2013 - FRESHMAN YEAR
Appeared in 30 games, earning 14 starts as a freshman ... Opening day starter in right field ... Batted .159 with 3 RBI and 8 runs scored ... Started in right field for 13 games and started once at designated hitter ... Appeared as a pinch-runner in nine games ... Had a 1.000 fielding percentage with no errors on 26 chances; also had an assist when he doubled off a runner at first against Maine (2/17) ... Robbed a Maine player of a three-run homer by going over the right-field wall to end the top of the fifth in the season-opener (2/15) ... Hit safely in each of his first four games and six of his first seven ... Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.
Played for Rick Davis at Hoover ... 33rd Rd. draft pick (1,019th overall) of the Atlanta Braves in 2012 ... Ranked 105th high school prospect by Perfect Game ... Ranked 169th draft prospect by Baseball America ... Also played for Rookie Gage and the Hoover Baseball Club ... Hit .453 with 16 doubles, six home runs and 36 RBI as a senior ... Also stole 25 bases ... 2012 Baseball America Second Team All-America ... 2012 ASWA All-State 6A First Team outfielder ... 2012 Hoover Area Player of the Year ... Hit .372 with six home runs and 36 RBI, stealing 21 bases in 2011 ... 2011 UnderArmour All-American Game ... 2011 AHSAA North All-Star ... 2011 First Team Birmingham All-Metro and All Over The Mountain ... 2011 ESPN Fab 50 Player of the Week (football) ... East Coast Pro Showcase Invitee.
Samuel Christopher Gillikin ... Son of Chad and Kim Gillikin ... Has a brother, Jake (22) ... Both of his parents and his brother are Auburn graduates ... Father played football at Auburn ... Major: pre-business.