Arkansas redshirt senior catcher Zack Plunkett has been selected by the LA Dodgers with the 611th pick in the 20th round of the 2019 MLB Draft.
A Hurst, Texas native, Plunkett was a transfer to Arkansas after spending the 2015 and 2016 seasons under head coach Jim Schlossnagle at TCU. Plunkett made 19 starts in 39 games for the Horned Frogs during those two seasons, totaling 12 hits with 10 runs scored and eight RBIs. Of his 39 appearances, 35 were either as a starter at catcher or as a defensive replacement behind the plate.
Plunkett was drafted last year by the Diamondbacks but decided to come back for another season at Arkansas.
This season, Plunkett has played in 25 games and started in 16. He’s currently batting .265 with 12 runs on 13 hits in 49 at bats.