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A look at who will be missing from the diamond this spring

The 2011 Indiana Hoosiers baseball team lost eight players from last season. Two were selected in June’s 2011 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft.

Outfielder Alex Dickerson was selected in the third round by the Pittsburgh Pirates. He currently plays for the State College Spikes, the Short Season-A affiliate of the Pirates.

Starting pitcher Blake Monar was selected in the 12th round by the Washington Nationals.

The New York Yankees selected Monar in the 26th round in 2008 after he finished third in the voting for Mr. Indiana Baseball for South Spencer High School in Rockport, Ind. He chose to attend IU instead of going straight to the MLB. Monar currently plays for  the Gulf Coast League Nationals, a Rookie League team.

Dickerson, a Poway, Calif., native, led the Hoosiers in several offensive categories: nine home runs, 49 runs batted in and 116 total bases. His line of .367/.440/.540 paced the team in each category.

The 2011 team also saw the graduation of outfielders T.C. Knipp and Brian Lambert, first baseman Jerrud Sabourin, catchers Wes Wilson and Dylan Swift and pitcher Matt Carr.

Monar
14 appearances
A 6-3 record
A 3.52 ERA in 79 1/3 IP
Struck out 61 batters and allowed 34 walks
Opponents hit .286

Knipp
Started 39 of 53 games.
.250/.382/.355 in 152 at-bats
Three triples, 10 doubles and 22 RBIs  
.273 Batting average on balls in play (BABiP)

Lambert
Started 11 of 26 games
.211/.333/.237 in 38 at-bats
A double and three RBI
.242 BABiP

Sabourin
Started 55 of 55 games
.287/.357/.363 in 223 ABs
.309 BABiP

Wilson
Started 51 of 53 games
.282/.319/.441 in 213 ABs
Seven home runs, 13 doubles and 30 RBIs
.296 BABiP

Swift
Started seven of 16 games
.120/.267/.160
Six RBIs on three hits
.136 BABiP

Carr
24 appearances, all in relief
A 2-2 record
A 4.01 ERA in 42 2/3 IP
Struck out 39 batters and allowed 19 walks
Opponents hit .238

Note: All statistics through May 21, 2011

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