Taijuan Walker
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 4" 235LBS | Age: 29

Draft: 2010 | Rd: C-A, #43, Seattle Mariners | Yucaipa HS
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 6 2 2.72 13 13 0 72.2 52 1.17
10 Seasons 48 47 3.86 151 147 0 813.1 726 1.23
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 13 6-2 2.72 72.2 52 1.17
10 Seasons 151 48-47 3.86 813.1 726 1.23

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
2015 22 2630 500 38 7.6 5.4 89.4 113.2 13.9 35.0 .251 .428 .311 .318 .384 33.8 22.3 5.5 4.56 4.19
2016 23 2311 409 37 9 6.5 89.4 111.5 12.7 34.0 .247 .436 .326 .322 .376 36.7 20.8 6.5 4.22 4.40
2017 24 2743 467 24 5.1 3.5 88.7 116.7 9.6 30.2 .244 .406 .311 .313 .360 34.5 21.4 8.9 3.49 4.21
2018 25 224 42 5 11.9 8.9 92.1 112.5 10.8 38.1 .307 .528 .331 .386 .434 42.9 16.1 8.9 3.46 6.73
2019 26 15 3 1 33.3 25 92.6 103.0 19.3 33.3 .263 .524 .304 .324 .431 33.3 25.0 0.0 0.00 4.66
2020 27 884 152 11 7.2 4.9 88.4 108.6 14.0 40.1 .254 .452 .291 .340 .397 32.9 22.2 8.4 2.70 5.00
2021 28 2547 449 45 10 6.9 89.1 115.9 12.4 30.5 .246 .443 .301 .328 .387 39.4 22.3 8.4 4.47 4.60
2022 29 1037 198 13 6.6 4.9 90.2 111.5 7.7 35.4 .267 .437 .278 .324 .371 45.5 18.4 7.1 3.03 3.87
Player 12391 2220 174 7.8 5.5 89.2 116.7 11.9 33.3 .250 .432 .308 .323 .379 36.8 21.4 7.4
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 32.9 .246 .410 .317 .317 .370 35.7 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Walker relies on 6 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(31.2%) ,
Split Finger
(29.7%) ,
Slider
(16.6%) ,
Curveball
(8.2%) ,
Sinker
(7.4%) ,
Cutter
(6.8%) ,


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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
2015 40.6 21.2 29.6 8.6 38.6 36.6 24.8 2.2 30.4 26.6 25.4 5.6 7.6 5.4
2016 45.0 19.3 27.4 8.3 38.1 36.4 25.4 2.4 35.2 24.2 24.7 3.7 9.0 6.5
2017 50.1 22.1 23.3 4.5 31.9 36.8 31.3 3.4 37.0 22.7 23.6 6.6 5.1 3.5
2018 45.2 23.8 31.0 0.0 28.6 47.6 23.8 2.4 33.3 19.0 23.8 7.1 11.9 8.9
2019 33.3 33.3 33.3 0.0 33.3 0.0 66.7 0.0 33.3 33.3 0.0 0.0 33.3 25.0
2020 38.2 27.0 26.3 8.6 38.8 36.8 24.3 3.3 28.3 28.3 23.0 9.9 7.2 4.9
2021 43.2 28.1 21.8 6.9 31.6 36.3 32.1 5.1 30.7 24.9 23.4 5.3 10.0 6.9
2022 48.5 22.2 23.7 5.6 34.8 43.4 21.7 2.0 38.4 20.7 24.7 6.6 6.6 4.9
Player 44.5 23.0 25.6 6.9 35.2 37.3 27.5 3.2 33.4 24.5 24.2 5.8 7.8 5.5
