Kevin Walker

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Kevin Walker MLB Career Stats

7-3 4.76 102.0 95 1.44

Kevin Walker Bio

  • Full Name: Kevin Michael Walker
  • Born: 9/20/1976 in Irving, TX
  • Draft: 1995, San Diego Padres, 6th rd. (145th overall)
  • High School: Grand Prairie, TX
  • Debut: April 14, 2000
  • Ret., Final Game: 7/9/2005
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MLB Career Stats 7 3 4.76 122 0 0 102.0 95 1.44


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Season G Rank
2000 70 16th in NL


Season HLD Rank
2000 19 6th in NL

Kevin Michael Walker Bio Info

Full name is Kevin Michael Walker...married to the former Aimee Strahm...the couple has one daughter, Kamryn Michelle...selected by San Diego in the 6th round of the 1995 June draft...signed by Padres scout Jim Dreyer...was a high school teammate of Cubs' hurler Kerry Wood at Grand Prairie (TX) HS. 2006 Signed with the Texas Rangers in November and went to Spring Training as a non-roster invitee...spent the season at Triple A Oklahoma going 6-5 with a 4.63 ERA (35 ER/68.0 IP) and two saves in 46 appearances (five starts) for the RedHawks... struck out 59 and walked only 32 during the season...his 46 appearances were 2nd-most on the team (Ramirez 54)...went 3-1 with a save and a 2.65 ERA (5 ER/17.0 IP) during the month of his five starts, went 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA (8 ER/16.0 IP) while striking out 12 and walking eight...recorded the win 5/14 vs. Fresno after throwing two shutout innings of relief...gave up no hits while tying a season-high with five strikeouts and walking none. 2005 Spent the season in the Chicago White Sox organization...was 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA (7 ER/7.0 IP) in 9 relief appearances with the Sox...spent the majority of the season at Charlotte (AAA), going 1-2, 5.28 (27 ER/46.0 IP) in 51 relief appearances...has held opposing batters to a .223 (84-377) batting average over 122 career major league outings, including a .185 (37-200) mark against righthanders.

Chicago (AL): Had 2 stints with the White Sox, from May 9-June 1 and June 30-July 10...tossed 2.2 scoreless innings over his first 3 outings, from May 14-27...allowed 4 runs in 0.1 inning on June 1 vs. Los Angeles of Anaheim to raise ERA to 12.00 and was optioned to Charlotte following the game...recalled again on June 30...tossed 1.1 scoreless frames over 2 outings from July 1-3 to lower ERA to 8.31...allowed 3 runs in 2.2 innings over final 3 outings to finish the season at 9.00...optioned to Charlotte on July 10 and designated for assignment on July 13.

