FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Known as the face of the Arkansas baseball program over the last three years, redshirt junior outfielder Tyler Spoon has officially signed with the Boston Red Sox after being selected in the 35th round of the MLB Draft last month.
Spoon will leave a lasting legacy at Arkansas, having played in 189 games in three years and seen his name become synonymous with Razorback baseball.
The Van Buren, Arkansas native hit .327 during the 2015 season, recording a team-best 20 doubles and adding six home runs and 54 runs batted in. Hitting behind the National Player of the Year, Spoon had career-bests in home runs, doubles, RBI and slugging percentage, while stealing 10 of 12 bases.
He was named to the All-SEC Community Service Team each of the last two years, leading community service projects that included “Christmas with the OmaHogs” and participating in the Miracle League of Arkansas, which provides children with disabilities the chance to live out their dreams of playing baseball.
Spoon helped lead Arkansas back to the College World Series for the third time in seven years in 2015, going 5-for-12 in the Stillwater Regional with a home run, two doubles and four runs batted in. He collecting four more hits and four RBI in the Fayetteville Super Regional as the Razorbacks returned to Omaha for the eighth time in program history.
Spoon graduated from the University of Arkansas in May with a degree in recreation and sports management and recently appeared on the SEC Honor Roll.
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