MLB 45.0 22.9 25.1 7.1 36.7 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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
2022 Curveball NYM R 85 75.1 60.0 -0.9 -1 7.4 -1.7 -19
2022 Splitter NYM R 308 88.8 32.8 0.8 3 10.6 -0.8 -7
2022 Cutter NYM R 71 89.1 22.5 4.2 16 1.5 -1.0 -39
2022 4-Seamer NYM R 324 94.0 14.0 0.1 0 10.5 4.0 63
2022 Slider NYM R 172 85.1 32.2 -3.8 -10 5.7 0.6 11
2022 Sinker NYM R 77 93.0 18.5 -2.7 -13 15.8 1.8 13
2021 Sinker NYM R 552 93.7 18.3 -2.3 -11 15.6 1.2 8
2021 Curveball NYM R 187 76.4 59.7 1.7 3 7.8 -0.3 -3
2021 4-Seamer NYM R 903 94.5 13.5 0.6 4 9.4 2.8 41
2021 Splitter NYM R 361 89.5 27.7 -1.9 -7 13.7 2.0 17
2021 Slider NYM R 543 86.2 31.0 -3.7 -11 4.6 0.2 6
2020 Sinker TOR R 100 93.1 17.9 -2.3 -11 14.5 0.5 4
2020 Curveball TOR R 89 74.6 65.2 2.8 4 9.4 -0.3 -3
2020 Slider TOR R 190 85.2 33.6 -2.1 -6 4.9 0.5 11
2020 Splitter TOR R 165 89.0 25.5 -2.8 -10 13.4 0.8 7
2020 4-Seamer TOR R 338 93.2 13.2 1.2 9 6.8 0.5 8
2019 Cutter ARI R 1 88.7 23.4 4.7 17 4.9 2.8 134
2019 4-Seamer ARI R 10 93.3 14.4 1.0 6 8.8 2.1 31
2019 Splitter ARI R 4 88.3 25.7 -4.5 -15 14.5 3.4 31
2018 4-Seamer ARI R 146 93.9 13.7 1.1 7 8.6 2.0 31
2018 Curveball ARI R 19 76.6 59.0 0.4 1 11.6 3.0 35
2018 Cutter ARI R 18 88.1 25.4 2.5 9 3.7 1.4 61
2018 Splitter ARI R 40 89.1 24.5 -5.7 -19 13.0 3.1 32
2018 Sinker ARI R 1 95.1 16.1 -3.5 -18 14.4 0.4 3
2017 Splitter ARI R 378 88.1 26.0 -2.1 -7 11.4 0.4 4
2017 Cutter ARI R 411 86.4 31.2 -2.9 -10 4.5 1.8 67
2017 4-Seamer ARI R 1,500 93.7 13.9 -0.3 -2 7.3 -0.2 -2
2017 Curveball ARI R 343 75.6 59.3 0.9 1 10.8 1.8 20
2017 Sinker ARI R 109 93.1 17.9 -1.6 -8 15.5 0.9 6
2016 Splitter SEA R 460 88.9 25.5 -1.4 -5 13.0 0.1 1
2016 4-Seamer SEA R 1,325 94.6 11.3 1.6 12 9.7 1.3 16
2016 Sinker SEA R 68 95.3 12.1 -5.1 -30 15.1 0.4 3
2016 Cutter SEA R 175 88.3 24.1 0.6 2 0.0 -0.5 -94
2016 Curveball SEA R 260 76.5 57.5 1.0 2 7.2 -1.0 -12
! 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 %
2022 4-Seamer 0.7 2 324 31.2 74 .323 .415 .370 21.2 13.5 9.6 .297 .506 .381 45.5
2022 Splitter -2.6 -8 308 29.7 101 .155 .186 .184 30.8 29.7 21.9 .220 .331 .254 52.2
2022 Slider -0.8 -1 172 16.6 40 .184 .342 .269 27.6 20.0 13.6 .265 .540 .352 60.0
2022 Curveball -0.2 0 85 8.2 12 .250 .333 .254 19.4 0.0 0.0 .274 .323 .258 8.3
2022 Sinker 0.9 1 77 7.4 29 .407 .481 .414 11.1 3.4 8.3 .331 .450 .359 30.8
2022 Cutter 0.1 0 71 6.8 9 .375 .750 .500 7.4 0.0 0.0 .353 .790 .496 37.5
