Arkansas Baseball: Nolan Sanburn Signs with Oakland


Fayetteville, Ark. – The 2012 Arkansas Razorback team lost their sixth member of their College World Series team on Friday when Nolan Sanburn signed with the Oakland A’s.

Sanburn, a sophomore relief pitcher for the Hogs during the 2012 college baseball season, was the 74th overall pick in the second round of the 2012 MLB Draft.

Oakland signed Sanburn for a reported $710,000, $19,000 more than the $691,000 slot value determined by Major League Baseball’s bargaining agreement for the No. 74 pick.

During the 2012 season the right-handed fireball pitcher appeared in 22 games compiling a 4-1 record with a 2.43 ERA in 40.2 innings. He ended his Razorback career with a 6-5 record while posting a 2.96 ERA in 73 total innings.

Matt Reynolds, D.J. Baxendale, Tim Carver, Sam Bates, and Derrick Bleeker are the other Razorbacks that previously signed their deals before this weekend’s MLB signing deadline.

Arkansas Players Drafted in 2012

Pick/Position/Player/MLB Team/Round

No. 71 3B Matt Reynolds, New York Mets, 2nd Round

No. 74 RHP Nolan Sanburn, Oakland A’s, 2nd Round

No. 310 RHP D.J. Baxendale, Minnesota Twins, 10th Round

No. 608 SS Tim Carver*, Philadelphia Phillies, 19th Round

No. 853 OF Sam Bates*, Kansas City Royals, 28th Round

No. 893 RHP Randall Fant, Cleveland Indians, 29th Round

No. 1122 OF Derrick Bleeker, Baltimore Orioles, 37th Round

No. 1133 OF Jacob Morris, Cleveland Indians, 37th Round

* Denotes college seniors