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Taijuan Walker

25-Year-Old Pitcher – Arizona Diamondbacks

2017 Stats

W-L

9-9

ERA

3.49

WHIP

1.33

K

146

SV

0

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Walker started his age-23 season with quality starts in each of his first four turns, but he fell off-track and earned quality starts in just five of his last 21 starts (one of which only qualified be...

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2017 ADP:  219.4

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 210   DOB: 8/13/1992   Show ContractHide Contract

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Taijuan Walker Contract Information:

Will receive $2.25 million for the 2017 season after losing his arbitration case in February of 2017.

October 5, 2017  –  Taijuan Walker News

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Manager Torey Lovullo reported Thursday that Walker will start Game 1 of the NLDS against the Dodgers on Friday.

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Taijuan Walker 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
2010 17 R MAR 4 0 0 7.0 2 1 0 9 3 1 1 0 0 0 1.29 0.71
2011 18 A CLI 18 18 0 96.2 69 31 4 113 39 6 5 0 0 0 2.89 1.12
2012 19 AA JAC 25 25 0 126.2 124 66 12 118 50 7 10 0 0 0 4.69 1.38
2013 20 AA JAC 11 14 0 84.0 58 23 6 96 30 4 7 0 0 0 2.46 1.05
2013 20 AAA TAC 11 11 0 57.1 54 23 5 64 27 5 3 0 0 0 3.61 1.42
2013 20 MAJ SEA 3 3 0 15.0 11 6 0 12 4 1 0 0 0 0 3.60 1.00
2014 21 A+ HIG 1 1 0 4.1 4 1 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.08 1.22
2014 21 AA JAC 1 1 0 5.0 3 0 0 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.80
2014 21 AAA TAC 14 14 1 73.0 68 39 13 74 25 6 4 0 0 0 4.81 1.27
2014 21 MAJ SEA 8 5 0 38.0 31 11 2 34 18 2 3 0 0 0 2.61 1.29
2015 22 MAJ SEA 29 29 0 169.7 163 86 25 157 40 11 8 0 0 0 4.56 1.20
2016 23 AAA TAC 3 3 0 15.0 12 6 1 6 8 1 0 0 0 0 3.60 1.33
2016 23 MAJ SEA 25 25 1 134.3 129 63 27 119 37 8 11 0 0 0 4.22 1.24
2017 24 MAJ ARI 28 28 0 157.3 148 61 17 146 61 9 9 0 0 0 3.49 1.33
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3-Year Averages     20 19 0 114.0 107 53 18 103 31 7 7 0 0 0 4.18 1.21
Career  (View All)     93 90 1 514.3 482 227 71 468 160 31 31 0 3.97 1.25

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Taijuan Walker Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games 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
Sep. 30 @KC 5.0 3 1 1 0 1 6 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.49 1.33
Sep. 23 Mia 3.7 6 7 3 1 3 6 1 1 0 L 0 0 0 3.54 1.35
Sep. 17 @SF 5.0 7 4 4 0 3 4 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.45 1.32
Sep. 12 Col 6.0 4 2 2 1 5 6 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.32 1.29
Sep. 6 @LAD 6.0 4 1 1 0 3 4 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.33 1.29
Sep. 1 @Col 5.0 3 0 0 0 3 10 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.42 1.29
Aug. 26 SF 6.3 4 1 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.55 1.29
Aug. 21 @NYM 5.3 7 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.66 1.32
Aug. 16 @Hou 5.0 9 5 3 1 2 3 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 3.83 1.31
Aug. 11 ChC 5.0 5 5 4 2 3 2 2 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.76 1.27
Aug. 5 @SF 6.0 6 3 3 1 0 6 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.60 1.26
Jul. 30 @StL 5.7 4 3 3 1 3 10 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 3.55 1.27
Last 14 Games (Team)
3 Games Pitched:  Avg. 4.6 IP/G
13.7 16 12 8 1 7 16 1 1 0 0-2 0 0 0 5.27 1.68
Last 30 Games (Team)
6 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.1 IP/G
30.7 27 15 11 2 18 36 1 1 0 2-2 0 0 0 3.23 1.47
Last 60 Games (Team)
12 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.3 IP/G
64.0 62 32 25 8 28 64 3 3 0 3-5 0 0 0 3.52 1.41

