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64 Marcus Walden RP

Boston Red Sox

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
11%7%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
46.16-113.885215
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2018BOS003.6880001114.2147601314
2019BOS613.88370001446.1412420521552

Player Updates

May 29, 2019 05:56 PM
Red Sox's Marcus Walden: Runs into eighth-inning trouble
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walden allowed two runs on two hits and a walk in one-third of an inning in Tuesday's 7-5 loss to the Indians.

Walden, who picked up a save in his previous appearance, left a mess in the eighth inning that Matt Barnes had to clean up. Boston scored a pair of its own in the bottom of the eighth and had a three-run lead when it entered the ninth, but Ryan Brasier promptly gave it all away. Walden had earned high-leverage work after a stretch of 22.1 innings during which he allowed just two runs. Boston's closer situation has been unpredictable all season and should remain as such in the eyes of fantasy owners going forward.

May 26, 2019 09:12 PM
Red Sox's Marcus Walden: Notches first save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walden earned the save by striking out one in a scoreless ninth inning Sunday against the Astros.

Walden entered the ballgame in the ninth frame with a three-run lead, and he slammed the door without issue. He needed just nine pitches (eight strikes) to get the job done. Walden was a surprising choice for a save situation, though after Matt Barnes was hit with the loss Saturday night, skipper Alex Cora showed that he has confidence in Walden in high-leverage situations.

May 16, 2019 09:36 PM
Red Sox's Marcus Walden: Unsung hero in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walden did not give up a hit and struck out four over 2.1 scoreless innings in Wednesday's 6-5 extra-inning win over the Rockies.

The Red Sox had blown a three-run lead when Walden entered the game in the seventh inning to calm the brewing storm. He stranded the go-ahead run at second base with a strikeout of Raimel Tapia and limited the Rockies to weak contact when they were able to put the ball in play. This type of performance is not new for Walden, who has become a key relief arm thus far. The 30-year-old right-hander has allowed one run while striking out 19 and walking one over his last 16.2 innings. "His stuff is playing great at this level right now," manager Alex Cora told Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald. "The slider is good, the cutter is good, the fastball up is great. He was amazing today. We put him in a situation, tie game, and he gave us more than enough to have a chance to win a game."

May 8, 2019 10:56 AM
Red Sox's Marcus Walden: Rings up fifth win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walden (5-0) allowed one run on two hits and struck out three over three innings in Tuesday's 8-5 win over the Orioles.

For the second time in a week, Walden earned a win after coming in for spot-starter Hector Velazquez who could not go deep. Walden earned his fifth win of the season and is sporting an impressive 1.77 ERA with 23:5 K:BB over 20.1 innings.

May 2, 2019 11:56 AM
Red Sox's Marcus Walden: Picks up fourth win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walden (4-0) allowed one hit and struck out three over three scoreless innings in Wednesday's 7-3 win over the Athletics.

Walden picked up his fourth relief win of the season on what was a bullpen day for Boston. He relieved Hector Velazquez to start the third inning and needed just 31 pitches to dispatch the A's. Since being recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket on April 18, the right-hander has scattered three hits and a walk while striking out eight over 8.1 scoreless innings. He's been a reliable arm out of the bullpen and pitched in a variety of roles. "He's got good stuff. Good velocity. Good movement. Good slider. I think usage has been a little bit different this year and he's gaining confidence. You're used in spots that are high-leverage situations and you get outs and you keep growing and you keep feeling better about yourself," manager Alex Cora told Steve Hewitt of the Boston Herald.

April 22, 2019 09:36 AM
Red Sox's Marcus Walden: Garners third win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walden (3-0) allowed one hit and struck out two over two innings in Sunday's 4-3 extra-innings win over the Rays.

Walden held the fort in the ninth and 10th innings of a tied game before the Red Sox nudged across a run in the 11th, setting up a save situation for Ryan Brasier. The 30-year-old Walden, who was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday, appeared in both weekend games against Tampa Bay and struck out four over 2.2 scoreless innings. For the season, the right-hander has fanned 15 over 10.2 innings. He's essentially filling the Brian Johnson (elbow) role, pitching in middle relief or whenever the Red Sox need multiple innings from their bullpen.

April 18, 2019 08:52 PM
Red Sox's Marcus Walden: Called up to big leagues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walden was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.

