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VFL Drew Gilbert Suffers Season-Ending Setback in Minor League Play

Drew Gilbert

Drew Gilbert’s rookie season in minor league baseball has officially come to a close. The former Tennessee fan-favorite suffered a dislocated right elbow injury on Aug. 13 after colliding into the outfield wall while trying to chase down a fly ball. According to, Gilbert’s right (non-throwing) elbow “spontaneously went back into place before he […]

Beck, Gilbert Off To Scorching Starts In Professional Careers

Jordan Beck and Drew Gilbert can still hit. The duo of outfielders combined for 72 doubles, 56 home runs and 274 RBIs in their three seasons playing beside each other in Tennessee’s outfield. Both were first round selections in last month’s MLB Draft and both are continuing their collegiate success in their first taste of […]

VFL Drew Gilbert Has Dynamite Professional Debut, Homers in First At-Bat

Drew Gilbert

Former Tennessee outfielder Drew Gilbert was dynamite in his professional debut on Thursday as the Astros Orange squad played a doubleheader with the Mets in the Florida Complex League. The first game was a completion of a contest that was originally suspended on July 22, 2022. Gilbert entered at centerfield in the fifth inning of […]

Drew Gilbert Signs Deal, Shows Off New Threads in H-Town

Drew Gilbert

With an orange Tennessee wristband hanging around his wrist, former Tennessee outfielder Drew Gilbert officially put ink to paper with the Houston Astros this week. After a three-year career in Knoxville, Gilbert was selected by the Houston Astros with the 28th overall pick in the first round of the 2022 MLB Draft. Less than 10 […]

Estimated Signing Bonus For Tennessee Players Selected In MLB Draft

Tennessee Baseball

Tennessee broke a program record with 10 players selected in the 20-round MLB Draft this week. Nine of those 10 players were selected in the first 10 rounds of the draft, giving us an idea of there potential signing bonuses. Each year, the MLB creates a “slot value” for every pick in the first 10 […]

Tony Vitello Goes To Bat For Drew Gilbert On MLB Network Broadcast

A coach praising one of his players on draft night is expected. However, “praise” doesn’t do enough to describe how Tennessee coach Tony Vitello raved about former Vol center fielder Drew Gilbert during the MLB Network’s broadcast of the 2022 MLB Draft. Vitello said Gilbert changed his life after the Houston Astros selected Gilbert with […]

Drew Gilbert First Tennessee Player Selected In 2022 MLB Draft

The Houston Astros selected Tennessee center fielder Drew Gilbert with the 28th pick in the 2022 MLB Draft Sunday night. Gilbert is the first Vol selected in this year’s draft and is the first Tennessee player selected in the first round since the Chicago White Sox drafted Garrett Crochet with the 11th pick in the […]

Tennessee Baseball Guide To The MLB Draft

The 20-round MLB Draft begins at 7 p.m. ET Sunday night and it’s poised to be a big three days for Tennessee baseball. Tennessee could tie or even break its record — eight — for most draft picks in the history of the MLB Draft. It would be quite the achievement for the 2022 Tennessee […]

Where Five Vols are Projecting for Sunday’s MLB Draft

Ben Joyce MLB Draft

After an electric and historic season that ended up being cut short, a handful of Tennessee baseball players are hoping to hear their names called in this Sunday’s MLB Draft. In three recent MLB mock drafts from this week, a total of five Tennessee players are accounted for in some form or fashion: Drew Gilbert, […]

Tennessee Baseball Trio Becomes Unanimous All-American Selections

Tennessee Baseball

With the release of Baseball America’s 2022 All-American awards this week, three Tennessee Volunteers have officially become unanimous All-Americans: Tennessee RHP Chase Dollander, OF Drew Gilbert, and third baseman Trey Lipscomb. After tremendous play throughout the season, Dollander, Gilbert, and Lipscomb landed an All-America selection on all six of the major publications. Baseball America was […]