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date ip
Innings Pitched
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Wins
l
Losses
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Earned Run Average
FPTS
Fantasy Points
Oct 4, 2022 4.1 12 5 3.49 14
Sep 28, 2022 5.0 12 5 3.59 8
Sep 21, 2022 6.0 12 5 3.53 1.5
Sep 16, 2022 7.1 12 4 3.42 27.5
Sep 11, 2022 7.0 11 4 3.48 30

Fantasy Stats

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Fantasy Points
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Fantasy Points per Game
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Innings Pitched
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Wins
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Losses
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Saves
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Strikeouts
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Base on Balls (Walk)
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Earned Run Average
whip
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
2023 0.00 0.00
2022 38113.1 157.3 12 5 132 45 3.49 1.19
2021 30310.1 159.0 7 11 146 55 4.47 1.18
3y Avg. 274.511.9 123.3 8 6 109 40 3.80 1.18
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  • Taijuan Walker: Declines player option

    Walker opted out of the final season on his contract with the Mets on Monday, electing to hit free agency. In an unsurprising move, Walker has decided to forgo his $6 million player option for 2023 in pursuit of a more lucrative, longer-term deal on the open market. The 30-year-old returned to form in 2022, posting a 3.49 ERA and 1.19 WHIP with 132 strikeouts over 157.1 innings in 29 outings with the Mets. With Jacob deGrom and Chris Bassitt also opting out of their contracts over the past two days and joining Walker in free agency, the Mets could be looking at a new-look rotation around centerpiece Max Scherzer in 2023.
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  • Mets' Taijuan Walker: Added to wild-card roster

    Walker was added to the Mets' wild-card roster Saturday, Tim Britton of The Athletic reports. Walker wasn't initially included on the series roster but will join it as Joely Rodriguez exits with a shoulder injury. Walker isn't expected to start either of the two remaining possible games, but he could be used in relief.
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  • Mets' Taijuan Walker: Won't pitch in wild-card round

    Walker wasn't included on the Mets' roster for the NL Wild Card Series against the Padres on Friday, Deesha Thosar of Fox Sports reports. The veteran right-hander made his final start of the regular season during Tuesday's twin bill and delivered 4.1 scoreless frames, but he won't be needed during the series versus San Diego, which will be at most three games. Walker could factor into the Mets' rotation should the team advance to the NLDS, but for now Max Scherzer, Jacob deGrom (blister) and Chris Bassitt line up as the starting pitchers.
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  • Mets' Taijuan Walker: Fans 10 in no-decision

    Walker didn't factor into the decision in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Nationals, allowing four hits over 4.1 scoreless innings. He struck out 10 without walking a batter. The veteran righty was dominant in his final outing of the regular season, and Walker only failed to rack up his 13th win of the year because the Mets wanted to give him a bit of extra rest ahead of the playoffs. It's the second time in his last five starts he's fanned double-digit batters, and he'll head into the postseason having posted a 3.03 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 36:5 K:BB through 29.2 innings over that stretch.
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  • Mets' Taijuan Walker: Eight strikeouts in no-decision

    Walker did not factor into the decision Wednesday, allowing three runs on six hits and two walks over five innings against Miami. He struck out eight. Walker pitched a pretty good game aside from the two-run homer he surrendered to outfielder Bryan De La Cruz to open the scoring with two outs in the fourth inning. The righty has allowed a homer in five straight games, posting a less-than-stellar 4.15 ERA over 30.1 innings.
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  • Mets' Taijuan Walker: Let down by bullpen

    Walker (12-5) allowed four earned runs on six hits and three walks while striking out three across six innings to take the loss Wednesday against the Brewers. Walker allowed only a solo home run through six innings, though he allowed the first three batters he faced in the seventh frame to reach base. After he was pulled, Drew Smith entered and served up a grand slam that soured Walker's line. Entering Wednesday's outing, Walker had allowed two or fewer earned runs in five of his last seven starts -- good for a 3.35 ERA. For the season, he now owns a 3.53 ERA with a 114:43 K:BB across 148 innings.
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  • Mets' Taijuan Walker: Punches out 10 in win