Walden's latest stint in the minor leagues lasted only a few days, as he's been called up for Dustin Pedroia (knee), who was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday. Walden owns a 3.38 ERA with 11 punchouts over eight innings out of the bullpen for Boston in 2019.

April 16, 2019 12:40 PM
Red Sox's Marcus Walden: Removed from roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walden was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.

Walden allowed just one earned run in his first four appearances, but he gave up three in two frames Monday against the Orioles. A corresponding move is expected to be announced Tuesday.

April 8, 2019 08:52 AM
Red Sox's Marcus Walden: Earns win on bullpen day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walden (1-0) allowed a hit and a walk over two scoreless innings in Sunday's 1-0 win over the Diamondbacks.

All of Boston's wins on its 3-8 road trip to open the season were earned by relievers. Walden was the third in a line of five relievers on bullpen day. The 30-year-old right-hander was called up Saturday after Brian Johnson (elbow) landed on the injured list. Walden joins a bullpen that has pitched well under duress due to a league-worst starter ERA (8.57).

April 6, 2019 12:08 PM
Red Sox's Marcus Walden: Recalled from Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walden was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

He will work as a low-leverage reliever. Brian Johnson (elbow inflammation) hits the IL in a corresponding move.

March 24, 2019 10:56 PM
Red Sox's Marcus Walden: Heads to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Red Sox optioned Walden to Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

Boston also sent Bobby Poyner to its minor-league camp, leaving Colten Brewer, Jenrry Mejia and Hector Velazquez to compete for the final two available spots in the bullpen heading into Opening Day. Walden reached the big leagues for the first time in 2018, accruing a 3.68 ERA and 1.16 WHIP in 14.2 innings with the Red Sox.

May 4, 2018 12:20 PM
Red Sox's Marcus Walden: Shipped back to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walden was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

Walden has now been sent to the minors three times this season. The 29-year-old rookie is clearly right on the fringe of the major-league roster and is likely to keep bouncing between Boston and Pawtucket for much of the year. He has a 3.68 ERA in 14.2 innings of long relief for the Red Sox so far this season. Bobby Poyner was called up to take his place in the bullpen.

May 2, 2018 04:52 PM
Red Sox's Marcus Walden: Recalled from Pawtucket
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walden was called up from Triple-A Pawtucket prior to Wednesday's game against Kansas City, Sean McAdam of the BostonSportsJournal.com reports.

In a corresponding move, the club placed Eduardo Rodriguez on family medical leave. Walden has appeared in seven games for Boston this season, logging a 4.91 ERA and 1.18 WHIP over 11 innings of relief. He will be utilized out of the bullpen in low-leverage situations while in the big leagues.

April 20, 2018 02:48 PM
Red Sox's Marcus Walden: Optioned to Pawtucket
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walden was sent back to Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday, Sean McAdam of the Boston Sports Journal reports.

Walden was cast off the active roster in order to make room for Drew Pomeranz (forearm), who was activated from the disabled list. Over seven appearances with the Red Sox this season, Walden has logged a 4.09 ERA and 1.09 WHIP with a 10:3 K:BB.

April 14, 2018 09:08 PM
Red Sox's Marcus Walden: Collects three-inning save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walden pitched three innings Saturday against the Orioles, allowing one run on three hits while striking out three en route to the save.

Walden has largely pitched in low-leverage situations, but his three-inning outing allowed him to collect a save despite a seven-run margin of victory. The righty filled up the zone, throwing over 60 percent of his 48 pitches for strikes. He'll likely continue to fill a middle-relief role during his time in the big leagues despite the surprise save.

April 12, 2018 10:12 AM
Red Sox's Marcus Walden: Recalled from Pawtucket
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walden will rejoin the Red Sox prior to Thursday's game against the Yankees, Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston reports.

Walden was on Boston's Opening Day roster before being optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday in order to clear up a spot for Eduardo Rodriguez, who was coming off the disabled list from a knee injury. During three appearances with the big-league club, Walden allowed two earned runs off four hits and one walk while striking out three over five innings of relief. Expect him to be utilized out of low-leverage situations moving forward.