Charlotte: Spent the majority of the season with the Knights, going 1-2 with a 5.28 ERA (27 ER/46.0 IP), 5 saves and 52 strikeouts in 51 relief appearances...allowed 3 ER in 1.0 inning over first 2 outings through April 9...tossed season-high 8.0 scoreless frames over 7 appearances from April 11-25 to lower ERA to 3.00...permitted 5 runs in 2.2 innings over next 3 outings from April 28-May 3, raising ERA to 6.17...recorded a 2.89 ERA (3 ER/9.1 IP) over 13 games from May 5-June 21 to lower season mark from 6.17 to 4.71...registered a 15.00 ERA (10 ER/6.0 IP) over 8 outings from June 23-July 21 to raise figure to 7.00...allowed just one run in 10.1 innings over next 9 appearances from July 23-August 15 to lower ERA from 7.00 to 5.30...permitted 4 ER in 0.2 innings on August 17 at Columbus...posted a 1.13 ERA (1 ER/8.0 IP) over final 8 appearances to lower season mark from 6.16 to 5.28...earned lone win on August 24 at Durham, tossing 2.0 scoreless innings...recorded season-high 4 strikeouts in next outing, on August 28 vs. Norfolk...tossed season-high 2.1 innings on July 25 at Syracuse and August 15 at Toledo...held opposing batters to a .269 average, including .208 (16-77) against left-handers...recorded a 8.14 ERA (19 ER/21.0 IP) in 27 home games and a 2.88 (8 ER/25.0 IP) mark in 24 road contests...was 1-0, 3.46 (5 ER/13.0 IP) with 3 saves in 13 outings in August, most saves and lowest ERA of any single month in 2005. 2004 Signed with the White Sox as a free agent on November 24...began the season in the San Diego Padres organization... claimed by San Francisco off waivers on March 31...went 0-0 with a 16.20 ERA (3 ER/1.2 IP) in five relief appearances with the Giants to start the season...retired the only batter faced in his debut on April 5 at Houston...allowed three runs in 1.0 IP on April 7 at Houston...optioned to Fresno (AAA) on April 16 as Jason Schmidt was activated from disabled list...was 1-3 with a 4.26 ERA (33 ER/69.2 IP) and one save in 48 relief appearances with the Grizzlies...posted a 3.74 ERA at home and a 4.75 ERA on the road...averaged 8.0 strikeouts per 9.0 IP (62 SO) at Fresno while limiting left-handers to a .212 (21x99) average...allowed 12 runs in 10.2 IP over his first eight games (10.13 ERA)...did not surrender a home run in 24 consecutive appearances from April 29-July 4...recorded lone win on May 20 vs. Memphis and lone save on June 17 at Sacramento... posted a 1.02 ERA (2 ER/17.2 IP) from June 4-July 4...yielded two runs in 10 games from August 9-September 1 (1.17 ERA). 2003 Missed majority of the season recovering from a strained left elbow...appeared in 11 games with the Padres...placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left elbow on March 26 and transferred to the 60-day disabled list on May 16...was recalled from his rehab assignment and optioned to Portland (AAA) on June 9...was recalled from the Beavers on August 29 and made his first appearance on August 30 at Houston...did not allow a hit in seven of 11 outings...tossed a season-high 2.0 scoreless IP on September 13 at Los right-handers to a .133 average (2x15)...went 3-1 with a 4.89 ERA (27 ER/50.1 IP) in 38 games (one start) between Portland and Lake Elsinore (A)...made his only start with Lake Elsinore on May 30 vs. Tucson, allowing one hit in 2.0 IP...appeared in four games (13.50 ERA) with the Emeralds as part of a rehab assignment before being optioned to Portland on June 9. 2002 Returned to action following "Tommy John" surgery...was recalled and reinstated from his rehab assignment on August 8...appearance on August 9 at Cincinnati was his first in the Major Leagues since May 21, 2001...pitched in two games before being placed on the 15-day disabled list on August 17 with left elbow tendonitis...reinstated on September 1...yielded three earned runs in 5.1 innings pitched over his final nine outings...posted a 0.90 ERA (1 ER/10.0 IP) in eight rehab games/one start between Portland and Lake Elsinore...allowed only three hits with 10 strikeouts in 7.0 IP with the Emeralds...faced the minimum in three of five appearances at Lake Elsinore, including one start on July 24 at Visalia...made three appearances with the Beavers, posting a 3.00 ERA (1 ER/3.0 IP). 2001 Limited to just 16 games due to left elbow problems and underwent surgery on August 2 (performed by Dr. Lewis Yocum and Jan Fronek at Anaheim Memorial Hospital)...did not allow a run in 14 of 16 appearances...stranded five of six inherited runners and retired 11 of 16 first batters opponents to a .122 average (5x41), including a .095 mark (2x21) vs. right-handers...averaged 9.6 strikeouts per 9.0 IP (17 SO/12.0 IP)... placed on the 15-day disabled list on April 24 with left flexor tendonitis...reinstated on May 8...made final appearance on May 21 at Houston and returned to the disabled list on May 23. 2000 Spent the majority of the year with the Padres, going 7-1 with a 4.19 ERA (31 ER/66.2 IP) in 70 appearances...his 70 appearances ranked 2nd among Major-League rookies behind Kelly Wunsch of the White Sox (83) and were the 2nd-most in Padres history for a rookie with no prior Major-League experience (Larry Hardy, 76 in 1974)...won his first six decisions, the longest streak by a Padres pitcher in 2000...held first batters faced to a .119 average (7x59), tied with Turk Wendell of the Mets for best among Major-League relievers...also ranked 4th in the National League with a .206 opponents average (49x238) and tied for 6th with 19 right-handers to a .165 (22x133) average... interleague opponents batted just .111 (3- 27)...stranded 70.8% (34-48) of inherited runners...53 of his appearances were scoreless...tossed at least 1.0 IP in 14 games and at least 2.0 IP eight times...compiled a 7.16 ERA (13 ER/16.1 IP) in his first 15 outings, but went 7-1 with a 3.50 ERA (18 ER/46.1 IP) in his next 55...made his Major-League debut on April 14 vs. Houston...charged with two ER in 1.0 inning in that contest and also surrendered a grand slam to Jeff Bagwell...recorded season-high 11 consecutive scoreless outings from May 26-June 16 (12.0 IP)...opponents were just 2x38 (.053) during that span...went 3-0 with a 1.82 ERA (5 ER/24.2 IP) from May 26- July 21...registered four of seven wins between August 3-19...recorded career-high four strikeouts on August 29 at Chicago (NL)...began the season at Mobile (AA) and went 0-1 with a 2.25 ERA in four games for the BayBears before being recalled by San Diego on April 13...was listed as the Padres No. 14 prospect by Baseball America prior to the season. 1999 Worked out of the bullpen for the majority of the season at Rancho Cucamonga (A), going 1-1 with a 3.46 ERA and four saves in 27 games (one start)...posted a 11.37 ERA in his first three appearances, but registered a 1.93 mark (7 ER/32.2 IP) in his final 24 games...picked up lone win in a start on May 20 vs. Lake Elsinore, tossing 5.2 scoreless IP...pitched for Peoria of the Arizona Fall League and went 1-1 with a 2.11 ERA and three saves in 13 relief appearances. 1998 Went a combined 13-7 with a 3.84 ERA (58 ER/136.0 IP) and 104 strikeouts in 24 starts with Low-A Clinton and Rancho Cucamonga...tied for 2nd in the San Diego organization in victories and ranked 9th in ERA...won six consecutive starts from June 14-July 12, posting a 2.54 ERA (11 ER/39.0 IP) during the streak. 1997 Spent the entire season at Clinton, going 6-10 with a 4.88 ERA (60 ER/110.2 IP) in 19 starts...totaled three complete games, including his first professional shutout on April 9 (G1) vs. Fort Wayne. 1996 Combined to go 5-6 with a 4.61 ERA (42 ER/82.0 IP) in 14 games between Idaho Falls (Rookie) and Clinton...started on Opening Day for Idaho Falls before being promoted to Clinton. 1995 Spent his first pro season with AZL Padres...went 5-5 with a 3.01 ERA (24 ER/71.2 IP) in 13 games (12 starts)...tied for 4th in the Arizona Rookie League in starts and ranked 10th in ERA...averaged 8.6 strikeouts per 9.0 IP (69 SO).