pitcher Barrett Astin was selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the
third round of the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on
who was the 90th overall pick, is the third Arkansas player to be
in the 2013 MLB Draft. Ryne Stanek was picked in the first round with
the 29th overall pick by the Tampa Bay Rays, while Colby Suggs was
selected in the second round with the 73rd overall pick by the Miami
from Forrest City, Ark., Astin pitched in 18 games, including 14
during his junior season and finished the year with a 4-4 record, one
save and a 1.79 ERA, which ranks as the ninth-lowest ERA in a season in
school history. Astin finished the season ranked fifth in the SEC in ERA
in innings pitched (90.2). In conference games only, Astin compiled a
3-3 record with a 2.14 ERA in 10 appearances, including nine starts.
Astin was eighth in the SEC in ERA in conference games only and 11th
with 51 strikeouts against league opponents.
has pitched in 77 games, including 20 as a starter, during his
career and has a 12-11 record with 15 saves and a 2.11 ERA. Astin
currently ranks third in school history in career ERA, tied for second
in career saves and fifth in career appearances. In 209 innings, Astin
has allowed 70 runs, 49 earned, on 188 hits and struck
out 192 batters.
In addition to Astin getting drafted on Friday, Arkansas signee Jon Denney from
Yukon, Okla., was picked in the third round by the Boston Red Sox with the 81st overall pick.
The 2013 MLB Draft concludes on Saturday at 12 p.m. with rounds 11-40.
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