Is married.....wife's name is Hannah.....the couple has a daughter named Ava...Graduated from Midway (TX) High School, where he also played football...Attended Panola (TX) College and Cumberland (TN) University...Set NAIA records for consecutive scoreless innings (54.0) and consecutive victories (26) while at Cumberland...Worked in the frozen foods section at a grocery store called H-E-B in Waco, TX in 2012 after undergoing "Tommy John" surgery in August 2011 (Dr. Damon Petty).....just after being offered a promotion to manager at H-E-B, Wilkerson ended up signing with the Fort Worth Cats of the independent United League Baseball.
Has spent parts of each of the last three seasons with the Brewers, making 14 appearances, including 3 starts...On the 10-day injured list from 4/29-5/9 with a left foot contusion.
Spent most of the season at Triple-A Colorado Springs, where he went 4-5 with a 2.49 ERA in 15 games (12 starts) ... Held Pacific Coast League opponents to a .236 batting average ... Went 0-1 with a 10.00 ERA in 3 games (1 start) with Milwaukee ... Had four stints with the team (7/1, 7/6-7/7, 7/14 and 8/11-812) ... Made relief appearances on 7/1 at Cincinnati and 7/14 at Pittsburgh ... Made his only start in a 5-1 loss on 7/7 vs. Atlanta (5ip, 4h, 2r, 2er, 3bb, 5k) ... Following the season pitched for the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League and Cibao in the Dominican Winter League.
Went 11-4 with a 3.16 ERA in 24 starts at Double-A Biloxi...Was a Southern League All-Star... Was named Southern League Pitcher of the Week twice (5/15-5/21 and 7/17-7/23)... Produced 10 quality starts...The Shuckers went 17-7 in his starts, including wins in his last 9 outings... Held opponents to a .228 batting average with 143 strikeouts in 142.1 innings...His 1.07 WHIP was best in the Southern League... Was also among league leaders in strikeouts (3rd, 143), wins (T4th, 11) and ERA (7th, 3.16)...Prior to his MLB promotion on 9/15 started for Triple-A Colorado Springs on 9/7 at Memphis in the Pacific Coast League playoffs and tossed 7.0 no-hit innings in a 5-0 win (1bb, 11k)... Went 1-0 with a 3.48 ERA in 3 games (2gs) with Milwaukee... Made his Major League debut in relief on 9/15 vs. Miami (1ip, 2k).....his first career strikeout was J.T. Realmuto... Made his first Major League start on 9/20 at Pittsburgh and received no decision in the Brewers' 6-4 loss (2.1ip, 4h, 3r, 3er, 1bb, 0k)... Earned his first Major League win in a 6-1 victory on 10/1 at St. Louis as he took a no-hitter into the sixth inning (7ip, 2h, 1r, 1er, 0bb, 5k, 1hr)
Began the season in the Red Sox organization, where he went 6-3 with a 2.14 ERA in 17 games (16 starts) between Double-A Portland and Triple-A Pawtucket ... Was traded to Milwaukee, along with 2B Wendell Rijo, in exchange for INF Aaron Hill and cash on 7/7 ... Finished the year at Triple-A Colorado Springs, where he went 2-6 with a 6.42 ERA in 11 starts.
Went 11-3 with a 3.10 ERA in 29 games (20 starts) between Class-A Greenville, Class-A Salem and Double-A Portland ... Was the organizational leader in ERA (3.10), strikeouts (137) and wins (tied-11) ... Following the season pitched for the Scottsdale Scorpions in the Arizona Fall League.
Began the season with Grand Prairie in the independent American Association and went 3-1 with a 3.35 ERA in 13 starts before he was purchased by Boston on 7/18 ... Finished the season at Class-A Lowell, going 5-1 with a 1.62 ERA in 8 starts.
Went 10-2 with a 2.96 ERA in 19 starts between three independent league teams in his first professional season ... Pitched for the Fort Worth Cats (United League Baseball), Florence Freedom (Frontier League) and Grand Prairie AirHogs (American Association).