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CLASS OF 2020

3B
C

Brock
Wilken

Wake Forest
Bloomingdale (HS) • FL
6-4 • 215LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Ostinger Baseball Academy

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7/20/21

A blue-chip recruit who smashed 17 homers as a true freshman for the Demon Deacons this spring, Wilken has continued to rake this summer for Harwich, hitting .304/.420/.539 with six homers, nine doubles and 24 RBIs in 115 at-bats. With an upright stance and a quiet approach, the 6-foot-4, 225-pound Wilken sees the ball well and shows good pitch recognition and plate discipline, posting a respectable 19-34 BB-K mark this summer. His calling card is his easy plus raw power from the right side, and we saw him smash a two-run homer deep down the left-field line on a Tanner Witt curveball. He has very good rhythm and balance in his swing, which produces repeated hard line-drive contact, particularly to the pull side and middle of the field. Wilken also has a strong arm at third base but needs to prove he has the agility and actions to stick at the position, (he DH’d in several of our looks, making it difficult to get a read on his defensive development). But one thing is certain: Wilken should be one of the top bats in  the 2023 draft class.

6/03/19

Wake Forest commit. Wilken has been the biggest offensive standout in the 17U division all weekend. Plus frame at 6’4 210. Plus power and above average to plus hit tool. Showed slight tendency to chase high FB. He starts tall and sinks into swing well with great separation. Plus bat speed. Moves well defensively with a strong arm.

11/04/18 - Wake Forest recruit. Wilken continued to stand out offensively throughout the weekend, as he shows above average strength on a 6-foot-4, 202 pound frame. During batting practice, he consistently squared the ball up with loud, hard contact, sending the ball deep into the gaps with present pull side pop. Ball really jumps off the bat. Registered the highest exit velocity of the day at 96 mph off a tee in the cage. During one of his at-bats during the scrimmage, he got under a ball and just missed putting it over the right field fence, settling for an easy stand up double. Also displayed an above average arm behind the plate, topping out at 81 mph on his throws down to second.

10/01/18 - Wilken continued to hit baseballs extremely hard, including a 400+ foot home run with a wood bat to left-center field. He has a strong frame and a solid defender at third. The bat plays. It is a compact swing with bat speed and strength. He will have a chance to hit with above average power at the next level and plenty of power to stick at the corner infield.


11/05/17- The 6-foot-3, 175 pound C/3B looks the part with broad shoulders and projectable frame. Shows above average defensive actions at both third and behind the plate. He is an above average receiver behind the plate with flexibility and defensive upside. Showed a quick transfer to release with a strong arm and resulted in pop times in the 1.85-1.95 range. He also shows high offensive upside with above average bat to ball skills. He tends to collapse the back side some and have some length, but there is above average bat speed and a lot to like offensively. Overall is extremely intriguing with a high ceiling and a lot of versatility.

10/08/16- 6-foot-1, 170 pounder with a long, lean, athletic, projectable build. At the plate shows a wide base with good balance, quick hands, and a level swing. Squared the ball up twice during the game with singles to right and left field. Receives well and displays good instincts. Made a tough catch on a high pop-up right behind the plate.

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