Tanner Andrews
Tanner  Andrews


Rochester, Ind.

High School:
Tippecanoe Valley

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 220





Tracking the Boilermakers

News and notes on Purdue Athletics


Andrews, Dalesandro Picked in MLB Draft

Marlins select Andrews, Diamondbacks draft Dalesandro 12 picks later


Purdue Can't Keep Pace with Cougars

AAC Pitcher of the Year Aaron Fletcher posts first complete game vs. Boilermakers


Baseball Ready for Regional Action

Purdue's 22-14 record away from home is best among 3 visiting teams in Chapel Hill


Boilermakers Fall in Big Ten Title Game

Purdue places a program-record 6 players on the Big Ten All-Tournament Team


Tanner Andrews, 2016 Action

A collection of action photos from the 2016 season.


Purdue vs. Penn State

Purdue wins the series opener 8-2 against Penn State

• Selected in the 10th round of the 2018 MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Miami Marlins

2018 / AS A SENIOR
Third Team All-Big Ten
Big Ten All-Tournament Team
Big Ten Sportsmanship Honoree
Academic All-Big Ten
Individual Game-by-Game Statistics

2017 / AS A JUNIOR
Academic All-Big Ten
Big Ten Pitcher of the Week (Feb. 20, March 6)
Individual Game-by-Game Statistics
• Started all 15 games in which he pitched, starting the opening game of every series except Santa Clara (which began on a Thursday)
• Helped lead Purdue to a 10-5 record on Fridays
• Mr. Boilermaker Award recipient for positive attitude
• Recorded seven official quality starts, including three of his last four outings of the regular season after a tough stretch in April
• Had four outings in which he did not allow a run
• Struck out a career-high 10 over 7 2/3 shutout innings at Santa Clara, the most Ks by a Purdue pitcher since March 2012
• First Purdue pitcher to win each of his first three weekend starts since 2011
• Retired 27 of the 32 batters he faced in complete-game shutout at Southeast Missouri
• Struck out nine over seven innings while retiring 21 of 24 batters faced at Texas State, leading Purdue to its first season-opening win since 2013
• Purdue's first Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honoree since May 2012 and only the fifth Boilermaker to win the award twice in the same season
• Became the first Purdue pitcher to start consecutive season openers since Matt Bischoff started three straight from 2008 to 2010
• Pitched at least six innings in nine of his 15 starts
• Also earned wins against Little Rock (5 1/3 IP, 4 R, 4 K), Rutgers (5 2/3 IP, 4 R, 3 K), Illinois (5 IP, R, K), Saint Louis (7 IP, 0 R, 4 K) and Minnesota (6 IP, 2 R, K)
• Surrendered only 81 hits in 83 2/3 innings and four of the six homers he gave up came in one bad outing at Cal State Northridge
• Pitched well during both of Purdue's seven-game win streak, working a combined 25 2/3 innings of one-run ball over those four starts
• Had shutout outings vs. Santa Clara, Iowa and Saint Louis during those streaks
• Posted a 2.88 ERA over 25 innings during Purdue's 13-game homestand

Individual Game-by-Game Statistics
Pitched in a team-high 21 games, starting seven times
• Started the season opener at Georgia Tech and the opener of each of the first five weekends
• Joined Nick Dalesandro as the first Purdue pitchers since 2013 to make their first career starts on the mound during a season-opening weekend
• Was the first non-freshman since 2011 to make his first start on a weekend
• Excelled as a reliever, compiling a 1.34 ERA and .168 batting average against over 14 appearances, surrendering only 24 hits while striking out 32 in 40 1/3 innings pitched
• Induced six ground ball double plays in 66 1/3 innings to share the team lead
• Worked five innings of one-hit relief over two appearances to contribute to a pair of shutout wins in the Cal State Northridge series
• Struck out a career-high six over 5 2/3 innings of two-run relief in the opener of the Minnesota series
• Pitched a career-high seven innings at East Tennessee State and Penn State
• Worked seven scoreless innings of two-hit relief in the finale of the PSU series to allow Purdue to rally and force extra innings
• Earned the win in the final of the Michigan State series with four innings of one-hit relief
• Made two appearances in the Indiana, Michigan State, Maryland, Ohio State and CSUN series
• Initially had a quality start at ETSU but a dropped fly ball was changed to an extra-base hit after the game, altering his pitching line to seven innings of four-run ball instead of two
• Worked five scoreless innings of relief while appearing in both games of the Ohio State doubleheader
• Allowed eight of 21 inherited runners to score, stranding a pair in five different appearances
• Went nine-up, nine-down his first time through the lineup against Saint Louis
• Compiled a 1.40 ERA and .165 batting average against over nine appearances in April, surrendering just 15 hits while striking out 19 over 25 2/3 innings
• Followed that up with a strong showing in May, surrendered just two earned runs on nine hits over 14 2/3 innings
• Allowed only 19 hits over 26 innings pitched at Alexander Field
• Appeared in six of the 12 Big Ten road games, compiling a 1.53 ERA and .176 batting average against over 17 2/3 innings