Taijuan Walker Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201733170356613311.230
20162725919519216.206
201538289239019012.256

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20173537626822426.262
201630160187816111.285
201532468177312013.247

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201771.03406227114.181.30
201682.35607525154.151.28
201577.34408113144.541.02

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201786.3650843462.921.36
201652.03504412124.331.17
201592.37407627114.581.34
Taijuan Walker vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Taijuan Walker 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
2010 17 R MAR 4 0 7.0 11.57 3.86 3.00 0.00 80% 1.29 2.34 .157
2011 18 A CLI 18 18 96.2 10.57 3.65 2.90 0.37 74% 2.89 2.70 .291
2012 19 AA JAC 25 25 126.2 8.42 3.57 2.36 0.86 66.7% 4.69 4.04 .320
2013 20 AA JAC 11 14 84.0 10.29 3.21 3.20 0.64 79.3% 2.46 3.13 .270
2013 20 AAA TAC 11 11 57.1 10.09 4.26 2.37 0.79 76.3% 3.61 3.62 .336
2013 20 MAJ SEA 3 3 15.0 7.20 2.40 3.00 0.00 0.89 60% 94.7 MPH 3.60 2.40 .266
2014 21 A+ HIG 1 1 4.1 15.37 2.20 7.00 0.00 80% 2.08 0.52 .467
2014 21 AA JAC 1 1 5.0 18.00 1.80 10.00 0.00 100% 0.00 -0.20 .423
2014 21 AAA TAC 14 14 73.0 9.12 3.08 2.96 1.60 67.5% 4.81 4.80 .294
2014 21 MAJ SEA 8 5 38.0 8.05 4.26 1.89 0.47 1.92 80.9% 94.7 MPH 2.61 3.75 .284
2015 22 MAJ SEA 29 29 169.7 8.33 2.12 3.93 1.33 1.19 65.7% 94.3 MPH 4.56 4.13 .300
2016 23 AAA TAC 3 3 15.0 3.60 4.80 0.75 0.60 73.7% 3.60 5.07 .233
2016 23 MAJ SEA 25 25 134.3 7.97 2.48 3.22 1.81 1.49 74.1% 93.9 MPH 4.22 5.05 .282
2017 24 MAJ ARI 28 28 157.3 8.35 3.49 2.39 0.97 1.76 77.1% 93.8 MPH 3.49 4.08 .306
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3-Year Averages     20 19 114.0 8.13 2.45 3.32 1.42 70.8% 4.18 4.26 .289
Career     93 90 514.3 8.19 2.80 2.93 1.24 72.7% 3.97 4.14 .295

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Taijuan Walker Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 169.7 -2 16 -2 0 77 -1 0 0
2016 P 134.3 2 11 2 0 82 1 0 0
2017 P 157.3 0 18 0 0 71 0 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P 2 -1 0 0 -1 0 0
2016 P -2 0 0 0 1 0 -1
2017 P -1 -1 0 0 0 0 -2

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2017 Stat Review for Taijuan Walker    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.39 K/BB
WEAK
8.35 K/9
GOOD
3.49 BB/9
POOR
93.8 MPH Fastball
GREAT
1.0 HR/9
GOOD
1.76 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.49 ERA
GOOD
1.33 WHIP
WEAK
4.08 FIP
AVERAGE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.306 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
77.1% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Taijuan Walker: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Walker fired five innings of one-run ball Saturday against the Royals, allowing just three hits while walking one and striking out six. He didn't factor into the decision.

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Walker (9-9) allowed seven runs -- three earned -- on six hits and three walks while striking out six batters in just 3.2 innings to take the loss against Miami on Saturday.

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Walker (9-8) allowed four earned runs on seven hits through five innings Sunday, taking the loss against the Giants. He walked three and struck out four.

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Walker didn't factor into the decision Tuesday against the Rockies after allowing two runs on four hits with five walks and six strikeouts over six innings.

