Christian Walker
1B | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 0" 208LBS | Age: 33
Draft: 2012 | Rd: 4, #132, Baltimore Orioles | South Carolina
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2022 667 583 84 141 36 2 .242 .327 .477 .804
2023 661 582 86 150 33 11 .258 .333 .497 .830
2024 107 89 18 22 3 0 .247 .374 .371 .745
10 Seasons 2,825 2,490 373 622 124 23 .250 .331 .459 .790
AVG HR SB OPS
2022 .242 36 2 .804
2023 .258 33 11 .830
2024 .247 3 0 .745
10 Seasons .250 124 23 .790
MLB Percentile Rankings
Hits Spray Chart

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 24 48 5 0 0.0 0.0 88.0 113.1 2.4 0.0 .201 .220 .245 .313 .339 60.0 33.3 25.0
2017 26 66 7 3 42.9 20.0 95.2 109.1 16.3 42.9 .283 .786 .489 .490 .745 42.9 33.3 6.7
2018 27 224 27 4 14.8 7.5 86.2 114.4 18.7 44.4 .184 .457 .264 .300 .485 29.6 41.5 5.7
2019 28 2413 375 49 13.1 8.1 91.1 112.4 14.8 34.1 .262 .516 .346 .364 .456 48.8 25.7 11.1
2020 29 962 171 11 6.4 4.5 90.4 110.4 11.5 34.5 .266 .454 .339 .339 .392 48.5 20.6 7.8
2021 30 1774 297 19 6.4 4.3 88.8 111.1 15.6 34.0 .249 .386 .304 .311 .369 41.1 23.8 8.5
2022 31 2543 459 53 11.5 7.9 90.0 112.6 17.0 33.3 .257 .484 .346 .359 .407 44.0 19.6 10.3
2023 32 2671 463 53 11.4 8.0 88.0 114.3 15.8 32.6 .251 .460 .351 .339 .380 40.4 19.2 9.4
2024 33 441 60 8 13.3 7.8 90.5 113.2 10.4 35.0 .244 .422 .355 .354 .402 50.0 24.5 14.7
Player 11142 1864 200 10.7 7.1 89.5 114.4 15.3 33.7 .254 .465 .339 .345 .405 44.0 22.3 9.9
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 36.3 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 80.0 0.0 20.0 0.0 40.0 40.0 20.0 20.0 20.0 0.0 60.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 28.6 42.9 28.6 0.0 28.6 28.6 42.9 0.0 28.6 14.3 14.3 0.0 42.9 20.0
2018 37.0 22.2 25.9 14.8 33.3 29.6 37.0 3.7 29.6 33.3 14.8 3.7 14.8 7.5
2019 42.4 27.5 22.9 7.2 36.3 40.0 23.7 2.7 30.1 23.7 23.5 6.9 13.1 8.1
2020 42.7 22.8 28.1 6.4 40.4 34.5 25.1 4.7 28.1 24.0 25.7 10.5 6.4 4.5
2021 39.4 28.3 24.2 8.1 38.4 33.3 28.3 3.4 27.3 28.3 26.3 8.4 6.4 4.3
2022 39.2 30.9 21.4 8.5 38.8 37.0 24.2 3.7 26.4 29.4 22.0 6.5 11.5 7.9
2023 38.7 32.6 19.4 9.3 40.6 35.0 24.4 5.2 28.9 29.2 19.2 6.0 11.4 8.0
2024 45.0 26.7 25.0 3.3 38.3 41.7 20.0 3.3 30.0 25.0 25.0 3.3 13.3 7.8
Player 40.3 29.2 22.5 8.0 38.7 36.3 25.0 3.9 28.2 27.3 22.7 7.0 10.7 7.1
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.0 37.0 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2024 4-Seam Fastball -1.2 -2 131 29.7 24 .222 .222 .325 32.1 33.3 19.5 .211 .259 .329 50.0
2024 Slider -0.5 0 75 17.0 15 .333 .333 .300 37.5 33.3 23.8 .265 .404 .286 40.0
