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Marcus Walden
Popularity: ↓ 32%
P | B/T: R/R | 5' 10" 198LBS | Age: 32

Draft: 2007 | Rd: 9, #295, Toronto Blue Jays | Fresno City College
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 0 2 9.45 15 0 1 13.1 10 2.40
3 Seasons 9 4 4.50 93 0 4 106.0 100 1.34
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 15 0-2 9.45 13.1 10 2.40
3 Seasons 93 9-4 4.50 106.0 100 1.34

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2018 213 41 4 9.8 91.1 4 26.8 .267 .388 .293 .314 .383 39.0 23.7 5.1 3.68 4.01
2019 1268 214 6 2.8 89.3 7.6 29.4 .237 .354 .280 .303 .346 35.6 23.2 9.8 3.81 3.87
2020 285 52 5 9.6 93.4 10.4 40.4 .344 .593 .487 .414 .447 50.0 14.1 12.7 9.45 8.66
ALL 1766 307 15 4.9 90.2 7.6 30.9 .257 .395 .314 .321 .368 38.5 21.9 9.6
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

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

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Whiff% PutAway%
2020 Cutter 113 54 59 39.6 89.9 32 31 11 6 2 1 2 4 27 .355 .347 .677 .539 .430 .368 90.6 13 2219 15.4 15.4
2020 Sinker 73 50 23 25.6 92.7 14 11 5 1 1 1 2 2 9 .455 .327 1.273 .720 .683 .478 100.3 12 2013 19.2 13.3
2020 Slider 62 52 10 21.8 84.7 11 9 4 4 0 0 0 3 6 .444 .314 .444 .384 .442 .360 90.8 15 2199 33.3 13.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 37 24 13 13.0 92.4 14 11 3 1 0 1 1 1 10 .273 .378 .727 .796 .458 .500 96.9 -1 2056 5.6 7.7
2019 Slider 459 272 187 37.1 85.6 120 115 22 10 8 1 3 45 71 .191 .191 .357 .286 .238 .223 87.2 10 2378 43.4 29.0
2019 Cutter 318 136 182 25.7 91.7 90 73 12 11 1 0 0 14 61 .164 .228 .178 .280 .238 .299 87.6 8 2276 19.3 17.3
2019 4-Seam Fastball 243 124 119 19.7 94.1 58 48 13 8 4 0 1 12 36 .271 .299 .417 .502 .357 .399 91.7 8 2227 17.5 12.6
2019 Sinker 216 205 11 17.5 94.0 50 44 10 7 1 0 2 4 40 .227 .310 .386 .500 .308 .386 93.2 3 2095 18.9 16.7
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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 1 3 7.9 2 34
2020 Cutter BOS R 113 89.9 27.8 -2 -8 2.6 1 62
2020 4-Seamer BOS R 37 92.4 22 -5.5 -34 1.6 -6.4 -80
2020 Sinker BOS R 73 92.7 25.6 3.2 14 8.6 -6.3 -42
2019 Sinker BOS R 216 94 24.5 2.9 14 11 -3.7 -25
2019 4-Seamer BOS R 243 94.1 19.6 -4 -26 2.6 -5.2 -66
2019 Slider BOS R 459 85.6 38.9 3.9 11 10.5 5.7 121
2019 Cutter BOS R 317 91.7 26 -2.4 -10 2.4 0.8 53
2018 4-Seamer BOS R 2 95 17.5 -2.2 -14 2.6 -5.7 -69
2018 Slider BOS R 29 84.9 36.2 0.3 1 12.8 8.2 179
2018 Sinker BOS R 95 93.9 24.4 2.9 13 12 -2.6 -18
2018 Cutter BOS R 87 90.2 28.2 -3.7 -15 3.4 1.5 81
! 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 Slider 5.0 3 62 21.8 11 .444 .444 .455 33.3 27.3 13.0 .314 .384 .362 16.7
2020 Sinker 8.0 6 73 25.6 14 .455 1.273 .604 19.2 14.3 13.3 .327 .720 .480 77.8
2020 4-Seamer 5.7 2 37 13.0 14 .273 .727 .536 5.6 7.1 7.7 .378 .796 .502 60.0
2020 Cutter 2.7 3 113 39.6 32 .355 .677 .423 15.4 12.5 15.4 .347 .539 .368 44.4
