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Neil Walker
2B | B/T: S/R | 6' 2" 214LBS | Age: 36

Draft: 2004 | Rd: 1, #11, Pittsburgh Pirates | Pine Richland HS (PA)
Poor Avg Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2020 41 39 5 9 0 3 0 .231 .244 .308 .552
12 Seasons 5152 4583 611 1224 149 609 32 .267 .338 .426 .764
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2020 .231 0 3 0 .552
12 Seasons .267 149 609 32 .764

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 30 2336 441 21 4.8 88.9 107.4 14 33.3 .248 .410 .325 .313 .351 37.7 18.2 7.3
2016 31 1838 331 24 7.3 89.1 108.2 18 36.6 .269 .485 .351 .351 .399 37.5 18.3 9.2
2017 32 1708 311 15 4.8 85.9 109.8 17 35.4 .259 .417 .346 .339 .357 31.3 17.2 12.3
2018 33 1585 264 16 6.1 88.1 107 13.7 42.8 .246 .422 .291 .329 .377 33.5 21.9 10.6
2019 34 1502 261 17 6.5 86.4 106.2 12 39.8 .264 .425 .319 .337 .379 31.6 20.2 11
2020 35 172 27 1 3.7 86.9 103.1 22 51.9 .234 .306 .237 .241 .340 11.1 31.7 2.4
9141 1635 94 5.7 87.8 109.8 15.2 37.2 .256 .429 .326 .331 .370 34.4 19.2 9.7
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # % PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Whiff% PutAway%
2020 Fastballs 101 58.7 24 22 3 2 1 0 0 9 14 .136 .158 .182 .197 .154 .173 86.5 20 29.5 26.5
2020 Breaking 41 23.8 8 8 2 1 1 0 0 3 5 .250 .249 .375 .296 .265 .238 86.5 25 23.5 23.1
2020 Offspeed 30 17.4 9 9 4 3 1 0 0 1 8 .444 .407 .556 .584 .432 .423 88.1 24 29.4 11.1
2019 Fastballs 857 57.7 206 178 54 40 10 0 4 29 149 .303 .315 .427 .503 .359 .391 87.7 12 18.2 14.1
2019 Breaking 360 24.3 93 84 15 8 4 0 3 38 46 .179 .197 .333 .347 .257 .272 83.4 14 41.2 27.0
2019 Offspeed 267 18.0 76 70 18 11 5 1 1 10 61 .257 .236 .400 .353 .297 .291 85.6 10 32.7 14.1
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 42.6 24 27.2 6.1 37 38.5 24.5 1.8 32.4 27 25.6 7.7 4.8
2016 36.9 27.8 27.8 7.6 38.7 39 22.1 3.3 23.3 32 26.6 6.9 7.3
2017 38.3 28 24.8 9 38.6 37.6 23.8 5.1 25.4 32.5 24.8 6.8 4.8
2018 39.4 29.5 25.8 5.3 40.2 33.7 26.1 2.7 27.7 26.5 26.9 9.5 6.1
2019 42.5 23.8 29.5 4.2 37.2 37.2 25.7 2.3 32.2 20.3 31 5.7 6.5
2020 29.6 18.5 40.7 11.1 40.7 25.9 33.3 0 22.2 40.7 33.3 0 3.7
39.9 26.3 27.2 6.6 38.2 37.2 24.5 2.9 28.3 28.1 26.9 7.2 5.7
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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 Splitter -19.1 -1 3 1.7 1 0 0 0 50 100 100 0
2020 Curveball -6.3 -1 21 12.2 4 0 0 0 16.7 25 20 .067 .09 .067 0
2020 Slider 2.1 0 20 11.6 4 .5 .75 .538 27.3 50 25 .43 .501 .409 0
2020 Sinker -3.2 -1 19 11 4 0 0 0 0 25 16.7 .229 .334 .236 33.3
2020 Cutter -6.1 -2 30 17.4 8 .143 .143 .2 37.5 37.5 25 .041 .043 .12 0
