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Jordan Walden

27-Year-Old Pitcher – St. Louis Cardinals

2015 Stats

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0-1

ERA

1.59

WHIP

1.24

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8

SV

0

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Walden's delivery is one of the wonders of the baseball world. As the right-hander goes to the plate, both of his feet briefly come off the mound, yet he is still somehow able to generate mid-90s velo...

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2015 ADP:  430.42

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 250   DOB: 11/16/1987   BORN: Fort Worth, TX   COLLEGE: Grayson (TX) JC   DRAFTED: 12th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Jordan Walden Contract Information:

Agreed to a two-year deal with the Cardinals in December of 2014 that includes a club option for 2017.

April 11, 2015  –  Jordan Walden News

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Walden took the loss in Friday's game against the Reds, giving up a run on two walks in an inning pitched.

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Jordan Walden Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2007 19 R ORE 15 15 0 64.3 49 22 3 63 17 1 1 0 3.08 1.03
2008 20 A CED 18 18 0 107.1 80 26 3 91 32 4 6 0 2.18 1.05
2008 20 A RAN 9 9 0 49.0 42 22 4 50 24 5 2 0 4.04 1.35
2009 21 AA ARK 13 13 0 60.0 72 35 4 57 29 1 5 0 5.25 1.68
2010 22 AA ARK 6 0 0 43.0 44 16 2 38 22 1 1 8 0 0 3.35 1.53
2010 22 AAA SAL 6 0 0 6.2 8 3 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 4.05 1.61
2010 22 MAJ LAA 16 0 0 15.3 13 4 1 23 7 0 1 1 0 6 2.35 1.30
2011 23 MAJ LAA 62 0 0 60.3 49 20 3 67 26 5 5 32 10 2 2.98 1.24
2012 24 AAA SAL 3 0 0 2.2 3 2 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 6.75 1.36
2012 24 MAJ LAA 45 0 0 39.0 35 15 3 48 18 3 2 1 1 8 3.46 1.36
2013 25 AAA GWI 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2013 25 MAJ ATL 50 0 0 47.0 39 18 4 54 14 4 3 1 2 14 3.45 1.13
2014 26 AAA GWI 2 2 0 1.2 1 2 1 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 10.80 1.67
2014 26 MAJ ATL 58 0 0 50.0 33 16 2 62 27 0 2 3 2 20 2.88 1.20
2015 27 MAJ STL 7 0 0 5.7 4 1 0 8 3 0 1 0 0 5 1.59 1.24
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3-Year Averages     51 0 0 45.3 35 16 3 54 19 2 2 1 1 14 3.18 1.19
Career  (View All)     238 0 0 217.3 173 74 13 262 95 12 14 38 3.06 1.23

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Jordan Walden Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 18 Cin 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.59 1.24
Apr. 16 Mil 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.69 1.31
Apr. 15 Mil 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.08 1.38
Apr. 12 @Cin 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.70 1.50
Apr. 11 @Cin 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.86 1.29
Apr. 10 @Cin 1.0 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 4.50 1.50
Apr. 5 @ChC 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.00 1.00
Last 14 Days
7 Games:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
5.7 4 1 1 0 3 8 0 1 0 0-1 0 0 5 1.59 1.24
Last 30 Days
7 Games:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
5.7 4 1 1 0 3 8 0 1 0 0-1 0 0 5 1.59 1.24
Last 60 Days
7 Games:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
5.7 4 1 1 0 3 8 0 1 0 0-1 0 0 5 1.59 1.24

Jordan Walden Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20159431000.167
201499331316402.188
20139130516112.190

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201515403100.214
2014106291417100.185
201310224923412.247

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20152.30002000.000.86
201431.3001441322.300.96
201324.733031834.011.01

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20153.30106302.701.50
201418.7022181403.861.61
201322.310123612.821.25
Jordan Walden Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2007 19 R ORE 15 15 64.3 8.81 2.38 3.71 0.42 69.8% 3.08 2.78 .280
2008 20 A CED 18 18 107.1 7.65 2.69 2.84 0.25 78.9% 2.18 2.76 .267
2008 20 A RAN 9 9 49.0 9.18 4.41 2.08 0.73 71% 4.04 3.69 .301
2009 21 AA ARK 13 13 60.0 8.55 4.35 1.97 0.60 68% 5.25 3.77 .377
2010 22 AA ARK 6 0 43.0 7.95 4.60 1.73 0.42 78.1% 3.35 3.57 .335
2010 22 AAA SAL 6 0 6.2 4.35 2.90 1.50 0.00 70% 4.05 3.20 .356
2010 22 MAJ LAA 16 0 15.3 13.50 4.11 3.29 0.59 3.14 84.2% 98.8 MPH 2.35 2.42 .372
2011 23 MAJ LAA 62 0 60.3 9.99 3.88 2.58 0.45 1.27 76.4% 97.6 MPH 2.98 2.97 .308
2012 24 AAA SAL 3 0 2.2 12.27 0.00 0.00 0.00 33.3% 6.75 1.84 .484
2012 24 MAJ LAA 45 0 39.0 11.08 4.15 2.67 0.69 1.00 76% 96.4 MPH 3.46 3.12 .340
2013 25 AAA GWI 1 0 1.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 1.20 .000
2013 25 MAJ ATL 50 0 47.0 10.34 2.68 3.86 0.77 0.72 71.4% 95.5 MPH 3.45 2.97 .308
2014 26 AAA GWI 2 2 1.2 37.50 7.50 5.00 7.50 0% 10.80 8.20 .000
2014 26 MAJ ATL 58 0 50.0 11.16 4.86 2.30 0.36 1.30 75.9% 95.9 MPH 2.88 2.86 .282
2015 27 MAJ STL 7 0 5.7 12.71 4.76 2.67 0.00 1.25 85.7% 93.9 MPH 1.59 1.96 .334
Today's Projections     0 0 .3 11.11 4.10 2.71 0.57 77.1% 2.91 -0.28 .299
Next 7 Days     0 0 2.4 11.11 4.18 2.66 0.49 76.6% 2.91 2.83 .302
Rest Of Season     0 0 51.0 11.17 4.14 2.70 0.54 76.9% 2.92 2.89 .302
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3-Year Averages     51 0 45.3 10.72 3.77 2.84 0.60 74.5% 3.18 2.94 .302
Career     238 0 217.3 10.85 3.93 2.76 0.54 76.1% 3.06 2.92 .313

