Marcus Walden
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 5' 10" 198LBS | Age: 35
Draft: 2007 | Rd: 9, #295, Toronto Blue Jays | Fresno City College
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2018 0 0 3.68 8 0 1 14.2 14 1.16
2019 9 2 3.81 70 0 2 78 76 1.19
2020 0 2 9.45 15 0 1 13.1 10 2.40
3 Seasons 9 4 4.50 93 0 4 106 100 1.34
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2018 8 0-0 3.68 14.2 14 1.16
2019 70 9-2 3.81 78 76 1.19
2020 15 0-2 9.45 13.1 10 2.40
3 Seasons 93 9-4 4.50 106 100 1.34
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast 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% ERA xERA
2018 29 213 41 4 9.8 6.8 91.1 115.0 4.0 26.8 .262 .381 .293 .307 .374 39.0 23.7 5.1 3.68 3.98
2019 30 1268 214 6 2.8 1.8 89.3 112.3 7.6 29.4 .232 .347 .280 .298 .338 35.6 23.2 9.8 3.81 3.89
2020 31 285 52 7 13.5 9.9 94.1 115.2 11.2 42.3 .364 .701 .495 .479 .533 53.8 14.1 12.7 9.45 11.91
Player 1766 307 17 5.5 3.7 90.4 115.2 7.7 31.3 .256 .407 .315 .328 .377 39.2 21.9 9.6
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .405 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Walden relies on 4 pitches.
Cutter
(39.6%) ,
Sinker
(25.6%) ,
Slider
(21.8%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(13%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2018 58.5 9.8 26.8 4.9 29.3 48.8 22.0 2.4 43.9 9.8 29.3 4.9 9.8 6.8
2019 55.6 14.5 22.0 7.9 37.9 39.3 22.9 0.9 39.7 18.7 29.9 4.7 2.8 1.8
2020 40.4 21.2 36.5 1.9 36.5 40.4 23.1 0.0 30.8 13.5 30.8 11.5 13.5 9.9
Player 53.4 15.0 25.1 6.5 36.5 40.7 22.8 1.0 38.8 16.6 30.0 5.9 5.5 3.7
MLB 44.7 23.4 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 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.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2020 Slider BOS R 62 84.7 38.1 0.8 2 7.9 2.6 49
2020 Cutter BOS R 113 89.9 27.8 -2.0 -8 2.6 1.2 82
2020 Sinker BOS R 73 92.7 25.6 3.1 14 8.6 -6.3 -42
2020 4-Seamer BOS R 37 92.4 22.0 -5.6 -34 1.6 -6.5 -80
2019 Slider BOS R 459 85.6 38.9 4.1 12 10.5 6.1 141
2019 4-Seamer BOS R 243 94.1 19.6 -4.0 -26 2.6 -5.2 -66
2019 Sinker BOS R 216 94.0 24.5 3.4 16 11.0 -3.4 -23
2019 Cutter BOS R 317 91.7 26.0 -2.4 -10 2.4 0.9 55
2018 4-Seamer BOS R 2 95.0 17.5 -2.1 -13 2.6 -5.7 -69
2018 Sinker BOS R 95 93.9 24.4 3.7 18 12.0 -2.1 -15
2018 Cutter BOS R 87 90.2 28.2 -3.7 -15 3.4 1.6 85
2018 Slider BOS R 29 84.9 36.2 0.4 1 12.8 8.5 199
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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 %
2020 Cutter -2.5 -3 113 39.6 32 .355 .677 .472 15.4 12.5 15.4 .367 .647 .438 48.1
2020 Sinker -7.2 -5 73 25.6 14 .455 1.273 .704 19.2 14.3 13.3 .383 1.008 .599 88.9
2020 Slider -4.9 -3 62 21.8 11 .444 .444 .455 33.3 27.3 13.0 .318 .387 .377 16.7
2020 4-Seamer -5.0 -2 37 13.0 14 .273 .727 .536 5.6 7.1 7.7 .375 .805 .535 60.0
2019 Slider 0.6 3 472 37.2 123 .203 .373 .265 43.6 37.4 29.1 .188 .283 .221 32.4
2019 Cutter 4.0 13 327 25.8 92 .173 .200 .243 19.6 15.2 16.9 .224 .275 .297 27.9
