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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.

2020 Northwest Indiana Oilmen Roster »
5 Andre Demetral INF
14 Michael Machnic INF
15 Tyler Nelson INF
31 Conner Tomasic INF
26 Joe Rycerz 1B
6 Angelo Cantelo C
12 Nick Anderson C
13 Gabe Pulido C
3 Kendal Ewell OF
7 Clay Thompson OF
23 Tommy Farrell OF
24 Tre' Hondras OF
1 Connor Oliver P
4 Joe Graziano P
9 Johnny Maynard P
16 Terry Busse P
18 Max Franklin P
19 Brandon Tyler P
21 Costa Sirounis P
22 Luke Pappas P
25 Jack Guzek P
27 Mike Madura P
29 Kyle Iwinski P
30 Joe Rotkis P
35 Isaiah Coupet P
37 Matt Litwicki P
42 Tommy Windt P
45 Will Melby P

Full roster...