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#18 Max Franklin, P


Position: P
Date of Birth: 08/01/1998
Height: 6' 3"   Weight: 190 lbs
Bats: R
Throws: R
Hometown: Chicago Heights, Ill.
Home Town: Chicago Heights, Ill.


Max Franklin is back for his fourth season with the Oilmen in 2020. He and Tommy Farrell are poised to become the third and fourth players in Oilmen history to appear in four different seasons, joining Christian Howell and Zack Jones. Franklin worked 10 1/3 innings over four games and one start in 2019, going 0-1 with one save. The veteran right-hander logged 34 innings and posted a 3.71 ERA in 2018 after flipping 32 2/3 frames and notching three victories while accumulating a 3.03 ERA in 2017.

One of Franklin’s Oilmen career highlights came on July 31, 2018, when he hurled five scoreless innings of two-hit relief while striking out eight and walking one to earn the victory in Game 1 of the MCL Semifinal Series against Southland. He also struck out 12 in a start on June 4, 2017 at Crestwood in a dominant outing.

2021 Northwest Indiana Oilmen Roster »
0 Chris Torres P
0 Brandon Laux P
0 Jack Guzek P
0 Brandon Tyler P
0 Terry Busse P
0 Matt Lelito P
0 Max Engstrom P
0 Jordan Smevoll P
0 Zach Westphal P
0 Nick Heiden P
0 Mason Kasprisin P
0 Tom Egan P
0 Harrison Dubois P
0 Noah Mathias P
0 Tom Conzemius P

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