Taylor Walls
3B | Bats/Throws: S/R | 5' 10" 185LBS | Age: 27
Draft: 2017 | Rd: 3, #79, Tampa Bay Rays | Florida State
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2021 176 152 15 32 1 4 .211 .314 .296 .610
2022 466 407 53 70 8 10 .172 .268 .285 .553
2023 349 303 50 61 8 22 .201 .305 .333 .638
3 Seasons 991 862 118 163 17 36 .189 .289 .304 .593
AVG HR SB OPS
2021 .211 1 4 .610
2022 .172 8 10 .553
2023 .201 8 22 .638
3 Seasons .189 17 36 .593
MLB Percentile Rankings
Hits Spray Chart

Statcast Batting 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%
2021 24 745 104 3 2.9 1.7 88.5 106.4 12.2 38.5 .209 .310 .279 .284 .328 33.7 27.8 13.1
2022 25 1888 291 18 6.2 3.9 86.3 105.7 16.6 32.6 .196 .304 .252 .270 .304 28.5 25.8 11.2
2023 26 1420 212 7 3.3 2.0 86.7 104.8 19.1 32.1 .203 .298 .287 .277 .308 28.8 26.4 12.6
Player 4053 607 28 4.6 2.8 86.8 106.4 16.7 33.4 .201 .303 .269 .275 .309 29.5 26.3 12.0
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2021 48.1 23.1 25.0 3.8 35.6 40.4 24.0 4.8 34.6 23.1 25.0 8.7 2.9 1.7
2022 37.8 26.8 26.8 8.6 33.7 36.1 30.2 4.5 30.6 33.0 20.6 4.8 6.2 3.9
2023 35.8 31.6 21.7 10.8 36.3 38.2 25.5 3.8 25.9 36.8 24.5 5.7 3.3 2.0
Player 38.9 27.8 24.7 8.6 34.9 37.6 27.5 4.3 29.7 32.6 22.7 5.8 4.6 2.8
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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 %
2023 4-Seam Fastball -1.0 -6 561 39.5 146 .171 .333 .293 24.5 25.3 21.4 .164 .263 .259 31.0
2023 Changeup 0.8 1 193 13.6 55 .294 .451 .349 42.4 25.5 27.5 .280 .378 .315 27.0
2023 Sinker 2.2 4 176 12.4 49 .238 .405 .352 20.0 20.4 20.8 .242 .408 .335 40.6
2023 Slider 0.3 1 164 11.5 34 .300 .433 .363 31.1 35.3 26.1 .194 .290 .267 16.7
2023 Curveball -1.4 -2 129 9.1 20 .000 .000 .070 29.4 30.0 20.7 .081 .094 .141 8.3
2023 Cutter -2.8 -3 122 8.6 23 .105 .158 .215 15.7 17.4 25.0 .237 .280 .308 33.3
2023 Split-Finger -5.4 -2 35 2.5 15 .077 .077 .153 44.4 46.7 35.0 .183 .217 .244 16.7
2023 Sweeper 0.9 0 23 1.6 4 .250 .250 .225 0.0 50.0 22.2 .243 .296 .233 50.0
2023 Slurve -2.5 0 8 0.6 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .471 .500 .424 0.0
2022 4-Seam Fastball -0.8 -6 789 41.8 194 .167 .327 .301 27.9 29.9 23.9 .153 .267 .274 33.7
2022 Changeup -1.4 -4 315 16.7 91 .172 .264 .213 28.4 16.5 16.9 .203 .285 .227 13.7
2022 Sinker -2.5 -6 245 13.0 68 .150 .167 .220 18.3 20.6 26.4 .251 .379 .323 39.1
2022 Curveball -2.0 -4 203 10.8 37 .118 .147 .164 20.7 29.7 16.7 .170 .222 .214 13.0
2022 Slider -0.2 0 157 8.3 34 .200 .500 .338 24.6 32.4 18.6 .256 .500 .368 42.1
2022 Cutter 0.2 0 89 4.7 27 .308 .385 .296 17.4 14.8 19.0 .291 .354 .296 31.8
2022 Sweeper 1.0 0 52 2.8 5 .000 .000 .140 25.0 80.0 20.0 -- -- .140 --
2022 Split-Finger 1.7 1 34 1.8 10 .200 .200 .270 33.3 30.0 25.0 .226 .277 .215 42.9
2022 Slurve -2.9 0 4 0.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2021 4-Seam Fastball -0.8 -2 301 40.4 75 .227 .379 .306 29.5 32.0 25.3 .177 .288 .251 37.2
2021 Sinker -1.7 -2 124 16.6 34 .179 .214 .274 22.4 17.6 22.2 .249 .376 .345 40.9