2021 4-Seamer 0.2 2 903 35.5 234 .221 .469 .325 24.3 29.1 21.1 .229 .477 .327 47.3
2021 Sinker -0.6 -3 552 21.7 151 .271 .372 .350 16.7 14.6 15.3 .265 .413 .353 31.8
2021 Slider 0.5 3 544 21.4 140 .185 .300 .259 25.5 22.1 17.0 .243 .413 .301 38.6
2021 Splitter 0.6 2 361 14.2 102 .255 .479 .350 26.6 20.6 17.9 .274 .494 .355 39.7
2021 Curveball 0.0 0 187 7.3 27 .125 .167 .191 26.8 14.8 13.3 .192 .252 .249 25.0
2020 4-Seamer -1.1 -4 338 38.2 80 .156 .344 .309 23.1 22.5 15.7 .231 .485 .374 44.7
2020 Slider 0.9 2 190 21.5 55 .151 .340 .288 24.4 29.1 19.3 .236 .477 .313 45.9
2020 Splitter -0.7 -1 165 18.7 52 .260 .400 .301 15.6 23.1 24.0 .237 .408 .290 21.1
2020 Sinker -2.4 -2 100 11.3 27 .391 .391 .404 11.6 0.0 0.0 .398 .474 .429 17.4
2020 Curveball 0.1 0 89 10.1 11 .273 .455 .309 23.1 36.4 36.4 .245 .301 .239 0.0
2019 4-Seamer -7.2 -1 10 66.7 2 .000 .000 .000 12.5 0.0 0.0 .196 .229 .181 0.0
2019 Splitter -6.3 0 4 26.7 1 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
2019 Cutter 45.4 0 1 6.7 1 1.000 2.000 1.250 0.0 0.0 -- .660 1.640 .933 100.0
2018 4-Seamer -1.7 -2 146 65.2 30 .200 .280 .290 24.5 23.3 18.4 .238 .373 .335 50.0
2018 Splitter 6.5 3 40 17.9 15 .400 .600 .464 10.5 6.7 6.7 .357 .681 .438 42.9
2018 Curveball 1.9 0 19 8.5 4 .500 .500 .450 16.7 0.0 0.0 .481 .567 .456 0.0
2018 Cutter -4.1 -1 18 8.0 7 .286 .286 .257 8.3 14.3 12.5 .355 .754 .468 50.0
2018 Sinker 0.0 0 1 0.4 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2017 4-Seamer -0.7 -10 1,500 54.7 356 .252 .405 .333 20.7 25.8 18.4 .243 .419 .327 39.0
2017 Cutter -0.1 0 411 15.0 114 .245 .409 .309 19.7 18.4 17.6 .249 .407 .281 30.8
2017 Splitter 0.9 3 378 13.8 108 .295 .421 .367 18.4 8.3 10.0 .259 .370 .312 31.8
2017 Curveball -1.1 -4 343 12.5 74 .197 .485 .320 34.6 27.0 22.2 .241 .420 .314 29.2
2017 Sinker -3.3 -4 109 4.0 23 .105 .211 .200 15.9 17.4 13.3 .165 .318 .273 25.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Curveball 78 74.5 94 21.3 7:00 7:00 0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 291 93.2 97 19.2 1:00 12:45 15
2020 Splitter 137 89.0 84 16.4 1:00 2:00 -60
2020 Sinker 84 93.1 96 19.8 1:00 1:45 -45
2020 Slider 154 85.1 34 6.7 11:00 9:45 75
2021 Curveball 186 76.4 73 17.4 7:30 7:00 30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 896 94.5 98 19.4 1:15 1:00 15
2021 Splitter 336 89.5 80 15.3 1:15 2:15 -60
2021 Sinker 542 93.7 97 20.4 1:15 1:45 -30
2021 Slider 535 86.1 36 7.3 11:30 10:15 75
