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Walker Lockett
Trending: ↓ 12%
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 5" 225LBS | Age: 26

Draft: 2012 | Rd: 4, #135, San Diego Padres | Providence School of Jacksonville (FL)
MLB Pipeline Rank
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 1 1 8.34 9 4 0 22.2 16 1.72
2 Seasons 1 4 8.84 13 7 0 37.2 28 1.88
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 9 1-1 8.34 22.2 16 1.72
2 Seasons 13 1-4 8.84 37.2 28 1.88

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2018 SD NL 76 0 3 9.60 4 3 0 15.0 22 16 16 4 10 12 2.13
2019 NYM NL 103 1 1 8.34 9 4 0 22.2 33 21 21 6 6 16 1.72
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

2020

A fourth-round pick by the Padres in the 2012 Draft, Lockett battled myriad injuries and struggled to gain traction early in his career. His first healthy season came in '16, when the right-hander posted a 2.96 ERA over 164 innings while climbing from the Class A level up to Triple-A. Though he would finally make made his big league debut two years later, the Padres traded Lockett to the Indians for a Minor League pitcher in November to clear room on their 40-man roster. Two months later, the Indians sent Lockett and Sam Haggerty to the Mets in exchange for catcher Kevin Plawecki. Though he would struggle in his return to the Majors in '19, posting an 8.34 with a .347 opponents’ average in 22 2/3 innings across four separate stints, Lockett did record his first big league victory against the Giants in July. 

Major League hitters hammered Lockett’s fastball in 2019, batting .390 and slugging .634 with a miniscule 3.8 percent whiff rate against the pitch. His heater has been up to 95-96 mph in the past but sat 92-93 with the Mets. Lockett’s velocity dip makes some evaluators wonder if he might be better off ditching his straight four-seamer altogether in favor of a sinker. Lockett’s 86-87 mph changeup was his most effective secondary pitch in the big leagues, inducing whiffs at a 29.5 percent clip. His 79-81 mph curveball can be inconsistent but features an above-average spin rate (2,629 rpm in ’19). He has a strong track record of throwing strikes in the Minors (2.0 BB/9) but needs to improve his command.  

The fact that Lockett has never missed many bats (6.9 K/9 in eight Minor League seasons) and relies on generating weak contact gives him a small margin for error as a big league starter. The Mets think the right-hander can be better than he was in 2019, though even the best version of Lockett, who will be 26 in 2020, is probably a No. 5 starter.  



Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2018 290 54 6 11.1 88.6 3.1 27.8 .284 .531 .436 .395 .433 40.7 15.8 13.2 9.60 6.64
2019 369 80 7 8.8 88.7 11.4 37.5 .313 .529 .416 .380 .429 33.8 15.5 5.8 8.34 6.34
ALL 659 134 13 9.7 88.7 8 33.6 .301 .529 .424 .386 .430 36.6 15.6 8.9
MLB 40763 6.3 88.2 11.9 32.7 .252 .417 .317 .330 .390 34.7 21.7 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
07/20/2020 New York Mets placed RHP Walker Lockett on the 10-day injured list. Lower back discomfort.
08/31/2019 New York Mets recalled RHP Walker Lockett from Syracuse Mets.
08/20/2019 New York Mets optioned RHP Walker Lockett to Syracuse Mets.
08/17/2019 New York Mets recalled Walker Lockett from Syracuse Mets.
08/06/2019 RHP Walker Lockett returned to Syracuse Mets from New York Mets.
08/05/2019 New York Mets recalled Walker Lockett from Syracuse Mets.
07/26/2019 New York Mets optioned RHP Walker Lockett to Syracuse Mets.
07/20/2019 New York Mets recalled Walker Lockett from Syracuse Mets.
06/26/2019 New York Mets optioned RHP Walker Lockett to Syracuse Mets.
06/20/2019 New York Mets recalled Walker Lockett from Syracuse Mets.
05/29/2019 RHP Walker Lockett assigned to Syracuse Mets from St. Lucie Mets.
05/19/2019 RHP Walker Lockett assigned to St. Lucie Mets.
03/11/2019 New York Mets optioned RHP Walker Lockett to Syracuse Mets.
01/06/2019 New York Mets traded C Kevin Plawecki to Cleveland Indians for RHP Walker Lockett and 2B Sam Haggerty.
11/20/2018 San Diego Padres traded RHP Walker Lockett to Cleveland Indians for RHP Ignacio Feliz.
10/02/2018 San Diego Padres recalled RHP Walker Lockett from El Paso Chihuahuas.
08/12/2018 San Diego Padres optioned RHP Walker Lockett to El Paso Chihuahuas.
07/31/2018 San Diego Padres recalled Walker Lockett from El Paso Chihuahuas.
07/10/2018 San Diego Padres optioned RHP Walker Lockett to El Paso Chihuahuas.
07/09/2018 San Diego Padres recalled Walker Lockett from El Paso Chihuahuas.
06/02/2018 San Diego Padres optioned RHP Walker Lockett to El Paso Chihuahuas.
06/01/2018 San Diego Padres recalled Walker Lockett from El Paso Chihuahuas.
03/05/2018 San Diego Padres optioned RHP Walker Lockett to El Paso Chihuahuas.
10/02/2017 San Diego Padres recalled Walker Lockett from El Paso Chihuahuas.
09/06/2017 El Paso Chihuahuas activated RHP Walker Lockett from the 7-day disabled list.
08/18/2017 El Paso Chihuahuas sent RHP Walker Lockett on a rehab assignment to AZL Padres 2.
06/02/2017 El Paso Chihuahuas placed RHP Walker Lockett on the 7-day disabled list.
04/03/2017 RHP Walker Lockett assigned to El Paso Chihuahuas from Lake Elsinore Storm.
03/31/2017 RHP Walker Lockett assigned to Lake Elsinore Storm from El Paso Chihuahuas.
03/18/2017 San Diego Padres optioned RHP Walker Lockett to El Paso Chihuahuas.
11/18/2016 San Diego Padres selected the contract of Walker Lockett from El Paso Chihuahuas.
08/20/2016 RHP Walker Lockett assigned to El Paso Chihuahuas from San Antonio Missions.
07/18/2016 RHP Walker Lockett assigned to San Antonio Missions from Lake Elsinore Storm.
05/18/2016 RHP Walker Lockett assigned to Lake Elsinore Storm from Fort Wayne TinCaps.
04/02/2016 RHP Walker Lockett assigned to Fort Wayne TinCaps from AZL Padres.
08/16/2015 RHP Walker Lockett assigned to AZL Padres from Tri-City Dust Devils.
05/01/2015 RHP Walker Lockett assigned to Tri-City Dust Devils from Fort Wayne TinCaps.
04/05/2015 RHP Walker Lockett assigned to Fort Wayne TinCaps from AZL Padres.
07/05/2014 RHP Walker Lockett assigned to AZL Padres from Eugene Emeralds.
06/13/2014 RHP Walker Lockett assigned to Eugene Emeralds from Fort Wayne TinCaps.
06/13/2014 Fort Wayne TinCaps activated RHP Walker Lockett from the 7-day disabled list.
04/13/2014 Fort Wayne TinCaps placed RHP Walker Lockett on the 7-day disabled list.
03/31/2014 RHP Walker Lockett assigned to Fort Wayne TinCaps from Eugene Emeralds.
09/29/2013 Eugene Emeralds activated RHP Andrew Lockett from the 7-day disabled list.
08/12/2013 Eugene Emeralds sent RHP Andrew Lockett on a rehab assignment to AZL Padres.
06/14/2013 RHP Andrew Lockett assigned to Eugene Emeralds from AZL Padres.
07/09/2012 Andrew Lockett assigned to AZL Padres.
07/03/2012 San Diego Padres signed RHP Andrew Lockett.