April 7, 2018 07:52 PM
Red Sox's Marcus Walden: Returns to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Red Sox optioned Walden to Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports

Walden earned an Opening Day roster spot due to a stellar spring training and had a respectable 3.60 ERA and 1.00 WHIP with three strikeouts over five innings with the Red Sox. The 25-year-old was optioned as Eduardo Rodriguez is set to return from the 10-day disabled list to start Sunday's game.

March 29, 2018 03:48 PM
Red Sox's Marcus Walden: Added to 40-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Red Sox selected Walden's contract from Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday, MLB.com reports.

The Red Sox cleared room on the roster for Walden by moving infielder Marco Hernandez (shoulder) to the 60-day disabled list. On the heels of a dominant Grapefruit League, Walden will likely be deployed as a multi-inning reliever, with most of his work expected to come in the middle of games.

March 26, 2018 02:36 PM
Red Sox's Marcus Walden: Likely secures bullpen spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walden appears to have solidified a spot on the Red Sox's Opening Day roster, Chad Jennings of the Boston Herald reports.

With Brandon Workman being optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday, it appears Walden has won the Red Sox's final bullpen spot. Walden excelled in Grapefruit League play, compiling a 0.69 ERA, 0.77 WHIP and 15 strikeouts in 13 innings of work. The 29-year-old, who has yet to appear in the majors, spent all of the 2017 season with Triple-A Pawtucket, posting a 3.92 ERA across 105.2 innings.

March 18, 2017 01:24 PM
Red Sox's Marcus Walden: Assigned to minor league camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walden has been assigned to Boston's minor league camp, Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald reports.

If Walden sticks with Boston -- he's not on the 40-man roster -- he'll serve as an organizational bullpen arm, likely at Triple-A Pawtucket.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Toronto 6.010 3.000410
vs LHB 20.100 4.430628
vs RHB 26.000 3.460924
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
6/24CHW0000.21002
6/26CHW0001.02101
6/29NYY0001.01001
6/30NYY0100.03410
7/3@TOR0001.11012
7/5@DET0000.12210
7/13LAD0000.21110
Two Week Schedule
JULY
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
7
@DET
W6-3
8
9
10
11
12
LAD
W8-1
13
LAD
L2-11
14
LAD
L4-7
15
TOR
W10-8
16
TOR
7:10 pm
17
TOR
7:10 pm
18
TOR
1:05 pm
19
@BAL
7:05 pm
20
@BAL
7:05 pm
= probable start
Fantasy Points by Week
11

16

18

6

19

21

20

14

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4

7

3

-8

-1

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Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2014TOR-OAK00 ---0000000.00000000
2018BOS00 3.68800011 14.2147601314
2019BOS61 3.883700014 46.1412420521552
Total 61 3.844500025 61.0553126531866
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018BOS8000000000 --- --- ---
2019BOS37100000100 .000 .000 .000
Total 45100000100 .000 .000 .000
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2018BOSP80523011.000
2019BOSP37084310 .875
Total  450136611 .923
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2014TOR-OAK000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
2018BOS0207 3.2910002 .25559 11.0 .3640
2019BOS15432 1.7540003 .232196 11.3 .3903
Total 17439 2.0350005 .237255 11.2 .3843
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2007 R-Blue Jays24 3.051210000 44.1452115301232
2008 A-Auburn23 4.801411000 60.0703832432051
2009AFA-Dunedin21 9.0044000 16.030201612108
2011AFX-Lansing Lugnuts66 3.242813000100.0904836162854
2012AFX-Lansing Lugnuts52 3.111414000 66.2542423423040
2012AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays92 2.851312000 72.2582623031842
2013AA-New Hampshire Fisher614 3.712626110162.11847667985088
2014AAA-Buffalo Bisons01 13.5030000 4.05661131
2014AAA-Sacramento River Cat22 5.731111000 59.2694238642734
2014AA-Midland Rockhounds12 3.79210002 35.2382215241326
2015AA-Pensacola Blue Wahoo01 12.0011000 3.07540032
2016AAA-Rochester Red Wings11 2.54360005 46.0411513131333
2016AA-Chattanooga Lookouts00 1.7460001 10.13220137
2017AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox106 3.922915110105.21025246443686
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/195
Birthdate:
9/13/1988
Age:
30
Hometown:
Fresno, CA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Boston Red Sox
College:

MLB Experience:
2