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32 Taijuan Walker SP
Height/Weight: 6-4/220 | Birthdate: 8/13/1992 | Birthplace: Shreveport, LA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Seattle | College: None | MLB Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 51/9 | Average Draft Position: 189.91
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Projections
TimeframeIPWLSVERAWHIPKBBI
2014 Season (CBSSports.com)185.0010.0012.000.003.791.28173.0068.00
 
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
30.02-203.002817
 
Games Played By Position
YearC1B2B3BSSOFDHSPRP
2014000000043
2013000000030
 
Injury Report
No Injury Reported
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Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Houston 11.220 3.860413
vs LHB 15.200 3.4501513
vs RHB 14.100 2.510215
 
Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
09/16/2014Zach Putnam, RP CHW
Neftali Feliz, RP TEX
Kevin Gausman, SP BAL
Taijuan Walker, SP SEA
09/10/2014Luis Severino, SP NYY
Taijuan Walker, SP SEA
09/07/2014Brett Gardner, LF NYY
Carlos Sanchez, SS CHW
Taijuan Walker, SP SEA
 
Last 10 Games
DateOppWLSVIPHAERBBAKs
6/30@HOU1006.05326
7/6@CHW0104.02153
7/23NYM0105.02265
9/1@OAK0006.06125
9/7@TEX0001.11001
9/14OAK0002.03101
9/19@HOU1005.28227
 
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Taijuan Walker turns in strong start
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/19/14) Mariners pitcher Taijuan Walker turned in a solid start Friday against the Astros. 

Walker allowed two runs on eight hits over 5 2/3 innings. He struck out seven and walked two during the outing. Walker gave up his first run early. After a double by Jose Altuve, Dexter Fowler singled in the run. Walker would settle in over the next three innings, before giving up his final run in the fifth. With two outs and a man on third, Fowler struck again, driving in another run on a single. Walker would get out of the inning without giving up any more runs. He was able to get two outs in the sixth inning before he was pulled.

Walker improved to 2-2 with the win. He’ll take on the Blue Jays in his next start.

Mariners announce weekend rotation plans
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/18/14) The Mariners announced Wednesday that Taijuan Walker will draw the start in Friday's series opener against the Astros in Houston.

Walker hasn't made a start for the Mariners since late July, but he's managed to make three appearances out of the bullpen in September. He owns a 2.96 ERA and 21:15 K:BB ratio in 24 1/3 innings.

The announcement will move Chris Young back to Saturday and Hisashi Iwakuma to Sunday.

Taijuan Walker worth a prospective pickup
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/3/14) In a recent post to the Fantasy Baseball Today blog, I called Taijuan Walker one of the September callups who could matter in Fantasy, and the latest news out of Seattle explains why. Manager Lloyd McClendon is beginning to question how much Chris Young has left in the tank following his implosion Monday. Walker threw six innings of relief in that game, allowing one run on six hits with two walks and five strikeouts.

His numbers at Triple-A Tacoma weren't so great, but that happens in the heavy-hitting Pacific Coast League. It happened last year to James Paxton, who went on to go 3-0 with a 1.50 ERA and 0.92 WHIP in four starts last September, and Walker is considered the more talented of the two. He's also more than 50 innings away from last year's total, giving him plenty left in the tank.

Starting pitchers aren't exactly in short supply in standard mixed leagues right now, but if you're looking to gamble on an upside play, Walker certainly fits the bill.

Chris Young could be out and Taijuan Walker in Seattle rotation
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/3/14) Chris Young could be out of the Mariners rotation. Rookie Taijuan Walker could be in.

That is the result the last two appearances from both pitchers. Young was mashed for five runs in 2/3 of an inning Monday in Oakland and has yielded eight runs in his last 4 1/3 innings. The fear is that he could be hitting a wall at 151 innings pitched this season.

"He's in uncharted territory," Lloyd McClendon told the Tacoma News Tribune. "I've got to watch him. I've got to evaluate him. I've got to make a decision."

McClendon indicated that Walker would replace Young in the rotation. Walker gave up just one run in six innings against Oakland in relief of Young.

"Obviously, he pitched extremely well," McClendon said. "I think it showed you what he's capable of. We've just got to get him to the point where he can be consistent every time out with that."

Taijuan Walker tosses six one-run innings in relief Monday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/1/14) Mariners pitcher Taijuan Walker came up big for the team Monday, giving up just one earned run on six hits and two walks in six innings while striking out five in his team's 6-1 loss to the A's.

Walker was called upon to start the second inning after starter Chris Young couldn't make it out of the first, and his first appearance back in the big leagues went exceedingly well, with Walker throwing 61 of his 89 pitches for strikes. He could be a contender to make a few starts in September. Walker owns a 3.00 ERA and 19:15 K:BB ratio in 21 innings.

 
 
 

 
Upcoming 7 Games
DateOppTimeScheduled Starter
9/20/14@ HOU7:10 pmDallas Keuchel
9/21/14@ HOU2:10 pmCollin McHugh
9/22/14@ TOR7:07 pmJ.A. Happ
9/23/14@ TOR7:07 pmR.A. Dickey
9/24/14@ TOR7:07 pmMark Buehrle
9/25/14@ TOR4:07 pmMarcus Stroman
9/26/14LAA10:10 pmJered Weaver
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Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2013SEA10 3.60330000 15.0117600412
2014SEA22 3.00740000 30.0271110231728
Total 32 3.201070000 45.0381816232140
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2013SEA3000000000 --- --- ---
2014SEA7000000000 --- --- ---
Total 10000000000 --- --- ---
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2013SEAP33101001.000
2014SEAP74826011.000
Total  107927011.000
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2013SEA01419 0.7401000 .20460 9.0 .2960
2014SEA13324 1.6330012 .241132 14.1 .3570
Total 14743 1.2331012 .229192 12.4 .3370
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2010R-AZL Mariners11 1.2940000 7.02310139
2011AFX-Clinton LumberKings65 2.911818100 96.06933314339113
2012AA-Jackson Generals710 4.692525000126.21247066121250118
2013AAA-Tacoma Rainiers53 3.611111000 57.1542523522764
2013AA-Jackson Generals47 2.461414000 84.0583123663096
 
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