Named as Bullpen Coach on November 7, 2011 ... On November 26, 2012 took over the position of Pitching Coach.
Peter Brian Walker ... Earned letters in baseball and basketball at East Lyme (CT) High School... Graduated in 1987 ... Went to the University of Connecticut from 1988-1990 and helped the Huskies capture the Big East Championship in 1990.
Selected in the 7th round by the New York Mets in 1990 ... Played eight seasons in the Major Leagues, the last four with the Toronto Blue Jays ... Made all 31 of his big league starts and played 124 of his 144 MLB games as a Blue Jay, posting a career 20-14 record with a 4.48 ERA ... In his best season in 2002, made 20 starts with Toronto, posting a 10-5 record with 4.33 ERA.
Began his coaching career with the Blue Jays' organization in 2009, working with the clubs' rehabbing pitchers ... Was named the Pitching Coach at Double-A New Hampshire in 2011 and led the squad to an Eastern League Championship ... Made his debut at the Major League level in 2012 as the Blue Jays' Bullpen Coach ... Named Pitching Coach in 2013 and saw the team ERA improve to 4.00 in 2014 from 4.21 in 2013, including an improvement in starters ERA from 4.81 to 3.96 ... Under Walker's guidance, the club moved from 9th in the AL in ERA in 2014, to 5th in 2015 and 1st in 2016 (7th in 2017) ... Led Toronto to a league-leading 3.78 team ERA in 2016...In fact, Toronto starters posted the best marks in ERA (3.64), opp. AVG (.236), opp. OPS (.688), WHIP (1.22), H/9 (8.03), HR/9 (1.08) and QS (100)...The 100 quality starts were a franchise high (previous: 93 in 1998) and the sub 4.00 starters ERA was the only one in the AL ... Coached a club-record 14 different starters last season to a 4.57 ERA ... Returns for a 6th season as Pitching Coach in 2018.