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Jordan Walden

26-Year-Old Pitcher – Atlanta Braves

2014 Stats

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ERA

2.16

WHIP

1.32

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15

SV

1

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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....

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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:

Signed a one-year, $1.49 million deal with the Braves in December of 2013.

April 9, 2014  –  Jordan Walden News

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Walden got himself into a jam Wednesday, allowing two earned runs, a hit and a walk and a strikeout, retiring just one batter.

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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 MAJ ATL 10 0 0 8.3 6 2 0 15 5 0 0 1 0 2 2.16 1.32
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Jordan Walden
3-Year Averages MAJ   52 0 0 48.8 41 17 3 56 19 4 3 11 4 8 3.14 1.23
Career  (View All) MAJ   183 0 0 170.0 142 59 11 207 70 12 11 36 3.12 1.25

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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. 23 Mia 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.16 1.32
Apr. 21 Mia 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.45 1.50
Apr. 19 @NYM 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.84 1.42
Apr. 18 @NYM 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.00 1.50
Apr. 13 Was 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.60 1.80
Apr. 12 Was 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 4.50 2.00
Apr. 11 Was 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 6.00 2.33
Apr. 9 NYM 0.3 1 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 9.00 2.50
Apr. 5 @Was 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 1.80
Apr. 4 @Was 0.7 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 1.50
Last 14 Days
7 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
6.3 3 0 0 0 3 11 0 1 0 0-0 1 0 2 0.00 0.95
Last 30 Days
10 Games:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
8.3 6 2 2 0 5 15 0 1 0 0-0 1 0 2 2.16 1.32
Last 60 Days
10 Games:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
8.3 6 2 2 0 5 15 0 1 0 0-0 1 0 2 2.16 1.32

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Jordan Walden Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20139130516112.190
201287311013702.171
2011138441527811.229

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201310224923412.247
20128517822311.286
2011110231120601.206

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201324.733031834.011.01
201220.0101271011.801.45
201130.34215321222.371.12

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201322.310123612.821.25
201219.022021825.211.26
201129.01217351403.101.34
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 MAJ ATL 10 0 8.3 16.20 5.40 3.00 0.00 2.25 81.8% 96.9 MPH 2.16 1.40 .414
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Jordan Walden
3-Year Averages MAJ   52 0 48.8 10.33 3.51 2.95 0.55 75.4% 3.14 2.87 .318
Career MAJ   183 0 170.0 10.96 3.71 2.96 0.58 76.1% 3.12 2.88 .325

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2014 Stat Review for Jordan Walden    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.00 K/BB
AVERAGE
16.20 K/9
ELITE
5.40 BB/9
TERRIBLE
96.9 MPH Fastball
ELITE
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
2.25 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.16 ERA
GREAT
1.32 WHIP
POOR
1.40 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.414 BABIP
HIGH
81.8% Strand Rate
ABOVE AVERAGE

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Worst Matchups for Jordan Walden (by OPS against, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Chase Headley SD 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 3.000 4.000
Ryan Zimmerman WAS 4 4 2 2 1 0 0 1.000 2.750 3.750
Mike Napoli BOS 2 2 1 2 2 0 0 1.000 2.500 3.500
Brandon Allen NY-N 3 2 1 2 0 1 0 .667 2.000 2.667
Carlos Quentin SD 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.500 2.500
Brandon Phillips CIN 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.500 2.500
Zack Cozart CIN 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.500 2.500
Josh Willingham MIN 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Yunel Escobar TB 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.500 2.500
Colby Rasmus TOR 4 2 1 3 1 1 0 .500 1.500 2.100

Best Matchups for Jordan Walden (by OPS against, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Carlos Beltran NY-A 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Greg Dobbs MIA 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Travis d'Arnaud NY-N 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Logan Morrison SEA 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Mike Morse SF 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Victor Martinez DET 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Adam Lind TOR 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Sean Rodriguez TB 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Josh Reddick OAK 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Nolan Reimold BAL 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000

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

Walden (hamstring) pitched a scoreless inning in Monday's exhibition game against the Astros.

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Walden hasn't pitched in a week due to a sore hamstring, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Walden has signed a one-year deal with the Braves, effectively avoiding arbitration, MLB.com reports.

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Walden (groin) gave up two runs on one hit and one walk over 0.2 innings Friday against the Padres.

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Walden (groin) made it through his bullpen session Tuesday without issue, MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports.

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Walden (groin) will throw a bullpen session Tuesday, MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports.

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Walden (groin) played catch off flat ground Friday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Walden (groin) experienced discomfort while throwing a bullpen session Monday, MLB.com reports. According to manager Fredi Gonzalez, he'll likely be unavailable for at least five days.

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Walden has been dealing with an unspecified leg injury but could return within the next few days, MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports.

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Walden did not pitch in the four-game series against the Cardinals after striking out four over two scoreless innings in his most-recent appearance Wednesday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.