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Walker (9-7) scored the win over the Dodgers on Wednesday, giving up one run on four hits and three walks over six innings while striking out four.

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Walker (8-7) struck out 10 over five shutout innings and allowed just three hits and three walks to earn the win Friday against the Rockies.

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Walker (7-7) gave up one run on four hits and one walk while striking out three over 6.1 innings in a win over the Giants on Saturday.

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Walker pitched 5.1 scoreless innings during Monday's win over the Mets, allowing seven hits and a walk while striking out four batters. He didn't factor into the decision.

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Walker (6-7) came away with the loss Wednesday in Houston after surrendering five runs (three earned) on nine hits with two walks and three strikeouts over five innings.

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Walker (6-6) allowed five runs (four earned) on five hits and three walks with two strikeouts over five innings and took the loss Friday against the Cubs.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

A monstrously bad start overshadowed a solid summer for Walker. He was popped for nine earned runs in his season debut, five in his next, and then after two good starts (one earned in 12.3 IP), he was smashed again for seven earned leaving him with an 8.74 ERA through five starts. That took him off the radar for just about everybody, at least as a premium fantasy option. He reeled off a 2.88 ERA in his next 11 starts with 69 K in 68.2 innings. From that point on his final 13 starts saw the normal ups and downs of a young, inexperienced pitcher. Hed have three good starts here, two duds there, en route to a 4.83 ERA in 78.1 innings. Home runs were the main problem behind his struggles. He had a 7.44 ERA in seven starts where allowed two-plus home runs and a 3.78 ERA in 22 starts with 0-1 home runs allowed. If loved him last year, you still should. He still has all the tools for a huge breakout.

2015

The organization's top pitching prospect, Walker's ascension to the Seattle rotation did not go smoothly last season. He began the year on the disabled list with shoulder stiffness, missing the first three months. He then had to endure the wrath of manager Lloyd McClendon after an uninspiring start at Triple-A over the All-Star break. Consequently, the Mariners kept him at Tacoma longer than expected, and when he finally returned in late July he walked six and was demoted right back down after the game. He didn't make it back to Seattle until September when he worked out of the bullpen for three appearances before making two starts. He fared well in that stretch, though, posting a 1.96 ERA in 23 innings with 20 strikeouts and five walks. It's at least something to build on for 2015 when the 22-year-old will again compete for a rotation spot in spring training. Walker still has incredible upside, and last year's experience could serve him well this season.

2014

After he rolled through Double-A and Triple-A last year, the Mariners gave their 21-year-old future ace a taste of the big leagues in September. Walker acquitted himself nicely across three starts with 12 strikeouts and four walks in 15 innings. The 6-foot-4 right-hander throws his four-seamer at 95 mph but hits the high 90s, pairing it with a low-90s cutter that keeps hitters off-balance. His offspeed stuff needs continued development, but he looks ready for the big-league rotation, which he appears likely to make coming out of spring training. It wouldn't hurt if he got a little more minor-league seasoning, but he should be in the rotation to stay by summer if he doesn't make the rotation out of spring training.

2013

Walker had an inconsistent 2012 campaign, not extremely surprising for a hurler at the Double-A level who only turned 20 in August. After dominating the first two months of the season, Walker struggled in summer and late in the year, finishing with a bloated ERA. The most curious part of his numbers was the massive decrease in groundballs induced. Despite those concerns, he was still hitting 98 mph late in the season, and the Mariners liked the development of his breaking pitches too. It's too optimistic to expect the 6-foot-6 right-hander to make the Seattle squad out of spring training, but he's an elite talent who could see the bigs by the end of this year.

2012

Named the organization's top prospect by Baseball Prospectus, Walker is a 6-foot-6 right-hander who could be about a year away from Seattle. The 19-year-old dominated at Low-A Clinton last season, striking out 113 in 96.2 innings with a 1.54 GO/AO and a .202 opponents' average. A 2010 supplemental pick out of high school, Walker was named the organization's Minor League Pitcher of the Year. Walker is just 19 and needs more seasoning, but he's not too far away. He could go to spring training in 2013 with a shot at a rotation spot. Keep an eye on his progress this season.