Neil Walker

#18, 2B, Pittsburgh
Neil Walker
  • Height:
    6-3
  • Weight:
    208
  • Bats:
    S
  • Throws:
    R
  • Born:
    September 10, 1985
  • Birth Place:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • College:
    None
  • Draft:
    2004 1ˢᵗ round (11ᵗʰ pick) by the Pittsburgh Pirates
  • AVG
    .278
  • HR
    6
  • RBI
    30
  • R
    32


Player Notes
Neil Walker continued to swing a hot bat in Thursday's win over the Tigers, finishing 4-for-5 with a double and three RBI.

Advice: Walker drove in a run with a single in the sixth inning, then doubled in two more runs in the ninth to help put the game away. He's been hotter than Death Valley of late, with eight hits in his last 11 at-bats and 15 hits in his last 26 at-bats. This torrid stretch has bumped his season triple-slash to .278/.346/.421.

Thu, Jul 2 Rotoworld
Neil Walker went 4-for-6 with a pair of home runs, a stolen base, three RBI, and three runs scored as the Pirates drubbed the Tigers on Wednesday.

Advice: Walker was the hero on Tuesday, hitting a game-winning double, and stayed hot on Wednesday. His first home run, of the two-run variety, jump-started a five-run third inning. His second was the first of three solo home runs hit in the eighth. Walker's recent hot streak has his batting line up to .268/.338/.410 with six home runs, 27 RBI, 32 runs scored, and three stolen bases.

Wed, Jul 1 Rotoworld
Neil Walker hit an RBI double in the 14th inning, helping the Pirates outlast the Tigers on Tuesday.

Advice: Walker finished 2-for-6 with two walks on the night. His RBI double helped salvage a scoring opportunity that appeared to have been squandered when Gorkys Hernandez made an awful base running blunder during the previous at-bat. Walker has yet to find his power, batting a meager .259/.331/.380 with four home runs and 24 RBI on the year.

Tue, Jun 30 Rotoworld
Neil Walker is not in the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

Advice: Walker sits often versus lefties and is doing so here against the Braves' Alex Wood. Josh Harrison is at second base Friday, with Jung Ho Kang filling in at third.

More: Rotoworld Daily Lineups

Sun, Jun 28 Rotoworld
The ailment that kept Neil Walker out of the lineup for five games involved his right hip and core.

Advice: Although the pain did move into his stomach, it wasn't an illness that held Walker out as previously reported. "For whatever reason it wouldn’t subside," Walker said. "We thought maybe it was an ab strain or something along those lines. I couldn’t get to the point where I was comfortable enough to run and swing a bat and all those things." Walker, who returned to action Tuesday, admitted that he's "not 100 percent" but is "close enough," so he'll play through it.

More: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Wed, Jun 24 Rotoworld
Neil Walker (illness) is back in Tuesday's lineup against the Reds.

Advice: Walker pinch-hit on Sunday, but he missed five straight starts due to illness. He'll bat cleanup in his return Tuesday against Reds right-hander Josh Smith.

More: Bill Brink on Twitter

Tue, Jun 23 Rotoworld

Next Game

Home Score Away

Friday, July 3

Head-to-head vs. Cleveland

Head-to-head vs. Cleveland
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Career vs. Cle 9 35 6 11 1 0 0 1 4 11 3 2 .314 .415 .343 .757
Home (this year) 35 127 17 30 6 0 2 7 12 26 1 0 .236 .317 .331 .648
Night (this year) 48 187 26 51 14 0 5 20 18 39 3 0 .273 .351 .428 .779
Last game vs. Cle 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .333 .600 .333 .933
Batting
Last 10 Games Season To Date
Date Opp. Score AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jul 2 @Det W 8-4 5 0 4 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 .278 .346 .421 .767
Jul 1 @Det W 9-3 6 3 4 0 0 2 3 0 1 1 0 .268 .338 .410 .748
Jun 30 @Det W 5-4 6 0 2 1 0 0 1 2 3 0 0 .259 .331 .380 .711
Jun 28 Atl L 1-2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .326 .378 .704
Jun 27 Atl W 8-4 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .324 .371 .695
Jun 26 Atl W 3-2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .251 .322 .370 .693
Jun 25 Cin L 4-5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .250 .317 .371 .688
Jun 24 Cin L 2-5 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .253 .313 .376 .688
Jun 23 Cin W 7-6 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .253 .314 .373 .687
Jun 21 @Was L 2-9 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .311 .377 .687
Career Stats
Batting
Batting
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2009 Pit 17 36 5 7 1 0 0 0 4 11 1 0 .194 .275 .222 .497
2010 Pit 110 426 57 126 29 3 12 66 34 83 2 3 .296 .349 .462 .811
2011 Pit 159 596 76 163 36 4 12 83 54 112 9 6 .273 .334 .408 .742
2012 Pit 129 472 62 132 27 0 14 69 47 104 7 5 .280 .342 .426 .768
2013 Pit 133 478 62 120 24 4 16 53 50 85 1 2 .251 .339 .418 .757
2014 Pit 137 512 74 139 25 3 23 76 45 88 2 2 .271 .342 .467 .809
2015 Pit 70 266 32 74 20 0 6 30 22 56 3 0 .278 .346 .421 .767
Totals 755 2786 368 761 162 14 83 377 256 539 25 18 .273 .340 .431 .771
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2009 Pit 9 3B 8 69 6 22 15 1 1 .955
2010 Pit 105 2B 104 894 222 463 234 7 62 .985
2010 Pit 6 3B 5 40 4 15 10 1 0 .933
2011 Pit 159 2B 155 1382 333 781 442 6 108 .992
2012 Pit 125 2B 124 1068 234 604 361 9 76 .985
2013 Pit 132 2B 125 1144 256 660 397 7 88 .989
2014 Pit 135 2B 132 1175 251 630 374 5 87 .992
2015 Pit 68 2B 65 591 110 318 204 4 52 .987
Totals 739 3B 718 6366 1416 3493 2037 40 474 .989