Andrew Hutchinson is a multimedia reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas.
Bonfield turns down pros, will attend Arkansas
Arkansas signee Luke Bonfield will play for the Razorbacks instead of turning pro.
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas baseball signee Luke Bonfield has decided to turn down professional baseball and play for the Razorbacks next season, he announced on Twitter Saturday.
Bonfield, who was selected by the New York Mets in the 21st round (625th overall) of this year's MLB Draft, is the No. 60 prospect in the country according to Perfect Game and No. 191 prospect according to Baseball America.
"I have made my decision and I have decided to bypass pro ball for now and honor my commitment to Arkansas," Bonfield tweeted.
Last season, he batted .379 with three home runs and 19 RBI in 24 games for IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. He also had nine doubles, two triples and five stolen bases.
He will join returners Andrew Benintendi, Clark Eagan, Joe Serrano and Tyler Spoon as potential outfielders for Arkansas in 2015.