    Walker (11-4) earned the victory Sunday in Miami, striking out 10 in seven innings while allowing a run on five hits. Walker was masterful Sunday, throwing 61 of his 87 pitches for strikes. Brian Anderson's fourth-inning solo homer was the only blemish in an otherwise excellent outing. There was some concern that Walker might not make the start Sunday as he had been dealing with a blister on his right index finger since his last start. He has a 3.56 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 26:12 K:BB in 30.1 innings over his last six appearances. His next start will likely next weekend against Pittsburgh.
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  • Mets' Taijuan Walker: Starting Sunday

    Walker (finger) will start Sunday's game against Miami, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports. Walker dealt with a blister on his right index finger following Tuesday's start against the Pirates and was monitored by the Mets' medical staff after having the blister drained Wednesday. However, the issue won't force him to miss any turns through the rotation, as he's on track to start Sunday's series finale. The right-hander has lasted at least five innings in each of his last three starts, posting a 5.28 ERA and 1.43 WHIP in 15.1 innings during that time.
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  • Mets' Taijuan Walker: Blister surfaces in loss

    Walker (10-4), who was charged with the loss Tuesday against the Pirates, is dealing with a blister on his right index finger, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. The right-hander allowed four runs on six hits with three strikeouts and two walks over five innings. The 30-year-old threw 50 of his 80 pitches for strikes and generated only seven swinging strikes in Pittsburgh, though it's unclear how much of a factor the blister played in those results. Walker doesn't expect the issue to affect his next turn through the rotation, which tentatively lines up for Sunday in Miami. He'll have the blister drained Wednesday and receive further treatment.
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  • Mets' Taijuan Walker: Mets-Pirates postponed Monday

    Walker and the Mets won't face the Pirates on Monday after the game was postponed due to inclement weather in Pittsburgh, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports. The two teams are set to make up the contest as part of a split doubleheader Wednesday. Because the Mets have an open date in the schedule Thursday, the team isn't expected to add a temporary sixth starter to the rotation, so Walker should stay on schedule to make a start against the Pirates either Tuesday or Wednesday. Jacob deGrom and Chris Bassitt are in line to start the other two contests of the series.
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  • Mets' Taijuan Walker: Surrenders three runs Tuesday

    Walker allowed three runs on five hits and three walks with five strikeouts over 5.1 innings against the Dodgers. He did not factor in the decision. Walker managed to get through the Dodgers' lineup the first time but ran into trouble the second time through the order. A few hits, a hit batter and a walk led to three runs being scored in the third inning. The wild outing was uncharacteristic of Walker this season, as Tuesday was just the third time that he has walked three or more batters in his 23 starts. He will carry a 3.45 ERA into his next start, which is lined up to be at Pittsburgh next week.
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  • Mets' Taijuan Walker: No-decision against Yanks

    Walker (back) didn't factor into the decision in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Yankees, giving up two runs on four hits and two walks over five innings. He struck out three. The right-hander was held to 81 pitches (49 strikes) after exiting his last start with back spasms, but Walker seemed to emerge unscathed from this outing. Since the All-Star break, the 30-year-old has stumbled to a 6.31 ERA, 1.60 WHIP and 15:10 K:BB through 25.2 innings, and while much of that damage came in a brutal one-inning stint against Atlanta on Aug. 5, Walker will still be a risky fantasy option until he can string together some better performances.
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  • Mets' Taijuan Walker: Could start Tuesday

