Will start at first base ... Tremendous power ... Has worked to improve defense ... Will be counted on for leadership ... Voted one of three team captains ... Gained valuable experience during summer with National Team
Named the NCAA Norman Regional's Most Outstanding player and a member of the All-Tournament Team ... Hit a spectacular .750 (12-16) at the event with five doubles, two home runs, six runs scored and 11 RBI ... Raised his season batting average 35 points at the Regional ...Hot hitting carried over into the College World Series ... In the opener against No. 3 Cal State Fullerton, was 2-for-3 with a home run and five RBI ... Set the Arkansas record for put outs in a game against No. 24 Washington St. with 20 on May 29, 2009 ... Started at first base most of the season but has also seen time at designated hitter and third base ... Led the Razorbacks with 18 doubles, 19 home runs, 58 RBI and a .638 slugging percentage ... Has three four RBI games this season including a 2-5 game at Tennessee where he hit a career-best two home runs ... Never put together a long streak but had multiple hit streaks of four and five games ... In late April, had a four-game hitting streak where he had six hits in 16 at bats with six runs scored and five RBI ... Had a streak in late February where he was 8-16 with six runs scored and 10 RBI ... More than doubled his home run total from freshman season ... Good instincts on the base paths with eight stolen bases last year ... Much improved as a fielder and was strong with a .989 fielding percentage.
SEC Freshman of the Week on Feb. 25 after Arkansas' opening weekend with Wright State, where he went 5 for 11 with a home run, six RBI and three runs scored ... Batted .331 for the season with 45 hits, 38 RBI, 11 doubles and eight home runs despite missing more than a month to a rib cage injury ... Second on the Razorback roster with a .558 slugging percentage and his 16 walks gave him a .391 on-base percentage ... Started 35 of 40 games, mostly at first base but did start six games at third and five as the designated hitter ... Opened his career with a six-game hitting streak, a streak he matched later in the year ... Drove in five runs against Siena on March 8, going 3 for 5 with a double and a home run ... Upon returning from his injury, went 4 for 5 against South Carolina and for the series banged out six hits in 12 at bats with three runs scored and two RBI ... Was 3 for 9 at the NCAA Stanford Regional with a run scored.
Was selected to play with the USA National Collegiate Team ... Was the only player to play in all 24 and gained 19 starts ... Hit .232 with two homes and 16 RBI using a wood bat ... Team USA defeated Germany in the championship game of the World Baseball Challenge ... Played for the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox of the Cape Cod League in the summer of 2008 ... Led the squad with five home runs and 26 RBI ... Batted .271 in his stint with a .450 slugging and .356 on-base percentage ... hit 10 doubles and walked 19 times in 21 games at first base.
Broken Arrow High School
Two-time all-state ... Two-time Louisville Slugger High School All-American ... Baseball America ranked him the No. 11 prospect out of Oklahoma ... Hit 36 home runs in his final three seasons ... As a senior batted .538 (63 for 117) with 18 doubles, a triple and 12 home runs ... Scored 52 runs and drove in 53 his final year with a .635 on-base percentage and slugged 1.017 ... Hit .496 as a junior with a school record 17 home runs and 16 doubles ... Scored 30 runs and drove in 60 ... 1.109 slugging and .519 on-base percentage ... Batted .366 as a sophomore with seven home runs.
In the Draft
2007 - Texas Rangers, 25th round (770)
Wilkins is the son of Joe and Sue Wilkins ... Has a brother, Brian Scott ... majoring in kinesiology.