(Fort Mill, SC) - Andy Wilkins, who was hitting .288 with 10 home runs and 49 RBIs for the Double-A Birmingham Barons through 67 games this season, has been promoted to the Charlotte Knights on Monday, June 24. Wilkins will take the roster spot of outfielder Brandon Short, who was assigned to Birmingham.
At the time of the promotion to Charlotte, Wilkins was tied for the Southern League lead in RBIs, fourth in on-base percentage (.386), and tied for eighth in batting average. The Tulsa, OK native is ranked as the 12th best prospect in the White Sox system by Baseball America.
Wilkins, 24, ranked among the Southern League leaders in a number of offensive categories in 2012. He was seventh in home runs (17), eighth in RBIs (69), tied for eighth in doubles (28), and ninth in walks (63). He was a fifth round pick of the White Sox in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft.
Short appeared in 30 games for the Knights this season and was hitting .186 (18-97) with four doubles, two triples, and six RBIs.
The Charlotte Knights return home to Knights Stadium on Saturday, June 29 to open a five-game homestand. Tickets for all games on the upcoming homestand are on sale now and can be purchased in person at Knights Stadium, by phone at 704-357-8071 ext. 2106, or online at www.charlotteknights.com. Knights Baseball… Tradition Never Ends.