Wernes, Spoon Hear Names Called in MLB Draft

Arkansas has two more Razorbacks taken in the MLB Draft as Houston selects third baseman Bobby Wernes in the 30th round and Boston takes outfielder Tyler Spoon in the 36th round

Apparently the American League likes College World Series-bound Razorbacks.

Houston selected Arkansas junior third baseman Bobby Wernes on Wednesday and then Boston took redshirt junior Razorback outfielder Tyler Spoon in the third.

The Red Sox had earlier taken Arkansas star Andrew Benintendi with the seventh pick of the draft meaning the trio were all taken by American League squads.

Arkansas pitcher Trey Killian, scheduled to be the starter against Virginia Saturday at 2 p.m., was taken in the ninth round by Colorado.

Wernes, who was named to the SEC’s All Defensive Team, hit .280 this season with seven doubles, six triples (most by any Razorback since 2002) and five homers this season.

The Overland Park, Kan., native has five hits so far in the NCAA Tournament and his six runs scored in the tournament is second on the team.

Spoon is batting .331 this season with six homers and 54 RBIs with his career-high 20 doubles leading the team this season.

He was selected in the 36th round by the Oakland Athletics, but chose to return to school.

Spoon, a career .314 hitter in 14 NCAA Tournament games, was the 1,041 pick in the draft this year.

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