State Report: Arkansas
Arkansas has some high-end talent this year, but not tremendous depth. The state has two players likely to go in the first three rounds and five players who could go in the first 10 rounds this year. The University of Arkansas is the top baseball institution in the Natural State and has more talent among its underclassmen, chiefly sophomore righthander D.J. Baxendale and freshman corner infielder Dominic Ficociello (both of whom were invited to Team USA's college national team trials), and freshman righthander Ryne Stanek, one of college baseball's hardest throwers.