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Jordan Walden

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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Walden last pitched in April of 2015, and he has been out with a strained lat ever since. There had been hopes that he would begin a rehab assignment at the end of the 2016 season, but those plans nev...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   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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Agreed to a minor league contract with the Braves in November of 2016 that includes an invite to spring training.

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Walden (shoulder) had his minor league contract with the Braves voided on Thursday because his rehab wasn't progressing as expected, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

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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 AAA GWI 2 2 0 1.2 1 2 1 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 10.80 1.67
2014 26 MAJ ATL 58 0 0 50.0 33 16 2 62 27 0 2 3 2 20 2.88 1.20
2015 27 AA SPR 2 0 0 2.0 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2015 27 AAA MEM 2 0 0 1.2 1 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.50
2015 27 MAJ STL 12 0 0 10.3 7 1 0 12 4 0 1 1 0 8 0.87 1.06
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3-Year Averages     35 0 0 30.2 20 8 1 37 15 0 1 2 1 14 2.39 1.16
Career  (View All)     243 0 0 222.0 176 74 13 266 96 12 14 39 3.00 1.23

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Jordan Walden Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201520742000.125

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201522505200.238

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20154.30014000.000.69

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20156.00108401.501.33
Jordan Walden vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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 AAA GWI 2 2 1.2 37.50 7.50 5.00 7.50 0% 10.80 8.20 .000
2014 26 MAJ ATL 58 0 50.0 11.16 4.86 2.30 0.36 1.30 75.9% 95.9 MPH 2.88 2.86 .282
2015 27 AA SPR 2 0 2.0 13.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 0.20 .431
2015 27 AAA MEM 2 0 1.2 22.50 15.00 1.50 0.00 100% 0.00 3.20 .723
2015 27 MAJ STL 12 0 10.3 10.45 3.48 3.00 0.00 1.57 90.9% 94.2 MPH 0.87 2.04 .290
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3-Year Averages     35 0 30.2 11.04 4.48 2.47 0.30 79.4% 2.39 2.67 .283
Career     243 0 222.0 10.78 3.89 2.77 0.53 76.4% 3.00 2.91 .312

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Jordan Walden Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 10.3 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P -1 0 0 0 0 0 -1

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

Walden (shoulder) agreed to a minor league contract with the Braves on Saturday that includes an invitation to spring training.

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Walden did not show up for a recently scheduled rehab assignment and has been shut down indefinitely, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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The Cardinals transferred Walden (lat) to the 60-day DL on Monday.

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Walden has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 lat strain and is expected to miss a few months, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.

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Walden (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day DL on Saturday, MLB.com reports.

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Walden (shoulder) will undergo an MRI sometime on Friday, Cardinals GM John Mozeliak told St. Louis Baseball Weekly on Thursday.

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Walden (shoulder) will not make the Cardinals' Opening Day roster after his shoulder didn't quite feel right during his final spring training appearance, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

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Walden (shoulder) pitched a scoreless eighth Monday against the Mets, his seventh scoreless outing of the spring, and he's expected to pitch again Wednesday in his final tuneup for the regular season, MLB.com reports.

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2017

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2016

Walden started 2015 about as well as can be expected, throwing 10.1 innings and posting a 0.87 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 12 strikeouts primarily out of the setup role, picking up eight holds in the process. Then he hit the disabled list with biceps inflammation, what was supposed to be a 1-2 month injury turned into the rest of the season as rotator cuff and labrum damage was also discovered. He's obviously going to be a huge health-risk heading into 2016, but he should be 100 percent to start camp. Assuming he returns to form he should slot in as the setup man once again for the Cardinals and be the first in line for saves should Trevor Rosenthal struggle or suffer an injury. If his health and stuff come back he should at the very least be a safe bet for 20 holds and a handful of saves in 2016 along with at strikeout per inning or more.

2015

Walden's delivery is one of the wonders of the baseball world. As the right-hander goes to the plate, both of his feet briefly come off the mound, yet he is still somehow able to generate mid-90s velocity on his fastball. He was not, however, able find the strike zone consistently in 2014, as his walk rate nearly doubled, going from 2.7 BB/9 in 2013 to a career-high 4.9 BB/9, but he averaged close to 1.0 K/9 more than he did in 2013 (from 10.3 K/9 to 11.2) and held opposing right-handers to a .185/.292/.196 line. Traded along with Jason Heyward to St. Louis in November, Walden figures to factor into the Cards' late-inning mix, possibly even seeing a chance to close games if Trevor Rosenthal falters. Meanwhile, his departure from Atlanta leaves the likes of Jim Johnson, Jason Grilli and Shae Simmons to compete for the top right-handed setup role.

2014

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. He posted a 2.42 ERA over his first 47 appearances of the year, and while his strikeout rate dipped slightly, he still averaged more than 10.0 K/9 and trimmed his walk rate to a career-best 2.7 BB/9. Walden will continue to bridge the gap to Craig Kimbrel in 2014, setting up along with David Carpenter and Luis Avilan, and given his experience closing, he'd be an obvious candidate to take over ninth-inning duties should anything happen to Kimbrel.

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.