Christian Walker
1B | B/T: R/R | 6' 0" 208LBS | Age: 32

Draft: 2012 | Rd: 4, #132, Baltimore Orioles | South Carolina

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2023 244 217 35 55 12 36 1 .253 .321 .475 .796
9 Seasons 2301 2036 304 505 100 292 13 .248 .327 .453 .780
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2023 .253 12 36 1 .796
9 Seasons .248 100 292 13 .780

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 .785 .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 1000 173 15 8.7 6.1 89.2 114.3 18.1 31.8 .248 .437 .340 .330 .373 43.4 19.3 8.6
Player 9030 1514 154 10.2 6.7 89.9 114.4 15.7 33.8 .255 .464 .335 .345 .409 44.8 22.8 9.7
MLB 6.8 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 36.0 22.1 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 27.2 22.5 11.6 40.5 40.5 19.1 2.9 31.2 30.6 19.1 7.5 8.7 6.1
Player 40.4 28.0 23.3 8.3 38.3 37.0 24.7 3.4 28.3 27.2 23.2 7.5 10.2 6.7
MLB 44.8 23.2 24.9 7.1 36.9 37.6 25.4 3.9 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.8 6.8 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 %
2023 4-Seamer 0.5 2 300 30.0 68 .228 .526 .376 25.5 26.5 18.9 .185 .370 .309 43.6
2023 Slider 1.2 3 208 20.8 45 .238 .571 .364 34.0 22.2 16.9 .222 .531 .333 48.5
2023 Sinker -1.9 -4 197 19.7 59 .321 .339 .316 11.3 11.9 13.5 .338 .400 .343 46.9
2023 Changeup 0.7 1 98 9.8 29 .286 .500 .347 36.1 13.8 9.3 .298 .468 .340 33.3
2023 Curveball 1.2 1 63 6.3 16 .250 .750 .438 30.0 37.5 24.0 .132 .315 .295 57.1
2023 Cutter 1.6 1 62 6.2 10 .375 .875 .555 23.1 0.0 0.0 .411 1.203 .673 50.0
2023 Sweeper -5.1 -3 53 5.3 12 .000 .000 .058 30.8 8.3 7.1 .072 .120 .169 20.0
2023 Splitter -7.0 -1 18 1.8 4 .000 .000 .000 41.7 25.0 10.0 .264 .302 .249 33.3
2023 Forkball 5.4 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2022 4-Seamer 1.0 7 740 29.1 188 .253 .568 .381 17.9 19.7 17.9 .252 .549 .383 44.5
2022 Slider 0.6 4 643 25.3 162 .189 .406 .322 34.7 26.5 21.9 .198 .382 .296 44.6
2022 Sinker 0.6 3 467 18.4 131 .286 .455 .366 11.7 9.2 11.7 .329 .575 .434 49.0
2022 Changeup 0.1 0 220 8.7 63 .250 .375 .317 32.1 17.5 18.0 .342 .481 .394 37.8
2022 Curveball 2.8 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 17.2 .217 .373 .292 37.1
2022 Sweeper 1.0 1 67 2.6 15 .154 .385 .287 44.0 53.3 38.1 .077 .237 .208 20.0
2022 Splitter 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-Seamer -0.5 -3 693 39.1 150 .198 .351 .299 31.6 30.0 19.5 .211 .385 .309 47.7
2021 Slider -1.5 -6 388 21.9 98 .161 .269 .210 36.8 35.7 28.7 .205 .317 .247 34.5
2021 Sinker 0.9 2 249 14.0 73 .403 .567 .456 9.7 6.8 8.3 .361 .496 .395 41.9
2021 Changeup 1.8 4 201 11.3 61 .288 .385 .357 23.1 13.1 13.1 .296 .404 .365 33.3
2021 Curveball 1.7 2 100 5.6 25 .292 .375 .308 17.1 24.0 15.4 .268 .386 .299 44.4
2021 Cutter -0.3 0 98 5.5 22 .263 .474 .332 22.6 9.1 8.7 .239 .406 .298 61.1
2021 Sweeper 4.1 1 30 1.7 10 .300 .600 .380 25.0 20.0 12.5 .258 .325 .252 12.5
2021 Splitter -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-Seamer -2.3 -8 360 37.4 82 .211 .237 .235 25.7 24.4 17.4 .221 .325 .267 51.8
2020 Slider 3.5 7 195 20.3 50 .341 .614 .443 34.7 22.0 17.5 .304 .582 .407 47.1
2020 Sinker 1.6 2 146 15.2 46 .270 .568 .424 11.8 8.7 10.8 .314 .612 .436 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 2.5 2 77 8.0 23 .381 .476 .391 34.2 26.1 17.6 .378 .522 .383 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 Splitter -2.7 0 16 1.7 3 .000 .000 .233 63.6 100.0 42.9 -- -- .233 --
2020 Slurve -9.0 -1 7 0.7 2 .000 .000 .000 25.0 0.0 0.0 .079 .084 .075 0.0
2020 Sweeper -1.8 0 3 0.3 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .000 .000 .000 0.0
2019 4-Seamer -0.1 -1 899 37.3 205 .210 .419 .342 31.3 31.2 21.8 .234 .477 .366 51.9
2019 Slider -0.7 -3 441 18.3 120 .241 .438 .316 38.3 31.7 28.4 .242 .488 .329 47.3
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 1.5 3 226 9.4 51 .292 .521 .367 27.3 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 0 201 8.3 49 .261 .500 .344 28.0 22.4 16.2 .252 .539 .347 51.4
2019 Splitter 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 -8.0 0 6 0.2 2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .051 .070 .056 0.0
2018 4-Seamer -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 Splitter -4.2 0 2 0.9 -- -- -- 100.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2018 Sweeper 5.8 0 2 0.9 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2017 4-Seamer 4.8 1 23 34.8 5 .400 1.600 .800 56.3 60.0 42.9 .355 1.254 .640 100.0
2017 Sinker 0.8 0 13 19.7 4 .000 .000 .350 50.0 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 Slider 1.7 0 8 12.1 1 -- -- .700 0.0 0.0 0.0 -- -- .700 --
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
! 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 10 -2
2022 665 2,543 3 -21 24 13 19
2023 243 1,000 -1 -13 9 4 -1
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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 1,000 49.3 72.8 80.5 27.8 55.3 42.0 30.5 50.0 26.6 7.3 83.6
Player 9,030 48.5 74.0 80.3 26.0 52.2 42.4 34.0 49.3 27.4 7.3 84.5
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.2 42.6 29.5 47.1 24.7 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
2018 95 77
2019 82 59 85 87 76 89 90 83 86 94 23 77 19 80 58 98
2020 62 70 65 56 53 55 38 76 75 89 60 34 43 36 52 58 7
2021 28 42 26 26 42 26 29 38 79 49 32 43 32 46 59 85 3
2022 92 65 92 92 83 94 82 69 86 72 58 76 50 82 32 99 7
2023 55 45 63 64 41 70 53 50 94 62 65 50 43 46 26 99 6
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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 24.5 12 10.1 2 3 9 4 33.3
Player 24.5 99 97.8 1 42 66 46 46.5