Individual Game-by-Game Statistics
• Pitched in seven games, all in relief
• Made five of his seven appearances in Big Ten play after not making his collegiate debut until April 11
• Worked three innings of one-run ball at nationally ranked Illinois in his first outing as a Boilermaker
• Also pitched on weekends against Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska and Penn State
• Retired four of the five batters he faced over an inning and a third of hitless relief to close out the series-opening win against Penn State
• Struck out three over 2 1/3 innings in the opener at Michigan State
• Finished off the opener at Nebraska by retiring three of the four batters he faced
• Allowed only three of eight inherited base runners to score

• Four-year varsity letter-winner for coaches Scott Backus, Ryan Moore and Brandon Cody at Tippecanoe Valley High School in Fulton County, Indiana
• Also played four years of varsity football and basketball
• Batted over .400 each year as a four-time all-conference performer, highlighted by first team honors as an upperclassman
• Batted .601 with 5 home runs and 24 stolen bases as a senior
• Batted .496 with 2 home runs and 23 steals as a junior
• Team MVP in football, basketball and baseball each of his upperclassman years
• Batted .443 with 18 steals as a sophomore and .455 with 15 steals as a freshman
• First team all-state defensive back as a junior and then earned similar honors as a wide receiver his senior year
• Area player of the year and second team all-state performer in basketball averaged 20 points and nine rebounds as a senior
• Four-time first team all-conference honoree in basketball
• Part of sectional championships teams with basketball and baseball and conference title teams basketball and football
• Three-year A/B honor roll student

• Major: Organizational Leadership
• Full name is Tanner Logan Andrews
• Born in Rochester, Indiana
• Parents are Todd and Margaret Andrews
• Family also includes older brother Brody
• Father played baseball at Grace College (Winona Lake, Ind.) and his brother played baseball at Jackson Community College (Jackson, Mich.)

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Atlanta Braves
Favorite Ball Player: Chipper Jones
Had the Biggest Impact on His Athletic Career: Ray Moon, Travel Coach
Favorite Playoff Format: NCAA Tournament
Favorite Pro Stadium: AT&T Stadium
Favorite Field He's Played On (Other Than Purdue): Haymarket Park
Toughest Hitter for Him to Face Among Teammates: Evan Kennedy
Current MLB Hitter He'd Most Like to Face: Bryce Harper
Most Unique Baseball Feat He's Witnessed: His Brother Brody's Walk-off Grand Slam in Tennessee
Celeb or Pro Athlete He'd Like to Meet: Tim Tebow
Person He'd Like to Have Dinner With: Jesus Christ
Magazine He Subscribes To: Sports Illustrated
Favorite Multi-Media App: Netflix
Favorite Actor & Actress: Jason Statham & Jennifer Aniston
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: Cool Runnings
Favorite Sci-Fi Series: Jaws
Favorite TV Series: Friday Night Lights or Prison Break
Dream Car: Jeep Wrangler
Favorite Month: July
Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving
Favorite Food: His Mom's Enchiladas
Favorite Dessert: Cheesecake
Favorite Purdue Building: Co-Rec
Favorite Big City: Atlanta
Unique Travel Locale: Grand Cayman Islands
Country He'd Like to Visit: Australia
Favorite Outdoor Activities: Golfing & Water Skiing
Other Sports He Enjoys Playing: Football & Basketball
Favorite Thing About Alexander Field: The Clubhouse
Favorite Thing About College Baseball: The Brotherhood
Unique Skill: Batting Practice Outfield Reads
Most Memorable Game at Purdue: Complete Game Shutout at SEMO
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Jim Russell, Technology, Leadership & Innovation
Furry Friend: Neeka, Aussiedoodle



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