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6 Taylor Walls SS

Tampa Bay Rays

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
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Player Updates

September 16, 2021 03:40 PM
Rays' Taylor Walls: Takes seat Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walls isn't in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Tigers, radio broadcaster Steve Carney reports.

Walls went 1-for-3 with a run and a strikeout Wednesday but will be out of the lineup for the second time in the last three games. Joey Wendle will shift to shortstop while Yandy Diaz starts at third base.

September 14, 2021 03:36 PM
Rays' Taylor Walls: Sitting Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walls is not starting Tuesday against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Walls has gone 2-for-9 with three walks, a run scored and a stolen base while starting the previous three games after being recalled Saturday. Joey Wendle shifts to shortstop Tuesday as Yandy Diaz slots in at the hot corner.

September 13, 2021 12:00 AM
Rays' Taylor Walls: Hot in first two games back
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walls, who went 0-for-3 with two walks in an extra-innings loss to the Tigers on Sunday, is 2-for-6 with three base on balls, a stolen base and a run in his first two games since being recalled from Triple-A Durham.

Walls was recalled from the Bulls prior to Saturday's game versus Detroit, a 7-2 win for the Rays in which he went 2-for-3 with a walk, a steal and a run while starting at shortstop for Wander Franco (hamstring). Walls still carries just a .209/.316/.306 slash line in the majors this season, but his diverse production over the small weekend sample offers some hope that he may be starting to get a better handle on big-league arms. He should be set for steady starting opportunities while Franco remains sidelined.

September 11, 2021 11:48 AM
Rays' Taylor Walls: Up to replace Franco
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walls was recalled from Triple-A Durham prior to Saturday's game against the White Sox, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Wander Franco (hamstring strain) will likely miss at least a couple weeks, so Walls should play pretty regularly at shortstop in the short term. He is slashing .255/.389/.471 with eight home runs and nine steals in 45 games at Triple-A, but that success has not carried over in the majors, where he is slashing .203/.301/.305 in 147 plate appearances.

September 7, 2021 01:16 PM
Rays' Taylor Walls: Sent back to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walls was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Tuesday, Steve Carney of Sports Radio 620 WDAE reports.

Walls had been back with the big-league squad since the start of September but went just 2-for-15 at the plate in five games, dropping his season slash line to .203/.301/.305 across 147 plate appearances. He'll head to the minors as the Rays recall reliever Louis Head.

September 4, 2021 05:32 PM
Rays' Taylor Walls: Quiet in first two games back
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walls is 1-for-6 with two strikeouts in his first two games since being promoted from Triple-A Durham on Wednesday.

The rookie's first taste of big-league action came earlier this season, when he posted a .200/.311/.305 slash line with eight doubles, a home run, 13 RBI and three stolen bases across 38 games. His latest starts came while Wander Franco was out due to headaches, however, so it's not clear how much playing time Walls will get down the stretch as the Rays try to lock up an AL East title.

September 1, 2021 02:32 PM
Rays' Taylor Walls: Called up by Tampa Bay
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walls was recalled from Triple-A Durham on Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Walls got off to a slow start after the All-Star break and went 1-for-15 with a double, an RBI and two walks across six games. However, he fared slightly better since returning to the minors in late July, as he slashed .224/.355/.469 with six homers, 26 runs, 15 RBI and six stolen bases across 29 games. Walls will slot into a backup role at shortstop behind Wander Franco.

July 25, 2021 01:00 PM
Rays' Taylor Walls: Optioned to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rays optioned Walls to Triple-A Durham on Saturday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

The rookie has contributed little offensively of late, going 1-for-15 with a pair of walks since the All-Star break. With a bullpen game Saturday, Tampa Bay needed additional pitching depth, getting it by recalling Sean Poppen in a corresponding move. Walls' stellar defense should have him back with the big club sooner rather than later.

July 21, 2021 10:00 AM
Rays' Taylor Walls: Sits for second time in four games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walls is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Orioles, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The promotions of prospects Wander Franco and Vidal Brujan have most negatively affected Joey Wendle and Walls, the latter of whom will sit for the second time in four games. Walls' excellent glove at shortstop should continue to lock him into at least a part-time job, but he'll need to show improvement at the dish in order to see his role grow. Over his last five starts, Walls has gone 1-for-15 with five strikeouts, dropping his batting average to .216.

July 18, 2021 10:32 AM
Rays' Taylor Walls: Takes seat Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walls is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against Atlanta, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

With six starts in the Rays' last seven games, Walls looks to have an edge on the top job at shortstop, but Tampa Bay's ample depth in the infield means that the rookie will likely sit at least once a week. Wander Franco will fill in at shortstop Sunday in place of Walls, who has opened his big-league career with a .231/.333/.356 slash line, one home run and three stolen bases through his first 121 plate appearances.

July 10, 2021 08:48 AM
Rays' Taylor Walls: Bangs out two doubles Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walls went 2-for-4 with two doubles, a run scored and two RBI in Friday's 7-1 win over the Blue Jays.

The rookie shortstop ripped two-baggers against Alek Manoah in the fourth inning and Jacob Barnes in the seventh, with the latter driving in the final runs of the night for the Rays. Walls has started four of the last five games despite the presence of Wander Franco, going 5-for-14 with three doubles and five RBI, and his glove could ensure him steady playing time in the second half even if he never emerges as a consistent threat at the plate.