2022 Curveball 85 75.1 73 16.2 7:30 7:00 30
2022 Cutter 71 89.1 57 11.5 12:30 11:45 45
2022 4-Seam Fastball 324 94.0 98 19.8 1:15 1:00 15
2022 Splitter 232 88.8 79 11.4 1:30 2:45 -75
2022 Sinker 76 93.0 97 20.9 1:15 1:45 -30
2022 Slider 167 85.1 29 8.2 11:00 10:15 45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2013 60 233 0 -2 2 0 -1
2014 159 622 -6 -9 6 3 -5
2015 704 2,625 0 -10 11 9 9
2016 571 2,303 -2 -10 10 9 6
2017 683 2,789 -13 -28 18 12 -11
2018 56 224 -3 -1 3 1 0
2020 225 881 -6 -9 4 6 -5
2021 654 2,547 -13 -14 19 11 4
2022 265 1,037 -5 -11 5 4 -6
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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 %
2015 2,630 50.3 65.0 81.9 30.4 62.2 43.8 63.0 47.8 23.3 7.5 72.4
2016 2,311 50.6 65.3 83.1 30.8 64.2 43.1 63.7 48.2 22.5 7.2 79.6
2017 2,743 49.8 65.2 82.4 25.0 65.7 43.4 58.9 45.0 21.5 7.5 72.9
2018 224 56.7 56.7 81.9 15.5 66.7 41.1 67.9 38.8 18.4 8.9 80.0
2019 15 60.0 88.9 87.5 33.3 50.0 53.3 75.0 66.7 20.0 0.0 --
2020 884 50.8 63.2 86.6 21.2 57.6 42.2 56.9 42.4 20.5 7.7 73.5
2021 2,547 52.1 64.8 79.9 26.0 64.0 43.0 64.1 46.2 23.4 7.5 69.1
2022 1,037 46.5 69.1 84.4 32.8 59.9 42.2 63.2 49.7 23.9 6.9 66.7
Player 12,391 50.5 65.1 82.3 27.7 63.2 43.1 62.1 46.6 22.6 7.4 73.0
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.2 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 34 38 19 12 60 1 10 15 43 63 81 57 34 75 33 13
2016 36 49 28 16 61 8 5 26 31 50 72 44 36 69 26 27
2017 50 53 46 45 46 26 67 14 37 46 38 30 50 42 30 26
2018 58 45
2020 28 34 26 23 37 19 48 50 74 43 52 14 28 54 18 40
2021 30 40 25 19 50 3 14 41 42 39 47 28 30 68 13 34
2022 49 33 45 55 53 26 63 20 11 21 61 38 49 44 28 15
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 22.3 27 24.9 2 10 20 9 33.3
2017 22.8 18 20.3 -2 8 20 7 38.9
2018 22.5 1 0.8 0 1 1 0 0.0
2019 -- 0 0.6 -1 0 1 0 --
2020 24.1 8 7.2 1 5 4 4 50.0
2021 23.4 26 24.4 2 10 20 10 38.5
2022 24.5 3 3.7 -1 4 2 2 66.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 27 27 30 20 26 27 22 27 23 20 28 25 19 20 23 26 25 32 16 24 33 16 21 29 26 26 33 24 22 24 33
2017 18 22 28 19 17 23 20 16 25 18 25 19 13 15 18 24 21 24 11 19 30 17 16 21 19 22 23 16 18 20 29
2018 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 2 1 1
2019 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1
2020 8 7 10 6 8 6 0 7 8 9 9 5 5 6 6 9 7 6 5 8 9 7 6 7 7 9 6 6 9 6 10
