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99 Taijuan Walker SP

Arizona Diamondbacks

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
85%55%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
157.19-903.4914661
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2016SEA8114.2225251100134.1129756327837119
2017ARI993.4928280000157.1148766117961146

Player Updates

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Diamondbacks' Taijuan Walker: Agrees to terms with Arizona
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker agreed to a one-year, $4.825 million contract with the Diamondbacks on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

Walker will earn more than twice as much as he did in 2017. The ERA estimators suggest Walker was pitching above his head last season with a 3.49 ERA, but there is still a fair amount to like heading into 2018 (48.9 percent groundball rate, 8.3 K/9) and the current cost is entirely reasonable (226 NFBC ADP).

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Diamondbacks' Taijuan Walker: Named starter for NLDS Game 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Torey Lovullo reported Thursday that Walker will start Game 1 of the NLDS against the Dodgers on Friday.

With Zack Greinke starting the team's wild-card contest Wednesday and Robbie Ray pitching in relief, the Diamondbacks will call upon Walker to open up the best-of-five series against their divisional foes. The 25-year-old posted a solid 3.49 ERA over 28 starts during the regular season. More importantly, he allowed only six runs over 16.2 innings (3.24 ERA) in his three starts against the Dodgers.

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Diamondbacks' Taijuan Walker: Walks away with tough-luck no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker fired five innings of one-run ball Saturday against the Royals, allowing just three hits while walking one and striking out six. He didn't factor into the decision.

Despite the strong effort, the bullpen coughed up the lead as soon as he left the game, keeping him out of the win column. This was a nice bounce-back start for Walker after taking two straight losses, bringing his 2017 ERA and WHIP down to 3.49 and 1.33, respectively. He also produced a career-best 8.4 K/9 this season, which should have the 25-year-old trending upward as the Diamondbacks head into the postseason.

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Diamondbacks' Taijuan Walker: Lit up for seven runs Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker (9-9) allowed seven runs -- three earned -- on six hits and three walks while striking out six batters through just 3.2 innings to take the loss against Miami on Saturday.

After allowing just four runs and striking out 27 batters through 28.2 innings over a five-game stretch, Walker has now surrendered 11 runs in his past two starts. It's a discouraging slump because the stakes are highest in September. Walker sports a solid 3.54 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 8.3 for the campaign, but start-to-start inconsistency is clearly still a hindrance to his fantasy value. A road game against the Royals projects to be Walker's final start of the regular season.

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Diamondbacks' Taijuan Walker: Falls to Giants
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker (9-8) allowed four earned runs on seven hits through five innings Sunday, taking the loss against the Giants. He walked three and struck out four.

Walker's 26th start of the season was one to forget, as the 25-year-old was tagged four three runs in the fifth inning against the lowly Giants. Despite playing his home games in a pitcher's park, his 3.45 ERA is a nice improvement over his 3.94 career mark, while his 134 strikeouts are approaching his career-high 157 from 2015 with Seattle.

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Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Los Angeles 16.220 3.240517
vs LHB 76.000 4.5003570
vs RHB 81.100 2.5502676
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
9/1@COL1005.030310
9/6@LAD1006.04134
9/12COL0006.04256
9/17@SF0105.07434
9/23MIA0103.26336
9/30@KC0005.03116
10/6@LAD0101.04423
Two Week Schedule
JANUARY
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Fantasy Points by Week
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32

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24

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26

-2

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Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2013SEA10 3.60330000 15.0117600412
2014SEA23 2.61851000 38.0311211231834
2015SEA118 4.5629291000 169.2163928625940157
2016SEA811 4.2225251100 134.1129756327837119
2017ARI99 3.4928280000 157.1148766117961146
Total 3131 3.9793903100 514.14822622277129160468
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2013SEA3000000000 --- --- ---
2014SEA8000000000 --- --- ---
2015SEA29901010500 .111 .222 .111
2016SEA25000000000 --- --- ---
2017ARI28526121511900 .245 .308 .231
Total 93616131612400 .226 .295 .213
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2013SEAP33101001.000
2014SEAP851037011.000
2015SEAP292935121941 .886
2016SEAP25252161410 .952
2017ARIP282835102141 .886
Total  9390102316293 .912
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2013SEA01419 0.7401000 .20460 9.0 .2960
2014SEA14232 1.5330012 .223160 12.3 .3170
2015SEA1152185 0.8644414 .252706 11.2 .4150
2016SEA2144136 1.12161014 .247573 11.7 .4620
2017ARI7183136 1.44151317 .247684 12.5 .4100
Total 11535508 1.123877417 .2462183 11.7 .4160
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2017ARI01 36.00110000 1.04441023
Total 01 36.00110000 1.04441023
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
2014AFA-High Desert Maverick00 2.0811000 4.14210017
2014AAA-Tacoma Rainiers64 4.811414110 73.06840391372574
2014AA-Jackson Generals10 0.0011000 5.030000110
2016AAA-Tacoma Rainiers10 3.6033000 15.012661186
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/235
Birthdate:
8/13/1992
Age:
25
Hometown:
Shreveport, LA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Arizona Diamondbacks
College:

MLB Experience:
5