FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Dreams came true on Sunday night for Arkansas third baseman and sophomore Cayden Wallace, along with his teammates Robert Moore and Peyton Pallette.
The trio heard each of their names called Sunday night during the second round, with Wallace being the first one off the board.
Wallace played for the Diamond Hogs for two seasons. The Greenbrier, Arkansas native was a key to the Diamond Hog's College World Series run in 2022.
Wallace already has a Razorback connection in Kansas City.
The President of the Kansas City Royals, Dayton Moore, is the dad of Wallace's teammate Robert Moore, who was selected 72nd in the draft.
It was history for Wallace too, as he was the first Razorback off the board and the highest drafted Razorback since Heston Kjerstad, who was selected second overall by the Baltimore Orioles in 2020.
Diamond Hog fans might not have to go too far to see Wallace play. The Royals Double-A team is the Northwest Arkansas Naturals.
Wallace's selection comes as his two Diamond Hog teammates Peyton Pallette and Robert Moore were also selected in the second round, with the 62nd and 72nd picks respectively.
Pallette will be heading to the White Sox, while Moore will be joining Brewers.