Rob  McDonnell
Rob McDonnell

RS Senior

Barrington, Ill.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 210





Six More Illini Drafted Sets Illinois School-Record Nine Selections

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Illinois Hosts Vanderbilt in First Super Regional at Illinois Field

Illini, Commodores Battle for Berth to College World Series in Omaha


Big Ten Tournament Preview: #1 Illinois vs. #8 Nebraska

Illini-Huskers Rematch Set for 5 p.m. Wednesday at Target Field


Kerian Notches UI's Fourth Straight Big Ten Player of the Week Award

Illini First Baseman Hit .667 with Home Run, Three RBI as UI Won Big Ten Title


2015 Illinois Baseball Senior Reflections

11 Illini Seniors Reflect on Their Time in Orange and Blue


Illinois vs. Rutgers - Honor and Serve Day (May 10, 2015)

Photos from the 28-13 Illini win over Rutgers


2013 Illinois Baseball Cards

2013 Illinois Baseball Cards


Illinois vs. Missouri at Busch Stadium (4/2/13)

Photos of the Illini playing Mizzou at Busch Stadium in St. Louis


Illinois at Tennessee Tech

Illinois at Tennessee Tech - 2/15-2/17


Keith LeClair Classic

Photos from the Keith LeClair Classic in Greenville, North Carolina


2015 - Redshirt-Senior: Game-by-Game Stats

2014 - Redshirt-Junior: Went 4-0 with a 3.67 ERA in nine appearances, including five starts ... Totaled 30 strikeouts in 27 innings pitched ... Turned in two scoreless innings at Iowa (5/11) ... Notched fourth win with three scoreless innings as part of a staff day against Southern Illinois (4/30) ... Nabbed third win with two runs in five innings against Eastern Illinois (4/22) ... Picked up second win and first career Big Ten win against Purdue (3/30), throwing five innings and allowing two runs ... Earned first career victory with five shutout innings and a career-high six strikeouts vs. Indiana State (3/18) ... Made second start vs. Xavier (3/23) and struck out six in 3.1 innings ... Threw a scoreless inning with his first strikeout vs. Connecticut (2/23) ... Made first appearance at Georgia State (2/15) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Played for the Madison Mallards of the Northwoods League along with Illini teammates Will Krug, Charlie Naso and Adam Walton during the summer. | Game-by-Game Stats

2013 - Redshirt-Sophomore: Pitched in six games and made one start, finishing 0-1 with a 3.52 ERA ... Wore No. 14 ... Made his first start since Feb. 25, 2012 (vs. Gonzaga) when he took the mound for an inning at Busch Stadium vs. Missouri (4/2) ... Turned in his longest outing of the season in game two of the doubleheader vs. Nebraska (3/23), tossing 4.2 scoreless innings ... Made first relief appearance at Tennessee Tech (2/17), marking first time he had taken the mound since 2/25/12 vs. Gonzaga after recovering from an arm injury ... Recorded an out at East Carolina (2/21) ... Was pinned with the loss at Texas-Arlington (3/3) after he was charged with the run that scored on the game-winning sac fly ... Played for the Lombard Orioles of the Chicago Suburban Baseball League along with Illini teammates Tyler Jay, Andrew Mamlic and Josh Ferry during the summer. | Game-by-Game Stats

2012 - Redshirt-Freshman: Made two appearances on the season, both as Illinois' No. 2 starter, before being shut down for the season with arm soreness ... Wore No. 14 ... Held No. 25 Louisville (2/18) to two runs while striking out four in 5 2/3 innings in his first career start ... Also pitched 5 2/3 innings against Gonzaga on 2/25 ... Played for the Springfield Sliders of the Prospect League with Illini teammates Chase Hainline, Michael Hurwitz and David Kerian. | Game-by-Game Stats

2011 - Freshman: Redshirted the 2011 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery.


Listed as the No. 32 overall prospect in the state by Prep Baseball Report ... One of the top left-handed prospects in the state ... Throws a top-level curveball to complement his mid-80s fastball ... Named an all-area selection by the Daily Herald in 2009 ... Was an All-Mid Suburban League selection in 2009 ... Went 9-3 with a 2.10 ERA and 99 strikeouts in 71 innings in 2009, helping Barrington advance to the IHSA Class 4A super-sectional game.


Born April 28, 1992 ... Parents are Daniel and Diane McDonnell ... Has three brothers: Dan, Scott and Thomas ... Majoring in recreation, sport and tourism with a concentration in sport management ... Favorite athlete is Roberto Clemente ... Honor roll student at Barrington H.S.

Updated February 2015