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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
2021 7 11 4.47 30 29 0 159.0 146 1.18
9 Seasons 42 45 3.97 138 134 0 740.2 674 1.23
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 30 7-11 4.47 159.0 146 1.18
9 Seasons 138 42-45 3.97 740.2 674 1.23

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 23 2630 500 38 7.6 89.4 113.2 13.9 35 .248 .423 .311 .315 .379 33.8 22.3 5.5 4.56 4.31
2016 24 2311 409 37 9 89.4 111.5 12.7 34 .246 .434 .326 .320 .374 36.7 20.8 6.5 4.22 4.49
2017 25 2743 467 24 5.1 88.7 116.7 9.6 30.2 .243 .403 .311 .312 .358 34.5 21.4 8.9 3.49 4.27
2018 26 224 42 5 11.9 92.1 112.5 10.8 38.1 .301 .518 .331 .379 .423 42.9 16.1 8.9 3.46 6.52
2019 27 15 3 1 33.3 92.6 103 19.3 33.3 .263 .524 .304 .324 .431 33.3 25 0 0.00 4.76
2020 28 884 152 11 7.2 88.4 108.6 14 40.1 .254 .453 .291 .340 .397 32.9 22.2 8.4 2.70 5.03
2021 29 2547 449 45 10 89.1 115.9 12.4 30.5 .244 .438 .301 .326 .384 39.4 22.3 8.4 4.47 4.57
11354 2022 161 8 89.1 116.7 12.3 33.1 .247 .429 .310 .321 .377 35.9 21.7 7.4
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .403 .317 .313 .363 35.4 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Walker relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(35.4%) ,
Sinker
(21.7%) ,
Slider
(21.4%) ,
Split Finger
(14.2%) ,
Curveball
(7.3%) ,


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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 Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 4-Seam Fastball 901 479 422 35.4 94.5 232 211 46 21 11 0 14 68 146 .218 .225 .469 .471 .316 .323 89.8 22 2094 6.1 24.4 21.1
2021 Sinker 553 291 262 21.7 93.7 153 131 36 31 1 0 4 22 109 .275 .266 .374 .412 .339 .351 86.1 5 2008 6.0 16.5 15.3
2021 Slider 545 390 155 21.4 86.2 141 131 24 15 6 0 3 31 102 .183 .243 .298 .409 .228 .299 88.5 14 2413 5.9 25.4 16.9
2021 Split Finger 361 152 209 14.2 89.5 101 93 24 13 6 0 5 21 72 .258 .272 .484 .492 .341 .353 89.0 3 1509 6.0 26.8 18.1
2021 Curveball 187 53 134 7.3 76.4 27 24 3 2 1 0 0 4 20 .125 .192 .167 .252 .189 .249 83.5 3 2356 5.8 26.8 13.3
2020 4-Seam Fastball 338 192 146 38.3 93.2 80 64 10 4 3 0 3 18 47 .156 .231 .344 .486 .297 .375 90.7 20 2140 6.2 23.1 15.7
2020 Slider 189 147 42 21.4 85.2 55 53 8 4 1 0 3 16 37 .151 .237 .340 .477 .221 .314 90.0 8 2432 6.0 24.4 19.3
2020 Split Finger 165 77 88 18.7 89.0 52 50 13 10 1 0 2 12 38 .260 .237 .400 .408 .297 .290 85.9 17 1694 6.1 15.6 24.0
2020 Sinker 100 62 38 11.3 93.1 27 23 9 9 0 0 0 0 23 .391 .398 .391 .474 .399 .430 84.1 9 2050 6.2 11.6 0.0
2020 Curveball 89 45 44 10.1 74.6 11 11 3 1 2 0 0 4 7 .273 .245 .455 .301 .305 .239 84.0 5 2454 5.9 23.1 36.4
2020 Cutter 1 1 0 0.1 84.2 2493 6.1
! 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 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
2016 45 19.3 27.4 8.3 38.1 36.4 25.4 2.4 35.2 24.2 24.7 3.7 9
2017 50.1 22.1 23.3 4.5 31.9 36.8 31.3 3.4 37 22.7 23.6 6.6 5.1
2018 45.2 23.8 31 0 28.6 47.6 23.8 2.4 33.3 19 23.8 7.1 11.9
2019 33.3 33.3 33.3 0 33.3 0 66.7 0 33.3 33.3 0 0 33.3
2020 38.2 19.7 33.6 8.6 38.8 36.8 24.3 3.3 28.3 28.3 23 9.9 7.2
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
44.2 22.5 26.3 7 35.2 36.7 28 3.3 32.9 24.8 24.1 5.7 8
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

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