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2015 Stat Review for Jordan Walden    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2014 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.67 K/BB
WEAK
12.71 K/9
ELITE
4.76 BB/9
TERRIBLE
93.9 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
1.25 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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1.59 ERA
ELITE
1.24 WHIP
WEAK
1.96 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.334 BABIP
HIGH
85.7% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Jordan Walden: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Walden may get the first shot at closing for the Cardinals should Trevor Rosenthal be taken out of the role for some reason, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Walden agreed to a two-year deal with the Cardinals on Tuesday

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Walden was traded to the Cardinals on Monday.

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Walden took the loss Friday after allowing a run on two hits.

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Walden picked up his third save of the season Wednesday with a perfect ninth inning against the Mets.

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Walden pitched a perfect eighth inning to record his fifth hold of the season Thursday.

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Walden struggled Tuesday in his return from the disabled list. He walked three and gave up a run while recording just one out.

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Walden (hamstring) will be activated from the disabled list Tuesday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Walden walked one and struck out two batters over one inning during a rehab outing at Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

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Walden (hamstring) could join the Braves in Colorado on Monday provided his next rehab outing goes well, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

The hard-throwing right-hander missed time at various points in 2013 with injury and fell apart at the end of the year, but Walden proved to be a valuable addition to the Braves' already deep bullpen. He posted a 2.42 ERA over his first 47 appearances of the year, and while his strikeout rate dipped slightly, he still averaged more than 10.0 K/9 and trimmed his walk rate to a career-best 2.7 BB/9. Walden will continue to bridge the gap to Craig Kimbrel in 2014, setting up along with David Carpenter and Luis Avilan, and given his experience closing, he'd be an obvious candidate to take over ninth-inning duties should anything happen to Kimbrel.

2013

Walden was the Angels' closer in 2011, but he spent the 2012 season in a middle-relief role, struggling at first before coming on strong at the end of the year. His 48:18 K:BB on the season is nothing to write home, but he finished the year with 14 strikeouts and no walks in his final 14 appearances. The improvement, along with Walden's age (25 years old), are cause for optimism despite the fact that his average fastball velocity declined from 97.5 mph in 2011 to 96.3 mph in 2012. That decline was likely due to a few nagging injuries, and if Walden can get back up over 97 mph and continue to develop his secondary pitches, he could emerge as closer-material again down the road. That path is much longer now, however, after he was traded to the Braves for Tommy Hanson during the offseason.

2012

Walden rode his big fastball to 67 strikeouts and 32 saves last season, but he also tied for the league lead with 10 blown saves. Walden's shakiness in the ninth-inning role has the Angels looking at adding a veteran closer, but if they are unable to find one via free agency, Walden may hold onto the job. If that ends up being the case, he'll have the potential to put up even bigger save numbers for what is expected to be an improved Angels squad.

2011

Formerly one of the Angels' best starting pitching prospects, Walden has been moved to the bullpen, likely for good. Injuries derailed Walden's 2010 campaign, and his plus slider and high-90s fastball that at times reaches triple-digits make him a perfect candidate for a back-of-the bullpen role at the big league level immediately. Walden will likely be eased into late-inning and high-pressure situations since he has just 15.1 major league innings under his belt, but his 23:7 K:BB ratio in those appearances could make him a potential closer candidate later in the season if Fernando Rodney struggles.

2010

The team's No. 1 prospect a year ago, Walden was shut down at midseason with a forearm problem after pitching poorly for three months. It's not clear if he can hold up as a starter, and his high-90s fastball translates well to relief work. Walden could come through very quickly once he's healthy, and long term, may well be Brian Fuentes' successor.

2009

Walden went a combined 9-8 with a 2.76 ERA between Low-A Cedar Rapids and High-A Rancho Cucamonga last season. However, his High-A ERA of 4.04 was much higher than his Low-A ERA of 2.18. Walden is a hard-throwing right-hander with a good slider and is one of the Angelsí most-promising young prospects. Being that he wonít turn 22 until next November; expect him to begin next season at Rancho Cucamonga.