Andy Wilkins

Andy WilkinsPosition: 1B
Born: 9/13/88
Ht: 6'1" Wt: 215 B-T: L-R
Acquired: Drafted 5th Round in 2010 from Arkansas
Career Stats

 

FutureSox Prospect Rankings

  • #16 - 2010 Postseason
  • #13 - 2011 Midseason
  • #18 - 2012 Preseason
  • #18 - 2013 Midseason
  • #19 - 2014 Midseason

FutureSox Media

Accolades

  • 2010 Pioneer League Post-Season All-Star
  • 2011 Carolina League All-Star Game
  • 2011 Carolina League Post-Season All-Star
  • 2012 AFL appearance
  • 2013 Southern League All-Star Game
  • FutureSox Hitter of the Month - July 2014
  • 2014 International League Post-Season All Star

Scouting report

Wilkins was a somewhat advanced college bat from the SEC so at face value there was an expectation to move rather quickly through the system. The first baseman has a powerful bat and drastically cut down on strikeouts from college to pro ball. He had a successful professional debut with Great Falls with more walks than strikeouts and maintained a solid contact rate with Winston-Salem in 2011. Wilkins basically rewrote the book on himself, going from a power hitter with strikeouts as a red flag to a non-issue, which is a credit to his work ethic. Defensively, the former Arkansas Razorback played some third base in the minors, but looks stuck at first. He can play first well enough to not be relegated to DH duties, but the burden on his bat is greater at first. Wilkins has shown big power and good patience in the minors, even leading the AAA International League in home runs for much of 2014. But with the power surge this year, his walks diminished, so that's something to keep an eye on.

Major League Outlook: 1B/DH, likely bench bat
ETA: 2014-15

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