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Taijuan Walker

22-Year-Old Pitcher – Seattle Mariners

2014 Stats

W-L

2-3

ERA

2.61

WHIP

1.29

K

34

SV

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 220   DOB: 8/13/1992   BORN: Shreveport, LA   COLLEGE: None     

October 21, 2014  –  Taijuan Walker News

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Walker was scratched from his Arizona Fall League start Saturday and has decided not to pitch any more this offseason, MLB.com reports. "[Walker] is completely healthy and was very impressive in his two outings, but made a personal decision that he needed to return home at this time," GM Jack Zduriencik said. "He will continue with his offseason program and we look forward to seeing him at spring training in February."

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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
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3-Year Averages     3 3 0 15.0 11 6 0 12 4 1 0 0 0 0 3.60 1.00

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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
Sep. 24 @Tor 8.0 4 1 1 0 1 6 0 0 1 L 0 0 0 2.61 1.29
Sep. 19 @Hou 5.7 8 2 2 0 2 7 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.00 1.47
Sep. 14 Oak 2.0 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.96 1.40
Sep. 7 @Tex 1.3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.82 1.39
Sep. 1 @Oak 6.0 6 1 1 0 2 5 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.00 1.43
Last 14 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 6.8 IP/G
13.7 12 3 3 0 3 13 0 0 1 1-1 0 0 0 1.98 1.10
Last 30 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 4.6 IP/G
23.0 22 6 5 0 5 20 1 0 1 1-1 0 0 0 1.96 1.17
Last 60 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 4.6 IP/G
23.0 22 6 5 0 5 20 1 0 1 1-1 0 0 0 1.96 1.17

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Taijuan Walker Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014100181621311.253
2013391027400.194

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20146016210201.179
201321224100.222

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20147.00106603.861.57
20135.00008103.601.20

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201431.0220281222.321.23
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 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
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3-Year Averages     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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1.89 K/BB
POOR
8.05 K/9
GOOD
4.26 BB/9
TERRIBLE
94.7 MPH Fastball
ELITE
0.5 HR/9
ELITE
1.92 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.61 ERA
ELITE
1.29 WHIP
WEAK
3.75 FIP
AVERAGE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.284 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
80.9% Strand Rate
HIGH

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

Walker struck out six and walked two while giving up just one run on two hits over five innings in Monday's Arizona Fall League game.

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Walker will pitch in the Arizona Fall League, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

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Walker allowed just one run on four hits, walking one and striking out six over eight innings, but took a hard-luck loss in a 1-0 decision against Toronto on Wednesday night.

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Walker allowed two runs on eight hits, walking two and striking out seven over 5.2 innings of a 10-5 win against the Astros on Friday night.

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Walker will start Friday against the Astros, MLB.com reports.

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Walker gave up two runs (one earned) in two relief innings Sunday against the A's. He allowed three hits while striking out one.

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Walker was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma on Monday.

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Walker was pounded for eight runs in 2.1 innings Monday at Triple-A Tacoma, putting a possible Sunday start for the Mariners in jeopardy.

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Walker could start Sunday's game for the Mariners, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports.

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Walker was optioned back to Triple-A Tacoma after Wednesday's game, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle 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.