Taijuan Walker

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  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 4"/235
  • Age: 23

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Taijuan Walker Stats

W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
11-8 4.56 169.2 157 1.20

Taijuan Walker MLB Career Stats

W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
14-11 4.16 222.2 203 1.20

Taijuan Walker Bio

  • Full Name: Taijuan Emmanuel Walker
  • Pronunciation: TIE-wahn
  • Born: 8/13/1992 in Shreveport, LA
  • Draft: 2010, Seattle Mariners, 1st rd. (43rd overall)
  • High School: Yucaipa, CA
  • Debut: August 30, 2013
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Year W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2015 Stats 11 8 4.56 29 29 0 169.2 157 1.20
MLB Career Stats 14 11 4.16 40 37 0 222.2 203 1.20

Taijuan Walker Four-seam FB Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2015 Mariners AL 1723 Four-seam FB 94.38 94.62 2102.00 6.47 89.68
MLB Avg - - - Four-seam FB 92.90 92.54 2213.00 6.16 89.87
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October 7, 2015 at 6:01 AM ET

Walker shows durability in 2015

Mariners right-hander Taijuan Walker finished the 2015 regular season with an 11-8 record, a 4.56 ERA, a 1.20 WHIP and 157 strikeouts across 169 2/3 innings.

September 24, 2015 at 10:12 PM ET

Walker 'most likely done' for season

After much deliberation, southpaw Vidal Nuno will start Friday's series opener for the Mariners against the Angels in Anaheim, meaning Taijuan Walker is "most likely done for the rest of the year," according to manager Lloyd McClendon.

Awards

Taijuan Walker Awards

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2012 Jackson SOU
2013 Tacoma PCL

MiLB.com Organization All-Star

Year Team League
2011 Seattle AL
2013 Seattle AL

Baseball America Low Class A All-Star

Year Team League
2011 Clinton MID

PCL Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
08/26/2013 Tacoma PCL
06/30/2014 Tacoma PCL

SOU Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2012 Jackson SOU
2013 Jackson SOU

Taijuan Walker Leaderboards

Wins

Season W Rank
2015 11 23rd in AL

Strikeouts

Season SO Rank
2015 157 17th in AL

WHIP

Season WHIP Rank
2015 1.20 14th in AL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2015 .252 20th in AL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
2014 1 15th in AL
2015 1 15th in AL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2015 25 9th in AL

Taijuan Walker Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
September 1, 2014 Seattle Mariners recalled RHP Taijuan Walker from Tacoma Rainiers.
July 24, 2014 Seattle Mariners optioned RHP Taijuan Walker to Tacoma Rainiers.
July 23, 2014 Seattle Mariners recalled Taijuan Walker from Tacoma Rainiers.
July 9, 2014 Seattle Mariners optioned RHP Taijuan Walker to Tacoma Rainiers.
June 30, 2014 Seattle Mariners recalled Taijuan Walker from Tacoma Rainiers.
June 10, 2014 Seattle Mariners optioned RHP Taijuan Walker to Tacoma Rainiers.
May 28, 2014 Seattle Mariners sent RHP Taijuan Walker on a rehab assignment to Tacoma Rainiers.
April 14, 2014 Seattle Mariners sent RHP Taijuan Walker on a rehab assignment to Tacoma Rainiers.
April 9, 2014 Seattle Mariners sent RHP Taijuan Walker on a rehab assignment to Jackson Generals.
April 4, 2014 Seattle Mariners sent RHP Taijuan Walker on a rehab assignment to High Desert Mavericks.
March 29, 2014 Seattle Mariners placed RHP Taijuan Walker on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 21, 2014. right shoulder impingement
August 30, 2013 Seattle Mariners selected the contract of RHP Taijuan Walker from Tacoma Rainiers.
July 17, 2013 Taijuan Walker roster status changed by Tacoma Rainiers.
July 11, 2013 Tacoma Rainiers placed RHP Taijuan Walker on the temporarily inactive list.
June 21, 2013 RHP Taijuan Walker assigned to Tacoma Rainiers from Jackson Generals.
January 11, 2013 Seattle Mariners invited non-roster RHP Taijuan Walker to spring training.
April 4, 2012 Taijuan Walker assigned to Jackson Generals from Clinton LumberKings.
January 26, 2012 Seattle Mariners invited non-roster RHP Taijuan Walker to spring training.
September 9, 2011 Taijuan Walker roster status changed by Clinton LumberKings.
August 13, 2011 Clinton LumberKings placed RHP Taijuan Walker on the temporarily inactive list.
May 3, 2011 RHP Taijuan Walker assigned to Clinton LumberKings from AZL Mariners.
July 10, 2010 Taijuan Walker assigned to AZL Mariners from Mariners Extended Spring Training.
June 21, 2010 Taijuan Walker assigned to Mariners Extended Spring Training from AZL Mariners.
June 18, 2010 Seattle Mariners signed RHP Taijuan Walker.
June 18, 2010 Taijuan Walker assigned to AZL Mariners from Seattle Mariners.

