Another Arkansas baseball player is off the board. Second baseman Brian Anderson signed his contract with the Miami Marlins on Friday.
Anderson was selected in the third round by the Marlins and was one of six Razorbacks taken in the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. He joins Chris Oliver who signed with the Philadelphia Phillies Thursday morning.
Anderson posted a .328 batting average with seven home runs, 14 doubles and 51 runs batted in. Anderson’s 51 RBI led the team and he became the first Arkansas player since 2011 to reach the 50 RBI mark.
Anderson took his game to another level at the NCAA Charlottesville Regional, hitting .615 in four games with eight hits, three runs scored and a .688 on base percentage to earn All-Tournament honors.
In his 171-game Arkansas career, Anderson has hit .318 with 109 runs scored, 13 home runs and 98 runs batted in.