look at how all four are faring.

Schwarber, the fourth pick overall in the first round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Chicago Cubs, is now with his third minor league team in two months and he’s hitting .373 overall at all of his stops. Schwarber started in Rookie Ball at Boise by going 12-for-20 with four home runs and 10 RBI. That start earned him a quick promotion to Class A Kane County in Geneva, Ill. At Kane County, Schwarber played in 23 games. He hit .361 with eight doubles, no triples, four home runs and 15 RBI. Then on July 16, the former Indiana University All-American was promoted to Class A Advanced level baseball in the Florida State League where he is playing for the Daytona Cubs. Schwarber is hitting .282 in 10 games with one home run. His last home run was a week ago on July 18 but he has hits in six of his last seven games. Overall in the minors, Schwarber is hitting .373 with nine doubles, one triple, nine home runs and 31 RBI.

DeMuth, a fifth round pick of the Brewers, started out playing rookie league ball in Helena (Mt.) in the Pioneer League. He played in 15 games, hit .403 (25-of-62) with three doubles, one triple, one home run and six RBI. On July 6, he was called up to the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers of the Class A Midwest League. He played has played in 12 games there through Saturday. DeMuth is struggling a litte bit a the plate, hitting .200 with one double, one triple and five RBI. hitting .259 with one double and five RBI.

Travis, a second round pick of the Boston Red Sox, continues to put up steady numbers. IN 35 games, he is 42-for-143, hitting .294. He has four doubles, no triples, four home runs and 23 RBI for the Lowell (Mass.) Spinners in the New York-Penn League in Class A Short Season play.

DeNato, a 19th round pick by the Phillies, started out playing for Williamsport (Pa.) in the same league as Travis. He pitched eight games with a 3.18 ERA and had a 2-0 record. On July 13, he was moved to the Lakewood Blue Claws in the Class A South Atlantic League. There he has appeared in four games, has a 1-1 record, and a 1.04 ERA in eight and two-thirds innings pitched.

Check AllHoosisers.com each Saturday for an update on how the these three plus Schwarber are doing in their first seasons of minor league baseball.

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