Connor Noland signs professional contract, pens heartfelt farewell to Arkansas
Connor Noland had a strong season for Arkansas. After being selected during this year’s MLB Draft, Noland now has his contract in place to begin his professional career.
The Chicago Cubs tabbed Noland with a selection in the 9th round. On Saturday, the Cubs and Noland confirmed that he had signed his contract.
With his announcement, Noland penned a heartfelt note to Arkansas. He reflected on his 4 years with the Razorbacks and said that Arkansas “will always be home for me.”
Arkansas, I can’t begin to thank you enough for the last four years. Thank you to my coaches, teammates, friends, fans and my family for your unwavering support! Arkansas will always be home for me. Finally, thank you @Cubs for the opportunity to start this exciting new journey! pic.twitter.com/9FEJ7XwdJk
— Connor Noland (@cnoland_13) July 23, 2022
During his senior season, Noland turned into a true workhorse for the Razorbacks. Noland led the team in starts (19), innings pitched (116), strikeouts (113) and wins (8).
Best of luck to Noland as he moves on to begin his professional career in the Cubs’ farm system.