Josh Hunt Wilkie...majored in music and graduated from George Washington University...went 25-12 with a 2.97 ERA in
4 seasons at GWU...ranks among Colonials' all-time leaders in strikeouts (2nd, 291) and wins (3rd)...was not drafted, but
signed with the Nationals after a June '06 bullpen session with Nationals pitching coach Randy St. Claire was arranged
by outfielder Jose Guillen...was then notified by Hall-of-Famer Frank Robinson that a contract would be forthcoming...
spent the off-season of '09 working on Capitol Hill as part of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform...
went 13-4 with a 1.96 ERA and graduated from Chattahoochee(GA) High in Alpharetta.2010Excelled in first complete Triple-A campaign, posting 4 wins, 9 holds, 8 saves, a .228 batting average against, a 2.8/1
strikeout-to-walk ratio and a stingy 2.45 ERA...posted a 2.6/1 ground ball-to-fly ball ratio...notched a 3.20 ERA in 18
appearances with Caracus of the hitter-friendly Venezuelan Winter League.2009Earned first All-Star nod from the Double-A Eastern League...in best pro season, combined to go 7-5 with 12 holds, 5
saves and a 2.64 ERA in 51 appearances with Syracuse of the Triple-A International League and Harrisburg...following
season, posted a 4.26 ERA in 10 appearances with Phoenix of the prestigious Arizona Fall League.2008Walked just 1.8 batters per 9.0 innings en route to 2.08 ERA in 46 appearances with Potomac of the Single-A Carolina
League...was touched for just one homer in 60.2 innings.2007Secured career-best 11 saves pitching for Hagerstown...cited in Baseball America's annual "Best Tools' survey of league
managers as owning the "Best Changeup" in the Single-A South Atlantic League.2006Notched first win (Aug. 7 vs. GCL Dodgers) and save (June 26 vs. GCL Mets) in pro debut with Nationals' Rookie-level
Gulf Coast League entry.