2024 Sinker 4.3 3 66 15.0 17 .300 .900 .576 8.3 11.8 10.5 .311 .787 .556 50.0
2024 Changeup -3.2 -2 60 13.6 18 .125 .188 .197 29.7 27.8 27.8 .214 .432 .320 54.5
2024 Curveball 9.1 4 41 9.3 10 .444 .889 .575 15.8 30.0 15.8 .379 .683 .475 83.3
2024 Sweeper 2.4 1 40 9.1 10 .333 .333 .340 11.1 10.0 6.7 .207 .237 .244 50.0
2024 Cutter -3.9 0 12 2.7 3 .000 .000 .000 33.3 33.3 25.0 .052 .063 .049 0.0
2024 Split-Finger -2.7 0 12 2.7 4 .250 .250 .225 0.0 0.0 0.0 .135 .138 .122 25.0
2024 Slurve 2.7 0 1 0.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2023 4-Seam Fastball 1.0 8 780 29.2 167 .284 .596 .411 25.3 23.4 16.0 .238 .483 .356 43.3
2023 Sinker -0.1 -1 532 19.9 152 .324 .456 .383 11.2 9.2 10.9 .313 .480 .377 39.3
2023 Slider 0.6 3 469 17.6 109 .219 .490 .326 36.0 22.9 17.5 .225 .453 .314 40.0
2023 Changeup 0.3 1 261 9.8 82 .278 .468 .333 30.9 15.9 13.1 .270 .425 .311 39.4
2023 Curveball 0.8 2 208 7.8 44 .158 .553 .327 34.1 34.1 18.1 .185 .464 .319 54.2
2023 Cutter 1.3 3 189 7.1 48 .295 .682 .430 21.3 10.4 11.1 .289 .636 .410 43.6
2023 Sweeper -1.5 -3 166 6.2 39 .125 .250 .237 35.1 20.5 13.6 .168 .305 .283 24.0
2023 Split-Finger -5.1 -3 57 2.1 15 .000 .000 .047 41.7 46.7 23.3 .122 .134 .150 28.6
2023 Slurve -3.5 0 7 0.3 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .154 .175 .141 0.0
2023 Knuckleball -8.5 0 2 0.1 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
2022 4-Seam Fastball 0.9 7 740 29.1 189 .253 .568 .382 17.9 19.6 17.6 .250 .541 .382 44.5
2022 Slider 0.6 4 616 24.2 156 .188 .391 .317 34.0 25.6 21.7 .198 .367 .290 44.4
2022 Sinker 0.8 4 472 18.6 132 .292 .460 .370 11.5 9.1 11.5 .334 .587 .439 49.5
2022 Changeup -0.1 0 218 8.6 62 .236 .364 .308 32.4 17.7 18.3 .337 .478 .392 36.4
2022 Curveball 2.9 5 191 7.5 49 .267 .600 .393 29.4 18.4 13.4 .270 .509 .351 43.2
2022 Cutter -0.6 -1 159 6.3 44 .275 .475 .355 30.1 11.4 16.7 .217 .373 .292 37.1
2022 Sweeper 0.6 1 91 3.6 20 .167 .500 .315 47.1 55.0 37.9 .112 .395 .257 28.6
2022 Split-Finger 0.3 0 45 1.8 9 .125 .500 .300 23.5 44.4 25.0 .196 .599 .368 50.0
2022 Slurve -6.9 -1 8 0.3 2 .000 .000 .000 60.0 100.0 50.0 -- -- .000 --
2021 4-Seam Fastball -0.5 -4 690 38.9 148 .186 .341 .291 31.7 30.4 19.4 .202 .376 .303 46.4
2021 Slider -1.5 -6 386 21.8 97 .163 .272 .212 36.7 36.1 28.9 .203 .319 .247 35.1
2021 Sinker 1.0 3 252 14.2 75 .420 .580 .468 9.6 6.7 8.5 .373 .510 .405 43.8
2021 Changeup 1.8 4 201 11.3 61 .288 .385 .357 23.1 13.1 13.1 .296 .404 .365 33.3
2021 Cutter -0.4 0 100 5.6 23 .250 .450 .317 23.6 8.7 8.3 .248 .394 .297 57.9
2021 Curveball 1.8 2 99 5.6 25 .292 .375 .308 17.1 24.0 15.4 .268 .386 .299 44.4
