SECAUCUS, NJ - JUNE 07: Team representative of the Washington Nationals Davey Johnson and Pat Corrales decide on the first overall pick during the MLB First Year Player Draft on June 7, 2010 held in Studio 42 at the MLB Network in Secaucus, New Jersey. Washington National have the first overall pick. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Sanburn could help out in the bullpen if he were to develop into a big league caliber arm.
The Oakland Athletics selected University of Arkansas sophomore pitcher Nolan Sanburn with the 74th overall pick in the MLB Draft.
The 6-foot, 190 pound righty was a freshman All-American at Arkansas when he struck out 35 batters in 32.1 innings in 24 appearances. Sanburn was previously drafted by the Detroit Tigers in 2010 with the 1,033rd pick overall in the 34th round.
Sanburn had a stellar career at Kokomo High School in Kokomo, Indiana leading to his selection by the Tigers. He was selected for the East Coast Pro Showcase and was a Howard County All-Star team selection as a sophomore and junior.
Sanburn appeared in 14 games as a sophomore, dropping his freshman year ERA (3.62) down to 2.45 in 10 less appearances. He struck out 65 batters to 27 walks in his two seasons with the Razorbacks and projects as a late-game reliever at the next level.
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