Walk-on athlete who will see action both in the infield (2B-3B) and the outfield this season … Competed for the La Crosse Loggers of the Northwoods League during summer 2016, hitting .235 with 10 double, three home runs and 18 RBI … Played for the Quincy Gems in the Prospect League during the summer of 2015 … Batted .331 with 12 doubles, two triples, four home runs, 25 runs scored and 24 RBI over 44 contests … Also recorded eight stolen bases … Finished eighth in the league in batting average and fifth in slugging (.503) … Was named to the West Division all-Star Team … Was named to the Perfect Game Preseason West Region All-High School Senior Second Team in 2014 … Was a 2013 Perfect Game USA Preseason HS Underclassmen All-America Honorable Mention selection prior to his junior year … Played during the summer of 2013 for the Dracks Elite Scout Team in Scottsdale, Ariz.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2016
An honorable mention all-Mountain West second-team selection … Named to the all-tourney team at the Mountain West Tournament at New Mexico … Hit a walk-off grand slam in the 7-3 win over San Jose State in SDSU’s tourney opener (May 25) … Started all 59 games in three different positions (second base, third base, designated hitter) … Starter at second base the final 28 games of the regular season … Season-best 11-game hitting streak from March 6-26 when he hit .333 (15-for-45) with two doubles, two home runs, 12 RBI and 11 runs scored … Had home runs in back-to-back games vs. Northwestern (March 12) and at Cal State Fullerton (March 15) … Hit the home run at Fullerton as leadoff batter in the top of the first inning … Other homer came in the win at University of San Diego on April 12 … His 21 multiple-hit games rank second on the squad … Career-high four RBI vs. San Jose State (May 25) … Finished the season by hitting safely in the final five games, going 11-for-22 (.500) with two doubles, a home runs, nine RBI and four runs scored.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2015
Was named to the all-tourney team at the Mountain West Tournament ... Over the six games there he batted .423 (11-for-26) with three doubles, a home run, five RBI and four runs scored ... Hit the home run in the win over tourney top-seed Nevada on May 22 ... Raised his batting average 60-plus points over SDSU’s final 14 contests ... Began the season as the starting second baseman and held that spot over the opening six contests … Started the year by hitting safely in each of the first three games going 4-for-12 with a double, two RBI and three runs scored … Made a total of 12 starts in left field, nine at second base and six as the designated hitter … Personal-best seven-game hitting streak from May 16-24 … During that streak went 12-for-29 (.414) with three doubles, a home run, four runs scored and five RBI … Season-high two RBI twice and two hits on three occasions … Hit his first collegiate home run at UNLV on March 28 … Second four-bagger came against St. Mary’s on May 14.
Played baseball for four seasons while at Hamilton High School in Chandler, Ariz. … Coached there by Mike Woods … Team won league, regional and state titles during his senior season and was ranked No. 3 in the nation by Baseball America … As a senior batted .357 with five doubles, a home run, 28 runs and 18 RBI over 31 games played … During his junior season hit .286 with seven doubles, a home run and 13 RBI in 26 contests.
Justin Players Wylie was born Aug. 26, 1996, in Lancaster, Penn. … Son of John and Cheryl Wylie … Father played tennis at Millersville University … Enjoys working out and listening to music … Favorite athlete is Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips … Was recruited by Arizona, Stanford, Abilene Christian and Central Arizona … A business management major at SDSU … Interested in a career in professional baseball or as a sports agent.