(FAYETTEVILLE) Dominic Fletcher and Isaiah Campbell had to wait until nearly the end of the first two rounds of Monday night’s Major League Baseball Draft were completed, but then the University of Arkansas teammates went back-to-back with two of the last four picks of the day.
Fletcher, a junior center fielder from Cypress, California, was taken 75th as a second-round compensatory pick by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Campbell, a redshirt junior right-handed pitcher from Olathe, Kan., then was picked 76th by the Seattle Mariners.
The slotted signing bonus for Fletcher is $818,000, and $805,600 for Campbell, according to MLB.com.
Arkansas junior left-handed closer Matt Cronin figures to be picked early today when the draft continues at noon with rounds 3 though 10. Cronin (1-0, 2.00 ERA) was a second-team All-SEC pick who has 12 saves this season and 40 strikeouts with 14 walks in 27 innings.
Other Razorbacks who could be drafted Tuesday or Wednesday include senior first baseman Trevor Ezell, junior second baseman Jack Kenley, junior pitchers Kevin Kopps and Cody Scroggins, junior infielder Jordan McFarland, senior catcher Zack Plunkett and redshirt freshman third baseman Jacob Nesbit.