• Full name Jesse Wilkening
  • Born 08/29/1996 in Cedar Lane, IN
  • Profile Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 200 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Hanover
  • Drafted in the 14th round (407th overall) by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2018 (signed for $200,000).
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    A 28th-round pick of the Diamondbacks in 2015 coming out of high school, Wilkening is a stout, 5-foot-10, 200-pound catcher. He has the body for the position with a thick, strong lower half. An average receiver with an above-average arm, Wilkening fits the profile of a day two pick as a college catcher with enough bat speed to have some hitting projection to go with his solid defense. His .372/.455/.588 line this year with nine home runs makes him one of the most productive catchers--statistically--in this year's draft class.

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