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Taijuan Walker

21-Year-Old Pitcher – Seattle Mariners

2014 Stats

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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 wit...

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STATUS:  15-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Shoulder     EST. RETURN:  5/19/2014
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 220   DOB: 8/13/1992
BORN: Shreveport, LA   COLLEGE: None  

April 16, 2014  –  Taijuan Walker News

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Walker has been diagnosed with a right shoulder impingement and will be shut down for two weeks, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

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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 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Taijuan Walker
3-Year Averages MAJ   3 3 0 15.0 11 6 0 12 4 1 0 0 0 0 3.60 1.00

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Pitcher vs. Batter Stats

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Taijuan Walker Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Last 14 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 60 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00

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Taijuan Walker Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013391027400.194

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201321224100.222

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20135.00008103.601.20

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201310.01004303.600.90
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 .52 .467
2014 21 AA Jac 1 1 5.0 18.00 1.80 10.00 0.00 100% 0.00 -.20 .423
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3-Year Averages MAJ   3 3 15.0 7.20 2.40 3.00 0.00 60% 3.60 2.40 .266

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2014 Stat Review for Taijuan Walker    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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10.00 K/BB
ELITE
18.00 K/9
ELITE
1.80 BB/9
GREAT
0.0 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
0.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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0.00 ERA
ELITE
0.80 WHIP
ELITE
-0.20 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.423 BABIP
HIGH
100.0% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Taijuan Walker (by OPS against, min 0 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Trevor Crowe DET 3 2 0 1 0 1 0 .667 1.000 1.667
Marc Krauss HOU 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 .500 1.000 1.500
David Lough BAL 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 1.000 1.500
Jose Altuve HOU 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .600 1.000
L.J. Hoes HOU 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000
Jarrod Dyson KC 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000
Eric Hosmer KC 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .500 1.000
Billy Butler KC 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000
Jonathan Villar HOU 5 1 0 0 0 1 0 .200 .400 .600
Salvador Perez KC 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .000 .000 .500

Best Matchups for Taijuan Walker (by OPS against, min 0 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Robbie Grossman HOU 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Alex Gordon KC 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Jason Castro HOU 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Mike Moustakas KC 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Chris Carter HOU 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Carlos Corporan HOU 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Marwin Gonzalez HOU 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Brandon Barnes COL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Alcides Escobar KC 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jimmy Paredes KC 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Walker was scratched from his minor league rehab start Tuesday with shoulder stiffness, Shannon Drayer of 710 AM ESPN Seattle reports.

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Walker (shoulder) will make his next rehab start Tuesday at Triple-A Tacoma, Todd Dybas of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

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Walker (shoulder) will have his rehab assignment moved from Double-A Jackson to Triple-A Tacoma, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

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Walker (shoulder) is under consideration to start Tuesday against the Rangers, according to Bob Dutton of The Tacoma News Tribune.

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Walker (shoulder) was dominant in his rehab start at Double-A Jackson on Wednesday, striking out 10 in five innings and allowing just three hits and one walk on 84 pitches, Jackson's broadcaster Chris Harris reports.

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Walker's (shoulder) second rehab start will take place at Double-A Jackson this week, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

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Walker (shoulder) may be able to join the Mariners' rotation, after one more rehab start, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.