AJ Franklin - Baseball - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#49 AJ Franklin Season 2018-19


Class Redshirt Junior
Height 6'2"
Weight 180 LBS
Hometown Lebanon, Tenn.
High School Wilson Central

Coach Corbin Quote: “AJ is a great story. He got to see some time on the field last year after having to redshirt due to a season ending injury. Seeing his success was a proud moment for the staff as well as his teammates. He is a team first player that is very driven in his academics as well as his baseball. AJ will help our team in a relief role this year. He had a good fall and saw success in his outings in the Black and Gold series. He may be the most improved player in our program.”

As a Junior (2018)

  • Three appearances, holding opponents hitless in 2.2 innings
  • Did not allow a hit and walked one in 1.0 inning pitched against UMass-Lowell (Feb 23)
  • Season-high two strikeouts in 1.0 inning against MTSU (May 15)

As a Sophomore (2017)

  • Out for the season with a knee injury after redshirting in 2016

As a Freshman (2016)

  • Did not participate in team activities

The Franklin File:

  • Lettered in three sports at Wilson Central High School earning four in baseball, three in basketball and one in football
  • 2013 & 2015 Left-handed District Pitcher of the Year after missing 2014 season
  • Graduated high school with a 4.0 GPA in the top 10% of his class
  • Majoring in Human and Organizational Development
  • Native to Nashville, Tenn.
  • Son of Jason and Lorie Franklin
  • Has one brother, Baylor
  • Dad played baseball at Motlow State and Cumberland University and later coached high school basketball and baseball
  • Mom was an All-Mid State basketball player