Marcus Walden
30-Year-Old PitcherRP
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Marcus Walden in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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$Signed a minor-league contract with the Red Sox in December of 2016.
Unsung hero in win
PBoston Red Sox
May 16, 2019
Walden did not give up a hit and struck out four over 2.1 scoreless innings in Wednesday's 6-5 extra-inning win over the Rockies.
ANALYSIS
The Red Sox had blown a three-run lead when Walden entered the game in the seventh inning to calm the brewing storm. He stranded the go-ahead run at second base with a strikeout of Raimel Tapia and limited the Rockies to weak contact when they were able to put the ball in play. This type of performance is not new for Walden, who has become a key relief arm thus far. The 30-year-old right-hander has allowed one run while striking out 19 and walking one over his last 16.2 innings. "His stuff is playing great at this level right now," manager Alex Cora told Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald. "The slider is good, the cutter is good, the fastball up is great. He was amazing today. We put him in a situation, tie game, and he gave us more than enough to have a chance to win a game."
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-11%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-7%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-17%
BAA vs LHP
2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .169 69 26 4 11 3 0 1
Since 2017vs Right .190 86 18 5 15 6 0 1
2019vs Left .140 45 18 2 6 1 0 1
2019vs Right .130 51 12 4 6 2 0 1
2018vs Left .227 24 8 2 5 2 0 0
2018vs Right .273 35 6 1 9 4 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-43%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-32%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-69%
ERA on Road
2017
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 2.70 0.86 23.1 3 0 1 10.8 2.7 0.4
Since 2017Away 1.53 0.85 17.2 3 0 0 8.2 1.0 0.5
2019Home 1.53 0.68 17.2 3 0 0 10.7 2.5 0.5
2019Away 1.04 0.69 8.2 3 0 0 9.3 1.0 1.0
2018Home 6.35 1.41 5.2 0 0 1 11.1 3.2 0.0
2018Away 2.00 1.00 9.0 0 0 0 7.0 1.0 0.0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Marcus Walden compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against this season's data (min 20 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
5.00
 
K/9
10.3
 
BB/9
2.1
 
HR/9
0.7
 
Fastball
94.1 mph
 
ERA
1.37
 
WHIP
0.68
 
BABIP
.184
 
GB/FB
2.43
 
Left On Base
78.9%
 
Exit Velocity
88.6 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
1.7%
 
Spin Rate
2258 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
30.5%
 
Swinging Strike
13.5%
 
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Rings up fifth win
PBoston Red Sox
May 8, 2019
Walden (5-0) allowed one run on two hits and struck out three over three innings in Tuesday's 8-5 win over the Orioles.
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Picks up fourth win
PBoston Red Sox
May 2, 2019
Walden (4-0) allowed one hit and struck out three over three scoreless innings in Wednesday's 7-3 win over the Athletics.
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Garners third win
PBoston Red Sox
April 22, 2019
Walden (3-0) allowed one hit and struck out two over two innings in Sunday's 4-3 extra-innings win over the Rays.
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Called up to big leagues
PBoston Red Sox
April 18, 2019
Walden was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
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Removed from roster
PBoston Red Sox
April 15, 2019
Walden was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
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