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Tyler Spoon
Tyler Spoon

#8 Tyler Spoon

Outfield | Redshirt Junior | 5-11 | 190 | Van Buren, Ark. / Van Buren HS

2015 (Redshirt Junior)

>>> All-SEC Community Service Team
>>> NCAA Stillwater Regional All-Tournament Team
>>> SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
>>> MLB Draft Pick – 35th Rd – Red Sox

Continued to cement himself as one of the most recognized Razorbacks in program history … Set career-bests during the 2015 season for batting average (.327), hits (80), doubles (20), home runs (6), runs batted in (54), total bases (120) and on base percentage (.365) … Led Arkansas with 20 doubles and ranked second on the team with 54 runs batted in … Named to the Stillwater Regional All-Tournament Team after going 5-for-12 with a home run, two doubles, three runs scored and four runs batted in … Named to the All-SEC Community Service Team for the second straight year … Recorded 21 multi-hit games, 14 multi-RBI games and was the only player on the team to record two different double-digit hitting streaks during the year … Tallied five three-hit games and a four-hit performance against Mississippi Valley State (April 7) … Led the team with six games with at least three runs batted in … Was drafted for the second consecutive year in 2015, going in the 35th round with the 1,041st overall pick to the Boston Red Sox.

2014 (Redshirt Sophomore)

Played and started in 64 games in the outfield for the Razorbacks in 2014 … Selected as a team captain … Hit .256 with 12 doubles, two triples and three home runs … Drove in 37 runs and recorded a .350 on base percentage … Recorded 11 assists from the outfield and did not commit an error in 156 chances … Tallied three-hit games against San Francisco (March 7) and Mississippi Valley State (March 25) … Drove in a season-high four runs against Alabama (March 21) with a grand slam to erase a three-run deficit and give Arkansas a fourth-inning lead … Recorded 13 multi-hit games, nine multi-RBI games and had a seven-game hitting streak during the year … Named to the SEC Baseball Community Service Team … Was selected in the 36th round of the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Oakland Athletics with the 1092nd overall pick.

2013 (Redshirt Freshman)

Started all 61 games and hit .288 with four home runs and a team-high 49 RBI … Tied for the team high with 68 hits and was third on the team with seven stolen bases … Finished second on the team with 11 multi-RBI games and fourth with 17 multi-hit games … Ranked eighth in the SEC in RBI … Defensively, only made one error in 112 chances and had six outfield assists … Started the season on a 16-game hitting streak and reached base safely in the first 20 games of the season … Made his collegiate debut in the series against Western Illinois (Feb. 15-17), starting all three games of the series and hitting .500 (5-for-10) with three RBI and three runs scored … Had three hits with two RBI and two runs scored in the series finale against the Leathernecks … Started both games of the doubleheader against New Orleans and went 3-for-8 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored … Hit the first home run of his collegiate career and drove in three runs in the first game of the twin bill … Drove in seven runs and had at least one hit in each game of the series against Evansville (Feb. 22-24), extending his hitting streak to eight games … Broke a 1-1 tie with an eighth-inning grand slam in the second game against the Purple Aces … Extended his hitting streak to 12 games with at least one hit in each game of the Coca-Cola Classic (Feb. 28-March 3) … Hit .438 (7-for-16) during the tournament with two RBI and two stolen bases … Batted .467 (7-for-15) with a home run and three RBI in the three-game series against San Diego State (March 7-9) … Extended his hitting streak to 16 games with at least one hit in each game against the Aztecs … Hit third home run of the season and went 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored in game three against SDSU … Had three hits and drove in a season-high five runs in series-opening win at South Carolina (3.22) … Went 5-for-12 with three runs scored and one RBI in series against No. 15 Mississippi State (March 29-31) … Had at least one hit in each game of the series and had two multi-hit games … Named SEC Freshman of the Week after his performance against the Bulldogs … Hit .714 (5-for-7) with one RBI in the doubleheader against New Mexico (4.9) … Had a pair of hits in the first game and reached base all five times in game two, going 3-for-3 with two walks … Batted .308 (4-for-13) with a pair of RBI in series against No. 2 LSU (April 12-14) … Had at least one hit in each game of the series, including a two-hit performance in the game two victory … Belted his fourth home run of the season and drove in three runs in the series victory at No. 23 Kentucky (May 3-4) … Reached base five times during the series against Tennessee (May 10-12), posting a .417 on-base percentage and finished the series with one RBI and two runs scored … Went 5-for-12 with two RBI in the SEC Tournament (May 22-25) … Had at least one hit in each game of the tournament, including a three-hit performance in the victory over No. 2 LSU … Selected to the SEC All-Tournament Team … Drove in four runs and hit .294 (5-for-17) in the NCAA Manhattan Regional (May 31-June 2) … Had a pair of hits and two RBI in victories against Wichita State and Bryant … Named to the NCAA Manhattan Regional All-Tournament Team.

2012 (Freshman)

Redshirted the 2012 season.

Summer Baseball

2012: Played for the Anchorage Glacier Pilots in the Alaska Baseball League … Hit .283 with a team-leading 10 home runs and 33 RBI … Also led the team with 54 hits and tied for the team high with 11 doubles … Ranked as the No. 2 prospect in the Alaska Baseball League by Perfect Game and the No. 5 prospect by Baseball America.

Van Buren High School

Twice named to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette All-Arkansas team … Earned all-state honors as a junior and helped his team to the 7A state championship game … Named to the 7A all-state tournament team … Selected to play for the East team in the 2011 Arkansas High School All-Star Game … Was teammates with former Razorback junior pitcher Brandon Moore … Also played basketball and football in high school.

In the Draft

2014: Oakland Athletics, 36th round (1,092 overall)
2015: Boston Red Sox, 35th round (1,041 overall)

Personal

Son of Rick and Robbie Spoon … Has one sister, Danielle … Majoring in recreation and sport management.