2020 Changeup 6.1 2 27 15.7 8 .5 .625 .494 26.7 0 0 .457 .656 .476 12.5
2020 4-Seamer -3.3 -2 52 30.2 12 .182 .273 .179 31.8 41.7 31.3 .208 .244 .188 14.3
2019 Splitter 1.1 0 39 2.6 13 .182 .273 .342 41.7 15.4 14.3 .193 .314 .288 33.3
2019 Cutter 1.8 1 80 5.3 32 .367 .433 .375 26.7 28.1 40.9 .345 .53 .39 28.6
2019 Curveball 1.3 2 169 11.3 38 .265 .529 .372 42.2 34.2 24.1 .235 .405 .312 33.3
2019 Sinker -0.8 -2 272 18.1 56 .261 .37 .35 17.1 8.9 10.6 .309 .48 .4 42.5
2019 Slider -0.8 -2 196 13 56 .137 .216 .201 40 44.6 28.7 .167 .301 .241 20
2019 Changeup -1.6 -4 233 15.5 65 .262 .41 .303 30.6 12.3 13.8 .236 .349 .283 25
2019 4-Seamer 0 0 513 34.2 120 .298 .442 .378 17.3 12.5 10.9 .302 .495 .383 34.1
2018 Splitter 3.5 1 30 1.9 8 .375 .75 .475 28.6 25 15.4 .432 .921 .566 50
2018 Cutter 1.2 1 75 4.7 21 .176 .353 .314 34.2 33.3 31.8 .274 .422 .375 20
2018 Curveball 1.8 3 155 9.8 41 .184 .395 .31 29.9 31.7 22.4 .154 .309 .266 24
2018 Slider -0.1 0 200 12.6 49 .152 .239 .219 38 44.9 22.4 .182 .318 .242 45.8
2018 Changeup -0.6 -1 218 13.8 69 .27 .381 .322 28.8 15.9 18.6 .244 .368 .295 24.5
2018 Sinker -0.1 0 332 20.9 77 .275 .435 .347 12.1 11.7 15.8 .303 .553 .402 39
2018 4-Seamer -0.7 -4 575 36.3 130 .189 .292 .289 15.4 17.7 15.6 .251 .418 .349 34.9
2017 Knuckleball 10.8 1 11 0.6 5 .6 .8 .61 0 0 0 .398 .422 .36 20
2017 Splitter -2.1 -1 30 1.8 7 .167 .333 .279 50 28.6 18.2 .121 .147 .202 25
2017 Cutter -1 -1 95 5.6 22 .176 .235 .298 26.2 18.2 12.1 .216 .374 .35 38.5
2017 Curveball 2 3 157 9.2 37 .324 .486 .351 18.6 29.7 22.4 .304 .492 .338 26.9
2017 Slider 0.1 0 180 10.5 42 .211 .342 .281 34.1 38.1 23.2 .187 .3 .253 18.2
2017 Changeup -1.6 -4 220 12.9 74 .2 .286 .228 26.2 18.9 28.6 .255 .383 .291 31.6
2017 Sinker 1.2 5 439 25.7 117 .317 .558 .415 14.5 13.7 19.5 .317 .532 .4 40.9
2017 4-Seamer 1.3 7 563 33 140 .262 .467 .395 15.4 10 9.7 .225 .368 .351 26.3
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2009 39 164 -1 -3 0 1 -4
2010 468 1787 -2 7 6 8 18
2011 656 2615 -9 -4 12 10 9
2012 524 2023 2 -10 6 10 9
2013 573 2130 0 -18 12 12 7
2014 571 2177 9 -14 13 11 18
2015 599 2306 -1 -15 9 9 1
2016 452 1813 5 -15 13 7 12
2017 445 1702 -1 -8 14 8 12
2018 399 1600 -9 -14 14 8 -1
2019 375 1484 -12 -12 15 6 -3
2020 41 172 -3 -2 0 1 -4
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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 2336 46.1 71.9 86.9 31 66.6 42 32.8 49.7 19.5 6.5 79.5
2016 1838 46.4 67.5 87.2 28.7 65.5 43 28.8 46.7 19.9 5.5 77.2
2017 1708 46.8 62.5 85.5 23.6 65.4 46.2 22.1 41.8 20.6 6.6 71.4
2018 1585 47.6 67.2 84.4 26 59.3 42.7 26.6 45.7 22.8 6.4 73.3
2019 1502 44.5 67.4 82.9 30.1 56 44.2 27.3 46.5 26.5 5.8 76.7
2020 172 48.8 60.7 82.4 30.7 51.9 44.2 19.5 45.3 28.2 5.8 70
