Ferguson Named to Preseason All-SEC Team, Vols Picked Third in Eastern Division

Vols INF Max Ferguson / Credit: UT Athletics

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Tennessee infielder Max Ferguson has added to his impressive list of preseason accolades. The junior was tabbed a preseason All-SEC second-team selection at second base, the Southeastern Conference announced on Thursday.

Ferguson has also been named a preseason first-team All-American by D1Baseball.com and Baseball America, as well as a second-team All-American by Perfect Game.

The Florida native ranked second in the SEC with nine stolen bases while batting .333, scoring 12 runs and hitting two homers in 13 games played during the shortened 2020 season. Entering his third season with the Vols, Ferguson has been tabbed one of the top 2021 MLB Draft prospects by D1Baseball.com (No. 24) and Baseball America (No. 48).

The 2021 SEC Preseason Coaches Poll was also released on Thursday. Tennessee was picked to finish third in the eastern division, its highest ranking in the preseason poll since also being picked to finish third in 2007. Unanimous preseason No. 1 ranked Florida was picked to win the eastern division and the conference overall. The entire preseason poll and complete All-SEC teams can be seen HERE.

The Vols begin their 2021 campaign in eight days when they travel south to take on Georgia Southern in a weekend series starting on Friday, Feb. 19. All three games can be seen on ESPN+. UT’s full schedule can be found HERE.

For the most up-to-date news and information on Tennessee baseball, visit UTSports.com/sports/baseball and follow the team on social media (Twitter & Instagram: @Vol_Baseball | Facebook.com/VolBaseball).

-UT Athletics