2019 Sinker 0.8 2 216 17.0 50 .227 .386 .333 18.9 8.0 16.7 .310 .500 .386 45.0
2019 4-Seamer 0.2 0 243 19.2 58 .271 .417 .366 17.5 20.7 12.6 .299 .502 .401 44.4
2019 Cutter -4.0 -13 318 25.1 90 .164 .178 .243 19.3 15.6 17.3 .228 .280 .301 27.9
2019 Slider -1.1 -5 459 36.2 120 .191 .357 .260 43.4 37.5 29.0 .191 .286 .223 32.4
2018 Slider -1.6 0 29 13.6 11 .091 .182 .114 57.1 63.6 38.9 .047 .077 .053 50.0
2018 Cutter -2.8 -2 87 40.8 23 .273 .409 .311 22.2 21.7 20.8 .313 .472 .357 41.2
2018 Sinker 2.0 2 95 44.6 25 .318 .409 .400 22.5 8.0 14.3 .330 .459 .389 35.0
2018 4-Seamer 2.4 0 2 0.9 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Observed Spin-Based Gap Observed Spin-Based
2020 Slider 59 84.7 37 8.8 8:45 8:00 -45
2020 4-Seam Fastball 35 92.5 56 9.1 12:15 1:00 45
2020 Sinker 58 92.7 57 10.6 2:00 1:00 -60
2020 Cutter 109 89.9 31 5.5 11:00 12:15 75
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 58 212 -1 -1 1 0 -1
2019 313 1225 -5 -20 5 5 -16
2020 71 285 8 1 3 2 14
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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 1268 45.4 67.4 84.7 32.6 47.7 41.9 61.2 48.3 29.4 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
ALL 1766 46.1 68.8 85.8 30.3 48.1 41.6 61.7 48.0 27.4 6.0 76.9
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 60.6 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
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
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
2020 40.4 19.2 38.5 1.9 36.5 40.4 23.1 0.0 30.8 13.5 30.8 11.5 9.6
ALL 53.4 14.7 25.4 6.5 36.5 40.7 22.8 1.0 38.8 16.6 30.0 5.9 4.9
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2018
2019 68 62 85 95 42 95 98 31 58 53 23 74 68 52 37
2020 25 17
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 22.7 6 5.7 0.3 2 6 0 0.0
2020 26 5 2.7 2.3 2 1 2 40.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 7 6 5 3 6 6 3 6 6 6 3 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 6 6
2020 5 3 2 3 3 2 3 3 2 3 4 3 2 2 3 3 2 3 3 3 2 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 2
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.2 93.1 0.9 91.2 -1.9
Offspeed Velocity 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 93.4 4.1
Launch Angle 4 7.6 3.6 10.4 2.8
Barrel % 9.8 2.8 -7 9.6 6.8
Hard Hit % 39 35.6 -3.4 50 14.4
Sweet Spot % 26.8 29.4 2.6 40.4 11
xBA .267 .237 -0.03 .344 0.107
BA .255 .213 -0.042 .371 0.158
xwOBA .314 .303 -0.011 .414 0.111
wOBA .293 .28 -0.013 .487 0.207
xSLG .388 .354 -0.034 .593 0.239
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 48.3 1.8 47.7 -0.6
Whiff% 27.3 29.4 2.1 18.4 -11
In Zone Swing % 48.8 45.4 -3.4 47 1.6
Out of Zone Swing % 51.2 54.6 3.4 53 -1.6
First Pitch Swing % 33.9 33.3 -0.6 38 4.7
First Pitch Strike % 62.7 61.2 -1.5 63.4 2.2
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2018 59 .293 35 0 0.0 24 18 75.0
2019 308 .273 185 2 1.1 123 65 52.8
2020 71 .487 42 9 21.4 29 14 48.3

Pitch Distribution