Taijuan Walker New York Mets

Age: 28 (August 13, 1992) | 6' 4" | 235lbs. | Throws: Right P-3
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
ARI NL 2017 9 9 0 0 28 28 157.0 148 17 61 146 3.50 1.33 1.30 3.5 8.4 .306 49/18/33 11 13
ARI NL 2018 0 0 0 0 3 3 13.0 15 1 5 9 3.46 1.54 1.46 3.5 6.2 .336 43/28/30 -1 -0
ARI NL 2019 0 0 0 0 1 1 1.0 1 0 0 1 0.00 1.00 1.00 0.0 0.0 .355 33/0/67 0 0
TOR AL 2020 2 1 0 0 6 6 26.1 22 3 11 25 1.37 1.25 1.22 3.8 8.5 .278 41/19/40 14 12
SEA AL 2020 2 2 0 0 5 5 27.0 21 5 8 25 4.00 1.07 1.20 2.7 8.3 .238 37/22/41 9 8
NYM NL 2021 7 3 0 0 17 17 90.0 67 6 34 89 3.00 1.12 1.03 3.4 8.9 .270 40/24/35 13 12
Career 9yrs 42 37 0 0 125 122 670.2 608 86 218 617 3.73 1.23 1.26 2.9 8.3 .291 n/a
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Terribly disappointed that he's gone into purgatory in the NL.  I may never see him pitch again.  Segura will regress to what he was in Milwaukee and the Mariners will be embarrassed in a couple of years unless one of the prospects work out.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Nov 25 '16

My last dollar was well spent, though I agree with Rotoworld that Taijuan never did pitch the way his stuff says he should, for whatever reason.

10.01: Taijuan Walker limited the A's to one run and two hits in six inningsFriday. (Walker never seemed quite right after hurting his foot in July, but he's managed to give the Mariners five decent starts in a row anyway and they've won four of them. His regular season concludes with an 8-11 record, a 4.22 ERA and a 119/37 K/BB ratio in 134 1/3 innings. The potential is still there for him to do much better.)

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 1 '16

The M's tweaked his delivery a couple of starts back, wanting Walker to go with both a higher leg kick and larger turn, with his back facing home plate. The Jays crew did a split screen early in the game last night illustrating the changes. As the game progressed, Walker strayed and as he reverted back to his old delivery, the Jays hit him, culminating in Encarnacion's bomb. It was very interesting to watch as it unfolded. It also didn't help that he slipped at least twice fielding bunts, and I think might have been dealing with a slight groin pull.

Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Sep 20 '16

I assumed it was arm fatigue? But maybe not.

Rotoworld:

09.20: Taijuan Walker surrendered three runs in 5 1/3 innings Monday in a loss to theBlue Jays. (Walker's foot still isn't quite right, and we'd say that has something to do with his inconsistent results, though it's certainly fair to say he's been inconsistent since the day he entered the league. He fell to 6-11 with a 4.32 ERA after this one. He'll make his next start Sunday in Minnesota.)

After his 11-K effort the last time out (he fared quite well against the Angels!), I spent my last dollar on him yesterday, snatching him out of the clutches of Bad K and all the other grasshoppers who had depleted their FAAB.

And now I'm a grasshopper.

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 20 '16

He was available yesterday in the ADL and no one took him. Be interesting to see how he fares tonight against the Angels.

It certainly seems like his great game on June 8 (three hits, no walks, 11 strikeouts in 8 innings) took its toll.

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 13 '16

Hit Yunel Escobar with his first pitch of the game, knocking Escobar out of the game.

Got a swinging strike on Calhoun, then threw three balls. Calhoun fouled the next eight pitches off, then hit a home run.

Trout battled him to a full count, then homered.

Pujols took the first pitch for a ball, then homered.

The next batter, Cron, would have made an out, but was safe on a throwing error by the third baseman.

Three more runs scored before Venditte came in to relieve him and stranded runners on second and third.

Walker threw 43 pitches. The eight that Calhoun fouled off might have been his undoing.

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 4 '16