Full name ADAM ROBERT WILK...Single...Graduated from Cypress (CA) High School where he was a two-time all-league and all-county pick...Went 13-1 with a 1.17 ERA and 118 strikeouts as a senior...Attended Long Beach State where he earned second-team All-Big West Conference honors as a starter during his junior season on campus...He went 7-4 with a 2.78 ERA (third-best in the Big West)...Has been invited to seven prior Major League Spring Training camps (Detroit, 2011-2012; Pittsburgh, 2014; Los Angeles-AL, 2015; TB, 2016; NYM, 2017)...Enjoys remodeling houses... Founded the non-profit Adam Wilk Foundation in 2013...Grew up an LA Angels, favorite players were Chuck Finley and Jim Edmonds.
Spent the 2017 season between the New York Mets and Minnesota Twins organizations...Spent the month of April on the AAA Las Vegas roster after signing with the Mets in the offseason...Promoted to New York on May 7 after season-ending injury to Noah Syndergaard and started that day vs. the Marlins (L, 3.2IP, 8H, 6R/5ER, 3HR, 2 by Stanton)...Designated for assignment the next day and claimed on waivers by Minnesota on May 10 and added to the Twins roster...Appeared in relief on May 14 at Cleveland (3.1IP, 3H, 2R/ER) and again a week later vs. KC before being outrighted on May 29 to Rochester, making 2 starts for the Red Wings in early June... Added to the Twins roster on June 17 for spot start vs. Cleveland in Target Field (game 1, L, 3.1IP, 8H, 6R/ER, Ramírez HR)...Designated the next day and released on June 22 (did not pitch again in 2017, initially due to hip discomfort).
Held lefthanded batters to a .167 (11-66) batting average against...Made his last start of the year on June 24 vs. Lehigh Valley...Was placed on the Disabled List on June 27 and did not pitch the remainder of the year after undergoing right hip labrum repair surgery...Struck out a season-high 10 batters in 7.0 innings on June 6 vs. Norfolk...Worked 8.0 scoreless innings and allowed two hits in a win on June 13 at Buffalo...Averaged 7.73 strikeouts per nine innings (75 strikeouts in 87.1 innings).
Pitched 2.0 innings of relief on April 15 at Texas... Was the only game he pitched in the big leagues in 2015...Made 25 starts for Salt Lake (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League.
Led Indianapolis (AAA) of the International League in starts and innings pitched...His 14 losses were the most in the league.
Spent season pitching in Korea, where he posted a 4-8 record and 4.12 ERA in 17 appearances (16 starts) with the NC Dinos of the Korean Baseball Futures League.
Spent the majority of the 2011 season with Triple A Toledo, starting 18 games with the Mud Hens -- appeared in five
games with the Tigers as he saw his first major league action during three separate stints with the club...Tied for fourth in the International League with three wins during May...Had his contract purchased by the Tigers from Toledo on May 24...Fanned a career-high four batters in his major league debut on May 26 versus Boston...Optioned to Toledo by the Tigers on May 28 -- started one game with Toledo before he was recalled on June 5...Appeared in three games with Detroit during June before he was optioned to Toledo on June 22...Recalled for his third stint with the Tigers on July 3 -- made one appearance with Detroit before he was optioned back
to Toledo for the remainder of the season on July 19...Compiled a four-game winning streak with Toledo July 25-August 15 -- posted a 2.20 ERA (32.2IP/8ER) and 27
strikeouts during the five-start stretch...Struck out a season-high nine batters with Toledo on August 10 versus Louisville...Sidelined August 16-31 with a left elbow sprain...Tied for sixth in the International League with three wins during August...Held lefthanded hitters to a .222 batting average (28x126) with Toledo...righties batted .280 (77x275) against him...Named the 22nd-best prospect and rated as possessing the best control in the Tigers organization following the
season by Baseball America.
Selected the Tigers Minor League Pitcher of the Year after compiling an 11-5 record and 2.74 ERA (167.1IP/51ER) in
27 games started between Single A Lakeland and Double A Erie during the 2010 season...named Lakeland's Pitcher of
the Year...Assigned to Lakeland to begin the season -- earned Florida State League post-season all-star honors as he finished
fourth in the league with a 3.01 ERA...Led all Florida State League starters with 1.19 walks per nine innings and 10.15 baserunners per nine innings...Rated as possessing the best control in the Florida State League by Baseball America...Went the distance in a loss versus Daytona on June 22 -- tied for second in the Florida State League with one
complete game...Shared Tigers Minor League Pitcher of the Month honors in June -- finished 1-1 with a 2.23 ERA (32.1IP/8ER) in five
starts during the month...finished 11th in the Florida State League with a 2.23 ERA during June...Tabbed the Florida State League Pitcher of the Week for August 2-8 after winning both of his starts and compiling a
0.60 ERA (15.0IP/1ER)...Had his contract transferred from Lakeland to Erie for the remainder of the season on August 24...Earned Tigers Minor League Pitcher of the Month honors for August -- combined to post a 4-1 record and 1.14 ERA
(39.1IP/5ER) in six starts between Lakeland and Erie during the month...Named the 27th-best prospect and rated as possessing the best control in the Tigers organization following the
season by Baseball America.
Made his professional debut with Single A Oneonta after being selected by the Tigers in the 11th round of the June
2009 draft...Fired a four-hit shutout in the first game of a doubleheader on July 12 at Tri-City to tie for third in the New York-Penn
League with one shutout...Tabbed the New York-Penn League Pitcher of the Week for July 20-26 after he fanned eight batters over seven shutout
innings to earn the win on July 23 at Tri-City...Tied for eighth in the New York-Penn League with a 1.57 ERA (34.1IP/6ER) in six starts during July...Had his contract transferred from Oneonta to Single A West Michigan for the remainder of the season on August 1...Finished second the Midwest League with a 1.36 ERA (33.0IP/5ER) in six starts during August...Won his only start during the Midwest League playoffs, fanning eight batters in 5.2 shutout innings.