2021 26 23 30 19 24 28 24 24 28 24 22 23 18 16 22 28 24 25 24 27 30 23 23 23 24 27 27 22 26 22 31
2022 3 4 5 4 3 5 4 2 4 5 2 4 2 3 3 4 3 5 4 4 5 3 4 3 3 3 4 3 4 3 6
! 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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94.3 93.9 -0.4 92.2 -1.7 93.2 1 92.9 -0.3 93.1 0.2 94.2 1.1 93.1 -1.1
Offspeed Velocity 89.4 88.9 -0.5 88.1 -0.8 89.1 1 88.3 -0.8 89 0.7 89.5 0.5 88.8 -0.7
Breaking Velocity 74.7 76.5 1.8 75.6 -0.9 76.6 1 0 0 81.8 0 83.6 1.8 81.8 -1.8
Exit Velocity 89.4 89.4 0 88.7 -0.7 92.1 3.4 92.6 0.5 88.4 -4.2 89.1 0.7 90.2 1.1
Launch Angle 13.9 12.7 -1.2 9.6 -3.1 10.8 1.2 19.3 8.5 14 -5.3 12.4 -1.6 7.7 -4.7
Barrel % 7.6 9 1.4 5.1 -3.9 11.9 6.8 33.3 21.4 7.2 -26.1 10 2.8 6.6 -3.4
Hard Hit % 33.8 36.7 2.9 34.5 -2.2 42.9 8.4 33.3 -9.6 32.9 -0.4 39.4 6.5 45.5 6.1
Sweet Spot % 35 34 -1 30.2 -3.8 38.1 7.9 33.3 -4.8 40.1 6.8 30.5 -9.6 35.4 4.9
xBA .251 .247 -0.004 .244 -0.003 .307 0.063 .263 -0.044 .254 -0.009 .246 -0.008 .267 0.021
BA .252 .247 -0.005 .247 0 .294 0.047 .25 -0.044 .214 -0.036 .225 0.011 .243 0.018
xwOBA .318 .322 0.004 .313 -0.009 .386 0.073 .324 -0.062 .34 0.016 .328 -0.012 .324 -0.004
wOBA .311 .326 0.015 .311 -0.015 .331 0.02 .304 -0.027 .291 -0.013 .301 0.01 .278 -0.023
xSLG .428 .436 0.008 .406 -0.03 .528 0.122 .524 -0.004 .452 -0.072 .443 -0.009 .437 -0.006
SLG .415 .462 0.047 .41 -0.052 .392 -0.018 .5 0.108 .368 -0.132 .4 0.032 .328 -0.072
K% 22.3 20.8 -1.5 21.4 0.6 16.1 -5.3 25 8.9 22.2 -2.8 22.3 0.1 18.4 -3.9
BB% 5.5 6.5 1 8.9 2.4 8.9 0 0 -8.9 8.4 8.4 8.4 0 7.1 -1.3
Swing % 47.8 48.2 0.4 45 -3.2 38.8 -6.2 66.7 27.9 42.4 -24.3 46.2 3.8 49.7 3.5
Whiff% 23.3 22.5 -0.8 21.5 -1 18.4 -3.1 20 1.6 20.5 0.5 23.4 2.9 23.9 0.5
In Zone % 50.3 50.6 0.3 49.8 -0.8 56.7 6.9 60 3.3 50.8 -9.2 52.1 1.3 46.5 -5.6
Out of Zone % 49.7 49.4 -0.3 50.2 0.8 43.3 -6.9 40 -3.3 49.2 9.2 47.9 -1.3 53.5 5.6
Out of Zone Swing % 30.4 30.8 0.4 25 -5.8 15.5 -9.5 33.3 17.8 21.2 -12.1 26 4.8 32.8 6.8
First Pitch Swing % 27.9 29.7 1.8 25.7 -4 19.6 -6.1 50 30.4 24.9 -25.1 30.7 5.8 32.3 1.6
First Pitch Strike % 63 63.7 0.7 58.9 -4.8 67.9 9 75 7.1 56.9 -18.1 64.1 7.2 63.2 -0.9
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 559 .326 293 35 11.9 266 129 48.5
2017 671 .310 343 0 0.0 328 77 23.5
2018 56 .331 28 0 0.0 28 17 60.7
2019 4 .304 2 0 0.0 2 0 0.0
2020 225 .291 131 22 16.8 94 70 74.5
2021 654 .301 369 164 44.4 285 160 56.1
2022 265 .278 159 81 50.9 106 42 39.6

Pitch Tempo