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
    .277
  • HR
    17
  • RBI
    53
  • R
    54


Player Notes
Neil Walker went 2-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run, but the Pirates fell to the Braves 7-3 on Monday.

Advice: Walker had started only two games in the past week due to lower back stiffness, but didn't show any signs of discomfort against Ervin Santana. His third-inning solo shot helped reduce the Pirates' deficit to 6-2, but it wasn't enough. The second baseman has had a fine year, bashing 17 home runs and driving in 51 runs while slashing .279/.348/.462.

7 hours ago Rotoworld
Neil Walker (back) is not in the Pirates starting lineup on Saturday.

Advice: Walker has been dealing with lower back stiffness since the beginning of the month, so it looks as though manager Clint Hurdle wanted to give him day off and not push him on consecutive nights. Jayson Nix will once again fill in at second base.

More: Rob Biertempfel on Twitter

Mon, Aug 18 Rotoworld
Neil Walker is back in the Pirates' lineup Friday.

Advice: It's just his second start in the last 14 days and first since August 5 due to lower back stiffness. He's at second base and hitting cleanup against Tanner Roark and the Nationals.

More: Rob Biertempfel on Twitter

Sat, Aug 16 Rotoworld
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Thursday that he's "optimistic" Neil Walker (back) will return to the lineup on Friday.

Advice: Walker has started one game in the last 13 days due to back tightness, and he left that contest after the back acted up on him again. However, he was available off the bench Thursday and the club feels confident that the back issues are behind the second baseman.

More: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Fri, Aug 15 Rotoworld
The Pirates think Neil Walker (back) will avoid the disabled list.

Advice: A trip to the DL was looking likely over the weekend, but manager Clint Hurdle said Tuesday that Walker is "showing improvement" and could rejoin the lineup soon. "He's showing improvement . and going through the examinations with the doctors. Again, anybody who's had a back challenge, I think we all have different degrees of concern from time to time, and then when you find out that maybe some things you were concerned about aren't in play, it can help the process. We've been able to isolate what he needs to work on to recover. He was in a better place [Monday] and better place [Tuesday]."

More: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Fri, Aug 15 Rotoworld
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Head-to-head vs. Milwaukee

Head-to-head vs. Milwaukee
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Career vs. Mil 66 264 27 74 15 2 10 38 17 47 0 1 .280 .332 .466 .798
Away (this year) 51 190 20 48 7 2 10 27 14 29 0 1 .253 .313 .468 .781
Night (this year) 72 276 40 76 13 2 12 42 24 47 1 1 .275 .352 .467 .819
Last game vs. Mil 5 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 .400 .400 1.000 1.400
Career vs. Wily Peralta 9 3 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 .333 .333 .667 1.000
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
Aug 22 @Mil W 8-3 5 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 .277 .347 .464 .810
Aug 20 Atl W 3-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .276 .346 .457 .803
Aug 19 Atl L 3-11 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .276 .344 .457 .801
Aug 18 Atl L 3-7 3 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 .279 .348 .462 .809
Aug 17 @Was L 5-6 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .344 .452 .796
Aug 16 @Was L 3-4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .346 .455 .801
Aug 15 @Was L 4-5 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .346 .457 .803
Aug 9 SD L 1-2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .277 .347 .456 .803
Aug 5 Mia L 3-6 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .278 .348 .457 .805
Aug 2 @Ari W 8-3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .348 .460 .808
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 104 386 54 107 17 2 17 53 31 60 2 1 .277 .347 .464 .810
Totals 652 2394 316 655 134 13 71 324 220 455 22 17 .274 .340 .429 .770
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 102 2B 99 885 193 473 276 4 66 .992
Totals 638 3B 620 5484 1248 3018 1735 35 401 .988