FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – After having two current players and five signees selected Monday in the first 20 rounds of the 2000 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, the University of Arkansas had one former player and three signees among the 810 picks in Tuesday’s final 30 rounds.
Brad Bohannan, who completed his eligibility at UA this year, joined Razorback prep signees Peter Eberhardt, Andrew Wishy and Cody Clark among Tuesday’s selections.
Bohannan, a 6-3, 175-pound right-handed pitcher from Springdale, Ark., was drafted by the Chicago White Sox with the 12th pick of the 28th round and 832nd overall selection. Bohannan compiled a 5-2 record and 6.14 earned-run average in a two-year career at UA after transferring from Pratt (Kan.) Community College, including a 3-2 record and 6.22 ERA as a senior during the 2000 season.
The Minnesota Twins used the first pick of the 47th round and 1,372nd overall selection to draft UA signee Peter Eberhardt, a 6-4, 220-pound catcher from Whittier (Calif.) Christian High School. Nineteen picks later, the Arizona Diamondbacks used the 20th pick of the 47th round and 1,391st overall selection to draft fellow UA signee Andrew Wishy, a 6-2, 205-pound outfielder from Raytown (Mo.) South High School.
UA signee Cody Clark was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays with the 12th pick of the 48th round and 1,404th overall selection. Clark – a 6-1, 185-pound catcher from Fayetteville (Ark.) High School – is the son of longtime Arkansas assistant baseball coach Doug Clark and the brother of Razorback freshman quarterback Zak Clark.
Current Razorbacks Cliff Lee and Matt Riethmaier and Hog prep signess Keith Bucktrot, Michael Krga, Dustin Moseley, Eric Mosley and Scott Roehl were selected during Monday’s first 20 rounds of the draft. Lee and Riethmaier recently completed their junior season and both have one year of collegiate eligibility remaining.