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Ben Krauth

Position Left Handed Pitcher
Height 6'0"
Weight 185 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Concord, Calif.
High School Northgate

Career Honors and Awards

  • 482nd pick (16th Round) of the 2016 MLB Draft by the Cleveland Indians
  • 2016 All-Big 12 First Team (Unanimous Selection)
  • Big 12 Pitcher of the Week (3/14/16)
  • 2015 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year
  • 2015 All-Big 12 Second Team
  • 2015 Walt Houk KU Newcomer of the Year
  • 2015 Jayhawk Trophy Pitcher of the Year
  • Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (4/27/15)

2016, Senior season
Selected in the 16th round (482nd overall) of the 2016 MLB Draft by the Cleveland Indians… Unanimous selection to the All-Big 12 First Team… Pitched a team-high 92 innings, posting a 5-6 record and a 3.33 ERA… Started 15 games on the bump which ranked first in the Big 12… Tallied 103 strikeouts on the year to rank second in the league… Held opponents to a .251 batting average… Started his first opening day for the Jayhawks at Little Rock (2/20)… Held then-No. 5 Oregon State to one run off four hits through seven innings pitched (2/27)… Picked off a season-high two runners vs. the Beavers (2/27)… Picked off a runner in his third-straight start vs. BYU (3/4)… Tossed first-career complete-game shutout vs. North Dakota (3/11)… Tied career-high nine strikeouts against the Fighting Hawks (3/11)… Tossed complete game and tied career-high nine strikeouts at Stanford (3/18)… Struck out a career-high 12 batters vs. West Virginia (3/25)… Tallied 11 strikeouts at Baylor (4/1)… Struck out another nine vs. then-No. 6 TCU (4/8)… Picked up fourth win against Oklahoma (4/30)… Struck out nine at Kansas State (5/13).

2015, Junior season
2015 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year… 2015 All-Big 12 Second Team… Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (4/27)… Concluded the season among the top-10 in the conference in wins (14), innings pitched (91 1/3) and strikeouts (84)… Made 14 starts and appeared in 14 games for the Jayhawks… Concluded the season with a 3.65 ERA and a 7-5 record… Picked up his first win against Northeastern (2/28)… Did not suffer a loss in six-straight starts beginning against Northeastern (2/28) and ending at Oklahoma (4/2)… Finished one pick off short (8) of the KU single-season record (9), including three at WVU (3/24)… Had a career-best nine strikeouts in back-to-back starts against Oklahoma State (4/10) and Texas (4/17)… Pitched a career-high nine innings against Texas (4/17)… Pitched more innings than any other Jayhawk in 2015 (91.1).

2014, Sophomore season at Diablo Valley College
Started 14 games on the mound, finishing with a 9-2 record… His nine wins tied for second-most in the Big 8 Conference… Tossed a total of 103 2/3 innings, allowing only six earned runs for a 0.52 ERA which ranked first in the Big 8… Struck out 116 batters which also ranked first in the Big 8… Pitched five complete games… Unanimous selection as Big 8 Conference Pitcher of the Year… California Community College Baseball Coaches Association (CCCBCA) All-State Pitcher of the Year… Rawlings/American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Pacific Association Division Northern California All-Region First-Team pitcher… Rawlings/ABCA Pacific Association Division All-American First-Team pitcher.

2013, Freshman season at Diablo Valley College
Appeared in 13 games, earning 11 starts… Finished the season with a 5-4 record… Tossed 90 1/3 innings, including one complete game… Allowed only 25 earned runs for a 2.49 ERA… Led the Big 8 Conference with 78 strikeouts… Earned team MVP and Second-Team All-Big 8 honors.

Northgate HS
Lettered two times under coach Tim Jochner… Led the Diablo Valley Athletic League in strikeouts and threw a no-hitter.

Born in Concord, California… Son of Kent and Wendy Krauth… Has two siblings, sister Rebecca and brother Nicholas… Majoring in communications.