Photos: Ex-Wildcat MLB draftee James Farris

Growing up in Jonesboro, Arkansas, James Farris was a St. Louis Cardinals fan. So was his mom, dad, brother, uncle, pet dog and, well, you get the idea.

Arkansas is Cardinal territory, and the Farris family had no problem obliging.

Now they’re going to have to go shopping for some new gear.

Farris was selected in the ninth round of Friday’s MLB draft by — who else — the Chicago Cubs. The former UA right-handed pitcher was the 259th overall selection.