2021 Sweeper 3.9 1 31 1.7 10 .300 .600 .380 25.0 20.0 12.5 .257 .325 .252 12.5
2021 Split-Finger -7.9 -1 10 0.6 4 .000 .000 .000 71.4 75.0 50.0 .029 .033 .037 0.0
2021 Slurve -8.9 0 5 0.3 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .014 .023 .014 0.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball -2.2 -8 358 37.2 83 .221 .247 .243 25.8 25.3 17.8 .228 .329 .272 51.8
2020 Slider 3.4 7 193 20.1 49 .326 .581 .427 35.1 22.4 17.5 .290 .567 .396 45.5
2020 Sinker 1.4 2 148 15.4 45 .250 .556 .413 11.7 6.7 8.8 .301 .612 .431 55.9
2020 Changeup 0.1 0 99 10.3 24 .261 .522 .344 19.6 12.5 8.3 .204 .297 .237 30.0
2020 Curveball 2.0 2 74 7.7 22 .381 .476 .376 34.2 27.3 18.2 .378 .522 .368 50.0
2020 Cutter 4.8 3 59 6.1 12 .364 1.091 .600 41.9 25.0 15.8 .313 .737 .455 62.5
2020 Split-Finger -2.7 0 16 1.7 3 .000 .000 .233 63.6 100.0 42.9 -- -- .233 --
2020 Sweeper 7.4 1 8 0.8 3 .500 1.000 .650 0.0 0.0 0.0 .457 .614 .542 50.0
2020 Slurve -9.0 -1 7 0.7 2 .000 .000 .000 25.0 0.0 0.0 .079 .084 .075 0.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball -0.1 -1 899 37.3 205 .210 .419 .342 31.3 31.2 21.8 .234 .477 .366 51.9
2019 Slider -0.8 -3 433 17.9 117 .239 .440 .316 38.7 31.6 28.2 .243 .495 .332 47.2
2019 Sinker 2.7 10 369 15.3 100 .371 .652 .483 13.8 11.0 13.8 .362 .674 .464 55.1
2019 Curveball 1.6 4 225 9.3 51 .292 .521 .367 27.6 27.5 20.0 .272 .614 .383 58.8
2019 Changeup -1.4 -3 215 8.9 57 .245 .396 .304 30.3 21.1 16.2 .237 .359 .285 24.4
2019 Cutter -0.2 0 209 8.7 52 .265 .490 .341 27.6 23.1 16.9 .248 .519 .338 51.4
2019 Split-Finger 9.9 3 31 1.3 8 .250 .625 .475 22.2 37.5 25.0 .307 .633 .384 60.0
2019 Sweeper -1.3 0 24 1.0 4 .333 .333 .400 27.3 25.0 12.5 .079 .090 .230 0.0
2019 Slurve -7.5 -1 7 0.3 2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .051 .070 .056 0.0
2018 4-Seam Fastball -0.4 0 76 33.9 21 .200 .550 .326 36.2 47.6 30.3 .179 .621 .344 30.0
2018 Sinker -3.9 -2 56 25.0 13 .100 .100 .231 22.9 30.8 21.1 .149 .167 .269 16.7
2018 Slider -2.0 -1 44 19.6 11 .182 .545 .295 44.0 45.5 29.4 .213 .571 .327 50.0
2018 Changeup -5.0 -1 22 9.8 5 .000 .000 .000 36.4 40.0 28.6 .200 .256 .200 0.0
2018 Curveball -1.7 0 19 8.5 2 .000 .000 .000 12.5 50.0 16.7 .004 .011 .004 100.0
2018 Cutter -2.7 0 3 1.3 1 1.000 1.000 .900 50.0 0.0 0.0 .613 .714 .569 0.0
2018 Split-Finger -4.2 0 2 0.9 -- -- -- 100.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2018 Sweeper 5.8 0 2 0.9 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2017 4-Seam Fastball 5.3 1 21 31.8 5 .400 1.600 .800 53.3 60.0 42.9 .355 1.254 .640 100.0
2017 Sinker 0.6 0 15 22.7 4 .000 .000 .350 57.1 0.0 0.0 .244 .952 .597 50.0
