Coach Mercer gets four D1 Transfer commits

On the heels of the 2021 MLB Draft, Indiana gets four big commitments

by Carl James •@jovian34 • July 18th, 2021

July has already been a wild ride for those watching the Indiana University Baseball off season. The 23rd ranked 2021 incoming class saw two commits drafted (1st and 5th rounds). The entire 2021 Indiana starting pitching rotation and closer were drafted in on the second day. The team’s top two hitters were drafted on the final day.

While that is a lot of talent that won’t be playing at the Bart in 2021-22, there was some great news shared soon after the draft in four commitments for the NCAA Division I Transfer Portal.

The NCAA D1 transfer rules were changed recently to allow an almost automatic one-time waiver for athletes in sports that used to require a one year red-shirt year at the new school after transferring. Baseball was one of those sports. Most transfers are now eligible to play at their new schools immediately.


Bradley Brehmer – Starting RHP – Wright State

Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana (Decatur Central)

Eligibility in 2021-22: Junior

2021 STATS: 76.2 IP, 4.11 ERA, 85 K, 22 BB, 65 H, 8-4 record

Accolades: Second Team All-Horizon League, Horizon League All-Tournament Team


Phillip Glasser – SS – Youngstown State

Hometown: Tallmadge, Ohio (Tallmadge)

Eligibility in 2021-22: Junior

2021 STATS: .321 BA, .423 OB%, .920 OPS, 5 HR, 28 RBI, .981 Fielding %

Accolades: 2021 Brooks Wallace Award semifinalist (recognizing the nation’s top college shortstop), CoSIDA Academic All-District Team


Peter Serruto – Catcher – Rutgers

Hometown: Short Hills, New Jersey (Millburn)

Eligibility in 2021-22: Junior

2021 STATS: .213 BA, .320 OB%, .556 OPS, 4 RBI, .983 Fielding %

Accolades: Two-time Academic All-B1G, 2018 MLB Draft Pick (22nd Round, Cincinnati Reds)


Jack Perkins – Relief RHP – Louisville

Hometown: Kokomo, Indiana (Kokomo)

Eligibility in 2021-22: Junior (Academic Graduate Student)

2021 STATS: 16.0 IP, 7.31 ERA, 15 K, 22 BB, 13 H, 1-1 record with 1 Save

Accolades: 2018 MLB Draft Pick (39th Round, Atlanta Braves)