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32 Taijuan Walker SP

Seattle Mariners

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
49%11%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
38.02-302.613418
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2014SEA232.6185100038.0311211221834

Player Updates

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Zduriencik: Mariners remain 'very pleased' with Taijuan Walker
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik insisted Wednesday that pitching prospect Taijuan Walker remains an intergral part of the team's plans moving forward, MLB.com reports.

Zduriencik called a report that the team had soured on Walker, in part due to his decision to cut his AFL assignment short, "ridiculous," adding, "We’d have maybe liked Taijuan to pitch a little more, but he really didn’t feel he was where he needed to be to pitch for other reasons. But physically he was throwing 100 mph, he’d given us two really good starts at the end and two really good starts in the Arizona Fall League and he was at the point where he was ready to get into his offseason program.

"There was great logic after our discussions with him at the time. We knew what was going on and he’d pitched great. He had four very successful outings at the end and all that set him up for the coming year. So we’re very pleased with Taijuan Walker. This is a great, young arm, a very talented kid that is going to be a part of this for years to come."

Walker's name has come up in trade rumors this offseason, particularly connected to the team's quest to add a quality right fielder. If he remains with the Mariners organization, he's expected to compete for a rotation spot in the spring.

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Braves seeking more in return for OF Justin Upton
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The Braves are seeking more for outfielder Justin Upton than they received back from the Cardinals for Jason Heyward. However, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman, rival executives believe Atlanta received "too much" in return for Heyward.

The Mariners aren't willing to part with pitcher Taijuan Walker and the Orioles won't give pitcher Kevin Gausman.

Upton is coming off a season in which he hit .270/.342/.491 with 29 home runs and 102 RBI over 566 at-bats. The 27-year-old is entering the final year of his contract and is expected to make $14.5 million in 2015 before becoming a free agent.

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Report: Dodgers insisted on Mariners' Walker, Paxton in Kemp deal
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

The Mariners and Dodgers were close to a deal that would have sent outfielder Matt Kemp to Seattle before the Dodgers insisted on receiving either Taijuan Walker or James Paxton in the trade, the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

This turn of events reportedly happened before the Mariners brought Nelson Cruz into the fold, making it seem less likely that the team would acquiesce to the Dodgers' demands at this point. However, the Mariners' one big need heading into the Winter Meetings remains run-producing right fielder who can bat right-handed, and if they ultimately don't wind up signing Melky Cabrera, a Kemp trade could conceivably end up back on the table at some point this offseason.

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Taijuan Walker finishes with Arizona Fall League 'healthy'
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Mariners pitcher Taijuan Walker was scratched from his most recent scheduled start in the Arizona Fall League and will not pitch again in the league, although the team said he is completely healthy, MLB.com reports.

"Taijuan is completely healthy and was very impressive in his two outings, but made a personal decision that he needed to return home at this time," general manager Jack Zduriencik said in a statement. "He will continue with his offseason program and we look forward to seeing him at spring training in February."

Walker posted a 2.00 ERA in his two AFL starts, striking out 11 and walking two in nine innings of work.

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Mariners SP Taijuan Walker to make a few appearances in AFL
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik said starting pitcher Taijuan Walker will throw a few times in the Arizona Fall League, according to MLB.com. Walker split time between the minors and majors in 2014, going 2-3 with a 2.61 ERA in eight appearances (five starts) for Seattle.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Starting Pitchers 138 8.26
Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 22.000 2.8601618
vs RHB 16.000 2.250216
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
7/6@CHW0104.02153
7/23NYM0105.02265
9/1@OAK0006.06125
9/7@TEX0001.11001
9/14OAK0002.03101
9/19@HOU1005.28227
9/24@TOR0108.04116
Two Week Schedule
APRIL
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4:10 pm
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10:10 pm
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10:05 pm
11
@Oak
4:05 pm
12
@Oak
4:05 pm
13
@LAD
10:10 pm
14
@LAD
10:10 pm
15
@LAD
10:10 pm
16
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Tex
10:10 pm
18
Tex
9:10 pm
= probable start
Fantasy Points by Week
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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2013SEA10 3.60330000 15.0117600412
2014SEA23 2.61851000 38.0311211231834
Total 33 2.891181000 53.0421917232246
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2013SEA3000000000 --- --- ---
2014SEA8000000000 --- --- ---
Total 11000000000 --- --- ---
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2013SEAP33101001.000
2014SEAP851037011.000
Total  1181138011.000
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2013SEA01419 0.7401000 .20460 9.0 .2960
2014SEA14232 1.5330012 .223160 12.3 .3170
Total 15651 1.2431012 .218220 11.4 .3110
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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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/220
Birthdate:
8/13/1992
Age:
22
Hometown:
Shreveport, LA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Seattle Mariners
College:

MLB Experience:
2
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