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Taijuan Walker

25-Year-Old Pitcher – Arizona Diamondbacks

2018 Stats

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3.46

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1.54

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9

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2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Acquired from the Mariners, Walker posted full-season bests in ERA (3.49), home-run rate (0.97 HR/9), strikeout rate (8.4 K/9) and groundball rate (48.9 percent). The flamethrower was limited, however...

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2018 ADP:  197.65

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STATUS:  10-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Elbow     EST. RETURN:  7/1/2019
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 235   DOB: 8/13/1992
BORN: Shreveport, LA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: By SEA In 2010   Show ContractHide Contract

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Taijuan Walker Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $4.82 million contract with the Diamondbacks in January of 2018 to avoid arbitration.

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Walker will undergo Tommy John surgery Wednesday, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com 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 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 29 29 0 169.7 163 86 25 157 40 11 8 0 0 0 4.56 1.20
2016 23 AAA TAC 3 3 0 15.0 12 6 1 6 8 1 0 0 0 0 3.60 1.33
2016 23 MAJ SEA 25 25 1 134.3 129 63 27 119 37 8 11 0 0 0 4.22 1.24
2017 24 MAJ ARI 28 28 0 157.3 148 61 17 146 61 9 9 0 0 0 3.49 1.33
2018 25 MAJ ARI 3 3 0 13.0 15 5 1 9 5 0 0 0 0 0 3.46 1.54
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3-Year Averages     27 27 0 153.8 146 70 23 140 46 9 9 0 0 0 4.10 1.25
Career  (View All)     96 93 1 527.3 497 232 72 477 165 31 31 0 3.96 1.26

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Taijuan Walker Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games 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. 14 @LAD 2.0 4 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.46 1.54
Apr. 8 @StL 6.0 3 1 1 0 2 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.27 1.36
Apr. 2 LAD 5.0 8 3 3 1 2 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.40 2.00
Last 14 Games (Team)
2 Games Pitched:  Avg. 4.0 IP/G
8.0 7 2 2 0 3 5 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 2.25 1.25
Last 30 Games (Team)
3 Games Pitched:  Avg. 4.3 IP/G
13.0 15 5 5 1 5 9 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 3.46 1.54
Last 60 Games (Team)
3 Games Pitched:  Avg. 4.3 IP/G
13.0 15 5 5 1 5 9 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 3.46 1.54

Taijuan Walker Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2018283210101.385
201733170356613311.230
20162725919519216.206

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201828635100.200
20173537626822426.262
201630160187816111.285

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20185.00004215.402.00
201771.03406227114.181.30
201682.35607525154.151.28

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20188.00005302.251.25
201786.3650843462.921.36
201652.03504412124.331.17
Taijuan Walker vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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
2015 22 MAJ SEA 29 29 169.7 8.33 2.12 3.93 1.33 1.19 65.7% 94.3 MPH 4.56 4.13 .300
2016 23 AAA TAC 3 3 15.0 3.60 4.80 0.75 0.60 73.7% 3.60 5.07 .233
2016 23 MAJ SEA 25 25 134.3 7.97 2.48 3.22 1.81 1.49 74.1% 93.9 MPH 4.22 5.05 .282
2017 24 MAJ ARI 28 28 157.3 8.35 3.49 2.39 0.97 1.76 77.1% 93.8 MPH 3.49 4.08 .306
2018 25 MAJ ARI 3 3 13.0 6.23 3.46 1.80 0.69 1.70 78.9% 93.6 MPH 3.46 3.97 .336
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Rest Of Season     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
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3-Year Averages     27 27 153.8 8.19 2.69 3.04 1.35 72.2% 4.10 4.22 .295
Career     96 93 527.3 8.14 2.82 2.89 1.23 72.9% 3.96 4.14 .296

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Taijuan Walker Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
P 2015 169.7 0 - -1 0 0 0 -1 0 2 0 0
2016 134.3 -1 - 1 0 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0
2017 157.3 -2 - 0 0 0 0 -1 0 -1 0 0
2018 13 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Taijuan Walker    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.80 K/BB
TERRIBLE
6.23 K/9
TERRIBLE
3.46 BB/9
WEAK
93.6 MPH Fastball
GREAT
0.7 HR/9
ELITE
1.70 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.46 ERA
GOOD
1.54 WHIP
TERRIBLE
3.97 FIP
AVERAGE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.336 BABIP
HIGH
78.9% Strand Rate
HIGH

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

Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said Wednesday that Walker (elbow) was diagnosed with a torn UCL and will likely undergo Tommy John surgery.

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An examination of Walker's forearm Tuesday revealed that he's dealing with a UCL injury, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.

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Walker was placed on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with right forearm inflammation.

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Walker is not currently scheduled to undergo an MRI on his injured right forearm, Nick Piecoro of AZCentral Sports reports.

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Walker left Saturday's start due to right forearm tightness.

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Walker was removed from Saturday's start against the Dodgers due to an apparent injury, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic Arizona reports.

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Walker allowed one run on three hits and two walks while striking out three over six innings Sunday, but he didn't earn the decision in the Diamondbacks' win against St. Louis.

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Walker didn't factor into the decision during Monday's start against the Dodgers, allowing three runs on eight hits and two walks across five innings. He struck out four.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

Walker started his age-23 season with quality starts in each of his first four turns, but he fell off-track and earned quality starts in just five of his last 21 starts (one of which only qualified because the runs were unearned). He had some massive performances in 2016, striking out exactly 11 batters on three separate occasions (and walking one or zero hitters in each), representing an all-or-nothing approach to the game log. Traded in the offseason to Arizona, Walker now faces an uphill battle, moving to a tougher ballpark and an organization that has not been earning merit badges for their work with pitchers recently. Additionally, Walker was making in-season mechanical changes as late as last September, and we get the recipe for a long road of disappointment for the once-promising starter. The stuff promises better things in the future, but there will likely be more growing pains before Walker is ready to make an impact on a start-by-start basis.

2016

A monstrously bad start overshadowed a solid summer for Walker. He was popped for nine earned runs in his season debut, five in his next, and then after two good starts (one earned in 12.3 IP), he was smashed again for seven earned leaving him with an 8.74 ERA through five starts. That took him off the radar for just about everybody, at least as a premium fantasy option. He reeled off a 2.88 ERA in his next 11 starts with 69 K in 68.2 innings. From that point on his final 13 starts saw the normal ups and downs of a young, inexperienced pitcher. Hed have three good starts here, two duds there, en route to a 4.83 ERA in 78.1 innings. Home runs were the main problem behind his struggles. He had a 7.44 ERA in seven starts where allowed two-plus home runs and a 3.78 ERA in 22 starts with 0-1 home runs allowed. If loved him last year, you still should. He still has all the tools for a huge breakout.

2015

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 three months. He then had to endure the wrath of manager Lloyd McClendon after an uninspiring start at Triple-A over the All-Star break. Consequently, the Mariners kept him at Tacoma longer than expected, and when he finally returned in late July he walked six and was demoted right back down after the game. He didn't make it back to Seattle until September when he worked out of the bullpen for three appearances before making two starts. He fared well in that stretch, though, posting a 1.96 ERA in 23 innings with 20 strikeouts and five walks. It's at least something to build on for 2015 when the 22-year-old will again compete for a rotation spot in spring training. Walker still has incredible upside, and last year's experience could serve him well this season.

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.