2021 Slider 0.4 0 117 15.7 21 .188 .188 .295 15.8 23.8 12.5 .133 .166 .264 27.3
2021 Changeup -1.5 -1 84 11.3 24 .208 .250 .240 31.4 29.2 30.4 .251 .376 .269 29.4
2021 Curveball 0.4 0 57 7.7 11 .200 .200 .227 41.2 54.5 30.0 .233 .263 .261 25.0
2021 Cutter 3.6 2 45 6.0 8 .400 .600 .531 6.7 0.0 0.0 .473 .576 .547 20.0
2021 Sweeper -4.1 -1 13 1.7 2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .152 .236 .161 0.0
2021 Split-Finger -10.1 0 4 0.5 1 .000 .000 .000 50.0 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2021 176 745 -8 -6 6 4 -4
2022 471 1,917 -22 -22 16 7 -21
2023 355 1,441 -15 -15 18 4 -6
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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 %
2021 745 53.7 59.8 76.2 19.1 63.6 43.4 29.5 40.9 26.2 7.4 74.5
2022 1,888 51.4 64.9 78.9 19.8 55.5 44.0 28.8 43.0 25.4 7.8 77.6
2023 1,420 52.6 65.6 77.8 17.8 50.0 44.3 30.9 43.0 27.0 7.4 83.8
Player 4,053 52.3 64.2 78.0 19.0 55.2 44.0 29.7 42.6 26.1 7.6 79.2
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 29.6 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
2021 42 87 70
2022 4 2 2 16 18 25 33 9 21 4 21 86 45 97 86 1 57
2023 6 1 1 7 23 2 8 11 14 7 24 89 39 97 73 7 60
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2021 21.4 1 1.0 0 1 1 0 0.0
2022 22.8 8 7.9 0 5 7 3 37.5
2023 22.7 8 6.8 1 1 8 1 12.5
Player 22.7 17 15.7 1 7 16 4 23.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2021 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
2022 8 6 5 9 9 9 9 6 8 5 8 11 7 6 10 11 6 6 7 9 7 7 12 9 5 5 11 10 9 8 7
2023 8 5 5 7 7 8 8 8 7 5 6 7 7 6 8 8 9 6 8 9 7 4 10 8 6 5 8 7 7 6 3
Player 17 12 11 17 17 18 18 15 15 11 15 20 15 13 19 20 16 13 16 19 15 12 23 18 12 11 20 18 17 15 10
! 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 2021 2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Exit Velocity 88.5 86.3 -2.2 86.7 0.4
Launch Angle 12.2 16.6 4.4 19.1 2.5
Barrel % 2.9 6.2 3.3 3.3 -2.9
Hard Hit % 33.7 28.5 -5.2 28.8 0.3
Sweet Spot % 38.5 32.6 -5.9 32.1 -0.5
xBA .209 .196 -0.013 .203 0.007
BA .211 .172 -0.039 .201 0.029
xwOBA .284 .270 -0.014 .277 0.007
wOBA .279 .252 -0.027 .287 0.035
xSLG .310 .304 -0.006 .298 -0.006
SLG .296 .285 -0.011 .333 0.048
K% 27.8 25.8 -2.0 26.4 0.6
BB% 13.1 11.2 -1.9 12.6 1.4
Swing % 40.9 43.0 2.1 43.0 0.0
Whiff% 26.2 25.4 -0.8 27.0 1.6
In Zone % 53.7 51.4 -2.3 52.6 1.2
Out of Zone % 46.3 48.6 2.3 47.4 -1.2
Out of Zone Swing % 19.1 19.8 0.7 17.8 -2.0
First Pitch Swing % 29.5 28.8 -0.7 30.9 2.1
First Pitch Strike % 60.2 59.4 -0.8 57.6 -1.8
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2021 Shifts L 102 34 33.3 .245 .321
2021 Shifts R 67 12 17.9 .277 .189
2022 Shifts L 329 147 44.7 .262 .239
2022 Shifts R 137 54 39.4 .222 .301
2023 Shades L 256 98 38.3 .282 .241
2023 Shades R 93 6 6.5 .360 .147
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2021 228 18.4 15.8% 2.2% 151 23.6 0.0% 7.9%
2022 567 17.7 20.8% 2.6% 355 23.1 0.6% 10.1%
2023 384 15.5 42.4% 0.0% 287 20.3 1.0% 1.0%
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