Taijuan Emmanuel Walker Bio Info

Taijuan Emmanuel Walker…graduated from Yucaipa (CA) High School in June 2010…lettered in baseball and basketball in high school

2014

Went 2-3, 2.61ERA (11 ER, 38.0 IP) in 8 G/5 GS in three stints with the Mariners... Threw first career complete game in a 1-0 loss Sept. 24 atToronto (8.0,4,1,1,1,6)... Posted a 2.83 ERA (9 ER, 28.2 IP) with 16 walks and 27 strikeouts in 5 starts... Made 3 relief appearances, posting a 1.93 ERA(2 ER, 9.1 IP)…allowed 1 run in 6.0innings of relief Sept. 1 at Oakland... On the 15-day disabled list March 29 (retro to 3/21)-June 10 with a right shoulder impingement…included rehab starts with A High Desert (0-0, 2.08, 1 GS), AAJackson (1-0, 0.00, 1 GS) and Triple-A Tacoma... Went 6-4, 4.81 ERA (39 ER, 73.0 IP) in 14 starts for Triple-A Tacoma…averaged 9.12 K/9.0 IP (74 K, 73.0 IP)... Allowed 3 hits and struck out 10 in 5.0 scoreless innings for Jackson April 9 in a rehab start... Named the PCL Pitcher of the Week (June 23-29)…postedfirst career shutout June 24 vs. Oklahoma City (9.0,4,0,0,1,8)... Prior to the season rated as the No. 6 (MLB.com), No. 8 (Baseball Prospectus) and No. 11 (Baseball America) prospect in baseball... Made 2 starts with the Surprise Saguaros in the Arizona Fall League (0-0, 2.00 ERA, 9.0 IP, 2 R, 2 BB, 11 SO)..

2013

Went 1-0 with a 3.60 ERA (6 ER, 15.0 IP) in 3 starts with the Mariners. 5th-youngest starting pitcher to make MLB debut in club history (21 years, 17 days). Made Major League debut Aug. 30 at Houston (5.0,2,1,0,1,2), recording the win…is the youngest Mariners starting pitcher to win MLB debut (21.017). Named Mariners Minor League Starting Pitcher of the Year. Split the minor league season between AA Jackson and AAA Tacoma, combining to go 9-10 with a 2.93 ERA (46 ER, 141.1 IP). Averaged 10.19 strikeouts per 9.0 innings (160 strikeouts) over 25 starts in the minors…T7th among minor league pitchers with 160 strikeouts. Led all Mariners farmhands in strikeouts and finished T2nd in wins. Pitched in the MLB All-Star Futures Game (1.0,0,0,0,1,0) and was selected as a Southern League All-Star this season (did not pitch due to promotion to AAA). Promoted to Tacoma from Jackson and made his Triple-A debut on June 25 vs. Fresno. Named the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week for Aug. 19-25. Was the youngest player in the PCL and 2nd-youngest in Triple-A. Listed by MLB.com as the No. 2 right-handed pitching prospect.

2012 Spent entire season with AA Jackson...named a Southern League All-Star and pitched in the All-Star Futures Game (1.0,0,0,0,0,1)...went 7-10 with a 4.69 ERA (66 ER, 126.2 IP) overall...struck out 118 batters in 126.2 IP (8.38 K/9.0 IP)...made two starts in the playoffs going 0-1 with a 0.71 ERA (1 ER, 12.2 IP) with 13 strikeouts...in first 9 starts (April-May) combined to go 4-1, 2.39 ERA (11 ER, 42.1 IP)...pitched most of the season as a 19- year old, one of the youngest players in Double-A...No. 2 Southern League prospect by Baseball America...listed as the Mariners No. 1 prospect by Baseball Prospectus and No. 2 by Baseball America...enters the season as the No. 2 ranked right-handed pitching prospect by MLB.com. 2011 Named Mariners Pitcher of the Year and Clinton's Most Valuable Pitcher ... limited opponents to a .202 (69x341) average, including a .187 (34x182) vs. right-handed batters ... was 0-2 with a 9.95 ERA over his first 2 starts of the season, but went 6-3 with a 2.39 ERA (24 ER, 90.1 IP) over last 16 starts...logged team-best 16.1-consecutive scoreless innings from May 26-June 12, spanning 4 starts ... recorded 7 quality starts, including tossing first-career complete game victory July 13 vs. Great Lakes (9.0,2,2,2,1,7,HR) ... struck out a season-high 11 batters three times and finished with 113 strikeouts in 96.2 innings ... allowed no ER in 6 of his 18 starts ... ranked amongst MWL leaders in lowest opponent average (3rd at .202), highest K/9.0 IP ratio for starters (4th at 10.52), fewest baserunners/9.0 IP for starters (5th at 10.33), strikeouts (6th with 113) and WHIP (8th at 1.12) following final start on Aug. 10 vs. Cedar Rapids ... ranked 19th in the Minors averaging 10.42 K/9.0 IP (113 K, 96.2 IP)...named the top Midwest League prospect in 2011 by Baseball America ... participated in the 2011 Mariners Instructional League ... ranked by MLB.com as the No. 18 prospect in baseball and No. 8 right-handed pitcher ... listed by Baseball America as the Mariners No. 2 prospect. 2010 Began pro career with Peoria in the Arizona League, appearing in 4 games in relief ... recorded a win if first professional appearance July 10 at Royals (2.0,0,0,0,0,3) ... participated in Mariners Instructional League.