When the Pirates selected South Alabama outfielder Travis Swaggerty 10th overall in 2018, it was just the second time in 27 years that a Jaguar was drafted among the top 10 picks in the draft.
But luckily for the South Alabama program, it won’t have to wait that long again. That’s because thirdyear sophomore outfielder Ethan Wilson projects as a top 10 overall pick this summer if he continues his current trajectory.
The pandemic may have cost him most of last season and a summer showcase opportunity in the Cape Cod League or with USA Baseball’s Collegiate National Team, but it has barely put a dent in Wilson’s draft stock. Thanks to his loud offensive tools, he was voted a Preseason All-American by major league scouting directors and enters the 2021 season as one of the most exciting hitters in all of college baseball.
Just don’t expect Wilson to care about any of that. He readily admits that he sees the articles. But for now, Wilson and the Jaguars have unfinished business to take care of as they try to return to regionals for the first time since Swaggerty roamed the outfield.
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LET THERE BE LIGHT
New ballpark lighting standards will help hitters and fielders see the ball better at the lower levels
THE RULE OF THREE
Bobby Witt Jr., Riley Greene and CJ Abrams are three of the prospects we’re most excited to see this season—and for good reason
HIGH SCHOOL- THE TALE OF TWO TOOL SETS
Jackson Jobe realized his true upside is on the mound
RESOLVE WILL BE TESTED
Teams will face new challenges entertaining fans, but they should emerge stronger for it
MINORS- SURVEY SAYS
Our annual survey of minor league operators highlights the ways in which things will never be the same
The Time Is Now
Ethan Wilson looks to lead a talented South Alabama club back to a regional
THE MORE THINGS CHANGE . . .
College baseball teams continue their search to make their sport a revenue generator
The 2021 college season will be unlike any before it, with more talent across the country than at any other time in the history of the sport.
Jud Fabian and No. 1 Florida sit atop the SEC standings following a 16-1 start to the 2020 season
BURGLAR STEALS THE KITTY – BUT LEAVES A CAT!
A CAT burglar who raided the kitty at an Oregon restaurant fled on foot, but left a key clue behind — his personal pet feline, according to cops!
DAYS'S BEN TO CIARA: REMEMBER OUR LOVE
A distraught Ben confides in Jake about the situation with Ciara. Jake suggests giving Ciara the memory serum, but Ben notes there are a few issues with that. Jake thinks Ben needs to talk to Ciara and do whatever he can to jog her memory. “Jake pretty much slaps the sense into Ben because Ben is getting beat up by this on a few different rounds trying to get her to remember,” explains Robert Scott Wilson (Ben). “Jake tells him to get over there and keep fighting. Not that Ben’s giving up, but Jake is the one to kind of light a fire under him, so he takes his advice.”
Giants head West for toughest opponent so far
The Giants will be faced with one of their biggest challenges of the season when they travel to Seattle to take on Russell Wilson and the Seahawks. Although the infamous “12th Man” will be absent in this matchup due to Coronavirus-related restrictions, pulling off a road win in Seattle is still going to be a very tough task for Joe Judge’s team. Now in his ninth season, Wilson is having a spectacular year and is well on his way to winning his first NFL MVP Award. Patrick Graham has the nearly impossible job of figuring out how to contain the Seahawks’ dynamic quarterback. The Giants’ front seven must continue to get in Wilson’s face and not let him escape and make big plays with his legs. They clearly have one of the league’s best offenses, but Seattle’s defense has struggled tremendously this season. Daniel Jones needs to continue to methodically move the ball down the field against this vulnerable Seahawks’ secondary and keep Wilson on the sideline. In order to slow down Wilson, the Giants’ secondary must figure out how to take away his two favorite targets, D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett. Here are TGI’s keys to victory against Seattle:
Pittsburgh's August Wilson African American Cultural Center
LOCATED IN THE HEART of downtown Pittsburgh, on Liberty Avenue close to Union Station and the David Lawrence Convention Center, the sleek and elegant but unpretentious August Wilson African American Cultural Center (awaacc) cannot fail to capture the eye and the imagination of anybody who is visiting Pittsburgh or, for that matter, of anybody who lives in the city.
Skye Halliday Wilson moves ahead full steam as she realizes her dream of becoming a fitness trainer.
REBEL: SHE'S GOT GOALS!
FROM 233 TO 183 LBS!
BIRTH OF A LAWMAN
CIVIL WAR VETERAN VIRGIL EARP WAS JUST SETTLING DOWN IN PRESCOTT WHEN HE JOINED A POSSE. HIS LIFE WAS NEVER THE SAME.
Baltimore and Maryland women stood on the frontlines of the suffrage fight.
The true story of a young scientist: BOY NATURALIST
“Be a hunter and explorer.” This is the advice, says world-renowned entomologist E.O. Wilson in his 1994 autobiography, Naturalist, that he gives to his science students. “If you have the will, there is a discipline in which you can succeed.”
EDWARD O. WILSON
BIOLOGIST, NATURALIST, AUTHOR, SCIENCE PIONEER