Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
#17 Jackson Willeford
Position: Infield/Outfield
Bats: L
Throws: R
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 195
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Ramona, Calif.
High School: Ramona HS
Experience: 1 Letter

Career Statistics | 2013

Arizona 2013
Played in eight games with six starts at designated hitter … Limited due to an elbow injury that required surgery … Went 0-for-2 after pinch hitting at Washington State (4/12) … Started at designated hitter and went 0-for-4 with a sacrifice against California (4/5) … Started all three games in sweep over Utah (3/28-30). Went 1-for-11 with three RBI, a stolen base and two sacrifices in series. First career hit came in second game of series … Was hit by a pitch and went 0-for-3 in start against San Francisco (3/1) … Hitless in two at-bats after pinch hitting against Utah Valley (2/27). Made collegiate debut with 0-for-2 night as starting designated hitter on 2/26.

2012 Draft
Selected by the Kansas City Royals with the 373rd overall pick in the 12th round of the 2012 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

High School
Earned varsity letters under the guidance of coach Dean Welch at Ramona High School in Ramona, Calif. ... A four-year varsity starter as a middle infielder, including final three seasons at shortstop ... A second team All-State selection by Cal-Hi Sports as a senior and a first team All-CIF honoree ... Earned First Team All-North County and All-Palomar League honors ... Hit .398 and reached base at a .516 clip as a senior. Scored 32 runs, drove in 28 runs and stole 15 bases. Blasted 11 home runs and added five doubles. Helped turn 22 double plays defensively ... Also named All-North Country and All-Palomar League as a junior ... Hit .381 with 17 doubles and seven home runs. Also scored 32 runs and had 24 RBI as a junior ... School's Most Valuable Player Award winner and the Offensive Player of the Year as a junior... Collected seven homers to go with a .396 batting average as a sophomore.

Graduated from Ramona High School in Ramona, Calif., in 2012 ... Born in Grossmont, Calif., in 1994 ... Has three siblings, including older brothers Guy and Alex, and younger sister Emma ... Guy played baseball at Palomar College and San Diego State University, while Alex also played baseball at Palomar College ... Career ambition beyond baseball is to serve in the military … Favorite professional sports team is the New York Yankees … Hobbies include outdoor sports such as hunting and shooting ... Roommates with Tyler Crawford, Trent Gilbert and Tyler Parmenter … Considers his brothers most inspirational people in his life … Is enrolled in the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences as a general studies major.