Taijuan Walker
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 4" 235LBS | Age: 30

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 12 5 3.49 29 29 0 157.1 132 1.19
10 Seasons 54 50 3.89 167 163 0 898.0 806 1.23
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 29 12-5 3.49 157.1 132 1.19
10 Seasons 167 54-50 3.89 898.0 806 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 9.0 6.5 89.4 111.5 12.7 34.0 .247 .436 .326 .321 .376 36.7 20.8 6.5 4.22 4.37
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 25.0 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 10.0 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 2500 466 34 7.3 5.2 89.3 115.9 11.3 33.7 .245 .395 .293 .308 .354 40.6 20.3 6.9 3.49 3.94
Player 13854 2488 195 7.8 5.5 89.2 116.7 12.1 33.2 .248 .425 .307 .320 .375 36.8 21.4 7.4
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Walker relies on 6 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(29.5%) ,
Split Finger
(27.6%) ,
Slider
(16.3%) ,
Sinker
(11.3%) ,
Curveball
(8.7%) ,
Cutter
(6.6%) ,


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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 36.4 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 46.1 23.2 23.6 7.1 38.2 40.1 21.7 3.4 35.4 23.0 24.5 5.4 7.3 5.2
Player 44.5 23.1 25.4 7.0 35.8 37.3 26.8 3.3 33.4 24.5 24.2 5.7 7.8 5.5
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 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 4-Seamer NYM R 737 93.7 14.0 0.2 2 10.1 3.7 59
2022 Sinker NYM R 283 92.9 18.9 -2.1 -10 15.2 1.3 10
2022 Slider NYM R 407 84.8 32.6 -3.9 -11 5.3 0.0 -1
2022 Cutter NYM R 166 88.6 23.0 4.0 15 1.5 -1.3 -46
2022 Splitter NYM R 689 88.8 32.6 0.7 2 10.8 -0.9 -8
2022 Curveball NYM R 217 75.0 60.5 -0.8 -1 7.0 -2.2 -24
2021 4-Seamer NYM R 903 94.5 13.5 0.6 4 9.4 2.7 41
2021 Sinker NYM R 552 93.7 18.3 -2.3 -11 15.6 1.2 8
2021 Splitter NYM R 365 89.4 27.7 -1.9 -7 13.5 1.9 16
2021 Cutter NYM R 3 88.4 26.4 0.5 2 1.2 -1.4 -53
2021 Slider NYM R 536 86.1 31.1 -3.7 -11 4.6 0.3 7
2021 Curveball NYM R 187 76.4 59.7 1.7 3 7.8 -0.3 -4
2020 4-Seamer TOR R 338 93.2 13.2 1.2 9 6.8 0.5 8
2020 Sinker TOR R 100 93.1 17.9 -2.3 -11 14.5 0.5 4
2020 Splitter TOR R 165 89.0 25.5 -2.8 -10 13.4 0.8 7
2020 Slider TOR R 190 85.2 33.6 -2.1 -6 4.9 0.5 11
2020 Curveball TOR R 89 74.6 65.2 2.8 4 9.4 -0.3 -3
2019 Splitter AZ R 4 88.3 25.7 -4.5 -15 14.5 3.4 31
2019 4-Seamer AZ R 10 93.3 14.4 1.0 6 8.8 2.1 31
2019 Cutter AZ R 1 88.7 23.4 4.7 17 4.9 2.8 134
2018 Cutter AZ R 18 88.1 25.4 2.5 9 3.7 1.4 61
2018 Splitter AZ R 40 89.1 24.5 -5.7 -19 13.0 3.1 32
2018 Curveball AZ R 19 76.6 59.0 0.4 1 11.6 3.0 35
2018 Sinker AZ R 1 95.1 16.1 -3.5 -18 14.4 0.4 3
2018 4-Seamer AZ R 146 93.9 13.7 1.1 7 8.6 2.0 31
2017 4-Seamer AZ R 1,500 93.7 13.9 -0.3 -2 7.3 -0.2 -2
2017 Splitter AZ R 378 88.1 26.0 -2.1 -7 11.4 0.4 4
2017 Cutter AZ R 411 86.4 31.2 -2.9 -10 4.5 1.8 67
2017 Curveball AZ R 343 75.6 59.3 0.9 1 10.8 1.8 20
2017 Sinker AZ R 109 93.1 17.9 -1.6 -8 15.5 0.9 6
2016 Curveball SEA R 260 76.5 57.5 1.0 2 10.5 0.0 0
2016 Cutter SEA R 175 88.3 24.1 0.5 2 3.3 0.8 31
2016 Sinker SEA R 68 95.3 12.1 -5.1 -30 12.7 -1.0 -8
2016 4-Seamer SEA R 1,325 94.6 11.3 1.6 12 7.4 0.5 7
2016 Splitter SEA R 460 88.9 25.5 -1.4 -5 10.9 -0.1 0
! 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 0.6 4 737 29.5 172 .268 .464 .355 21.4 22.7 17.0 .247 .474 .351 48.2
2022 Splitter -2.0 -14 689 27.6 223 .195 .267 .243 29.0 24.2 19.3 .225 .323 .261 40.8
2022 Slider 0.8 3 407 16.3 105 .237 .392 .305 28.7 22.9 15.1 .231 .375 .294 46.6
2022 Sinker 0.0 0 283 11.3 83 .338 .455 .383 10.7 6.0 13.9 .325 .490 .377 30.6
2022 Curveball -0.6 -1 217 8.7 35 .242 .303 .266 26.9 17.1 18.2 .259 .358 .295 29.6
2022 Cutter -1.5 -3 166 6.6 30 .154 .269 .234 12.3 13.3 16.0 .194 .336 .281 26.1
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 .266 .413 .353 31.8
2021 Slider 0.4 2 537 21.1 136 .183 .278 .251 25.7 22.8 17.0 .240 .392 .293 38.1
2021 Splitter 0.8 3 365 14.3 105 .258 .505 .359 26.6 20.0 17.9 .278 .523 .366 40.8
2021 Curveball 0.0 0 187 7.3 27 .125 .167 .191 26.8 14.8 13.3 .192 .252 .249 25.0
2021 Cutter -4.4 0 3 0.1 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .053 .058 .055 0.0
2020 4-Seamer -1.1 -4 338 38.2 80 .156 .344 .309 23.1 22.5 15.7 .231 .486 .375 44.7
2020 Slider 0.9 2 190 21.5 55 .151 .340 .288 24.4 29.1 19.3 .236 .476 .312 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 45.5 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 -0.6 -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 340 89.4 79 15.2 1:15 2:15 -60
2021 Sinker 542 93.7 97 20.4 1:15 1:45 -30
2021 Slider 528 86.1 36 7.3 11:30 10:15 75
2022 Curveball 216 75.0 72 16.3 7:30 7:00 30
2022 Cutter 165 88.6 55 11.3 12:15 11:45 30
2022 4-Seam Fastball 732 93.7 98 19.8 1:15 1:00 15
2022 Splitter 515 88.8 79 11.6 1:30 2:45 -75
2022 Sinker 276 92.9 97 20.0 1:15 1:45 -30
2022 Slider 387 84.9 30 7.8 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 -3 -11 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 20 11 4
2022 648 2,499 -4 -31 14 12 -10
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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 50.4 65.0 82.0 30.3 61.8 43.9 63.0 47.8 23.3 7.6 73.4
2016 2,311 50.5 65.3 83.1 30.8 64.2 43.1 63.7 48.2 22.5 7.3 79.8
2017 2,743 49.8 65.1 82.4 25.1 65.6 43.4 58.9 45.0 21.5 7.5 72.9
2018 224 57.1 56.3 81.9 15.6 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 52.0 64.8 79.9 26.0 64.2 43.0 64.1 46.2 23.4 7.5 69.3
2022 2,500 47.5 66.4 84.6 30.1 59.0 43.1 62.7 47.3 23.6 6.6 70.7
Player 13,854 50.2 65.0 82.6 27.8 62.6 43.2 62.2 46.5 22.7 7.4 73.3
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.2 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
2015 34 38 19 12 60 1 10 15 43 63 81 57 58 75 33 13 77
2016 36 49 28 16 61 8 5 26 31 50 72 44 74 69 26 27 67
2017 50 53 46 45 46 26 67 14 37 46 38 30 22 42 30 26 39
2018 58 45 65
2020 28 34 25 23 37 19 48 50 74 43 52 14 7 54 18 40 36
2021 30 40 25 19 50 3 14 41 42 39 47 28 29 68 13 34 27
2022 45 41 38 40 52 13 48 28 26 32 61 30 55 39 25 16 21
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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 24.0 15 15.8 -1 10 16 4 26.7
Player 23.2 95 94.0 1 44 82 34 35.8

