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Infielder who had good speed and has made many spectacular defensive plays at second base ... became Clemson's first switch-hitter since Patrick Boyd (1998-01) ... three-time Second-Team All-ACC selection ... a career .291 hitter with a .362 on-base percentage in 216 games (185 starts) over four seasons ... had 47 doubles, six triples, 11 homers, 115 RBIs, 131 runs, 80 walks, nine hit-by-pitches and 29 steals ... had five double-digit hitting streaks in his career ... drafted two times in his career.
2014: Drafted in the eighth round (No. 241 overall pick) by the Baltimore Orioles and signed in June ... Second-Team All-ACC selection ... second-team All-ACC by CollegeSportsMadness.com ... won the Mitchell Award, given to the team's most valuable player ... hit .317 with 33 runs, 18 doubles, one triple, six homers, 42 RBIs, a .383 on-base percentage, 21 walks, four hit-by-pitches and eight steals in 56 games (56 starts at second base) ... tied for fifth in the ACC in doubles, seventh in slugging percentage (.502) and tied for 10th in RBIs ... led or tied for the team lead in bunt singles (6), extra-base hits (25), doubles, homers, total bases (103), slugging percentage and multiple-RBI games (13) ... did not commit an error in his last 27 games (107 chances) ... had an 11-game hitting streak from February to March ... named ACC Co-Player-of-the-Week on March 31 for his performance in three games from March 25-28; went 6-for-11 (.545) with five doubles, one homer, three RBIs, four runs and one steal ... had a 10-game hitting streak in April ... reached base safely in his last 26 games from April to May ... went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBIs, two runs and a walk at Western Carolina on March 4 ... hit a solo homer against Virginia Tech on March 7 ... went 2-for-4 with a homer, two RBIs, three runs, a walk and steal in the first game of a doubleheader at Wake Forest on March 15 ... went 2-for-3 with two doubles, a run, walk and steal at Georgia on March 25 ... led off the ninth inning with a double and scored the go-ahead run in the first game of a doubleheader at Maryland on March 28 ... went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a three-run homer and two runs in the second game of a doubleheader at Maryland on March 28; was 4-for-8 with three doubles, a homer, three RBIs and three runs in the series ... went 2-for-4 with a homer, three RBIs and a hit-by-pitch against Furman on April 1 ... went 3-for-3 with a double and run against Winthrop on April 2 ... went 2-for-4 with two RBIs against NC State on April 5 ... went 2-for-3 with an RBI, a walk and hit-by-pitch against No. 11 Miami (Fla.) on April 27 ... went 2-for-3 with a homer, three RBIs and a walk against UNLV at Greenville, S.C. on May 4 ... went 3-for-5 with the walkoff single in the ninth inning against No. 3 Miami (Fla.) in the ACC Tournament on May 22 ... hit a two-run homer against Xavier in the Nashville Regional on May 31 ... No. 36 senior in the nation in the preseason by Baseball America ... No. 41 senior in the nation in the preseason by Perfect Game ... preseason first-team All-ACC by CollegeSportsMadness.com and Perfect Game.
2013: Second-Team All-ACC selection ... second-team All-ACC by CollegeSportsMadness.com ... ACC Academic Honor Roll member ... hit .291 with 36 runs, a team-high 16 doubles, two triples, four homers, 37 RBIs, a .366 on-base percentage, 27 walks, one hit-by-pitch and 10 steals in 59 games (58 starts, including 57 at second base and one as the DH) ... hit .324 with runners in scoring position ... was 4-for-12 (.333) with one double and nine RBIs with the bases loaded ... had a team-high 17 two-out RBIs ... had 19 multiple-hit games ... had a 10-game hitting streak, which included the last game of 2012 and the first nine games of 2013 ... went 2-for-4 with a double and four RBIs against William & Mary on Feb. 17 ... went 2-for-4 with a homer, two RBIs and a steal in the first game of a doubleheader against Wright State on Feb. 23 ... went 3-for-4 with a double, RBI and steal in the second game of a doubleheader against Wright State on Feb. 23; was 6-for-11 (.545) with a homer, three RBIs and three steals in the series ... went 1-for-1 with three runs, three walks and a steal against Wofford on March 6 ... went 3-for-5 with a double and one RBI against No. 12 Virginia on March 17; was 7-for-15 (.467) with two doubles and two RBIs in the series ... went 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI against Wake Forest on April 14 ... went 3-for-4 at Miami (Fla.) on April 20 ... went 3-for-4 with a double, triple, four RBIs, one run and two walks in the first game of a doubleheader at Furman on May 8 ... went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two walks in the second game of a doubleheader at Furman on May 8; was 5-for-8 with a double, triple, five RBIs, two runs and four walks in the doubleheader ... went 2-for-5 with a homer and two runs at No. 8 Florida State on May 16 ... went 3-for-4 with a run and steal at No. 8 Florida State on May 17 ... hit two homers with five RBIs against St. Louis in the Columbia Regional on June 1 ... preseason third-team All-American by Collegiate Baseball ... preseason honorable mention All-American by CollegeBaseballInsider.com ... No. 98 junior in the nation in the preseason by Perfect Game ... preseason first-team All-ACC by CollegeSportsMadness.com and Perfect Game ... No. 9 prospect in the ACC for the 2013 draft in the preseason by Perfect Game ... No. 10 prospect in the ACC for the 2013 draft in the preseason by Baseball America ... No. 2 college prospect in South Carolina for the 2013 draft in the preseason by Perfect Game ... played for Hyannis in the Cape Cod League in the summer, where he hit .244 with one homer, seven doubles, nine RBIs, 17 runs and eight steals in 34 games ... No. 142 prospect in the Cape Cod League by Perfect Game.
