Former Asheboro Copperhead, Jacob Wilson, made his Major League debut July 10 for the Oakland Athletics. Wilson entered the game as a pinch hitter late in the Athletics 8-4 win over the Texas Rangers, finishing the game 0-1 at the plate.
The Tennessee native was drafted in the 10th round of the 2012 MLB Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals out of the University of Memphis. Wilson spent 10 years at the Minor League level before receiving the long awaited call-up this week. Most recently he held a .288 batting with 17 doubles, two triples and 14 home runs average across 49 games played for the Athletics Triple A affiliate.
Wilson played for the Copperheads during the 2011 season, earning All-CPL honors after finishing with a .305 batting average, 13 doubles and four home runs across 48 games played. His debut marks the 147th all-time former CPL player to make their major league debut and the eighth of the 2021 MLB season. This debut also pushes the Mustangs major league alumni total to six.