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Five Razorbacks honored by Baseball America

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Five Razorbacks honored by Baseball America

FAYETTEVILLE — The Arkansas baseball team had five players recognized by Baseball America on Tuesday as the publication released its top 50 prospects by class and its top 100 prospects for the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft. A trio of Razorback sophomores were named among the top 50 prospects. Pitcher Ryne Stanek was ranked as the third best prospect in the class, while infielder Dominic Ficociello was 14th among sophomores. Pitcher Nolan Sanburn was ranked as the 17th best prospect in the sophomore class. In the junior class, two Arkansas players were among the top 50. Infielder Matt Reynolds was ranked the 36th best prospect in the junior class, while pitcher DJ Baxendale was named the 38th-best prospect in the junior class. Three Razorbacks were in Baseball America’s top 100 prospects for the 2012 MLB Draft. Sanburn, a draft-eligible sophomore, was ranked 43rd among this year’s draft prospects. Reynolds was ranked 83rd, while Baxendale was named the 85th-best prospect. In addition to the current Razorbacks, two of Arkansas’ signees were included among the top 100 prospects for this year’s MLB Draft. Ty Buttrey, a pitcher from Charlotte, N.C., was ranked as the 87th-best prospect in the 2012 draft class, while Teddy Stankiewicz, a pitcher from Fort Worth, Texas, was named the 93rd-best prospect. The Razorbacks open the 2012 season on Friday, February 17, at 3:05 p.m. against Villanova at Baum Stadium. Season tickets for Arkansas’ 36-game home schedule are now on sale. Season tickets are $190 for adults and $140 for University of Arkansas staff, youth and senior citizens. Tickets may be purchased by calling 1-800-982-HOGS (4647) or by visiting the online ticket center at ArkansasRazorbacks.com.



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