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 12 8 9 10 12 12 10 9 10 7 10 12 10 9 12 10 10 9 11 12 11 7 13 12 9 8 11 12 10 10 9
Player 99 96 88 104 102 97 109 92 75 74 89 102 101 93 101 107 94 93 103 104 101 101 123 113 83 89 102 112 105 94 88
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2017 2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Exit Velocity 95.2 86.2 -9.0 91.1 4.9 90.4 -0.7 88.8 -1.6 90.0 1.2 89.2 -0.8
Launch Angle 16.3 18.7 2.4 14.8 -3.9 11.5 -3.3 15.6 4.1 17.0 1.4 18.1 1.1
Barrel % 42.9 14.8 -28.1 13.1 -1.7 6.4 -6.7 6.4 0.0 11.5 5.1 8.7 -2.8
Hard Hit % 42.9 29.6 -13.3 48.8 19.2 48.5 -0.3 41.1 -7.4 44.0 2.9 43.4 -0.6
Sweet Spot % 42.9 44.4 1.5 34.1 -10.3 34.5 0.4 34.0 -0.5 33.3 -0.7 31.8 -1.5
xBA .283 .184 -0.099 .262 0.078 .266 0.004 .249 -0.017 .257 0.008 .248 -0.009
BA .250 .163 -0.087 .259 0.096 .271 0.012 .244 -0.027 .242 -0.002 .253 0.011
xwOBA .490 .300 -0.190 .364 0.064 .339 -0.025 .311 -0.028 .359 0.048 .330 -0.029
wOBA .489 .264 -0.225 .346 0.082 .339 -0.007 .304 -0.035 .346 0.042 .340 -0.006
xSLG .786 .457 -0.329 .516 0.059 .454 -0.062 .386 -0.068 .484 0.098 .437 -0.047
SLG .833 .388 -0.445 .476 0.088 .459 -0.017 .382 -0.077 .477 0.095 .475 -0.002
K% 33.3 41.5 8.2 25.7 -15.8 20.6 -5.1 23.8 3.2 19.6 -4.2 19.3 -0.3
BB% 6.7 5.7 -1.0 11.1 5.4 7.8 -3.3 8.5 0.7 10.3 1.8 8.6 -1.7
Swing % 53.0 58.0 5.0 48.7 -9.3 51.8 3.1 53.6 1.8 44.7 -8.9 50.0 5.3
Whiff% 51.4 33.8 -17.6 28.8 -5.0 27.1 -1.7 27.3 0.2 24.6 -2.7 26.6 2.0
In Zone % 48.5 45.1 -3.4 48.5 3.4 49.3 0.8 48.4 -0.9 48.2 -0.2 49.3 1.1
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 50.7 -1.1
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 27.8 4.7
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 30.5 0.2
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 63.0 1.6
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2017 R 15 0 0.0 .489
2018 R 53 3 5.7 .255 .416
2019 R 594 83 14.0 .349 .322
2020 R 243 48 19.8 .324 .398
2021 R 436 58 13.3 .295 .387
2022 R 664 243 36.6 .345 .347
2023 R 243 0 0.0 .340

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2014 29 16.8 13.8% 0.0% 8 25.2 0.0% 25.0%
2015 8 9.7 50.0% 0.0% 9 25.2 0.0% 0.0%
2017 19 19.0 10.5% 10.5% 5 32.6 0.0% 60.0%
2018 47 20.1 4.3% 6.4% 32 25.4 0.0% 18.8%
2019 655 19.4 6.7% 2.9% 392 24.3 0.3% 14.8%
2020 219 18.8 10.0% 1.8% 166 24.2 0.0% 12.7%
2021 449 20.7 5.6% 4.5% 265 25.7 0.0% 18.9%
2022 689 20.2 3.9% 4.2% 492 25.6 0.0% 17.7%
2023 93 15.6 44.1% 0.0% 83 19.2 7.2% 2.4%
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Statcast Rankings