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 8 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 24 23 23 24 27 27 22 26 22 31
2022 15 16 19 15 16 20 15 15 19 14 16 11 10 12 12 20 19 19 16 16 22 13 12 14 14 18 18 11 17 13 23
Player 95 97 118 81 92 105 81 92 105 87 101 85 65 69 82 109 97 108 73 95 125 79 79 96 92 103 109 79 95 86 128
! 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 92.8 -1.4
Offspeed Velocity 89.4 88.9 -0.5 88.1 -0.8 89.1 1 88.3 -0.8 89 0.7 89.4 0.4 88.8 -0.6
Breaking Velocity 74.7 76.5 1.8 75.6 -0.9 76.6 1 0 0 81.8 0 83.6 1.8 81.4 -2.2
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 89.3 0.2
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 11.3 -1.1
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 7.3 -2.7
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 40.6 1.2
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 33.7 3.2
xBA .251 .247 -0.004 .244 -0.003 .307 0.063 .263 -0.044 .254 -0.009 .246 -0.008 .245 -0.001
BA .252 .247 -0.005 .247 0 .294 0.047 .25 -0.044 .214 -0.036 .225 0.011 .24 0.015
xwOBA .318 .321 0.003 .313 -0.008 .386 0.073 .324 -0.062 .34 0.016 .328 -0.012 .308 -0.02
wOBA .311 .326 0.015 .311 -0.015 .331 0.02 .304 -0.027 .291 -0.013 .301 0.01 .293 -0.008
xSLG .428 .436 0.008 .406 -0.03 .528 0.122 .524 -0.004 .452 -0.072 .443 -0.009 .395 -0.048
SLG .415 .462 0.047 .41 -0.052 .392 -0.018 .5 0.108 .368 -0.132 .4 0.032 .364 -0.036
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 20.3 -2
BB% 5.5 6.5 1 8.9 2.4 8.9 0 0 -8.9 8.4 8.4 8.4 0 6.9 -1.5
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 47.3 1.1
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 23.6 0.2
In Zone % 50.4 50.5 0.1 49.8 -0.7 57.1 7.3 60 2.9 50.8 -9.2 52 1.2 47.5 -4.5
Out of Zone % 49.6 49.5 -0.1 50.2 0.7 42.9 -7.3 40 -2.9 49.2 9.2 48 -1.2 52.5 4.5
Out of Zone Swing % 30.3 30.8 0.5 25.1 -5.7 15.6 -9.5 33.3 17.7 21.2 -12.1 26 4.8 30.1 4.1
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 30.8 0.1
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 62.7 -1.4
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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 632 .296 358 162 45.3 274 157 57.3
2022 648 .293 386 109 28.2 262 113 43.1

Pitch Tempo