2017 Changeup -7.9 -1 10 15.2 3 .000 .000 .000 83.3 66.7 66.7 .032 .036 .029 0.0
2017 Cutter -0.4 0 6 9.1 -- -- -- 50.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2017 Curveball 6.4 0 6 9.1 2 .500 1.000 .625 0.0 0.0 0.0 .522 .572 .471 0.0
2017 Slider -0.8 0 5 7.6 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2017 Sweeper 5.7 0 3 4.5 1 -- -- .700 -- 0.0 0.0 -- -- .700 --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 53 224 -3 -3 0 1 -5
2019 597 2,413 3 -25 19 11 8
2020 243 962 -1 -4 7 3 5
2021 444 1,774 -4 -16 8 9 -2
2022 665 2,543 3 -21 23 13 19
2023 732 2,966 5 -31 22 14 9
2024 102 440 -1 -3 5 2 2
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 48 45.8 59.1 38.5 42.3 81.8 43.8 50.0 50.0 41.7 4.2 50.0
2017 66 48.5 75.0 54.2 32.4 36.4 36.4 40.0 53.0 51.4 12.1 100.0
2018 224 45.1 86.1 77.0 35.0 44.2 44.6 39.6 58.0 33.8 4.5 100.0
2019 2,413 48.5 74.9 78.0 24.0 51.3 40.6 33.8 48.7 28.8 7.1 85.4
2020 962 49.3 74.3 82.1 29.9 50.7 46.8 31.7 51.8 27.1 5.7 83.6
2021 1,774 48.4 80.9 79.3 28.0 54.7 42.8 41.7 53.6 27.3 8.0 89.4
2022 2,543 48.2 67.9 84.4 23.1 50.8 42.4 30.3 44.7 24.6 7.8 79.8
2023 2,671 49.6 71.3 81.1 26.1 53.3 42.9 29.4 48.6 26.4 7.7 77.6
2024 441 47.6 69.0 82.8 24.2 55.4 41.7 20.6 45.6 24.9 5.4 62.5
Player 11,142 48.6 73.3 80.5 25.8 52.3 42.6 32.7 48.9 27.1 7.3 82.2
MLB 48.6 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.0 42.6 29.7 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
2017 68 56
2018 95 79
2019 83 59 85 87 76 89 90 83 86 94 23 77 19 80 59 98
2020 62 69 65 56 53 55 38 76 75 89 60 34 43 36 53 58
2021 28 42 26 26 42 26 29 38 79 49 32 43 32 46 60 84 2
2022 92 66 92 92 82 94 82 69 86 72 58 76 50 82 31 99 7
2023 67 42 74 76 54 91 75 23 92 47 67 61 42 68 27 97 5
2024 75 47 63 69 81 89 84 72 94 85 35 89 49 66 28 99 1
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2017 23.4 2 1.5 1 0 2 0 0.0
2018 23.1 3 3.0 0 0 0 3 100.0
2019 23.3 29 28.4 1 14 20 11 37.9
2020 24.6 7 8.6 -2 6 6 4 57.1
2021 24.5 10 10.1 0 5 10 3 30.0
2022 25.7 36 36.1 0 14 19 21 58.3
2023 25.5 34 30.0 4 10 28 12 35.3
2024 25.8 3 3.1 0 1 2 1 33.3
Player 24.8 124 120.7 3 50 87 55 44.4

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2017 2 1 2 2 1 1 2 2 0 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 1
2018 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
2019 29 33 21 32 28 30 32 28 19 23 25 29 34 28 29 27 28 28 29 27 30 30 35 34 28 29 25 33 31 26 22
2020 7 9 7 9 9 9 12 7 9 5 8 8 6 6 8 8 8 8 8 11 8 11 12 9 6 7 7 12 10 12 8
2021 10 12 9 11 10 8 11 11 6 5 8 9 10 9 10 15 10 8 14 12 10 10 15 14 7 8 15 11 9 8 9