2012: Second-Team All-ACC selection ... hit .295 with a team-tying-high 49 runs, 13 doubles, three triples, one homer, 31 RBIs, a .353 on-base percentage, 22 walks, three hit-by-pitches and 10 steals in 59 games (59 starts at second base) ... started as the leadoff batter a team-high 50 times ... hit .353 at home ... had 20 multiple-hit games ... had eight bunt singles ... had a 19-game hitting streak from March to April ... had a 15-game hitting streak from April to May ... reached base via a hit or walk in 23 consecutive games from March to April ... went 2-for-4 with two runs, one RBI and two steals against Maine on Feb. 25 ... went 4-for-5 with a double, two RBIs and three runs against Maine on Feb. 26; was 7-for-14 with two doubles, five RBIs, six runs and two steals in the series ... went 2-for-6 with a walkoff single against No. 2 South Carolina on March 4 ... went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run at Western Carolina on March 14 ... went 3-for-5 with a double, RBI and steal against Boston College on March 17 ... went 4-for-4 with two RBIs, a run and walk against Elon on March 20 ... went 3-for-4 with two RBIs at Virginia on March 25 ... went 2-for-5 with a triple, two RBIs and two runs against Georgia on April 11 ... went 3-for-6 with two RBIs and a run at Georgia Tech on April 29 ... drew a two-out walk with Clemson trailing 3-2 in the 11th inning and scored the walkoff run on a wild pitch later in the frame against College of Charleston on May 5 ... went 3-for-5 with an RBI, two runs and a steal against Tennessee Tech on May 8 ... hit his first career homer against Georgia Tech in the ACC Tournament on May 26 ... No. 96 sophomore in the nation in the preseason by Perfect Game ... No. 9 prospect in the ACC for the 2013 draft in the preseason by Baseball America ... played for Hyannis in the Cape Cod League in the summer, where he hit .308 with two doubles, two RBIs and four steals in seven games.
2011: Hit .173 with 13 runs, five RBIs, a .308 on-base percentage and one steal in 42 games (12 starts at second base) ... hit a sacrifice fly in his first career plate appearance against Eastern Michigan on Feb. 18 ... went 2-for-2 with a run off the bench against Charleston Southern on Feb. 26 ... totaled four walks and two runs against Duke on March 19 ... hit a pinch-hit single against Wake Forest on April 23 ... went 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run in the second game of a doubleheader against Gardner-Webb on May 7 ... went 1-for-2 with two runs and a walk off the bench against Davidson on May 17 ... No. 8 newcomer in the ACC in the preseason by Baseball America ... played for La Crosse in the Northwoods League in the summer, where he hit .238 with 10 runs, five doubles and seven RBIs in 31 games.
Before Clemson: Drafted in the 15th round (No. 473 overall pick) by the Boston Red Sox ... all-county selection at Pope High School ... member of the state champions ... East Cobb Defensive Player-of-the-Year ... lettered four times in football and three times in baseball at Pope High, where he was coached by Jeff Rowland.
Personal: His grandfather, Jim, played football at Southern California ... his grandfather, Richard, played baseball in the Cardinals organization in the 1940s ... graduated May 9, 2014 with a degree in communication studies ... born Stephen Beaty Wilkerson on Jan. 11, 1992 in San Diego, CA.