Steve Wilkerson Biography, Age, Height, MLB, Baltimore Orioles, Salary

Steve Wilkerson Biography

Steve Wilkerson (Stephen Beaty Wilkerson) is an American professional baseball infielder for the Baltimore Orioles of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Steve Wilkerson Career

He graduated from Pope High School in 2010. In 2010, Wilkerson was drafted in the 15th round of the 2010 MLB draft by the Boston Red Sox, but did not sign and instead enrolled at Clemson University where he played college baseball for the Clemson Tigers.

Wilkerson played for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks of the Cape Cod Baseball League in the summers of both 2012 and 2013. As a senior, he hit .317 with six home runs and 42 RBIs in 56 games. After his senior year, Wilkerson was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the eighth round of the 2014 MLB draft.

Steve Wilkerson Baltimore Orioles

In 2014, Wilkerson signed with the Orioles and made his professional debut that same year with the Aberdeen IronBirds. In 60 games, Wilkerson batted .190 with two home runs and 15 RBIs.

Wilkerson played for the Delmarva Shorebirds in 2015, where he slashed .287/.376/.371 with two home runs and 30 RBIs in 92 games, and in 2016, he spent the majority of the season with the Frederick Keys where he hit .251 with four home runs and 36 RBIs in 114 games. Steve also played in three games for the Bowie BaySox in mid-July.

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He spent 2017 with both Frederick and Bowie, batting a combined .305/.375/.423 with eight home runs and 45 RBIs in 112 total games between both clubs. After the season, Wilkerson played in the Arizona Fall League in 2017. There, he batted .317 and was named to the AFL Top Prospects Team.

On December 12, 2017, he was suspended 50 games after testing positive for amphetamine. After serving his suspension, Wilkerson was assigned to the Norfolk Tides.

He was called up to the majors for the first time on June 19, 2018. On June 20, he made his major league debut entering the game to play third base in the ninth inning.

On March 23, 2019, Steve was designated for assignment. On March 28, 2019, he cleared waivers and was outrighted to the Norfolk Tides. Wilkerson started the 2019 season with Norfolk. On April 22, his contract was selected and he was recalled to the major league roster.

Steve Wilkerson Age

Wilkerson was born on January 11, 1992 in Roswell, Georgia, United States. He is 27 years old as of 2019.

Steve Wilkerson Height

Wilkerson stands at a height of 1.85 m weighing 88 kg.

Steve Wilkerson Salary

The exact amount of salary that Wilkerson receives is not yet disclosed.