CAMBRIDGE, Mass – Eight former Harvard baseball players are making their mark across the country playing in either the major or minor leagues. Brent Suter '12 is the most recent to get called up to the show, playing for the Milwaukee Brewers.
Of the eight playing professional baseball, six are pitchers and two are outfielders. Frank Herrmann '06 and Shawn Haviland were All-Americans during their time at Harvard University.
The full list of players includes:
Suter has made 19 total appearances for the Milwaukee Brewers over the past two seasons, throwing 29 innings while striking out 20 batters. The 2010 first team All-Ivy honoree currently has a career 2-2 record with a 3.72 earned run average. Prior to his promotion, Suter spent six seasons in the minors, making 123 total appearances while starting 87 of those games. He had a record of 37-33 over 590 total innings pitched with a 3.39 earned run average while striking out 451 batters. Suter was recently recalled to the AAA affiliate Colorado Springs Sky Sox, where he is 2-1 in five total appearances and three starts this season. Suter has pitched in 17.1 innings while striking out 12 batters. Before his recall, Suter had appeared in 5 games for the Brewers in 2017, pitching 7.1 innings and striking out five batters while posting a 4.91 ERA. Suter was drafted in the 31st round of the 2012 MLB draft by the Brewers.
Herrmann's most recent major league stint was with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2016. The relief pitcher went 1-2 in 15 innings with 14 strikeouts. Herrmann currenly pitches in Japan for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, striking out 13 batters over 14 appearences, posting a 2.13 ERA. The 2005 honorable mention All-American was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Cleveland Indians.
Anderson has pitched in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization for the past three seasons, reaching AA Altoona this season. He has struck out 98 batters in 157.2 total innings with a 3.48 ERA over his 59 total appearances. He has a 10-7 career record. This season, Anderson has a 2-4 record in his eight starts for Altoona. He has struck out 23 batters over 41 innings with a 3.73 ERA. Anderson was an All-Ivy selection in 2013 and was drafted in the 20th round of the 2015 MLB draft by the Pirates.
Haviland is currently pitching for the Pawtucket Red Sox (AAA), in the Boston Red Sox organization. Throughout his career, Haviland has a record of 46-64 in 199 total appearances. He has struck out 826 batters during his 987.1-inning career, posting a 4.53 ERA. This season, he has started in all seven games he's appeared in, posting a record of 2-3 with a 3.71 ERA. The 2006 All-American was selected in the 33rd round of the 2008 MLB draft by the Oakland Athletics.
Martin was selected in the 33rd round of the 2015 MLB draft by the Oakland Athletics. Martin currently plays for the A's single-A affiliate Beloit Snappers, hitting .250 over 68 at-bats with 14 runs and five runs batted in.
Poppen was drafted in the 19th round of the 2016 MLB draft by the Minnesota Twins organization. He currently plays on the single-A affiliate Cedar Rapids Kernals, starting all seven of his appearances. Poppen has posted a record of 2-1, striking out 101 batters in 98.1 total innings with a 2.55 earned run average.
Gruener was selected in the 22nd round of the 2016 MLB draft by the Baltimore Orioles. He is currently in extended spring training with the club.
McGuiggan plays for the New Britain Bees of the Atlantic Professional Baseball League. This season, McGuiggan is hitting .205 in 39 at-bats with two home runs and four runs batted in.