2021 4-Seamer NYM R 901 94.5 13.5 0.5 4 9.4 2.7 41
2021 Splitter NYM R 359 89.5 27.7 -1.9 -6 13.7 2 17
2021 Curveball NYM R 187 76.4 59.7 1.7 3 7.8 -0.3 -3
2021 Sinker NYM R 550 93.7 18.2 -2.5 -12 15.6 1 7
2021 Slider NYM R 543 86.2 31 -3.7 -11 4.5 0.2 6
2020 Splitter TOR R 165 89 25.5 -2.7 -10 13.4 0.9 7
2020 Slider TOR R 188 85.2 33.7 -2.1 -6 4.9 0.5 12
2020 Cutter TOR R 1 84.2 33.9 -3.1 -10 0.7 -2.7 -80
2020 Curveball TOR R 89 74.6 65.2 2.8 5 9.4 -0.2 -2
2020 4-Seamer TOR R 337 93.2 13.2 1.2 8 6.8 0.5 8
2020 Sinker TOR R 100 93.1 17.9 -2.5 -12 14.5 0.3 2
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 6 8.8 2.1 32
2019 Splitter ARI R 4 88.3 25.7 -4.4 -15 14.5 3.5 31
2018 Curveball ARI R 19 76.6 59 0.4 1 11.6 3 35
2018 Splitter ARI R 40 89.1 24.5 -5.6 -19 13 3.2 32
2018 Sinker ARI R 1 95.1 16.1 -3.5 -18 14.4 0.4 3
2018 4-Seamer ARI R 146 93.9 13.7 1.1 7 8.6 2 31
2018 Cutter ARI R 18 88.1 25.4 2.5 9 3.7 1.4 61
2017 Splitter ARI R 378 88.1 26 -2.1 -7 11.4 0.4 4
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
2017 4-Seamer ARI R 1500 93.7 13.9 -0.3 -2 7.3 -0.2 -2
2017 Cutter ARI R 411 86.4 31.2 -2.9 -10 4.5 1.8 67
2016 4-Seamer SEA R 1325 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 2
2016 Curveball SEA R 260 76.5 57.5 1 2 7.2 -1 -12
2016 Splitter SEA R 460 88.9 25.5 -1.4 -5 13 0.1 1
2016 Cutter SEA R 175 88.3 24.1 0.6 2 0 -0.5 -94
! 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 %
2021 Curveball 0 0 187 7.3 27 .125 .167 .191 26.8 14.8 13.3 .192 .252 .249 25
2021 Splitter 0.5 2 361 14.2 101 .258 .484 .345 26.8 20.8 18.1 .272 .492 .354 38.9
2021 Slider 0.3 2 545 21.4 141 .183 .298 .25 25.4 22 16.9 .243 .409 .3 39.2
2021 Sinker -0.4 -2 553 21.7 153 .275 .374 .349 16.5 14.4 15.3 .266 .412 .351 33
2021 4-Seamer 0.2 1 901 35.4 232 .218 .469 .322 24.4 29.3 21.1 .225 .471 .323 46.6
2020 Curveball 0.1 0 89 10.1 11 .273 .455 .309 23.1 36.4 36.4 .245 .301 .239 0
2020 Sinker -2.4 -2 100 11.3 27 .391 .391 .404 11.6 0 0 .398 .474 .429 17.4
2020 Splitter -0.6 -1 165 18.7 52 .26 .4 .301 15.6 23.1 24 .237 .408 .29 21.1
2020 Slider 0.9 2 189 21.4 55 .151 .34 .288 24.4 29.1 19.3 .237 .477 .313 45.9
2020 4-Seamer -1 -4 338 38.2 80 .156 .344 .309 23.1 22.5 15.7 .231 .486 .375 44.7
2020 Cutter 2 0 1 0.1
2019 Cutter 45.4 0 1 6.7 1 1 2 1.25 0 0 .66 1.64 .933 100
2019 Splitter -6.3 0 4 26.7 1 0 0 0 100 100 100 0
2019 4-Seamer -7.2 -1 10 66.7 2 0 0 0 12.5 0 0 .196 .229 .181 0
2018 Curveball 1.9 0 19 8.5 4 .5 .5 .45 16.7 0 0 .481 .567 .456 0
2018 Cutter -4.1 -1 18 8 7 .286 .286 .257 8.3 14.3 12.5 .355 .754 .468 50
2018 Splitter 6.5 3 40 17.9 15 .4 .6 .433 10.5 6.7 6.7 .333 .636 .409 42.9
2018 4-Seamer -1.6 -2 146 65.2 30 .2 .28 .29 24.5 23.3 18.4 .238 .373 .335 50
2018 Sinker 0 0 1 0.4 0 0
2017 Sinker -3.2 -4 109 4 23 .105 .211 .2 15.9 17.4 13.3 .165 .318 .273 25
2017 Curveball -1.6 -5 343 12.5 74 .197 .485 .308 34.6 27 22.2 .239 .414 .311 29.2
2017 Splitter 0.4 1 378 13.8 108 .295 .421 .355 18.4 8.3 10 .257 .367 .31 31.8
2017 Cutter -0.2 -1 411 15 114 .245 .409 .301 19.7 18.4 17.6 .249 .407 .281 30.8
2017 4-Seamer -0.6 -9 1500 54.7 356 .252 .405 .333 20.7 25.8 18.4 .243 .418 .327 39
2017 N/A 1 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 292 93.2 97 19.2 1:00 12:45 15
2020 Splitter 137 89 84 16.4 1:00 2:00 -60
2020 Sinker 84 93.1 96 19.8 1:00 1:45 -45
