Taijuan Walker#27, SP, Seattle
- August 13, 1992
- Birth Place:
- Shreveport, Louisiana
- Undrafted. Signed by the Seattle Mariners
— Player Notes
Advice: Heyman notes, however, that the M's don't want to deal Walker (or James Paxton for that matter) and would rather build a package for Price around position players. If that's truly the case, then it's hard to imagine a trade going down between the two. The Dodgers and Rangers are the other two clubs expected to pursue a deal for Price.
More: Jon Heyman on Twitter8 hours ago Rotoworld
Advice: The Mariners have been rumored to be very interested in acquiring Rays lefty David Price and recent reports have indicated that Tampa Bay would want the 21-year-old Walker in any such deal. Walker was rated among the top-20 prospects by Baseball America prior to each of the past two seasons. He seems likely to stay put and should permanently join the Seattle rotation at some point in early 2014.
More: Bill Shaikin on TwitterMon, Dec 9 Rotoworld
Advice: It's certainly no surprise. The Mariners have a nice collection of young talent, but they'll have to part with their top prospect if they want to swing a deal for one of the game's best pitchers. Nick Franklin or Brad Miller are guys that could also be included in a package for Price, as the M's no longer have a starting spot for both of them with Robinson Cano on board.
More: Ryan Divish on TwitterMon, Dec 9 Rotoworld
Advice: Walker dazzled in three starts near the end of last season and was rated as the No. 18 prospect in baseball coming into the 2013 season by Baseball America. Given his pedigree and ability it's somewhat surprising that they would consider dealing the 21-year-old, but the Mariners appear serious about making improvements to the club in the near term. Walker is currently penciled into the Mariners' starting rotation next season.
More: Yahoo SportsFri, Dec 6 Rotoworld
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|Sep 9||Hou||L 4-6||-||5.0||5||2||2||0||1||8||1||0||0||0||0||15.0||3.60|
|Sep 4||@KC||W 6-4||-||5.0||4||4||4||0||2||2||1||0||0||0||0||10.0||3.60|
|Aug 30||@Hou||W 7-1||W||5.0||2||1||0||0||1||2||1||0||0||0||0||5.0||0.00|