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Tyler Jay and Illinois gave us a lot of great memories in 2015. (Illinois Athletics)


Best Of D1: GSA Spotlight On Illinois’ Tyler Jay (2015)

Editor’s Note: The COVID-19 crisis has resulted in the cancellation of the 2020 college baseball season, so we’re digging through our archives and re-posting some of the best work of D1Baseball’s first five years, highlighting some of college baseball’s biggest stars and most compelling storylines. Today, we present Michael Baumann’s 2015 profile of Illinois All-America closer Tyler Jay, who went on to become the No. 6 overall pick in that year’s draft. Illinois, which went 50-10 and earned a national seed, was one of the big stories of college baseball in 2015, thanks in part to Jay’s brilliance at the[…]