Taijuan Walker

#32, SP, Seattle
Taijuan Walker
  • Height:
    6-4
  • Weight:
    220
  • Bats:
    R
  • Throws:
    R
  • Born:
    August 13, 1992
  • Birth Place:
    Shreveport, Louisiana
  • College:
    None
  • Draft:
    Undrafted Signed by the Seattle Mariners
  • W
    1
  • L
    2
  • ERA
    3.60
  • K
    14
  • BB
    13


Player Notes
Mariners optioned RHP Taijuan Walker to Triple-A Tacoma.

Advice: Walker was recalled to make the start Wednesday afternoon, but a return to Tacoma was always on the agenda. Walker allowed two runs over five innings in the start but was once again wild, walking six and hitting Ruben Tejada in the head with a pitch. He'll continue to refine his command at the minor league level.

7 hours ago Rotoworld
Taijuan Walker allowed two earned runs over five innings Wednesday in a loss to the Mets.

Advice: Walker allowed only two hits but walked six in the shaky outing -- his first at the major league level since July 6. The 21-year-old right-hander is expected to be sent back to Triple-A Tacoma by Thursday afternoon.

Wed, Jul 23 Rotoworld
Taijuan Walker is expected to be sent down following Wednesday's start.

Advice: The Mariners have an off day Monday and plan to go with four starters for a while. Walker could potentially change their mind with a nice effort Wednesday, but it sounds like the top prospect will have a short stay with the big club.

More: Bob Dutton on Twitter

Wed, Jul 23 Rotoworld
Mariners recalled RHP Taijuan Walker from Triple-A Tacoma.

Advice: Walker will start on Wednesday against the Mets. The young right-hander has posted a 3.60 ERA while striking out nine over 10 innings in his two starts for the Mariners this season. He isn't guaranteed to stay over the long haul, but his upside makes him a worthy pick-up in any leagues where he's available.

Wed, Jul 23 Rotoworld
Taijuan Walker will be recalled to start on Wednesday versus the Mets.

Advice: Walker has put up a 3.60 ERA while striking out nine over 10 innings in his two starts for the Mariners this season. With James Paxton (lat) slated to return pretty soon, Walker likely has to pitch well in order to remain in the rotation. Still, he makes for a nice streaming option Wednesday at the very least.

More: Bob Dutton on Twitter

Tue, Jul 22 Rotoworld
Taijuan Walker could be called up to start Wednesday against the Mets.

Advice: The Mariners have pushed back Hisashi Iwakuma and Felix Hernandez to start Thursday and Friday against the Orioles in Seattle, which leaves Wednesday up in the air. Walker is currently scheduled to start Wednesday in Triple-A, so it doesn't take a major leap of logic to say he's the likely option for the assignment.

More: Tacoma News Tribune

Tue, Jul 22 Rotoworld
Mariners right-handed pitching prospect Taijuan Walker went five innings for Triple-A Tacoma, scattering seven hits, three walks, and one hit batsman while allowing two runs and striking out one batter.

Advice: Walker allowed only one extra base hit and induced three double plays, which allowed him to hold Reno to only two runs. Walker threw 52 of his 90 pitches for strikes (57.8 percent), which is acceptable. The main knock on Walker is his perpetual struggles with command, which is common for young pitchers.

More: Mike Curto on Twitter

Mon, Jul 21 Rotoworld
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Rays have talked to the Mariners about Taijuan Walker in a potential trade involving David Price.

Advice: It's no surprise, as they had similar discussions over the winter before the M's ultimately decided against dealing Walker. However, now that they're in the thick of the American League Wild Card race, it appears they may be more willing to part with the young hurler. Heyman says the Rays want Walker "plus two or three other top young players" for Price. The Mariners have also talked to the Rays about Ben Zobrist.

More: CBSSports.com

Sat, Jul 19 Rotoworld
Taijuan Walker's next start at Triple-A Tacoma has been pushed back from Thursday to Friday.

Advice: Walker is now off schedule to reclaim the fifth spot in the Mariners' rotation next Tuesday against the Mets. "Taijuan just needs a little more time," Seattle general manager Jack Zduriencik said Thursday. "He got up here this year, fairly quick (after battling a shoulder injury). That was, more or less, out of necessity. What we'd like to do is have Taijuan get a few more games under his belt.

More: Tacoma News Tribune

Fri, Jul 18 Rotoworld
Taijuan Walker is scheduled to make another start for Triple-A Tacoma on Thursday in Reno.

Advice: Walker allowed just one run over five innings Saturday in Tacoma's defeat of the Giants' Triple-A team, but he struck out only one batter and needed 83 pitches to get through five frames -- which didn't sit well with Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon. "I guess I see things differently than most people," McClendon said Sunday. "I don't see that as a good outing. Five innings, 83 pitches and one strikeout, that's not a good outing to me. And I'm not trying to bash the kid." Walker was expected to rejoin the Mariners' rotation shortly after the All-Star break, but that's not a given now.

More: Mariners.mlb.com

Thu, Jul 17 Rotoworld
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Head-to-head vs. Baltimore

Head-to-head vs. Baltimore
G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
Home (this year) 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.0 2 2 2 0 6 5 3.60 1.60 .125
Night (this year) 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.0 5 3 3 2 2 6 4.50 1.17 .238
Pitching
Last 10 Games Season To Date
Date Opp. Score Dec IP H R ER HR BB K W L SV BS HLD IP ERA
Jul 23 NYM L 2-3 L 5.0 2 2 2 0 6 5 1 2 0 0 0 15.0 3.60
Jul 6 @CWS L 0-1 L 4.0 2 1 1 0 5 3 1 1 0 0 0 10.0 3.60
Jun 30 @Hou W 10-4 W 6.0 5 3 3 2 2 6 1 0 0 0 0 6.0 4.50
Career Stats
Pitching
Pitching
Year Team G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
2013 Sea 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 15.0 11 7 6 0 4 12 3.60 1.00 .204
2014 Sea 3 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 15.0 9 6 6 2 13 14 3.60 1.47 .176
Totals 6 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 30.0 20 13 12 2 17 26 3.60 1.23 .190
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2013 Sea 3 P 3 15 0 1 1 0 0 1.000
2014 Sea 3 P 3 15 1 6 5 0 1 1.000
Totals 6 P 6 30 1 7 6 0 1 1.000