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Taijuan Walker

Taijuan Walker
Walker playing for the Seattle Mariners in 2015.
Seattle Mariners – No. 32
Starting pitcher
Born: (1992-08-13) August 13, 1992 (age 27)
Shreveport, Louisiana
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
August 30, 2013 for the Seattle Mariners
Career statistics
(through May 29, 2015)
Win–loss record 5–8
Earned run average 4.50
Strikeouts 93

Taijuan Emmanuel Walker (born August 13, 1992) is a professional baseball pitcher for the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball. Walker was listed as one of the Mariners' top 10 prospects for the 2011 season, ranked 4th according to Baseball America.[1] Prior to the 2012 season, he was ranked the second best prospect in the Mariners organization and the 20th best overall.[2][3]

Professional career

On June 7, 2010, Walker was drafted in the first round, with the 43rd overall selection, by the Seattle Mariners.[4] Walker and the Mariners agreed to a deal that included an $800,000 signing bonus.[5] He made four appearances for the Rookie League AZL Mariners, all in relief, and went 1–1 with a 1.29 earned run average (ERA). He was named to appear in the 2012 All-Star Futures Game.[6]

After he pitched to a 5–3 win–loss record and a 3.61 ERA with 64 strikeouts in 57 13 innings pitched for the Tacoma Rainiers of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League, the Mariners promoted Walker on August 30, 2013.[7] Walker pitched 5 innings against the Houston Astros, and yielded just 2 hits and struck out 2.

On September 24, 2014, Walker pitched his first MLB complete game, allowing only a single run in a 1–0 loss against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.

Scouting report

He throws a mid-90s four-seam fastball, a curveball, and a changeup.[8][9] He has also begun to develop a cut fastball.[10]


Walker's father is black, and his mother is half-Mexican and half-white. His parents divorced when he was young, and he helped care for his younger siblings.[11]


  1. ^ Organization Top 10 prospects: Seattle Mariners 2011
  2. ^ Seattle Mariners top 2012 prospects
  3. ^ 2012 Top 100 Prospects
  4. ^ "M’s Select RHP Taijuan Walker with #43". U.S.S. Mariner (Jay Yencich). June 7, 2010. Retrieved December 13, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Mariners sign top pick RHP Taijuan Walker". (USA Today). June 18, 2010. Retrieved December 13, 2010. 
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  7. ^ Thorpe, Jacob (August 28, 2013). "Top prospect Walker to make first MLB start on Friday". Retrieved August 31, 2013. 
  8. ^ Anderson, Mark (January 18, 2012). "Scouting Report: Taijuan Walker (RHP)". Baseball Prospect Nation. Retrieved October 1, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Brooks Baseball · Home of the PitchFX Tool – Player Card: Taijuan Walker". Brooks Baseball. Retrieved October 1, 2012. 
  10. ^ Laurila, David (December 14, 2012). "Q&A: Taijuan Walker, High-Ceiling Mariner". Fangraphs. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
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