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Diamondbacks' Christian Walker: Homers twice in doubleheader
Walker went 3-for-7 with two home runs, a walk and three RBI between both games of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Dodgers.
Walker has now homered in three consecutive contests and has a .321 average through 16 games in May. Overall this season the 31-year-old is hitting .219/.310/.484 with nine home runs, 18 RBI and 18 runs.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Christian Walker: Goes yard in loss
Walker went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Monday's 5-4 loss to the Dodgers.
Walker led off the top of the second inning with his team-high seventh home run in 35 games to give Arizona the lead early. He managed just 10 long balls over 115 games in 2021, so it looks like his dormant power stroke is back. The first baseman elevated his career average at Dodger Stadium to .322 (19-for-59) with seven homers and 12 RBI. While his overall average is a subdued .207, Walker is batting .325 (13-for-40) over the last 12 games.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Christian Walker: Homers, drives in three
Walker went 2-for-5 with a home run, a double and three RBI during Tuesday's 5-4 win against the Marlins.
Walker was 2-for-23 over his past seven contests but delivered his first multi-hit game of the season in Tuesday's victory. It's also only the second time this year he's driven in multiple runs, and he still has a lot of work to do in order to bring up his .163/.250/.419 slash line. However, the 31-year-old hasn't lacked for power as he's tied for ninth in MLB with six home runs.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Christian Walker: Getting breather Wednesday
Walker is not in Wednesday's lineup for the series finale against the Marlins, Jody Jackson of Bally Sports Arizona reports.
Walker will rest Wednesday after starting each of the Diamondbacks' last four games, launching three home runs and driving in four over that stretch. Seth Beer will take over at first base and bat fourth.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Christian Walker: Homers in loss
Walker went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and two strikeouts in Sunday's 7-5 loss to the Cardinals.
Walker tied the game at 2-2 with his solo shot off Cardinals starter Jordan Hicks. While Walker's slugged five homers in 22 games this season, the rest of his stat line leaves something to be desired. He's slashing only .152/.230/.380 with eight RBI and 11 runs scored through 87 plate appearances. The first baseman is just 2-for-21 in his last six contests.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Christian Walker: Heads to bench
Walker will not start Friday's game against the Cardinals.
Walker sits for just the second time this season, with the Diamondbacks electing to bench all their right-handed bats against Adam Wainwright. Walker hasn't done much to deserve as many opportunities as he's received, as he's hitting just .157/.244/.371 on the year. Seth Beer will start at first base, with David Peralta resting his legs as the designated hitter.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Christian Walker: Goes deep again
Walker went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a 6-2 loss to the Mets on Sunday.
Walker took New York starter Tylor Megill 467-feet deep to left in the fourth inning to tie the game at 1-1 but wasn't able to produce in his other three at-bats. The 31-year-old now has exactly one hit in five consecutive contests, though the efforts haven't pushed Walker's average up much, as he's gone from .118 to .167.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Christian Walker: Slugs third homer
Walker went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in a 6-5 loss to the Mets on Friday.
Walker didn't do much early, but his eighth-inning shot off New York reliever Trevor May brought Arizona to within one run of the lead. The 31-year-old has put together a modest five-game on-base streak to bump his OPS from .583 to .648, though he'll need to start producing numbers like he did in 2019 and 2020 (.824 and .792 slugging percentage, respectively) to truly make an impact.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Christian Walker: Back in lineup for nightcap
Walker went 0-for-3 with a walk in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Nationals.
Walker was on the bench for the afternoon opener, while Seth Beer made his first start of the season in the field. Walker's batting average dropped to .118 following his 0-fer and he has one hit in last 19 at-bats.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Christian Walker: Sits for first time in 2022
Walker is out of the lineup for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader with the Nationals.
He'll take a seat for the first time this season after starting in each of Arizona's nine games to date while hitting .129 with two solo home runs and scoring an additional run across 36 plate appearances. Seth Beer replaces Walker at first base.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Christian Walker: Cranks second homer
Walker went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a 2-1 loss to the Astros on Tuesday.
Walker tied the game with his sixth-inning solo shot off Houston reliever Bryan Abreu, though that would be the only offense Arizona could muster. The 31-year-hold should continue to provide power in the heart of Arizona's lineup, but he has only one additional hit on top of the two home runs thus far.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Christian Walker: Homers, on base thrice
Walker went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and two walks in a 10-5 loss to Arizona on Sunday.
Walker broke out of an early skid with walks in the fourth and eighth innings sandwiching a homer in the sixth. The 31-year-old should see steady run in the middle of Arizona's weak lineup and is a fringe fantasy asset if he can approach his 2019 numbers.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Christian Walker: Strong spring continues
Walker went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Friday's spring training game against the Cubs.
Walker walloped his second spring home run in the fourth inning and has hit in seven of nine Cactus League contests. The righty-hitting first baseman is focused on putting a dismal 2021 season behind him, and he's been convincing thus far. He's 9-for-25 with three walks, two homers, two doubles, five RBI and six runs scored. It should be noted that Walker was just as good in 2021's spring training over 53 plate appearances but went on to slash .244/.315/.382 with 10 home runs in the regular season.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Christian Walker: Inks $2.6 million deal for 2022
Walker signed a one-year, $2.6 million contract with Arizona on Tuesday to avoid arbitration, Kiley McDaniel of ESPN.com reports.
Walker and the team agreed on a salary figure and won't require an arbiter for his first year of arbitration eligibility. The 30-year-old struggled with a .697 OPS in 445 plate apperances last season, and he comes into 2022 having tweaked his swing path during the offseason in an attempt to get back on track.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Christian Walker: Motivated to adjust
Walker worked on altering his swing path and trained himself to react better to how he is being pitched, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.
Walker's breakout age-28 season in 2019 put him on the fantasy map, but the first baseman hit just .244 with 10 homers in 445 plate appearances last season. It was uncertain whether the Diamondbacks would bring him back, but the organization eventually tendered his contract, and Walker is motivated to prove 2021 was an aberration. "I've traditionally been a right-center, opposite-field thought-process guy and for a while that was that was where I needed to be and that worked," Walker said. "I think as our bodies change and the league learns about you and there's more data and more at-bats to use against you, it almost seems silly to try to be the same guy every single year, every single at-bat." Walker enters spring training as Arizona's primary first baseman, but Pavin Smith earned an opportunity as an everyday player in 2021. Smith could settle in at right field, where he held his own last season, so Walker could remain the starter at first base. With the designated hitter becoming a reality in the National League this season, there are a couple of potential spots in the batting order for Walker.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Christian Walker: Doubles thrice, scores twice
Walker went 3-for-5 with three doubles, an RBI and two runs scored in Saturday's 11-2 win over the Rockies.
Walker had three doubles in a game for the first time this season, and it was just his second game with multiple extra-base hits. In addition, it was his sixth game in which he scored two runs. The 30-year-old is slashing .244/.315/.383 with 10 long balls, 46 RBI and 54 runs scored in 441 plate appearances this season. He has nine hits -- including five extra-base hits -- in his last four games.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-0, 220 lbs|
|Birthplace: Norristown, PA|
|School: South Carolina|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|