July 3, 2021 10:20 AM
Rays' Taylor Walls: Reinstated from 10-day IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walls (wrist) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Saturday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Walls had been dealing with right wrist tendinitis since June 24, but he'll be back in action after spending the minimum of 10 days on the injured list. While the 24-year-old doesn't have as clear of a path toward playing time after Wander Franco was called up last week, Franco is able to play at multiple positions, so Walls could still see his fair share of time at shortstop. Across 18 games in June prior to his injury, he slashed .232/.338/.357 with a home run, four doubles, five RBI, four runs and three stolen bases.

June 24, 2021 03:28 PM
Rays' Taylor Walls: Moves to IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rays placed Walls on the 10-day injured list Thursday with right wrist tendinitis, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

Walls was scratched prior to Wednesday's 8-2 win over the Red Sox with the wrist issue, which was believed to be only a minor concern before he surprisingly landed on the IL a day later. His move off the active roster at least temporarily clears up the logjam in the Rays infield that was created when top prospect Wander Franco was promoted to the big leagues earlier this week. While Walls is on the shelf, Franco should see most of the starts at shortstop, freeing up second base and third base for Brandon Lowe and Joey Wendle, respectively.

June 23, 2021 05:28 PM
Rays' Taylor Walls: Pulled from Wednesday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walls was scratched from Wednesday's lineup against the Red Sox with right wrist soreness, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

Walls was penciled in to start and shortstop and bat eighth, but he's now absent from the starting nine due to the wrist issue. He's available off the bench, so the injury appears to be a minor concern. Brett Phillips entered the lineup in his place.

June 20, 2021 01:36 PM
Rays' Taylor Walls: Not starting Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walls is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mariners, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Walls started the past three games and will receive the day off in the series finale. Joey Wendle will shift to shortstop while Yandy Diaz starts at the hot corner.

June 16, 2021 12:28 PM
Rays' Taylor Walls: Gets breather Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walls isn't starting Wednesday's game against the White Sox, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Walls went 1-for-5 with a double, a run, two walks and a strikeout across the last two games. Joey Wendle will shift to shortstop and bat sixth.

June 14, 2021 07:52 PM
Rays' Taylor Walls: Three hits in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walls went 3-for-4 with two RBI, a stolen base and a run scored in Sunday's 7-1 win over Baltimore.

All three of the shortstop's hits were singles. Walls also stole second and scored on a Yandy Diaz single in the third inning, then followed up with a two-RBI single in the fourth. Through 71 plate appearances, Walls is slashing .250/.366/.367 with a home run, seven RBI, eight runs scored and three steals. The rookie is known more for speed than power, but his fantasy impact is limited since he frequently hits in the bottom half of the order.

June 10, 2021 02:36 AM
Rays' Taylor Walls: Blasts first big-league homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walls went 1-for-4 with a solo home run, a stolen base and a walk in Wednesday's extra-innings loss to Washington.

The shortstop enjoyed a memorable moment in the seventh inning, going deep to right field for his first major-league homer. Walls also contributed a stolen base following a fourth-inning walk. Speed is more of his game -- Walls has stolen as many as 31 bases in a single minor-league season but has topped out at 10 homers -- so fantasy managers looking to roster him should frame their expectations accordingly.

June 8, 2021 02:00 AM
Rays' Taylor Walls: Records three hits Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walls went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI in Sunday's win over the Rangers.

Walls has been enduring some expected struggles in his first taste of big-league pitching, but he seems to be trending in the right direction of late and has recorded at least one knock in four of his last five games. Plus, this was his first multi-hit game since his big-league debut May 22. The shortstop is hitting .262 with a .737 OPS on the season.

June 5, 2021 02:20 PM
Rays' Taylor Walls: Slows some after fast start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walls, who went 1-for-3 with a walk in a loss to the Rangers on Friday, is hitting just .158 (3-for-19) with an RBI, five walks, seven strikeouts, a steal and two runs over his last eight games overall.

The rookie has also struck out at a 29.7 percent clip during that sample, as he begins to encounter some of the expected struggles against big-league arms one would expect in even an elite prospect's first foray versus big-league arms. Nevertheless, Walls' outlook certainly remain bright, and his impressive .357 on-base percentage is largely a byproduct of an encouraging level of patience at the plate that's helped generate a 19.0 percent walk rate.

Last 7 Games
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09/13@ TORL 1-83000000
09/12@ DETL 7-83000020
09/11@ DETW 7-23120011
09/06@ BOSW 11-105110000
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2021TB501411329113214442.206.309.2980.607
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Total501411329113214442.206.309.2980.607
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2021TB501004201003
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Total501004201003
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2017ASX-Hudson Valley Renega46164223590121295354.213.330.287
2018AFX-Bowling Green Hot Ro1204678714228665766803112.304.393.428
2019AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab411562242724261928136.269.339.417
2019AAX-Montgomery Biscuits5521142571656202651159.270.346.479
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/180
Birthdate:
07/10/1996
Age:
25
Hometown:
Cordele, GA
Bats/Throws:
S/R
Team:
Tampa Bay Rays
College:
Florida State
MLB Experience:
0