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Gavin Sheets
Gavin  Sheets

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Baltimore, Md.

High School:
Gilman HS

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 235

Position:
INF

Bats/Throws:
L/L

06/21/2017

Fairchild, Sheets Honored by ABCA

Stuart Fairchild was named a Gold Glove Award winner, while he and Gavin Sheets were both picked as All-Americans.

06/15/2017

Deacs Rack Up National Honors

Three Deacs earned additional All-America honors, while six were named to All-Region teams.

06/14/2017

Program-Record Eight Deacs Picked in MLB Draft

Multiple Wake Forest draft records were set on the final day of the 2017 MLB Draft on Wednesday.

06/13/2017

Historic Run for No. 8 Wake Forest Comes to Close

After a Ben Breazeale walk-off homer in the conclusion of the first game to stay alive, Wake Forest fell to Florida in the season-ending nightcap.

06/13/2017

Two Deacs Drafted in Second Round

Stuart Fairchild went 38th overall to the Reds, while Gavin Sheets was picked 49th overall by the White Sox.

06/12/2017

Gainesville Super Regional - Games 2 and 3

The Demon Deacons won game 2 on a walk-off homer in the 11th, before falling in the deciding third game.

06/10/2017

Gainesville Super Regional - Game 1

The fourth-ranked Gators edged the eight-ranked Demon Deacons with an 11th-inning walk-off single.

06/03/2017

NCAA Regional - West Virginia

Wake Forest vs. West Virginia in Game 4 of the Winston-Salem Regional

06/02/2017

NCAA Regional - UMBC

The Demon Deacons open the 2017 NCAA Regional vs. UMBC

05/25/2017

No. 12 Wake Forest 5, Georgia Tech 4

The Demon Deacons battled back from a 4-1 ninth-inning deficit to beat the Yellow Jackets at the ACC Baseball Championship.


2017
Chicago White Sox Second-Round Draft Pick (No. 49 Overall)
ABCA Second Team All-American
Baseball America Third Team All-American
D1Baseball Third Team All-American
Collegiate Baseball Third Team All-American
Perfect Game/Rawlings Honorable Mention All-American
First Team All-ACC
ABCA First Team All-Region
Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week (Feb. 27)
2x ACC Player of the Week (Feb. 27, May 8)
Team Captain

2016
Third Team All-ACC

Career Summary
Capped off an impressive three-year career with a .306 career average, 32 homers, 28 doubles, 149 RBIs and 83 walks ... Started 166 career games and made 155 starts ... Two-time All-ACC honoree and one-year captain.

2017 (Junior)
Had a historic season, finishing the year with a .317 average, 21 homers, 10 doubles, 84 RBIs and 46 walks ... Started all 63 games while serving as a team captain ... His 21 home runs rank second in program history and most since 2002 ... Led the NCAA with 84 runs batted in, also the second-highest total in program history ... After starting the year 2-for-19, broke open against Southern Cal (Feb. 24-26) by going 10-for-13 in the series with three homers, two doubles, 14 RBIs and eight runs scored as he became the ACC and national player of the week ... That series was highlighted by a three-homer, nine-RBI effort on Feb. 24 ... Also had multi-homer games against Notre Dame (Apr. 15 - 5 RBIs) and Boston College (May 5 - 6 RBIs) ... Hit .287 with 12 homers and 41 RBIs in the 30-game ACC slate ... Also batted .292 in the NCAA Tournament, including a walk-off hit against West Virginia (June 3) and a mammoth home run in a two-hit, three-RBI Super Regional win at Florida (June 11) ... Walked 24 times in the last 21 games after drawing 22 walks the first 42 contests ... Recorded 22 multi-RBI and 20 multi-hit games ... Finished the year with a .991 fielding percentage, not committing an error the final 24 games.

2016 (Sophomore)
Took a big step forward in his second season, finishing with a .326 average, nine homers, 13 doubles and 45 RBIs in 62 games and 60 starts at first base as he earned All-ACC honors ... Improved his average more than 75 points from his freshman season, also more than quadrupling his home run total ... Hit .331 with seven homers during ACC play, and led the team with a .385 average at the NCAA College Station Regional ... Recorded a 22-game hitting streak from Apr. 5 to May 19, tied for fourth-longest in program history, and hit .396 over that span ... Recorded multi-homer games against Clemson (March 13) and Louisville (May 21) ... Tallied seven multi-hit games in an eight-game span from Apr. 11-22 ... Led the team with 24 multi-hit games and was second with 13 multi-RBI efforts ... Knocked in runs in eight straight games from March 6-16, including three-RBI games against Coastal Carolina and Clemson ... Went deep against Davidson, Clemson (3x), High Point, Virginia Tech and Louisville (3x) ... Didn't commit an error the first 24 games, finishing with a .991 fielding percentage ... Spent the summer with the Wareham Gatemen in the Cape Cod League.

2015 (Freshman)
Displayed stellar defensive skills and a powerful bat in his rookie season ... Finished the year hitting .250 with two home runs and 20 RBIs to go along with a .993 fielding percentage at first base ... Played in 41 games, starting 32 ... Missed time with an oblique injury ... First college extra-base hit was a three-run blast against Virginia Tech (March 7), a game in which he went 2-for-4 with a walk and three runs scored ... Brought his average from .171 to .260 in a four-game span against Miami, Charlotte and App State (March 21-25), going 7-for-15 with two doubles, seven RBIs and a walk ... Drilled a three-run blast at Pitt (Apr. 11) ... Went 11-for-27 during a seven-game hitting streak (Apr. 18-29), including his first-career three-hit game at Charlotte ... Played summer ball with the Baltimore Redbirds in the Cal Ripken League.

High School
Drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 37th round (1,123rd overall) in the 2014 MLB Draft ... Four year starter and two year captain at Gilman ... Gilman's all-time leader in hits, doubles and RBI ... Named No. 1 player in Maryland Pre-Season poll ... 2011 and 2013 MIAA Conference All-Star ... 2013 First Team All-Metro ... 2012 and 2013 First Team All-State in Maryland ... 2013 USA Today All-USA Maryland Baseball Team ... Member of the 2013-2014 Orioles Scout Team and a 2013 Border Battle Participant ... Also a member of the 2012-2013 Gilman Basketball team.

Personal
Born April 23, 1996 in Lutherville, Md. ... Parents are Larry and Sharon Sheets ... Father Larry played for the Baltimore Orioles from 1984-1990, the Detroit Tigers from 1991-92 and the Seattle Mariners in 1993.

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