Arkansas OF Heston Kjerstad signs deal with Orioles

Arkansas OF Heston Kjerstad signs deal with Orioles
Former Arkansas outfielder Heston Kjerstad tries on his Orioles jersey after signing his MLB Draft deal. (Source: Baltimore Orioles)

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KAIT) - A Diamond Hog put pen to paper on Tuesday.

Arkansas outfielder Heston Kjerstad signed his MLB Draft deal with the Baltimore Orioles. MLB.com’s Jim Callis reports that it’s worth $5.2 million. Kjerstad was the #2 overall pick. He was the 9th Razorback in program history to be selected in the 1st Round. Kjerstad is the highest Hog selected in the Draft since Jeff King went #1 in 1986.

He had a stellar shortened 2020 season. Heston hit .448 in 16 games, with 6 home runs and 20 runs batted in. The Amarillo, Texas native led the Hogs in batting average, hits, homers, and RBI.

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