2019 4-Seamer -0.2 -1 245 19.3 58 .271 .417 .366 17.5 20.7 12.5 .286 .481 .389 44.4
2019 Sinker -1.4 -3 224 17.7 53 .239 .413 .340 18.4 7.5 16.0 .299 .486 .382 45.0
2018 Sinker -2.2 -2 95 44.6 25 .318 .409 .400 22.5 8.0 14.3 .328 .460 .389 35.0
2018 Cutter 2.9 3 87 40.8 23 .273 .409 .311 22.2 21.7 20.8 .299 .446 .336 41.2
2018 Slider 1.7 1 29 13.6 11 .091 .182 .114 57.1 63.6 38.9 .056 .092 .064 50.0
2018 4-Seamer -2.3 0 2 0.9 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Cutter 108 89.9 31 5.5 12:15 11:00 75
2020 4-Seam Fastball 32 92.4 56 9.2 1:00 12:15 45
2020 Sinker 46 92.7 55 10.4 1:00 2:00 -60
2020 Slider 59 84.7 37 8.8 8:00 8:45 -45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 59 213 1 1 -1 -1 1
2019 318 1,236 4 21 -4 -6 15
2020 71 285 -7 -1 -3 -2 -13
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2018 213 48.8 67.3 80.0 26.6 55.2 42.7 62.7 46.5 27.3 9.4 65.0
2019 1,268 45.3 68.2 83.8 32.8 47.3 41.9 61.3 48.8 29.1 5.7 80.3
2020 285 47.0 76.1 94.1 22.5 44.1 39.3 63.4 47.7 18.4 4.6 76.9
Player 1,766 46.0 69.4 85.2 30.4 47.7 41.6 61.8 48.4 27.2 6.0 76.9
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2018 68 24 96
2019 68 63 85 95 44 94 98 31 58 53 23 74 84 65 29 95
2020 39 10 85
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2018 -- 0 0.4 0 2 0 0 --
2019 22.8 6 5.9 0 1 3 3 50.0
2020 26.0 5 2.7 2 1 2 1 20.0
Player 24.0 11 9.0 2 4 5 4 36.4

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2018 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
2019 6 6 4 6 6 6 6 6 4 6 6 5 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 6 6 6 6 7 6 6 6
2020 5 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 3 3 2 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 2
Player 11 10 8 9 9 9 10 9 6 8 8 8 11 9 8 9 9 9 8 10 10 10 11 9 9 9 8 11 10 9 8
! 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 2018 2019 +/-   2020 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.2 93.1 0.9 91.2 -1.9
Offspeed Velocity 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Breaking Velocity 84.9 85.6 0.7 84.7 -0.9
Exit Velocity 91.1 89.3 -1.8 94.1 4.8
Launch Angle 4.0 7.6 3.6 11.2 3.6
Barrel % 9.8 2.8 -7.0 13.5 10.7
Hard Hit % 39.0 35.6 -3.4 53.8 18.2
Sweet Spot % 26.8 29.4 2.6 42.3 12.9
xBA .262 .232 -0.030 .364 0.132
BA .255 .213 -0.042 .371 0.158
xwOBA .307 .298 -0.009 .479 0.181
wOBA .293 .280 -0.013 .495 0.215
xSLG .381 .347 -0.034 .701 0.354
SLG .364 .341 -0.023 .758 0.417
K% 23.7 23.2 -0.5 14.1 -9.1
BB% 5.1 9.8 4.7 12.7 2.9
Swing % 46.5 48.8 2.3 47.7 -1.1
Whiff% 27.3 29.1 1.8 18.4 -10.7
In Zone % 48.8 45.3 -3.5 47.0 1.7
Out of Zone % 51.2 54.7 3.5 53.0 -1.7
Out of Zone Swing % 26.6 32.8 6.2 22.5 -10.3
First Pitch Swing % 33.9 35.0 1.1 38.0 3.0
First Pitch Strike % 62.7 61.3 -1.4 63.4 2.1
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2018 Shifts 59 .293 35 0 0.0 24 18 75.0
2019 Shifts 308 .273 185 2 1.1 123 70 56.9
2020 Shifts 71 .495 42 9 21.4 29 16 55.2
! 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

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