Tim Carver Jr. is in his second season on the Razorback coaching staff as a student assistant coach in 2015. He returns to Fayetteville after lettering for Arkansas from 2009-12.
Carver was selected in the 19th round of the 2012 MLB Draft by Philadelphia and joined the Phillies’ single-A affiliate that summer. He appeared in 50 games for Lakewood and scored 21 runs, hit one home run, one triple, eight doubles and recorded 18 RBI and eight stolen bases.
He ranked second on the team as a senior with a .299 batting average. He added two home runs and 30 RBI and was one of 25 players named to the watch list for the Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year Award. Carver tied for the team lead with 20 multi-hit games and ranked second among Razorbacks with 15 stolen bases.
In 2011, he ranked fourth in the SEC with 24 stolen bases. As a sophomore, he was a quarterfinalist for the Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year Award after hitting .267 with four home runs, 36 RBI and a perfect 9-for-9 on stolen base attempts.
For his career, Carver played in 219 games, including two College World Series trips, and made 204 starts. He left Arkansas with a .266 batting average with seven home runs, 89 RBI and 49 stolen bases.
A Fayetteville native, Carver is pursuing a degree in American studies.