The latest transfer to commit to Florida’s baseball program is former Charleston Southern utility man Ashton Wilson, according to Swamp247.
Wilson slashed .252/.380/.358 as a freshman for the Buccaneers, hitting three home runs and driving 20 runs over 36 starts. Defensively, he fills some holes in Florida’s depth chart that have lingered since the draft. He started off at first base with Charleston Southern, tested out all three outfield positions and finally settled in as the Bucs’ starting third baseman.
Although capable, it’s unlikely Wilson ever plays any of the positions up the middle for Florida. Cade Kurland and Colby Shelton are likely to hold down the starting infield spots, and it takes elite speed to play center field in the SEC.
Still, Wilson could be a viable option at either corner outfield position or third base — Dale Thomas. There’s a chance he fills in at first when Jac Caglianone is pitching, but Luke Heyman might be a better option there with two new catchers in the fold.
Either way, Wilson should compete for playing time wherever Florida struggled offensively. Being able to fit in wherever needed defensively should help get him opportunities.