RotoWire Partners

Taijuan Walker

23-Year-Old Pitcher – Seattle Mariners

2015 Stats

W-L

10-7

ERA

4.51

WHIP

1.21

K

148

SV

0

2015 Preseason Projections

W-L

ERA

WHIP

K

SV

2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 ...

Read more about Taijuan Walker

2015 ADP:  220.91

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (SP): Hidden

Get Custom Auction Value

LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 235   DOB: 8/13/1992   BORN: Shreveport, LA   COLLEGE: None     

September 2, 2015  –  Taijuan Walker News

▼ More

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

+ Add To Watchlist

Walker allowed three runs on five hits in 6.2 innings against the Astros on Wednesday, striking out three and walking three in a no-decision.

To instantly reveal our fantasy analysis of every player – including Taijuan Walker – simply subscribe now.

Taijuan Walker Stats
OPTIONS:   Show Partial SeasonsHide Partial Seasons      Show Minor League StatsHide Minor League Stats       Show 5x5 Stats OnlyShow All Statistics       Click stat headings to sort columns.
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 27 27 0 159.7 153 80 22 148 40 10 7 0 0 0 4.51 1.21
Next 7 Days     Subscribe now to see our Next 7 Days projections for Taijuan Walker
Rest Of Season     Subscribe now to see our Rest Of Season projections for Taijuan Walker
Preseason     Subscribe now to see our 2015 projections for Taijuan Walker
3-Year Averages     5 4 0 26.5 21 8 1 23 11 1 1 0 0 0 2.72 1.21

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

No Yes No
Taijuan Walker 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
Sep. 2 @Hou 6.7 5 3 3 0 3 3 1 1 0 - 0 0 0 4.51 1.21
Aug. 28 @CWS 6.3 3 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.53 1.21
Aug. 23 CWS 5.7 7 5 5 1 0 4 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.73 1.23
Aug. 17 @Tex 6.0 10 3 3 0 1 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.60 1.23
Aug. 11 Bal 6.0 5 2 2 0 1 6 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.60 1.21
Aug. 5 @Col 7.3 5 3 3 1 3 5 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.67 1.22
Jul. 31 @Min 9.0 1 1 1 1 1 11 0 0 1 W 0 0 0 4.73 1.22
Jul. 26 Tor 6.0 6 4 3 1 3 6 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.03 1.30
Jul. 21 @Det 4.3 7 6 5 2 0 4 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.06 1.29
Jul. 12 LAA 5.0 7 7 6 0 0 7 1 1 0 L 0 0 0 4.84 1.28
Jul. 7 Det 6.0 6 5 5 3 1 3 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.53 1.27
Jul. 1 @SD 6.0 1 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.34 1.28
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 6.2 IP/G
18.7 15 8 8 1 4 13 1 1 0 2-0 0 0 0 3.86 1.02
Last 30 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 6.3 IP/G
38.0 35 16 16 2 9 27 1 1 0 2-0 0 0 0 3.79 1.16
Last 60 Days
12 Games:  Avg. 6.2 IP/G
74.3 63 39 36 9 14 65 5 2 1 4-1 0 0 0 4.36 1.04

Taijuan Walker Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20153478122791709.248
2014100181621311.253
2013391027400.194

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201529264156912013.257
20146016210201.179
201321224100.222

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201567.33307213114.411.02
20147.00106603.861.57
20135.00008103.601.20

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201585.77407324114.621.35
201431.0220281222.321.23
201310.01004303.600.90
Taijuan Walker Advanced Stats
OPTIONS:   Show Partial SeasonsHide Partial Seasons      Show Minor League StatsHide Minor League Stats      Click stat headings to sort columns.
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 27 27 159.7 8.34 2.25 3.70 1.24 1.15 66.1% 94.3 MPH 4.51 4.04 .302
Next 7 Days     0 1 5.0 8.58 2.73 3.14 0.94 72.6% 3.63 3.56 .297
Rest Of Season     0 4 23.8 8.58 2.74 3.13 0.95 72.7% 3.63 3.58 .297
Preseason     Subscribe now to see our 2015 projections for Taijuan Walker
3-Year Averages     5 4 26.5 7.81 3.74 2.09 0.34 77.4% 2.72 3.20 .279

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats

No Yes

2015 Stat Review for Taijuan Walker    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2014 (min 145 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

Explain This

3.70 K/BB
GOOD
8.34 K/9
GOOD
2.25 BB/9
GOOD
94.3 MPH Fastball
ELITE
1.2 HR/9
TERRIBLE
1.15 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

Explain This

4.51 ERA
POOR
1.21 WHIP
GOOD
4.04 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

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

Explain This

.302 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
66.1% Strand Rate
LOW

Seattle Mariners Roster

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

Walker will make his next start Wednesday, but will have a start skipped at some point in September, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Walker, who left Friday's start with a hip flexor cramp, said he only felt discomfort for a few seconds and that felt fine after the game, 710 ESPN's Shannon Drayer reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Walker left Friday's game with a cramp in his right hip flexor, the Tacoma News Tribune's Bob Dutton reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Walker left Friday's game against the White Sox with an apparent injury.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Walker allowed five runs on seven hits over 5.2 innings in a winning effort against the White Sox on Sunday.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Walker took a no decision as he allowed three runs on ten hits in six innings Monday against Texas. He walked one and struck out three.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Walker credits his recent strong outings to mixing in his curveball more often, rather than relying strictly on his fastball and changeup.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Walker took a no decision in a quality start Tuesday against Baltimore, as he allowed two runs on five hits and a walk over six innings. He struck out six.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Walker allowed three runs on five hits and three walks while striking out five in 7.1 innings, in a no-decision Wednesday at Colorado.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.

RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

Subscribe now to see our 2015 outlook.

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.