Catching up with Christian Franklin before the MLB Draft

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The Major League Baseball Draft begins on Sunday and Arkansas’ Christian Franklin is the top Razorback in the pool of prospects.

The Diamond Hogs’ centerfielder is ranked as the 52nd best draft prospect by the MLB and has been getting interest from clubs across the league. Franklin even had a pre-draft workout with the Kansas City Royals.

Franklin ended this past season starting 60 of 61 games he appeared in, holding a .274 batting average with 54 RBI and 13 home runs. Defensively, Franklin is known as one of the best outfielders in this draft class and has good speed, stealing a team-high 11 bases this season.

PTN sat down with Franklin to discuss how he has been preparing for the upcoming MLB Draft, get his reaction to this past season and remembering his favorite moments as a Razorback.

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