Bio: Billy Sylvester

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sylvester-pose.jpgSylvester has 13 years of experience in pro baseball. With the Braves he was selected as the #6 overall prospect and as having the best curveball in the entire organization. He was a member of the 40-man major league roster for 3 years and made 7 all-star games including the Major League Futures Game in 2001. He also played in Mexico, Venezuela, Puerto Rico and Taiwan. Sylvester also pitched in the Rangers, Nationals and Athletics organizations.

Sylvester attended Spartanburg Methodist College for two years and had committed to Clemson University after  leaving SMC as the single season leader in wins, innings pitched and complete games.

After his playing career he has been a high school coach at Laurence Manning Academy, Francis Marion University, as well as a coach with the Diamond Devils. Currently he is the Head Coach at Darlington High School and coaches the SC Shockwave.

This spring, Sylvester will cover games in the Pee Dee and Lowcountry for Diamond Prospects.

sylvesterfamily11.jpgSylvester is a native of  Darlington, SC. He played baseball, football, and basketball at St. John's High School and then Hudgens Academy.

Sylvester resides in Darlington with his wife Jodie and their three children: Sara Beth (8), Wes (5), and Josey (3).