2020 Slider 153 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 894 94.6 98 19.4 1:15 1:00 15
2021 Splitter 336 89.5 80 15.4 1:15 2:15 -60
2021 Sinker 543 93.7 97 20.4 1:15 1:45 -30
2021 Slider 536 86.2 36 7.3 11:30 10:15 75
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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 -8 6 3 -5
2015 704 2625 1 -10 11 9 10
2016 571 2303 -3 -10 10 9 6
2017 683 2789 -17 -28 18 12 -15
2018 56 224 -3 -1 3 1 0
2020 225 881 -5 -9 4 6 -5
2021 654 2547 -13 -15 19 11 3
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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 2630 50.3 65 81.9 30.4 62.2 43.8 63 47.8 23.3 7.5 72.4
2016 2311 50.6 65.3 83.1 30.8 64.2 43.2 63.7 48.2 22.5 7.2 79.6
2017 2743 49.8 65.2 82.4 25 65.7 43.4 58.7 45 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
2019 15 60 88.9 87.5 33.3 50 53.3 75 66.7 20 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 2547 52.1 64.8 79.9 26 64 43 64.1 46.2 23.4 7.5 69.1
11354 50.8 64.8 82.1 27.2 63.6 43.2 62 46.3 22.5 7.5 73.5
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 31 35 18 12 56 1 10 15 43 63 81 57 31 74 34 16
2016 32 45 25 14 55 8 5 26 30 50 72 44 32 68 25 32
2017 49 51 45 43 43 26 67 14 37 46 38 30 49 43 31 30
2018
2019
2020 28 34 24 23 37 19 48 50 74 43 52 14 28 53 17 43
2021 31 42 26 20 51 3 14 41 42 39 47 28 31 67 13 36
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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 0 0.8 -1 0 1 0
2020 24.1 8 6.9 1 4 5 0 0
2021 23.4 26 26.2 0 14 14 0 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1
2020 8 6 8 6 9 6 8 7 6 9 8 5 5 6 7 9 4 6 6 8 4 5 6 7 6 9 6 5 8 6 8
2021 26 21 32 24 29 21 24 24 20 25 27 23 18 22 22 27 17 25 24 29 12 21 20 22 25 28 25 20 25 19 29
! 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 +/-  
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
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
Breaking Velocity 74.7 76.5 1.8 75.6 -0.9 76.6 1 0 0 81.8 0 83.7 1.9
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
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
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
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
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
xBA .248 .246 -0.002 .243 -0.003 .301 0.058 .263 -0.038 .254 -0.009 .244 -0.01
BA .252 .247 -0.005 .247 0 .294 0.047 .25 -0.044 .214 -0.036 .225 0.011
xwOBA .315 .32 0.005 .312 -0.008 .379 0.067 .324 -0.055 .34 0.016 .326 -0.014
wOBA .311 .326 0.015 .311 -0.015 .331 0.02 .304 -0.027 .291 -0.013 .301 0.01
xSLG .423 .434 0.011 .403 -0.031 .518 0.115 .524 0.006 .453 -0.071 .438 -0.015
SLG .415 .462 0.047 .41 -0.052 .392 -0.018 .5 0.108 .368 -0.132 .4 0.032
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
BB% 5.5 6.5 1 8.9 2.4 8.9 0 0 -8.9 8.4 8.4 8.4 0
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
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
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
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
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
First Pitch Swing % 27.9 29.7 1.8 25.6 -4.1 19.6 -6 50 30.4 24.9 -25.1 30.7 5.8
First Pitch Strike % 63 63.7 0.7 58.7 -5 67.9 9.2 75 7.1 56.9 -18.1 64.1 7.2
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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

Pitch Distribution