28 John Werner
28 John Werner
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 210
Hometown: Anaheim, CA
Previous College: St. Catherine College
Position: P

Born: 01/03/1992

Bats/Throws: R/R

2018 Status: Experienced

- Entering second season with Southern Illinois in 2018 (team's all-time saves leader- 22 entering year)

- Enjoyed a stellar debut season for the Miners in 2017, going 3-1 with a 2.43 ERA in 39 games, striking out 56 and walking 19 with 21 hits allowed in 40 2/3 innings while setting Southern Illinois career and single-season records with 22 saves as the team's closer

- Played two seasons in the Texas Rangers organization, splitting 2016 across four levels (2-2, 4.78 ERA, eight saves, 45 strikeouts against 12 walks in 37 2/3 innings in 26 appearances at Single-A Hickory), including one game at Triple-A Round Rock

- Split the 2015 season across three levels in the Rangers organization (3.46 ERA, 36 strikeouts and only eight walks in eight games with five starts at Rookie-level AZL Rangers), including two games at Double-A Frisco

- Drafted by the Rangers in the 32nd round of the 2015 MLB Draft out of St. Catherine College (KY), where he was the Mid-South Conference Pitcher of the Year as a senior in 2015 (9-2, 1.48 ERA, 111 strikeouts, 24 walks, 56 hits allowed in 97 innings, ranking in the NAIA top-10 in ERA, strikeouts and opposing batting average [.168])