2022 36 30 37 37 39 34 39 32 28 30 34 39 36 37 38 42 34 36 36 38 37 39 43 39 28 33 39 39 40 34 36
2023 34 25 22 32 31 25 33 28 28 22 28 31 31 23 36 33 35 27 33 36 30 28 46 37 28 23 32 33 34 28 21
2024 3 1 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 4 3 4 3 3 3 3 4 4 3
Player 124 114 103 129 124 113 135 114 96 92 110 124 125 110 128 133 122 114 128 132 123 126 159 142 105 107 126 136 133 116 103
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2017 2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-   2024 +/-  
Exit Velocity 95.2 86.2 -9.0 91.1 4.9 90.4 -0.7 88.8 -1.6 90.0 1.2 88.0 -2.0 90.5 2.5
Launch Angle 16.3 18.7 2.4 14.8 -3.9 11.5 -3.3 15.6 4.1 17.0 1.4 15.8 -1.2 10.4 -5.4
Barrel % 42.9 14.8 -28.1 13.1 -1.7 6.4 -6.7 6.4 0.0 11.5 5.1 11.4 -0.1 13.3 1.9
Hard Hit % 42.9 29.6 -13.3 48.8 19.2 48.5 -0.3 41.1 -7.4 44.0 2.9 40.4 -3.6 50.0 9.6
Sweet Spot % 42.9 44.4 1.5 34.1 -10.3 34.5 0.4 34.0 -0.5 33.3 -0.7 32.6 -0.7 35.0 2.4
xBA .283 .184 -0.099 .262 0.078 .266 0.004 .249 -0.017 .257 0.008 .251 -0.006 .244 -0.007
BA .250 .163 -0.087 .259 0.096 .271 0.012 .244 -0.027 .242 -0.002 .258 0.016 .259 0.001
xwOBA .490 .300 -0.190 .364 0.064 .339 -0.025 .311 -0.028 .359 0.048 .339 -0.020 .354 0.015
wOBA .489 .264 -0.225 .346 0.082 .339 -0.007 .304 -0.035 .346 0.042 .351 0.005 .355 0.004
xSLG .785 .457 -0.328 .516 0.059 .454 -0.062 .386 -0.068 .484 0.098 .460 -0.024 .422 -0.038
SLG .833 .388 -0.445 .476 0.088 .459 -0.017 .382 -0.077 .477 0.095 .497 0.020 .388 -0.109
K% 33.3 41.5 8.2 25.7 -15.8 20.6 -5.1 23.8 3.2 19.6 -4.2 19.2 -0.4 24.5 5.3
BB% 6.7 5.7 -1.0 11.1 5.4 7.8 -3.3 8.5 0.7 10.3 1.8 9.4 -0.9 14.7 5.3
Swing % 53.0 58.0 5.0 48.7 -9.3 51.8 3.1 53.6 1.8 44.7 -8.9 48.6 3.9 45.6 -3.0
Whiff% 51.4 33.8 -17.6 28.8 -5.0 27.1 -1.7 27.3 0.2 24.6 -2.7 26.4 1.8 24.9 -1.5
In Zone % 48.5 45.1 -3.4 48.5 3.4 49.3 0.8 48.4 -0.9 48.2 -0.2 49.6 1.4 47.6 -2.0
Out of Zone % 51.5 54.9 3.4 51.5 -3.4 50.7 -0.8 51.6 0.9 51.8 0.2 50.4 -1.4 52.4 2.0
Out of Zone Swing % 32.4 35.0 2.6 24.0 -11.0 29.9 5.9 28.0 -1.9 23.1 -4.9 26.1 3.0 24.2 -1.9
First Pitch Swing % 40.0 39.6 -0.4 33.8 -5.8 31.7 -2.1 41.7 10.0 30.3 -11.4 29.4 -0.9 20.6 -8.8
First Pitch Strike % 53.3 56.6 3.3 59.2 2.6 60.5 1.3 64.6 4.1 61.4 -3.2 60.4 -1.0 53.9 -6.5
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2017 Shifts R 15 0 0.0 .489
2018 Shifts R 53 4 7.5 .261 .312
2019 Shifts R 594 101 17.0 .348 .334
2020 Shifts R 243 59 24.3 .321 .393
2021 Shifts R 444 95 21.4 .294 .342
2022 Shifts R 665 256 38.5 .337 .361
2023 Shades R 657 74 11.3 .337 .438
2024 Shades R 102 1 1.0 .359 .000
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo