Wiley Honored by Baseball America

MANHATTAN, Kan. Kansas State outfielder Byron Wiley was among Baseball America’s top summer prospects after he was named the Northwoods League’s No. 10 prospect after a successful season playing for the Duluth Huskies, the publication has announced.


Wiley hit .299 with three homers and 25 RBI with 14 stolen bases this summer for the Huskies, who finished atop the North Division standings with a 43-25 record. The sophomore-to-be collected the second-highest average on the team, while his 10 doubles and three homers were tops on the squad.


Baseball America’s Will Kimmey compiled the listing of the best summer collegiate players in the country with the help of league officials, league coaches and various scouts and he had the following to say about Wiley.


“Wiley is a superior athlete who flashes five tools,” Kimmey said. “Built like a linebacker at 5-foot-11, 195 pounds, Wiley shows above-average bat speed, a compact swing and the ability to hit for power. Fleet afoot, he can play center field. He hit .297/.425 (slugging)/.483 (on-base percentage) with seven steals as a freshman at Kansas State and started his summer as a role player for Duluth before a .299/.415/.427 campaign with 10 doubles, a team-best three homers and 14 steals ended with him as the team's No. 3 hitter.”


As a true freshman at Kansas State last season, Wiley hit .297 with five homers and 27 RBI in 48 games played.


Kansas State opens fall practice at Tointon Stadium on October 2.