Drew Gilbert hits home run in professional debut

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Former Vol Drew Gilbert made his debut for Florida Complex League Astros’ Orange team Thursday.

The FCL Astros are a rookie-level affiliate of Houston.

Gilbert went 1-for-2, recording one home run, one RBI, one run and one walk.

Gilbert was selected by Houston in the first round (No. 28 overall) of the 2022 MLB draft.

The 5-foot-9, 185-pound Gilbert appeared in 58 games for the Vols in 2022, totaling 11 home runs, 70 RBIs, 60 runs, 72 hits, 21 doubles, four triples, 33 walks and four stolen bases. He started 57 contests during the 2022 campaign.

Tennessee won the Southeastern Conference East division for the second consecutive season along with the league’s regular-season and tournament championships in 2022.

Gilbert came to Tennessee from Stillwater High School in Stillwater, Minnesota.

 

Story originally appeared on Vols Wire