9141 46.3 67.5 85.6 28.2 62.8 43.5 27.8 46.3 21.6 6.2 75.8
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 29.2 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2015 51 48 61 61 49 56 45 55 60 54 49 61 36
2016 83 74 85 80 72 50 55 52 52 58 65 63 37
2017 64 56 43 38 80 25 33 15 25 69 87 67 35 30
2018 56 41 54 57 62 24 38 36 31 42 75 58 42 5
2019 59 66 39 28 75 22 35 10 17 61 76 36 23 39
2020 11
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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 22.8 8 8.8 -1 9 8 2 25
2020 0 0.1 0 1 0 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 8 13 11 10 10 9 7 10 7 14 8 11 6 4 7 10 5 10 6 10 5 8 7 10 9 11 9 9 11 8 10
2020 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
! 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 +/-   2021 +/-  
Exit Velocity 88.9 89.1 0.2 85.9 -3.2 88.1 2.2 86.4 -1.7 86.9 0.5 undefined
Launch Angle 14 18 4 17 -1 13.7 -3.3 12 -1.7 22 10 undefined
Barrel % 4.8 7.3 2.5 4.8 -2.5 6.1 1.3 6.5 0.4 3.7 -2.8 undefined
Hard Hit % 37.7 37.5 -0.2 31.3 -6.2 33.5 2.2 31.6 -1.9 11.1 -20.5 undefined
Sweet Spot % 33.3 36.6 3.3 35.4 -1.2 42.8 7.4 39.8 -3 51.9 12.1 undefined
xBA .248 .269 0.021 .259 -0.01 .246 -0.013 .264 0.018 .234 -0.03 undefined
BA .269 .282 0.013 .265 -0.017 .219 -0.046 .261 0.042 .231 -0.03 undefined
xwOBA .313 .351 0.038 .339 -0.012 .329 -0.01 .337 0.008 .241 -0.096 undefined
wOBA .325 .351 0.026 .346 -0.005 .291 -0.055 .319 0.028 .237 -0.082 undefined
xSLG .41 .485 0.075 .417 -0.068 .422 0.005 .425 0.003 .306 -0.119 undefined
SLG .427 .476 0.049 .439 -0.037 .354 -0.085 .395 0.041 .308 -0.087 undefined
K% 18.2 18.3 0.1 17.2 -1.1 21.9 4.7 20.2 -1.7 31.7 11.5 undefined
BB% 7.3 9.2 1.9 12.3 3.1 10.6 -1.7 11 0.4 2.4 -8.6 undefined
Swing % 49.7 46.7 -3 41.8 -4.9 45.7 3.9 46.5 0.8 45.3 -1.2 undefined
Whiff% 19.5 19.9 0.4 20.6 0.7 22.8 2.2 26.5 3.7 28.2 1.7 undefined
In Zone % 46.1 46.4 0.3 46.8 0.4 47.6 0.8 44.5 -3.1 48.8 4.3 undefined
Out of Zone % 53.9 53.6 -0.3 53.2 -0.4 52.4 -0.8 55.5 3.1 51.2 -4.3 undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 31 28.7 -2.3 23.6 -5.1 26 2.4 30.1 4.1 30.7 0.6 undefined
First Pitch Swing % 32.8 28.8 -4 22.1 -6.7 26.6 4.5 27.3 0.7 19.5 -7.8 undefined
First Pitch Strike % 63 56.6 -6.4 57.4 0.8 59 1.6 60.4 1.4 68.3 7.9 undefined
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 L 339 89 26.3 .318 .375
2016 R 109 3 2.8 .423 .293
2017 L 348 73 21.0 .383 .311
2017 R 96 0 0.0 .273
2018 L 312 177 56.7 .312 .311
2018 R 82 3 3.7 .219 .240
2019 L 317 209 65.9 .314 .331
2019 R 57 2 3.5 .287 .780
2020 L 33 18 54.5 .306 .285
2020 R 8 0 0.0 .000

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