    Walker (back) won't make his scheduled start Sunday against the Phillies, though he's expected to avoid the injured list and could start Tuesday against the Yankees, Tim Healey of Newsday reports. Back spasms forced Walker to exit his previous start Tuesday against Atlanta, but the issue doesn't seem like a major one. While he'll need at least a couple extra days to rest, he may not need to miss even one full turn in the rotation. The Mets have yet to announce a starter for Sunday's contest.
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  • Mets' Taijuan Walker: Could start Sunday

    The Mets are optimistic that Walker (back) could make his next scheduled start Sunday against the Phillies, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. Walker exited Tuesday's start after just two innings due to back spasms, but he underwent an MRI on Wednesday that didn't reveal any structural damage. The right-hander said that the injury was "the worst pain [he] ever felt," but he's feeling better two days later. The Mets will see how he feels in the coming days before confirming him as Sunday's starter, but Walker is trending in the right direction.
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  • Mets' Taijuan Walker: MRI returns clean

    Walker (back) underwent an MRI on Wednesday which showed no structural damage, though his availability for Sunday's scheduled start in Philadelphia remains up in the air, Tim Healey of Newsday reports. The veteran right-hander was pulled from Tuesday's start after two innings due to back spasms, but the injury appears to be a minor concern. However, it remains to be seen if Walker will be able to make his next scheduled turn through the rotation or if he'll need to be pushed back a few days.
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  • Mets' Taijuan Walker: Dealing with back spasms

    Walker was removed from Tuesday's start in Atlanta due to back spasms, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. Walker allowed a hit and two walks and didn't record a strikeout over two scoreless innings before being lifted from Tuesday's contest. It's the second consecutive unplanned bullpen game for the Mets, as Monday's starter, Carlos Carrasco (oblique), also made an early exit due to an injury. The severity of the back issue remains unclear, leaving Walker's availability for his next turn through the rotation up in the air.
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  • Mets' Taijuan Walker: Exits early with apparent injury

    Walker was removed from Tuesday's start against Atlanta after the second inning due to an apparent injury, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. New York lost Carlos Carrasco to an oblique strain Monday, and Walker has now been forced to exit after two scoreless frames a day later. The reason for Walker's removal remains unclear, but it's almost certainly an injury given he was pitching well and since the Mets are already coming off an impromptu bullpen game.
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  • Mets' Taijuan Walker: Cruises to 10th win

    Walker (10-3) picked up the win in Wednesday's 10-2 rout of the Reds, giving up two runs on five hits and three walks over six innings. He struck out five. The Mets handed the right-hander a 6-0 lead before the Reds got to Walker for a couple runs in the fourth inning, but he recovered to deliver his 11th quality start of the season. It was a solid rebound performance after he got hammered by Atlanta in his last outing, and he'll take a 3.43 ERA and 85:31 K:BB through 110.1 innings on the year into his next one.
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  • Mets' Taijuan Walker: Pounded in loss

    Walker (9-3) allowed eight runs on seven hits while taking the loss against Atlanta on Friday. He pitched one inning and failed to record a strikeout. Walker yielded four runs in the first inning, including a three-run shot by Eddie Rosario. The 29-year-old righty then coughed up a solo homer to Michael Harris to begin the second and was later charged with three more runs, two of which scored with Trevor Williams on the mound. Walker's ERA jumped from 2.79 to 3.45 through 104.1 frames after Friday's ugly outing. He also broke his streak of nine starts allowing fewer than four runs. Walker is lined up to face the Reds at home next week.
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  • Mets' Taijuan Walker: Gives up three in win

    Walker (9-2) gave up three earned runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out four over 5.2 innings to earn the win in a 9-3 victory over the Marlins on Sunday. It wasn't the smoothest of starts for Walker, but he did enough to earn the win by holding the Marlins to three earned runs while getting backed with plenty of run support. Walker threw over 100 pitches for the third time this season and tallied his ninth win of the year with the performance. The 29-year-old right-hander is having the best season of his career and boasts a 2.79 ERA and 1.13 WHIP. He is tentatively expected to make his next start in a division-rival matchup against Atlanta.
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