Rob  McDonnell
Rob McDonnell

RS Senior

Barrington, Ill.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 210





Duchene, Goldstein Collect Big Ten Weekly Honors

Junior Pitcher Struck Out Season-High 10 in 9 IP; Junior Catcher Hit .600 with 7 Runs, 7 RBI


McDonnell Named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week

Redshirt-Senior Earns First Career Conference Weekly Honor


2015 @IlliniBaseball Season Preview: Starting Pitchers

Experienced Staff Owns Nearly 100 Career Starts Combined


Illini Split with White Sox, Orioles DIL to Finish Dominican Trip

Illinois Tops White Sox DIL 4-1, Falls to Orioles DIL 4-1


Illinois Begins Trip with 10-4 Win over Dominican Air Force

McInerney Belts 3-Run Homer as Part of 6-Run Fourth Inning


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