FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas closer Colby Suggs was selected by the Miami Marlins with the 73rd overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft on Thursday.
Suggs' selection came in Competitive Balance Round B, which came at the end of the Round 2. He was the last player selected on the first day of the draft.
The Marlins grabbed the hard-throwing right-hander after he set Arkansas' single-season record with 13 saves in 2013. The Sulpher Springs, Texas, native was the second Arkansas player selected in the 40-round draft. Pitcher Ryne Stanek was selected by the Tampa Bay Rays with the 29th pick.
It was the third time in four years the Razorbacks have had multiple players picked in the first two rounds of the MLB Draft. Infielder Matt Reynolds and pitcher Nolan Sanburn were second-round selections last season. Cox, Brett Eibner and Drew Smyly were picked in the first two rounds of the 2010 MLB Draft.
The 2013 MLB Draft continues with Rounds 3 through 10 on Friday.
Rounds 11 through 40 will be held Saturday.
Several draft-eligible Razorbacks — like pitchers Barrett Astin, Randall Fant, Brandon Moore and Trent Daniel, infielder Dominic Ficociello, outfielder Matt Vinson and catcher Jake Wise — are expecting to be selected in the next two days.
— Robbie Neiswanger • Arkansas News Bureau