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.