Van Horn on Sanburn
Rated one of the top arms in the country … Still learning how to pitch … Can throw up to 96-97 MPH … We see him being a late-inning pitcher, a closer type guy that comes in and picks up some saves
Appeared in 22 games, 18 out of the bullpen, and had a 4-1 record with a 2.43 ERA ... Struck out 49 batters in 40.2 innings and held opposing hitters to a .197 batting average ... Ranked as the 17th-best prospect nationally in the sophomore class and the 43rd-best draft prospect for the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft by Baseball America ... Named a first-team preseason All-American by Baseball America ... Made first appearance of the season against Villanova (2.17), closing out Arkansas’ season-opening win by throwing a perfect inning with a strikeout ... Appeared in both games of the Northwestern State (2.21-2.22) series ... Earned the win in the series opener, giving up a run in an inning ... Closed out game two of the series with a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout ... Threw well in relief in series finale against Valparaiso (2.26), but took the loss after giving up a run in a career-high tying three innings ... Set a new career high with eight strikeouts against the Crusaders ... Finished off Arkansas’ sweep of BYU (2.29), throwing a scoreless inning and striking out one ... Tossed two innings in relief against Texas (3.4) at the Houston College Classic, striking out two and allowing a run ... Picked up second win of the season in series finale against Alabama (3.18), giving up a run with one strikeout in 2.2 innings ... Pitched two shutout innings at Mississippi State (3.25), striking out four ... Threw a scoreless ninth inning with a strikeout in series finale vs. Georgia (4.8) ... Tossed two innings out of the bullpen at Oklahoma (4.10), giving up an unearned run on no hits and striking out four ... Started the second game of the doubleheader against Stephen F. Austin (4.17) and threw three hitless innings with four strikeouts ... Pitched two hitless innings out of the bullpen vs. Oral Roberts (4.24) and struck out two ... Improved record to 3-1 after throwing a career-long four scoreless innings with seven strikeouts in a win vs. Missouri (5.1) ... Struck out five and allowed just two hits over 3.1 scoreless innings in relief stint vs. Louisiana Tech (5.15) ... Made three appearances in the NCAA Tournament, striking out six and giving up just two hits in five scoreless innings … Earned the win in the Houston Regional final vs. Sam Houston State (6.3), striking out three in 2.2 shutout innings ... Pitched in game three of the Waco Super Regional vs. No. 4 Baylor (6.11) and threw a scoreless inning with a strikeout … Came out of the bullpen against South Carolina (6.21) and tossed 1.1 shutout innings with a pair of strikeouts.
Pitched in 24 games, which ranked third on the team, and compiled a 2-4 record with a team-leading eight saves and a 3.62 ERA ... Ranked sixth in the SEC in saves ... Struck out 35 batters in 32.1 innings and held the opposition to a .239 batting average ... Earned freshman All-American honors from Collegiate Baseball ... Named to the midseason watch list for the NCBWA Stopper of the Year Award ... Made collegiate debut in final game of series vs. Utah (2.27), throwing a perfect ninth inning with a strikeout ... Retired all eight batters he faced, including three strikeouts, in relief outing against McNeese State (3.1) ... Struck out the side in inning of work vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee (3.4) ... Earned first save of collegiate career in second game at San Diego State (3.11), throwing 1.1 shutout innings with three strikeouts ... Struck out two and threw a perfect ninth inning against Kansas (3.15) to earn second save of the season ... Earned first collegiate win in series opener at Auburn (3.18), throwing three shutout innings ... Pitched the final three innings in series finale vs. Vanderbilt (3.27), surrendering just one hit and fanning three ... Picked up third save of the season in series finale at Alabama (4.3), throwing two hitless innings ... Recorded fourth save of the season against Texas State (4.6), throwing a perfect ninth inning with a strikeout ... Appeared in two games in the series vs. LSU (4.8-4.10), picking up a win and a save ... Earned fifth save of the season in the series opener against the Tigers, throwing 1.1 shutout innings ... Received the win in the second game of the series vs. LSU, giving up a run in 0.2 of an inning ... Earned sixth save of the season at Missouri State (4.12), pitching a perfect ninth inning with a strikeout ... Pitched in two games in series vs. Mississippi State (4.15-4.17), earning his seventh save of the series in season opener with a scoreless ninth inning and throwing two shutout innings in Sunday’s series finale ... Closed out the win at Oral Roberts (4.19), throwing a perfect ninth inning for his eighth save ... Threw two scoreless innings in 10-0 shutout win over Southeast Missouri State (5.3), striking out two ... Closed out the win vs. UT Martin (5.17), throwing a scoreless ninth inning with a strikeout ... Pitched a scoreless ninth inning against Arizona State (6.5) in the NCAA Tournament, striking out one.
2011: Pitched for the Battle Creek Bombers of the Northwoods League ... Pitched in six games for the Bombers, compiling an 0-1 record with a 2.33 ERA ... In 19.1 innings of work, Sanburn allowed five runs on nine hits, striking out 24 and walking nine.
Kokomo High School
Lettered all four years and was a three-year starter ... As a sophomore, was second on the team with a .412 batting average ... Selected to all-conference first team and Howard County All-Star team as a sophomore and junior ... Junior year, led team to NCC Conference Championship ... Selected for the East Coast Pro Showcase and was also an Area Code participant... Led team with five home runs as a junior ... Also pitched a no-hitter and had a 10 strikeout game as a junior ... Hit .466 with nine homers, 39 RBI and 24 stolen bases during senior season ... Finished senior year with an 8-0 record with a 1.08 ERA and 88 strikeouts in 54 innings ... Was also a four-year letterwinner for the football team and was named second team all-conference as a senior.
In the Draft
2010 - Detroit Tigers, 34th round (1,033rd overall)
2012 - Oakland Athletics, 2nd round (74th overall)
Son of Dick and Crystal Sanburn ... Has two brothers, Parker and Connor ... Majoring in communication.