Brock Wilken is a junior baseball player for Wake Forest Demon Deacons who emerged as one of the best prospects for the MLB draft 2023. He was ranked No. 82 nationwide by Perfect Game, No. 18 in Florida, and No. 9 nationally among third basemen. Baseball America listed him as the No. 354 prospect in the 2020 MLB Draught, and he was a four-year starter and three-time all-conference selection.
Brock Wilken was born on June 17, 2002, to Katie and Josh Wilken. His uncle, Kris Wilken, coached him at Bloomingdale High School and played baseball for Houston and the Baltimore Orioles, reaching AAA. He was named to the first team of the state when he was a junior and batted .470 with 12 home runs and 26 RBIs in 25 games.
As a senior, he hit four home runs in eight games before the season was cut short by COVID-19. He was a club baseball captain for Ostingers Baseball Academy and chose Wake Forest over Virginia Tech, UCF, Miami, East Carolina, South Florida, and Stetson.
Brock Wilken Career
He had an outstanding debut season for the Harwich Mariners and was voted the Cape Cod League’s Most Valuable Player. He led the league in doubles and walks while compiling a batting average of.302 with 39 hits, 10 doubles, six home runs, 26 RBIs, and 26 runs scored. His batting average (tied for eighth), hits (second), home runs (tied for fourth), and RBIs (fourth) all placed him in the top 10, and he was selected the league’s player of the week after posting a.438/.591/.875 line.
With a batting average of.279, 17 home runs, 44 RBIs, 41 runs scored, 11 doubles, a slugging percentage of.617, and an on-base percentage of.365, he played in and started all 47 games at third base. When he hit a solo home run on Friday, May 21, he tied a Wake Forest freshman record that had stood for 20 years.
He also recorded 44 RBIs, which ranks him as the 10th-most rookie in program history. He finished fourth overall in the conference and had the most home runs of any true freshman in the country. Broke blasted a three-run home run in his debut collegiate game against North Eastern on Feb. 19. He hit grand smashes against Florida State and Western Carolina, and he scored a career-high three runs in games against Florida State, Appalachian State, Western Carolina, and Davidson.
Rise to Fame
He played third base for 60 games as a sophomore, starting 60 of them, and recorded a batting average of.272 and a career-high 69 hits. Wilken tied for the seventh-most RBIs, finished third in the ACC in both RBIs and home runs, and ranks second on Wake Forest’s list of single-season home runs. Against Longwood, he notched his 100th career hit, had 22 multi-hit games, and had 18 multi-RBI games.
He drove in five or more runs in four games, including a career-high three home runs and eight RBIs versus Louisville. In the series opener against Boston College, he blasted two home runs and racked up seven RBIs. He also hit two home runs in victories over Georgia Tech and Longwood. He recorded a career-high tying two doubles against NJIT and hit home runs in back-to-back games five times.
At Georgia Tech, he ran for a career-high four runs and had an 11-game hitting streak to start the season. He had his first career triple in the ACC Tournament against NC State and helped Wake Forest tie the ACC Tournament record for most home runs with his two-run homer against the Hurricanes in Charlotte.
Brock Wilken Biography
|Brock Caleb Wilken
|17 June 2002
|Age (as of 2023)
|Valrico, Florida, United States
|Wake Forest University
|in feet inches – 6’ 4” – in Centimeters – 193 cm
|in Kilograms – 102 kg – in Pounds – 225 lbs
|Who is his girlfriend?
Brock Wilken has been successful in protecting his personal life from the media’s attention. Furthermore, there are no images of any of his prior relationships, indicating that he is most likely single. He is currently most focused on developing his baseball career.
Brock Wilken Net Worth
Regarding Brock Wilken’s net worth, nothing is known. We speculate that he might get promotion offers from brands given his social media profile, but we have no information on this. With his developing career and international debuts, we believe he will amass a sizable wealth in the future.