FAYETTEVILLE – The Arkansas baseball team upped its total number of players taken in the 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft to four after two more were selected Wednesday.

FAYETTEVILLE – The Arkansas baseball team upped its total number of players taken in the 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft to four after two more were selected Wednesday.


Third baseman Bobby Wernes and outfielder Tyler Spoon were each chosen on the third and final day of the draft. Wernes was taken in the 30th round by the Houston Astros and Spoon in the 35th round by the Boston Red Sox.


Wernes, a junior, is hitting a career-best .280 with seven doubles, six triples and five home runs this season and he made the All-Southeastern Conference defensive team. Spoon, a redshirt junior, leads the Razorbacks with 20 doubles and is second among regulars with a .331 batting average and 54 RBIs.


The two join teammates Andrew Benintendi (7th overall) and Trey Killian (9th round) as Arkansas selections in 2015. Benintendi went to the Red Sox like Spoon and Killian was taken by the Colorado Rockies.


Arkansas will continue its season Saturday in the first round of the College World Series when it plays Virginia at 2 p.m.